Risk & Business Magazine JGS Insurance Winter 2019 - Page 17

NEXT LEVEL IN YOUR LIFE O ne 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. "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." 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 next level 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 AD/HD 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. 17