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Reflexology and How to Improve Your Business by Changing One Thing a Day:
I love the business end of reflexology although there once was a time when I didn’t. It took me years to overcome my disinterest in things that didn’t involve just the reflexology techniques.
Now, I’ve studied and practiced business and marketing just as hard as I did my craft. I even have a Business Telephone Buddy – someone I talk to every working day for 15 – 20 minutes. It can sometimes be hard when you work for yourself to keep the motivation steady, day in and day out. But these phone calls really help to keep me accountable to my goals and projects.
With someone to witness my steps forward and steps back, it’s a lot easier to stay focused on what I’ve dedicated myself to. I find it works best to have a buddy who is not in the same business, but not too far off in the other direction either. This way we can bounce ideas off each other and share our different tools, techniques and perspectives along the way.
Recently, my buddy announced that she was going to dedicate the next 30 days to doing something different to market her business, in a completely different way, every day. Not just different one day from the other, but different as in brand new approaches or systems she’s never tried before.
This isn’t a new idea, but it took my breath away the moment I heard it. It’s a well known fact that if you want to change a pattern, it takes 21 – 28 days to re-wire yourself to the new pattern.
Genius, I thought!… and, I’m going to do it too. So I picked a project – I’m a little superstitious, so I don’t want to tell you exactly what it is, but I’ve been trying to get a rhythm going around it (without success) for about a year!
Now, every day, for the next 30 days, I’m going to do at least one task that will be directly focused on this old avoidance pattern and make it into an inclusion pattern.
And, it’s working already. I’m heading straight into doing one task towards this goal, every day. I must say that having a buddy to witness my progress is setting me straight. I’m good at motivating myself (except in this one area) but now that task gets completed even if it’s only moments before our call.
In fact, it’s working so well that I want to invite you to do the same. Yes, it’s better with a buddy, but you can try it on your own too.
Are you ready?
How to Improve Your Business by Changing One Thing a Day:
Here are the 5 steps to get you started. Remember, it’s not about a 360 turn-around, it’s more about even, steady, consistent steps each day. It’s not forever either, so you will have to be creative.
1. Choose your task or goal (make sure it’s doable).
First decide what you want to change, improve or update.
2. Print out a calendar and mark out 30 days.
This is a great reminder, especially if you keep it by your table, on your desk or even next to your bed. Make sure it doesn’t interrupt your sleep, but it might be nice to wake up to what you goal or project is.
3. Do at least one thing towards that goal everyday.
Don’t… I repeat, do not make it too big of a task. It will likely undermine you if it’s seen as too big or becomes too overwhelming. Write out the larger parts and break them down into 15 or 30 minute tasks. If you’re having trouble with any one task, just do one minute of it that day… trust me, you can get even more done that way.
4. Make it something different from what you’ve done in the past.
It’s not the thing you know to do. It’s not the thing that you’ve already done. It’s finding unique or novel ways of doing something. Do make it an adventure and work out some completely different strategies or processes, even if at the start you’re not sure exactly what you’re doing. As long as no animals are harmed, you’ll be doing a good thing and learning something new.
5. Make the goal around anything you want to change.
If you are burnt out make it around saying no to 3 things every day. And, I don’t mean no in a stubborn way, but no as in – Nope, I need to take care of me and it’s just going to have to wait a bit longer.
Or, if you want to get more clients, call a past client one day, send out an email blast another day, set up shop at your local gym or yoga studio another day… Just make it anything that you haven’t done before.
Now, if you complete this – after 30 days you will have moved forward in ways you never would have thought possible and you’ll also establish a new pattern (so make it a good one).
And send an email to share some of your successes with me. email@example.com – I just might add them to a future newsletter and that way, together we can motivate others. I’ll look forward to hearing from you.
Enjoy your wonderful reflexology skills.
Wendy Coad – Online health and reflexology expert and the “Reflexology Professor” publishes the popular “Reflexology Secrets, Tips and Techniques” weekly email newsletter to subscribers from around the world. If you’re ready to enjoy health, express creativity, gain knowledge and skyrocket your reflexology or holistic health career, get your FREE tips now at http://www.reflexologyprof.com and join us at the top right corner.
To your reflexology success –
Reflex, Live Long and Prosper,
Creator of the Mega Reflexology Training