Daily rituals is how you build success. It isn’t one particular thing, it is a multitude of smaller mundane tasks repeated daily that add up to be something much greater!
At Team Flex this is how our team starts every Monday. We come together not to discuss sales, strategies or business plans but to simply sit with each other and get ourselves into the right state for the week. We follow this very simple task list, not only on Mondays but we try to do it every day. When developing this list we took inspiration and ideas from Eric Thomas, Andy Frisella, Gary Vaynerchuk, Grant Cardone and our friends at Fat Burners Only and mushed it all together into this document.
Lion or Gazelle?
Each morning upon waking we immediately self-assess how we feel for that day. We take it upon ourselves to decide whether we woke up feeling like a Lion or a Gazelle. If we woke up feeling like a Gazelle that means that we feel flat, unmotivated and that we need something to push us. Like we are running from something and driven by stress and anxiety to get the job done rather than waking as a Lion and in the hunt for our goals, dreams and aspirations. Lions wake up and chase and pursue their daily task lists because they want more from life, not because they are driven by fear or lethargy.
After doing this we go into writing a list of three things that we are grateful for. It could be as simple as things that we take for granted like fresh air, living in a country with no wars, thankful for something good that happened during the week or being thankful for something painful that we went through and were able to turn into a positive learning experience. Everything in life has no meaning until we assign one too it and generally how we perceive each thing that goes on in our life depends on what sort of state we live in. You cannot be mad and grateful at the same time. Those two human emotions cannot coexist. You are either one or the other.
By thinking about all the things we appreciate in our lives and making them public to each other and celebrating them has helped us to live in a state of mind that has allowed us to have something bad happen and for us to draw the lesson from it and to turn that negative into a positive event in our life that we were able to grow from. Alternatively, it has allowed us to find joy in the most mundane things we take for granted like a warm bed, a car to drive or technology. All the little things which make us appreciate everything around us that much more. Because without gratitude and appreciation for what you already have, you’ll never know true fulfilment. If it’s good, it’s great and if it’s bad, it’s experience.
After this we then again self-evaluate how we feel now that we have made ourselves aware of everything good in our lives. At this stage it should be enough to pump you up and make you feel like a lion if you woke as a gazelle, if it isn’t we talk to each other and get each other pumped for the day.
Following this we write our Power List, which is three things for work and three things for personal growth that have to be done before the day is over. Whether that be email a particular person, chase up a lead, write a blog post for work or for personal train that day, read ten pages and drink three litres of water. It is those small mundane tasks that need to be done every day no excuses and you cannot go to bed until they are completed. After this we write a much broader “To Do” list of tasks that need to be completed that day or in the days following, these are extra to our Power List.
Below that we have a Giving Goal for the week of some way we would like to give back to society or our family and friends whether that be donate money, donate time, raise awareness for a cause, spend more time with your grandparents, or help someone out with their training. It could be a multitude of things. But it is an important task to getting us to think about more than just ourselves and how we can give back.
Then we set some short, medium and long-term goals and reassess them as we go as well as setting a 10X goal which is a massive goal ten times the size of what our biggest goal is. That is just something that helps us to get our heads in the right mind set to think bigger! For example, if we set a target of wanting to get into 10 new locations for our distribution company then we take that target and multiply it by ten and work like we are trying to get into 100 new locations. If we fall short and only get 20% of the way to that 100 and get into 20 new locations then we have still doubled our initial goal of 10. It is all about thinking bigger and increasing our vision and workload to ensure that it matches our ambition!
Try this in your own life or workplace. We have attached a copy of the document that can be downloaded free. We hope that it helps you grow your life and stay on track as much as it helps ours!
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