Everyone remembers the famous comic Garfield and his Monday morning blues. “Mondays suck”, he would repeat week after week.
The truth is, I love Mondays! Mondays are a fresh start to a new week. A chance for renewal, a chance to start fresh and step up your game. Everything you didn’t do last week, you can do this week. If you’re an entrepreneur like me, a business owner, a student, a leader and even an employee, the difference between a successful person and one who is not, comes down to the planning.
How do you define success? It can mean different things to different people. To one person, getting out of bed in the morning is success, while to another, selling 15 houses in one week is success. Another can judge success by having stayed out of trouble.
I’ve fallen in the “rut” many times. I would get to Wednesday and the results were just not there. But I soon realized that without a proper list, proper planning and proper goals, results just couldn’t happen.
What are the steps to a successful week?
1. Start on Sunday. Take half an hour, in the early morning, before bed, in the middle of the day, whenever! Pull out your agenda or a simple piece of paper and write down your goals for the week. Be realistic, don’t set yourself up for failure and keep it simple. Look at your list often throughout the week.
2. How will you achieve those goals? Write down your plan of attack. For example, if you are a real estate broker and your goal is to book 5 appointments next week, how will you book those appointments? Make that list! Be as detailed as possible.
3. Accountability. Your only enemy is yourself. Take 15 minutes out of each day to see if you are on track. Are you? Aren’t you? If you are, good for you. If you’re not, what are the distractions? Be honest with yourself and figure it out.
Success, whether it’s big or small, is a positive outcome. You are working for your own personal success. Expect to work at it. As your weeks pass and you make writing your goals down and following through with them a priority, you will see your success and focus grow.
Monique Assouline is a Montreal Real Estate Broker helping Buyers and Sellers since 2005. Need help or have a question? She can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone or text at 514-219-5897