OCTOBER | ME, MYSELF & I
The founder and MD of Sleek Events,
explains why forming habits has been
instrumental in her personal and
business success over the last four years
When I started Sleek Events, I read Hal Elrod’s book The Miracle
Morning which focuses on ‘Live S.A.V.E.R.S’ that will transform your
life all before 8am. It made an instant impact on me.
I began consciously improving my habits on a personal level and
it began my crusade for wellbeing. Soon after, that passion for
wellbeing spilled over into the business and is now an integral part
of our company culture.
finishing important tasks - prioritise your list, write it down and
break it into smaller tasks if necessary.
It all seems so simple but how many of us find ourselves picking
off the easy tasks from our to-do list? We look at the end of the day
and see how much we have accomplished; but were they the most
valuable tasks to reach your objectives?
One of my habits is to read or listen to at least one book for
professional development each month, taking 15 focused minutes
each and every morning as a minimum. I have a list of recommended
titles which I select from, I choose based on either a challenge I may
be facing or a subject that has piqued my interest recently. Working in the events industry, we struggle to raise our heads above
the parapet, there’s a reason why we’re listed in the top five most
stressful careers by our colleagues in the US year after year. I’ve
searched for a similar survey in the UK, but it seems a moot point,
we all know what the results would be! So, I urge everyone to take
the time to consider wellbeing at the heart of your careers.
Four years on, the latest book I read took me back to the subject of
forming habits once again - this time to avoid procrastination: Eat
That Frog by Brian Tracy. He talks about the habit of starting and Try to form three habits, practising each day for a month: one for
relaxation, one for professional development and one for energising
your body. Ask my team at Sleek – there’s definitely something in it.