So it is now eleven days into the New Year and you may already be well on your way to achieving one or more of the goals that you set on New Year’s Day to change your life and grow your business. If you are feeling positive about your goals, producing results and maintaining momentum, then keep up the amazing work. If setting goals is as appealing to you as having a root canal, you may just want to look at getting things done and achieving goals in a different way. Why not start by just committing to dot the “i” in your life and in your business? What does it mean to dot the “i”?
Dot the “i” in your life means to commit to do one thing to change your life each and every day with no excuses. This means focusing on doing one fun, fast, easy thing daily. Avoid calling it a goal, task, to do item, objective, intention, resolution, achievement, accomplishment or any of those other words. Just do your one thing in your own best and brightest way without judgement. It does not need to be done perfectly, you just need to make sure that it gets done. Keep it secret and sacred but commit to doing it daily and make sure it makes you feel healthier, happier, wiser, wealthier and your life simpler and smoother. Do one thing until it becomes a habit that you would never think of breaking. If you feel like you would like to replace your one thing with a new and different thing, go for it. Make sure though that you avoid accumulating too many one things as you will soon find that doing too many one things will overwhelm you to the point that you will not want to even do one thing. Do one thing. Watch how it changes your life. Here are some ideas of one thing that you can do each and every day: save the equivalent of five dollars, eat breakfast, exercise for 30 minutes, do one kind thing for someone else, talk to one positive person, volunteer one hour of your time, read a chapter of a book, take a one hour technology timeout, quit complaining.
Dot the “i” in your business means to commit to deliver on time with no excuses. In fact, if you can deliver the product or service early, watch what will happen next. You will have a client/customer who is happy and eager to do more business with you. They will not only become a strong advocate for you and your business but will also do everything possible to contribute to the success of you and your business. Dot the “i” in your business also means to decide one time. Before you give your answer to a question, respond to a request or finalize an agreement, take the time to consider all the options and decide one time with calm, clarity, certainty and confidence. Finally, dot the “i” in your business means to demonstrate one’s talents which means being forthcoming about what you can do for the client/customer. Offer only what you can do with brilliance and excellence. Be honest if you are unable to do something well. They will appreciate your honesty, humility and integrity and will want to do even more business with you. Make sure to refer them to a competitor who can exceed their expectations. Both your competitor and your client/customer will show their gratitude to you in the most amazing ways.
So, without further delay, commit to dot the “i” in your life and in your business today!