What if everything on your To-Do list was something you loved to do?
I was thinking about how challenging New Year’s Resolutions can be. For example, you could resolve to go to the gym 3 times a week. But if you already love going to the gym, it won’t be hard to do. I love going to Jazzercise every day. My friends are there, I love to dance, I feel great afterwards and sometimes I wear crazy tights that people comment on! I actually have more trouble not going to Jazzercise than I have going.
Can you imagine how much easier your business would be if you enjoyed doing everything on your To-Do list?
Believe it or not, it’s possible.
Think about things in your life you never expected to enjoy doing that you enjoy now. For example, I never thought I’d say I “enjoy” changing diapers — but after a while I actually did enjoy it (at least most of the time!) — because it gave me the opportunity to talk to and play with my baby. When I first started my business, I didn’t enjoy talking to people about my business — I felt like I had to be pushy and persuasive. Then I learned how to have conversations that put the client in the spotlight and I began enjoying the conversations (and that’s when my business began to flourish).
How can you intentionally make the shift from dreading a business activity to loving it? Here’s how: Ask yourself the question, “what could I love about this activity?” And keep asking yourself over and over again to generate lots of ideas. For example, “what could I love about making customer service calls?” Finding out what my clients love about using our products
Finding out what my clients love about using our products
Learning more about my clients
It feels good to show someone that I care
I may have the opportunity to help them — help them use the product for the first time or help them with new ways to use the product
I may have the opportunity to help them get more awesome products by hosting a show or making a purchase
I may have the opportunity to send them a video on how to use a product they have already purchased or to introduce a new product to them
I will feel good when I check off “customer service calls” from my To-Do List
Repeat this process with any activities you resist and you’ll find yourself getting things done a lot more easily!
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