I found this blog Five Daily Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs recently. It was written in 2011, so i’m a bit late to reading it, but somehow it strikes me as pertinent. The Five Daily Habits are:
- Plan tomorrow’s agenda today
- Put your meetings on a diet
- Find a way to manage email that works for you
- Never stop selling
- Exercise regularly
Many writers have identified the habits of success. Steven Covey‘s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is perhaps the best known. I was first introduced to this idea of daily habits or disciplines as a teenager reading something like Mere Christianity by CS Lewis or Discipline by Deitrich Bonhoeffer.
I wasn’t very good at the daily disciplines and habits back then, and I’m still not geared that way. Yet, I find the rhythms/habits/disciplines useful in my business. We have billing. We have sales practices. We have a million other things that go by a rhythm. It’s helpful in that it keeps things going, but it’s also easy for the business to get in a rut.