Success Tip # 4 – is Track Progress
Do you remember in Step 3 when we talked about how you have to make sure that you have something written down in detail, with exactly what you will be doing, and what you are willing to give up?
So did you fill it out?
What are you willing to do, and what are you willing to give up? And what date are you going to do everything by?
So let’s dig in as I go through step 4 of the six steps for a successful quarter.
6 Steps to Successful Strategies for Each Quarter: Episode 11 – Step 4
My name is Blair Critch and I help success driven women keep their overachiever status while reducing stress, increasing energy, without sacrificing time with their family.
You need to be very specific and get the details right, so track your progress!
That’s what we are working on now.
I like checklists. I like to know that I’ve done what I need to do every single day in order to get to my goal.
Make a checklist or a spreadsheet that works for you. What are the daily actions that need to be done in order to get to that goal? For example, if you’re trying to lose weight; I know how many calories I need each day, and how much water I need to drink each day.
I have a sheet that I fill out every single day. A lot of people who do weight watchers do this. I actually do mine through the Weight Watchers app, but I also have a spreadsheet where every day I write in how many points I ate, and how many eight ounce glasses of water I drank. This is because I know that I need to drink half my body weight in ounces of water. I also have on my checklist if I worked out or not. Because I’m committed to working out four days a week in order to achieve my health and wellness goals.
You need to find a checklist or a spreadsheet that works for you, with the goal that you’re trying to create, and with the end result of what you’re trying to achieve.
There may be people that you work with, or people that you know, that are trying to achieve the same goal. Maybe it’s a spiritual goal for you, maybe you’re trying to make sure that you are in the word every single day and growing a strong relationship in your faith.
With a spreadsheet, you can check that off every day, focusing on spending a certain amount of time in the word. You can write in a journal, memorizing the scripture. You can memorize one scripture a week and then share it with other people you know, who are trying to get the same results.
I always find that if you can make a checklist or spreadsheet that helps you, it’s going to help others too.
It’s always so much more fun to help others, and to give them something that’s working for you. So once you master that checklist or spreadsheet, share it with people you know, so that they can master their goals as well, and be part of your actionable steps.
Here’s a great example of how I did just that; I realized that in my business there were income producing activities (IPA), that if I did them every single day, whether I saw results immediately or not, long-term they brought me results. So I realized that this was the 3-3-2-1 for my team. They knew that they needed to do three reach outs per day, three follow-ups per day, get two new contacts added to our list daily, and do one social media post a day.
So I made myself a spreadsheet, a checklist with boxes, to check these items off daily. It allowed me to not only make sure that I did my daily reach outs, my follow-ups, added two new people to my contact list, and my social media share, it also helped me to share it with the rest of my team, and others in the same business that I’m in.
I also use the same approach to my wellness goals, like losing weight, making sure that I check things off as I go.
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