The first step in planning for growth is building habits of success! Studies show successful people create habits that thrust them into success, while less driven and less successful people accept their habits and simply go through the motions of each day.
WHAT ARE SOME HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL INDEPENDENT FREIGHT AGENTS?
When considering habits for success, decide what works for you, your lifestyle, and your business. Then, include those habits in your day-to-day routine. Consider these and set yourself up to succeed!
We all desire to grow personally and professionally; but, in order to do so, it’s important to create an action plan for achieving our goals. Make certain your goals are SMART! Set milestones. Determine what needs to happen to reach your goals. Decide what actions are required and schedule them. Most importantly, follow through!
SECOND…FEED YOUR MIND!
Most people feed their bodies to keep healthy and strong; but, how many of us exercise our thoughts and feed our minds to enrich our lives both personally and professionally? We are what we consume. You are in control of what enters your head. Stand guard at the door of your mind! The information we feed ourselves throughout the day directly impacts our actions. What you are tomorrow is but a formation of your thoughts and actions today. Do something every single day that positively feeds your mind. Meditate, listen to a podcast, attend a workshop, take a course, observe someone who excels at their skill, or read. By doing so, you will begin to make small changes that add up in a big way. Keep your mind well-fed and watch it grow!
THIRD…DO WHAT SCARES YOU!
Do one thing every day that scares you! Eleanor Roosevelt said,
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face! You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Cold calling and meeting new clients are just a few of the things Freight Agents face that can be uncomfortable and challenging. Courage is developed by doing what scares us, by doing courageous acts. The most effective approach to eliminating fear is to expose yourself to the thing that scares you most. Start small and build your way up. Start today!
KNOW YOUR PURPOSE AND START WITH ONE!
Positive and purposeful habits help us accomplish the things we want to accomplish. Most successful people have a far higher purpose than just the need for success. Identify your purpose and become clear on why you want to accomplish your goal. Then, connect to that purpose daily. Purposeful habits equal SUCCESS!
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