WHAT WILL YOU STOP DOING NEXT YEAR?

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Are there some habits or behaviors that you hope to eliminate next year?  It is good to eliminate bad habits but be committed to working on it.

If bad habits were easy to change, we would have so much more success. Unfortunately, that is not the case. In fact, bad habits and bad behaviors are the biggest obstacles to success in business. We need to be spending more time on attitudes and behaviors and at least as much time as we spend on developing skills and knowledge. That is because most employee terminations and business failures occur because of habits and behaviors.

If any of you have ever done an assessment with a coach or you have had a developmental assessment for your job you probably saw a section on the worksheet that is titled “I will stop doing…” If you are doing things that are harmful to your business, why do you keep doing them? In most cases we are in a comfort zone and we don’t want to change because making any change will be uncomfortable. However, when we set up a goal achievement plan, we will need to stop doing some things and begin doing others.

First, start by looking at your activities that have produced little or nothing and may have kept you from doing more productive things. How do you spend your day? You could start by doing a time matrix outlining how you spent every hour in a given day. Now look at how much time was wasted and how many important things did not get done?

When you set goals but you will need to eliminate some harmful behaviors in order to achieve your goals. You may enjoy those behaviors but, of course, you remember that someone once told you there is no gain without pain. But who can be in pain all the time? You need to create a new comfort zone or new normal. Here is how:

  1. Recognize that your attitudes and habits you currently hold give you some level of satisfaction.
  2. Ask yourself why you have the bad habit and what comfort or pleasure you receive from having that habit.
  3. Substitute a new pleasure or comfort for changing that habit.  

Let’s say you have a habit of coming into the office, getting coffee, chatting with others, reading emails and then you discover half the day is gone. You are used to that and it is a comfortable part of your day. But now it is almost afternoon and you are fretting about your scheduled the work that has not been done or the appointments that have not been made. Now substitute the pleasure of spending time at the end of the day doing what you want with the pleasure of knowing that you finished all those projects and knowing that you have a full appointment calendar. What will less stress about unfinished work do for you? What will additional sales which will come from full appointments do for your lifestyle? Before long, you have a new productive habit and you and that will be your new normal.

Goal

You will have eliminated bad habits and increased your success.  For a similar post on our web site see IT IS NOT THAT EASY TO ELIMINATE THOSE BAD HABITS.

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Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
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Barbara - you are a great role model.

Sham - thank you.

Wayne - reflection helps and then execution.

Brenda - good timing, right?  still not the last minute.

Sheri - well actually, many New Years resolutions turn out being pseudo.

Michael - yes, do it now!

Brian - agreed, it is a process.

 

Oct 21, 2019 11:15 AM #8
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George Souto
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Grant that is a good question.  I really have not given it much thought on whether I need to make any changes but I will be doing so over the next 30 days.

At this point in my life I have committed and eliminated most of the bad habits there is to make in this business.  But you never know there maybe still be one out there.

Oct 21, 2019 01:32 PM #9
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Grant,

Good post, and frankly my work habits are great.  I keep focusing on mindfulness.  A

Oct 21, 2019 04:21 PM #10
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James Dray
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Morning Grant.

My goal is not to have another bad day at the golf course, otherwise I have no plans on changing my goals.

Oct 22, 2019 12:40 AM #11
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Grant Schneider
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George - hopefully that is try for many of us who have been at it a while.

Ron and Alexandra - Alexandra, mindfulness is great.

James - good deal.

Oct 22, 2019 03:28 AM #12
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Will Hamm
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Hello Grant,  well BAD HABITS, I like to think at my age I got rid of them all but I know I will have to get rid of some.

 

Oct 22, 2019 08:43 AM #13
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Krystin Mitchell, CPA CFE
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Hi Grant - Thanks for sharing these tips. I will have to put some thoughts into what are some bad habits I can change. 

Oct 22, 2019 11:33 AM #14
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Abby Stiller
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Hi Grant Schneider I like this post specially this is something I don't think about, but I guess now it's a good time to reflect and do changes if needed. 

Oct 22, 2019 12:44 PM #15
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Grant Schneider, I don't have any bad habits but can certainly do some things differently. My not so good actions only affect me, they are a great benefit to others.  Thank you for this post, it really spoke to me.

Oct 22, 2019 12:58 PM #16
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Will - we certainly hope there are not as many.

Krystin - thanks,  I hope it helps.

Abby - true we don't think about many habits because they are subconscious.

Beth - some things are not necessarily bad but changing can make a positive difference.

Oct 23, 2019 08:13 AM #17
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Joan Cox
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Grant, I am working on those currently.   I work too much, and do not spend enough time on my health, which I am working hard on developing better habits.

Oct 23, 2019 11:06 AM #18
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Sometimes, I still allow others standards to impact my thinking. I am concentrating on remembering to stay mindful and focused on my own game. 

Oct 24, 2019 08:45 AM #19
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Grant Schneider
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Joan - good.  It is important to have a work life balance.

Debb and Bernie - sometimes it is important to consider the difference between healthy compeition and relying on others.

Oct 24, 2019 09:13 AM #20
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Roy Kelley
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I definitely need to make some changes. Thanks, Grant, for your continuing reminders.

Oct 25, 2019 07:12 AM #21
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Goal Setting...reviewing and revising...the oil that makes a good real estate practice run smoothly !

Oct 25, 2019 12:50 PM #22
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Grant Schneider
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Roy - yes we all need to do it.

Sally and David  - that is a very good analogy.

Oct 27, 2019 06:11 AM #23
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Joan Cox
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Grant, you do make people delve into their business/personal habits and work on things! 

Oct 27, 2019 07:20 AM #24
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
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Good advice. The hardest part is being honest with yourself about your time wasters and bad habits!

Oct 27, 2019 07:36 AM #25
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Grant, these are great tips. My bad habit is working hard for my clients and not much time for me...I do hope to slow down and smell the roses.

Oct 27, 2019 09:40 PM #26
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Grant Schneider
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Joan - well I open the direction but then they decide to delve.

Wayne and Jean - that is true.  You have to admit it first.

Rebecca - sound like it is time to take a little vacation.

Oct 28, 2019 03:48 AM #27
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