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Original content by Grant Schneider

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.


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.

Are you interested in eliminating your bad habits?

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Raymond Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

What will I stop doing next year?  Procrastinating, actually I am working on it this year.  The first step, focus on what is important.  Thank you for re-blogging this interesting topic.

Oct 22, 2019 08:57 AM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Will Hamm - thank you very much for re blogging this   It is always good to get an early start.

Oct 22, 2019 09:47 AM #2
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Great for reblog Will Hamm I will go to Grant's post to leave a comment. I need to start thinking what I need to stop doing next year...

Oct 22, 2019 12:33 PM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a wonderful post to reblog.  I always enjoy Grant Schneider 's topics of discussion.  A

Oct 22, 2019 01:51 PM #4
Leif Price
Chirpy Home - Portland, OR
Blogger at Chirpy Home

Timely reminder. As I'm about to begin *that* task again. Small steps for that bad habit to disappear.

Oct 22, 2019 06:25 PM #5
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