For those of you that know me, you know I am a creature of habit and that I firmly believe ones’ habits can make or break their success in life and business. Most of mine, make me; but in full disclosure, some are still a work in progress! 🙂
One of my better habits is to practice what I preach, so while doing my best to KonMari my office last week, I found an old file from many years ago worth sharing. If you missed the blog on how to apply the KonMari method to your business, you can read it here.
The file is from my friend, Robyn Hatfield, and it involves creating a daily point system for your business as a fun way to incentivize your daily to-do list. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to earn a minimum of 10 points each day. Sounds easy enough, right? Some days we are self-motivated; we feel powerful and enthusiastic. We could earn 20 points before lunch, but then, there are those days we can’t seem to get anything done or get out of our own way and 10 points is a major win.
It appears that Robyn may have been ahead of her time. The concept of business “gamification” has created a recent buzz. According to FastCompany Magazine, “The goal of ‘gamifying’ work tasks is to turn otherwise tedious, long-term projects into fun, competitive experiences that get people excited.” If you’re the sole proprietor of your business, the people who have to get excited is you!
Don’t let this overwhelm you! Keep in mind, the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time—or in this case, checking off an item on your to-do list, one line at a time. The gratification you get from checking off a to-do list item is all you need to keep your to-do list under control.
Systems help us operate outside of our current condition or feelings and establish “bite sized” processes to accomplish the whole. The 10 point system below is a simple example and a fun way to Candy Crush, so to speak, some of the mundane tasks you’re often tempted to put off and can certainly be adapted to your particular business and what is needed to shrink your to-do list each day.
The 10 Point Daily System
Need a kick start? I would love to help you create a system that will help you to develop the productive habits that can ultimately lead you to the success you desire. My goal is to help you Improve The Way You Do Business. You can contact me at (813) 924-4679 or drop me a message at [email protected]