One of my goals two years ago was to be able to make money every single day whether I was awake or sleep. At first, I thought to myself, “You’re not Oprah, how could I possibly make that happen.” Then I thought to myself, “If Oprah does it, so can I”. I thought my first step to making money everyday was to offer more services. I overextended myself. Then I started setting ridiculous business hours for myself. I would work 4am-11pm everyday. That didn’t work. Finally, I took a step back realized that the services I offered was fine and I was working way too hard. My father always told me to work smart and that’s what I had to do.
I realized that there was nothing wrong with my company setup. What I needed was to be consistent, focused, and present myself as valuable. At this point I’m sure you are thinking I’m going to give you some secrete steps to implement in your business and the bucks will start rolling in. I’m going to give you some steps, but its not for your business, its for you… personally.
I wrote down my main goal which was to make money everyday. From there I knew I needed to create short daily goals to be able to reach my big goal. What I was finding was everyday no matter what small goals I wrote down, I had a hard time staying focused and on track. I would work 12 plus hours and really not accomplish anything. I literally woke up in the morning, and got right to work. And there was my problem. I didn’t have a fresh start in the morning, I woke up with the weight of the day before on my shoulders and carried that on top of the new issues on my back. So instead of running towards my goal I was barely moving.
I had to change my morning routine so that I could become the person that I needed to be in order to reach my goal. I want to share with you what I have been doing for the past two years. After the first 6 months of doing my routine, I had reached my goal. Everyday, I make money. I wake to payment and go to sleep to receiving payments. This is because I changed my approach to my day. I encourage you to try my routine for at least 30 days and see what happens for you.
- I wake up EARLY! (4:30-5:00am) – Waking up early allows me to have the world to myself. Its quiet. Everyone else is sleep. I have the opportunity to mediate without distractions. I don’t immediately check my phone. The first 30 minutes of my day I spend by myself. I don’t really let myself think about anything, I just clear my mind and make sure my new day gets a clean slate.
- I JOURNAL! After clearing my mind, I clear my heart. I write in my journal about any and everything. It’s really me talking to God. I write in letter format. That doesn’t mean you have to, but I find that it helps me and I hear from Him while I’m writing.
- I READ! I read a variety of things. Mostly, I just read whichever Bible study I’m on for the week. Reading is something I do at the end of my day which is why In the morning I devote my reading/study time to God. Do what works for you.
- I listen to a MOTIVATIONAL VIDEO! After clearing my mind and heart, I get ready to build myself up. I log onto youtube and find a random motivational video and get pepped up for they. After listening to those videos I always feel like I can do anything.
- I DRINK A BOTTLE WATER! You should start each day with a bottle water. It literally helps wake all your organs up and hydrates your brain. With a hydrated brain you can focus and not get easily distracted.
- I EXERCISE! I use to wait until the end of my day to exercise, then I changed it to the beginning based off the suggestion of an article I read. The article suggested exercising in the morning improved productivity and helps you make positive decisions. I tried it, and I have been working out in the mornings ever since.
- I make of list of SHORT GOALS! Before I dive into my day, I make it clear to myself what it is I need to complete by 8pm (8pm is my stopping time. I’m also a wife so I can’t devote every waking moment to my business). I list 10 goals everyday. The top five on my list are the things I have to complete for clients and the second five are the things I have to complete in order to get closer to my goal.
I really really encourage you to do this for 30 days straight. After my first 30 days I found that I was a better person. I was better to be around. I was more attentive to clients and their needs. I was able to work without being distracted by social media and phone calls. I learned to be consistent. I was more focused. I stopped making myself available to everyone. I begin to realize my worth and begin to limit who had access to me. This in turn made people value me and my time. As a result after 6 months I reached my goal. Since then I have created new goals and achieved those too.
If you plan on doing this for the next 30 days let me know and I can mentor you through it. It’s definitely not easy, but definitely necessary if you want to reach the top. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me help you become the person you need to be.