In this episode of Unstoppable Real Estate Agents, we discuss some very rewarding ways you can achieve amazing results by developing some high-performance habits.
I love to read and enjoy diving into a wide range of books. From motivational and self-help literature to faith-based books and even light-hearted reads, I have a passion for absorbing knowledge and stories. I particularly gravitate towards books that foster personal growth and help me excel in my career.
I’m also the type of person who always has a podcast or audiobook playing, whether I’m driving, struggling to fall asleep, relaxing on the beach, or simply finding myself with some idle time. I am not one that can just sit still. I need to be moving or learning all the time.
In this episode, I want to explore various areas where you can direct your focus to improve and cultivate positive habits. By consciously developing these habits, you’ll experience personal growth, enhanced focus, increased enthusiasm, and a remarkable boost in self-confidence.
When you start thinking about developing some habits let’s first look at what you have going on.
- What is your life like?
- Where do you think you be better?
- What do you wish you could improve on?
It’s important to remember that when you assess all aspects of your life, identify the areas where you believe improvement is needed. These are the specific areas you should prioritize and concentrate your efforts on. It is recommended to work on only one or two new habits at a time. This approach allows you to dedicate ample attention and energy to effectively develop these habits.
Maybe you are already working on implementing some new habits. If so, how are they going for you? Any adjustments you need to make? Keep in mind when you start developing a new habit you might start off with one way to help you to make it a part of everyday life, but as you develop it you might tweak it to fit your personality and lifestyle.
For me I like having everything ready in the morning. I don’t want to be rushed, so I have developed a habit of getting things ready in the evening. I get all my coffee stuff ready. I pull out what I am going to wear. I work from home so I don’t have to get dressed up every day, so I will lay out my yoga pants and shirt. Again, I don’t have to think about it in the morning.
I also get my home ready for the next day. I pick up before bed, so I can relax and enjoy the evening and when I get up it’s a brand-new day and I don’t have to look at the dishes in the sink from yesterday, etc.
I make it a habit to plan ahead, especially the night before. On Sundays, I take the time to sit down and plan out my entire week. Then, each night, I review my plans and make any necessary adjustments. This way, I can start each morning without the burden of figuring out what needs to be done, as everything is already organized and prepared in advance.
For me, I have my morning mindset ready – I have my Bible, my devotion, what I am studying, my journal, etc ready so I can get up and have my quite time and coffee.
I did not always do this, but I have found that it helps me to be my best every day and sets good examples for my family and team.
Think of areas you would like to improve and then set it up in steps so you can see what you need to do to create that habit. Here are some tips on how to get started:
Motivation: What motivates you? What is it that excites you to do something? Write it down then use this as you develop your strategy in creating good habits.
Focus: Take a moment to reflect on the various aspects of your life. Which areas do you believe require more attention and improvement? Here are ten areas to consider: mental health, physical health, family, friends, finances, mission, spiritual, adventure, learning, and growth. Once you’ve identified the areas you’d like to prioritize, make a commitment to focus on enhancing them. Stay mindful of daily insights and make it a habit to journal and track your progress. This way, you can closely monitor your growth and development over time.
Confidence: Self-doubt is something we all encounter. Take a closer look at areas where you feel a lack of confidence. By doing so, you can prepare more effectively, seek improvement, and become conscious of that inner voice that triggers self-doubt. The key is to develop strategies to refocus and overcome these challenges. Acknowledge your unique strengths and concentrate on leveraging them. Allow your strengths to shine in situations where you feel more at ease and let that confidence spill over into other areas of your life.
Energy: Where do you find your energy? Maybe through running, workouts, yoga, meditation, etc. Find what fuels you and make it a priority every day.
Purpose: Discover your purpose in every area of your life. Don’t think that you must have only one purpose in life as you will find you have many. Translate your purpose into purposeful living—the everyday “points of purpose” that present opportunities for you.
I love helping agents create ways they can better themselves in all aspects of their life and watching them become stronger when they create habits that enrich their lives. I highly recommend you download the audio book The 6 Habits of Growth. This is a great listen and the habits mentioned in this book helped me so much and gave me some new energy. Sometimes we are burned out on trying to be our best for everyone. Let’s focus on you for a little bit because when you focus on you – you become so much better for all those around you.
Another book I highly recommend is Atomic Habits. I have read this book probably once a year since it was published. The Power of Focus is another one I reference to give me a boost.
I would love to hear what books have had a positive impact on your self-development journey. Your recommendations hold great value, and I may even mention them in an upcoming episode of the podcast, sharing your insights with our listeners. Feel free to share your favorite self-development books with me, and let’s continue growing together.
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The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield
The 6 Habits of Growth by Brendon Burchard
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