Well, you’ve heard from him before, but allow me to introduce my dad, Jerry (a.k.a. Poop, as his girls have lovingly nicknamed him). Poop has been around the entrepreneurial business block and he’s here to share some tips about how to have a great day!
You’re going to want to bookmark today’s Poop’s Scoop! If you’ve ever been in a slump or feel overwhelmed, just follow these 7 steps and you’ll be on your way to turning your day around! So without further ado… I give you, Poop’s Scoop!
1. Tell yourself that you’re gonna have a great day!
Look in the mirror and tell yourself you’re gonna have a good day… and believe it! Do it twice! Do it throughout the day. If you don’t do this, you may end up having a bad day and not even realize it.
2. Make a list of the 10 most important things to do.
Jot down a list of the 10 most important things you’ve got to accomplish. Start working on this list and focus on crossing off the most important items. Don’t try to attack all 10 things at once. Focus on one. Don’t deviate from the list. You may only cross 4 things off the list. If you don’t get to something on your list, never lie and don’t make excuses. Admit that you got stuck or that you’ve fallen behind. Clients will more than likely be understanding if you’re striving to give them excellent service. Always tell the truth. No one can argue with the truth.
If there’s something scary on the list (ex. paying taxes / IRS woes) get it off your list! Take care of it! A problem starts as a circle. Knock these things off the list when they are small circles. If you don’t take care of it, those circles grow into bigger circles, bigger problems. You know in your gut what you’ve got to take care of. If you attack these problems, you’ll feel so much better about yourself.
3. Turn off distractions.
Be careful of all of your devices. Shut ’em down. How serious are you about getting your work done? You’ve got interruptions, but don’t go there. It’s hard to stay focused when you’re looking at something that has nothing to do with what you’re trying to accomplish.
4. Don’t be a Debbie Downer.
People might listen to you, but nobody likes it. No one wants to be around it. Don’t go there. Don’t be that person. Don’t feel sorry for yourself.
5. Budget your time.
Limit useless conversations. Think of a football game. Some teams can make a touchdown in seconds and some teams can play a whole game and never score.
6. Focus on what you’re good at.
Get back to the core of what you’re good at. Only you know what that is. Get back to your passion!
7. Take a 15 minute walk.
A walk will help to clear your mind. The only thing you have in your life are your thoughts. A brief walk can become a habit. This is time to focus on your passion. No agenda… just allow time for yourself. Get off the merry-go-round for a minute. Feel the zest of life!
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You know, Sara, that I always look forward to hearing from Poop. He hit the nail on the head for me when he pointed out something I could do. #7 Take a 15 minute walk. I’m going to build this into my day. I find myself glued to the computer and before I know it, it’s 3 o’clock and my time-out for KATIE!! Thanks Poop from a true follower of your column “POOP’S SCOOP ~ until next time!! Bee