WAYS TO GET TO THE
LEVEL BY MEL ROBBINS
One thing is for sure : What worked to get you to one level will not get you to the next .
Every phase of your life will require a different you , and regardless of where you are at , you ’ ll have to change at least one thing ( if not multiple things ) to catapult yourself to where you hope to go personally and professionally .
HOW WILL YOU TAKE YOUR LIFE AND BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL ?
Start by acknowledging where you ’ re rocking it right now . Personally , I ’ ve already got some great habits in place .
I ’ m up by 6:15 most every morning . I keep my phone out of the bedroom and spend those first minutes checking in with my energy levels and setting goals for the day in my journal . I exercise regularly and keep an eye on my diet . Those habits helped me get to where I am now , but it ’ s time to step it up .
Now , here are the seven steps you can take to get to the next level :
1 . CONSISTENCY
Yes , I ’ ve got some good habits , but I have to practice them consistently . The same goes for my business partner Mandy and the same goes for you .
In my case , I need to get consistent about sticking to my good habits when I ’ m traveling or have particular projects that shake up the routine . Sure , life happens , but the more consistent we can be with positive habits , the more likely we are to stick with them and reach the next level of success .
What good habits do you have that you stick to 70 to 80 percent of the time ? Where would being more consistent about that behavior help you succeed ?
2 . BE A TOTAL HAWK ABOUT YOUR ACTIVITY
When my ADHD takes over , I leave drawers open , water running , coffee half poured , and find myself folding laundry when five minutes before I was working on a big project .
It ’ s not easy , but the more I can zone in on what I ’ m doing , the more likely I will be to stay focused . On these days , you ’ ll find me counting back 5-4- 3-2-1 often because that totally brings me back to the moment .
Even if you don ’ t have ADHD , we all need to closely monitor our activity . When your electronics are constantly distracting you , it ’ s important to be mindful of where you ’ re spending your energy and attention .
3 . LIMIT SOCIAL MEDIA TIME
As an influencer , social media plays a big role in what I do , but it can be a major time suck .
Hiring a social media team has helped , but even just putting my phone far away from me when it ’ s time to work has made such a difference .
When I feel really pulled in , I remove the apps from my phone and stop scrolling mindlessly . It ’ s amazing what I get done in that time .
In your own life , try to set tech limits . Condense all of your social media or internet surfing time into one block and download an app like “ Moment ” on your phone to become more aware of your media consumption habits .
4 . CHECK YOUR LIFESTYLE HABITS
Science keeps proving how important exercise and diet are to focus and emotional health and I need both of those if I ’ m going to step it up .
As often as possible I get major walking steps in or hit my favorite spin class , limit alcohol to weekends , drink gut-boosting kombucha and plenty of water , and eat clean with a whole lot of vegetables .
You don ’ t need that much time to get in a good workout – even just one minute of jumping jacks will get your heart pumping and blood flowing !
5 . WAKE UP EARLIER
Six a . m . is great ( when I currently wake up ), but 5:45 is better .
As long as I ’ m in bed in time to get 7-8 hours of sleep , I can use that extra time for planning out my day so I can feel like a champ .
The easiest way to start waking up earlier is to just set your alarm earlier for tomorrow . You may be tired for a day , but just follow your tiredness and get to bed early that next night . Oh , and don ’ t hit snooze !
6 . MONDAY CHECK-IN MEETINGS
On our team , we ’ ve found that implementing Monday check-in meetings has been a game changer . While each member of the team is great about autonomy , checking in every week is essential so we all get clarity around expectations and projects being worked on . The consistent connection also allows us to feel more like a team .
In your own life , each Monday , check in with yourself about where you ’ re at and what your goals are for the week .
I also have weekly check-ins with my husband and business partner . Where in your life would you benefit from a weekly check-in ?
7 . WHAT WOULD YOUR IDOL DO ?
The good thing about taking a business to the next level is that others have done it before you .
If I get to a point in my day where I don ’ t feel like doing something , I start by reminding myself that motivation is garbage and then I ask myself , What would Oprah do ? Or Ellen Degeneres ? These two women are my idols in business .
Once I remind myself that those I admire and respect have worked hard to get to where they are and did not wait to feel like doing the work , it ’ s much easier to get moving again .
Who are your idols – whether in business , relationships , life , or health ? When you find yourself feeling tired or not wanting to do something , imagine what your idol would do . Now , how will you step it up in the next phase of YOUR life ?
Mel Robbins is the host of the new daytime syndicated talk show with Sony Pictures TV , The Mel Robbins Show , which airs across the U . S .
She is one of the most booked speakers in the world and an international best-selling author whose work has been translated into 36 languages . In 2017 , Mel broke selfpublishing records with her international best-seller The 5 Second Rule . It was named the No . 1 audiobook in the world and the fifth most read book of the year on Amazon .
Mel is currently one of CNN ’ s most popular on-air commentators and opinion writers ; her articles drive tens of millions of page views for CNN . com . Mel has an extensive television résumé as an expert on human behavior and motivation for Good Morning America , Dr . Phil , Dr . Oz , Oprah , The Today Show and Fox News .
Her social media platforms inspire more than 60 million people every month and her TEDx Talk is one of the most popular of all time , with more than 18 million views .
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Mel Robbins is not affiliated with Cetera Advisor Networks , LLC , or CWM , LLC . Opinions expressed by the author may not be representative of Cetera Advisor Networks , LLC , or CWM , LLC .
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