Customer Quote of the Week
Some improvements only help hide bad habits.
What's obvious to improve is not always what is best to improve. Making a bigger and better sandcastle, with a bad habit of building it too close to the sea ... is well... predictable.
Do we really need another "improved" diet program? Maybe we just need to stick with the last one we started and find a practical way to address our bad habits (eat less, exercise more, and do it consistently).
Maybe we should take a break from "new" improvements, "new" ideas, "new" causes, "new" education, and stop avoiding or reinforcing our bad habits.
Another pointed example? Being "busy" and involved in "good works" are great for covering up bad habits. Consider church, volunteer organizations, or political causes. These are great places to get excited (and distracted) with the "bigger cause" and avoid our own bad habit gremlins.
Maybe you should volunteer less, or maybe work less, and spend more time with your family or your spouse? How can the divorce rate in church be the same as outside the church if we are supposed to become more purposeful, more honest with ourselves, manage our bad habits better, and care for others better (our spouses and family to start)? What if church, our social activity, our "busy-ness" at work, is just a cover for avoiding ourselves and our bad habits? Whether we acknowledge our bad habits or not, we will still pay the price for them.
The problem with bad habits is that they are often taken for granted. Need help identifying your bad habits? Just ask close family, friends, customers, and co-workers - especially subordinates. They haven't forgotten your bad habits like you have. They are waiting for you to ask!
With this context, NOW look at and commit to solutions that can help you eliminate your bad habits.
ACTION: Will you list your top 3 bad habits? For each one, if you could get one habit under control, how would your life or business improve? Will you pick one to tackle over the next 6 months? Will you put this in writing and make a contract with yourself? Will you share this with one other person to hold you accountable?
In many respects, this describes how we work at G-Force. We teach young people and refresh business clients on timeless fundamentals. As a result, bad habits are exposed and prioritized in terms of consequences. We then apply the best software, automation, and resources to correct bad habits, create sustaining good habits, and therein accelerate the realization of desired outcomes.
Giancarlo Newsome is the founder of G-Force Accelerated Marketing.