We’ve all done it. You’ve wrapped up a long 10-12 hour day, and you’re exhausted from pouring your heart and soul into your business. And although you are tired, you can’t even articulate why. Not only that, but after all that hard work, you didn’t even make a sale, get a new client, or earn a new customer!
As you are processing this paradox on your way home, you are greeted at the door with smiling faces from your children, spouse, significant other, and/or your dogs. And they all have the same question (yes, even your dog) – how was your day?
This is a complicated answer. On one hand, you worked your tail off (no offense to your dog!), but on the other hand, you didn’t make any money. So was it a good day?
The truth is there is no way for you to know unless you have defined it. And defining it will not only enable you to provide an honest answer to this age-old question, but it will help you dramatically increase your results and reduce your stress. Sound good?
Ask The #1 Question
WARNING: This may not be something you like, but it’s the most effective activity for your business.
Clearly Define Your Daily Activity Goal
WARNING: If this seems too simple, that means you are right on track!
Measure Your Movement
So here is where the magic happens. Tomorrow after yet another long day, something will change. Regardless if you made a sale, acquired a client or customer, you will be able to quickly and easily determine if it was a “good day”.
Knowing that you did the right activity now determines the success of the day. You begin to measure the movement not the money. You know that this consistent activity will not only get you good results, but it will very likely create greater results than you’ve ever seen before!
So I encourage you to try it. Define your good day. Commit to a simple activity based goal for even just a week, and see what happens. Not only will you improve your results quickly, but you’ll be able to answer that question “how was your day” in a whole new way!
Brian Sharp is owner of the Go Big Company, which specializes in small business training & development. As a national, award-winning business speaker and author, Brian has the privilege of traveling the country helping companies achieve BIG results through keynote presentations, workshops, & coaching programs.