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Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw

I had a great conversation this morning about forming habits and how Habits are actually a stronger motivator in business than any other incentive.

And after debating the pros and cons, I had to agree – strong habits are the key to a successful self-starter – like consistency is key here people.

We’ve all heard this and it got me thinking about one of the first books Daddy Niko gave me as a child (yes, we can dive into that therapy session in another post, don’t worry about it lol) – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

A quick Google search will get you to the all seven habits but I wanted to focus on the last one specifically for this week’s #realtalk post:

Sharpen The Saw

More specifically, taking care of you is just as important as all the previous habits that come before it.

It was crazy to me that after all these years, the idea of self-care was right at the core of everything I was taught growing up.

Again, I had to wonder why this particular habit had slipped my mind and how it is always the first thing to fall to the waste side when we are busy and focused and everything in between.

And it comes down to my own feelings of putting everything before me as a means of coping because for whatever reason I truly find it easier to fix external issues than focus on myself.

It’s clearly important – a simple reminder that if the machine isn’t in tip top shape, it won’t perform as effectively as we need it to.

I’ve seen the effects of not taking care firsthand and I am working to rebuild from the consequences.

So today’s post is short & sweet: TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!

It’s ok to put YOU first sometimes and more often than not we do need a little reminder of that anecdote.

This week I want you to do something for you at least one time –

  • Slap on a face mask over a cup of tea
  • Stay in and binge your favorite TV show
  • Take a bath with a glass of wine

Whatever it is that helps you feel like YOU, I want you to do that.

Because if it’s in the damn bible of habits it has to be true, non?

Sharpen that saw and then get out there and be the best version you can be, x.

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2 Comments

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    Johannes
    March 9, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Break out one target area to focus on per day of the week, with one task to complete for that activity each day. The more closely you track these actions, the stronger your action habit will become.

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      lexniko
      March 12, 2018 at 8:43 am

      Thank you this is great advice!

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