Habits are the basis of your success – or maybe your downfall. Yet despite the importance of habits, few people know much about how they work. – Brian Martin
Do you have a morning routine?
Do you have a favorite ritual that keeps you ignited at work?
Have you trained your mind to think, do, or say a particular thing at particular times in order to achieve a particular goal?
Whether you are working in the corporate world, managing your own business, or providing online services as a freelancer, habits are crucial to your success. They will either make or break you, so you need to pay close attention, and understand the habits you have already formed, and the ones you need to develop and work on.
Your habits also affect not only your career but your personal life as well. If there is one skill that you need to invest in as we approach the coming of a new year, it’s the ability to break bad habits and form good ones.
You’ve probably heard of the classic 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. It’s an international bestseller originally published 30 years ago but its message is still relevant to us today.
In summary, the 7 habits are:
1. Be Proactive
2. Begin with the End in Mind
3. Put First Things First
4. Think Win-Win
5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
7. Sharpen the Saw
Let’s talk about how these habits apply to the life of an online freelancer. Come join the discussion, share stories, ask questions, and have fun chatting and chilling with us this Monday at 5 PM for another exciting episode of FLIP Chat & Chill. If you want to be happier and more successful, you must know and apply the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Freelancers.