10 Daily Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs
We all know that our daily habits determine who we are as individuals. These are 10 daily habits that most successful entrepreneurs do and are all things that can be implemented into your daily routine. This does not mean that you need to be an entrepreneur or want to be one to practice these habits. These are traits that most people should implement to be successful overall.
1) Control your emotions:
You can control your emotions by controlling your thoughts. Negative thoughts reduce energy needed to take action. On the other hand, positive thoughts allow people to focus on the good side to confront situations in a rational manner by not letting emotions impair their judgement.
2) Praise one person each day:
There are many reasons why you should regularly give praise. First, people who feel appreciated and respected are more motivated than those who think their efforts go unnoticed. They’re more engaged in the work they do, and they’re more committed to their team and organisation. Sincere praise also helps you develop good work relationships with your team.
3) Never feed your own ego:
I believe that having an ego is a good thing – It means that you’re confident in yourself and what you’re capable of doing. However, what I believe is toxic is if you start believing your own hype. It’s important to stay humble and grounded and to never feed your own ego. Staying humble is invaluable to a thriving individual.
4) Workout daily:
Exercising daily will not only benefit your health long-term but it’s also a great way to improve your memory. Have you ever wondered why your head’s a little clearer after a workout? Not only is your brain getting more energy and oxygen, but many studies have shown that regular exercise can help you learn better. Working out daily will also improve your sleeping habits and overall happiness.
5) Set goals at the start of your work day:
Setting goals at the start of a work day not only gets you organised but it also allows you to focus and prioritise what is pressing and what needs to be tackled. This way, when you get into the office, you know exactly what you need to do and won’t be distracted by colleagues, meeting requests and social catch up’s. Tackling all of the major priorities in the timeframe that you’ve set will make you feel great at the end of the day.
6) Smile at adversity:
When problems arise in your company, make sure you are prepared for setbacks, and even welcome them. Embrace them. Use adversity as a motivator and a way to push forward.
7) You see failure as a lesson:
As much as this may be super uncomfortable for a lot of people out there, failure I believe is necessary in life. I love it when people reject me (not at the time) but when I walk home and have a shower, I start thinking of the next best thing. I move on and take those ‘No’s’ as a valuable lesson and just get on with it (and I usually move on with even more enthusiasm than ever before). I personally am not one to feel sorry for myself – I simply take what has happened and use them as valuable life lessons. Think of this as being resilient and experience to further enhance your growth as an individual. I don’t think I’ve ever met or spoken to a successful person who has not failed once in their life.
8) You invest in relationships:
Like any good salesperson, they know that the key to selling a product is building a relationship. The same goes when you’re leading a team – You have to get to know them, know what their likes and dislikes are and just spend time with them. It’s always best to be leading a team you know.
9) Tap into the power of ‘NOW’:
There is no better time than NOW – Now is the right time to get started. Now is the right time to make that phone call you’ve been dreading. Now is the right time to set up that meeting you’ve been putting off for months. Start tapping into the power of ‘now’ and see where it will take you.
10) Focus on one thing at a time:
Though multi-tasking may be a great skill to have, it is also important to focus on one thing at a time and give it 110%. If you have an important proposal to send out, don’t write a report that’s due next week at the same time. Focus on that proposal, knock that one out of the park and move on to the report once that proposal has been sent out.
Hope you enjoyed these 10 daily habits and look forward to implementing them into your daily routine. Remember, daily habits don’t occur overnight. These things take time – It’s taking the first step and continuing with it that counts.