The cure for laziness

I get bitten by the lazy bug every once in a while …… actually, its more often than I would like. So, I have been on the search for the cure of laziness. And this is what I’ve found:

1. Have a vision.

This vision must be so compelling that you must really really really want to achieve it. It could be a work goal, fitness goal, health goal – anything. For me – it started out with a big one: To be a dream coach.

As a dream coach – I’d help people to get to their dreams. By helping them, plan, organize, get them in touch with the right people, stand by as a pillar of support through execution, be a source of motivation and inspiration, be a shoulder to cry on [sometimes that’s needed too in a dreamer’s journey] and be a smiling face.

It gets me up every morning – and gets me working every day. Just to be one step closer to making that dream come true.

2. Discipline

I cannot stress this more. There are many, many days when I have a whole lot of things to do [mostly boring jobs that need to get done] – and I just don’t feel like getting to work.

So when vision, motivation, inspiration and all these other things don’t work – discipline works like a charm. It may sound boring – but honestly – even the most boring work doesn’t seem so bad once you start.

To be a disciplined person, you just need to grow your will power.

Note: Hitting the gym is a great way to do that. 20 counts means 20. Not 10 [when the pain sets in], not 15 [when you can really feel the burn] but at 20. When you said you would finish.

These two things – are fabulous cures to laziness. Did it work for you?


The Biggest Difference

The Biggest Difference

From the time I was a kid, all i heard around me was – PLAN, PLAN, PLAN, PLAN. People love throwing that word around. But what does it really mean?

I started my own company, Revyv a couple years ago. I planned everything before I started. I had my business plan in my hand, cash flow statements, projected profit and loss accounts – you name it – it was planned. ….. Or so I thought.

Then harsh reality struck me. My plan said – sales of 10,000 in the first month. Sales of 20,000 in the second month etc.

Well, guess what happened? Suddenly – I had a plan and no action steps and no clue on how to reach my ultimate goal.

Well, I gave up on planning and decide to take life as it comes. But recently – I really understood what it means to PLAN something, and the difference between a goal and a plan.

A goal is what you want to achieve: Sales of 10,000 this month.

The plan should be about action steps that will get you there.

1. The number of people you need to reach out to
2. The ad campaigns you need to have running
3. Attend 3 networking events

When you break down your goals into actions steps you can take to make it happen – is when you have a plan.

Now that I learned this – I have been using it in every aspect of my life – and NOW, after all this time – I feel like I’m doing something with my wild and precious life.

Now. My schedule is full – of work things and fun things and family things. Now. I know what to work on every morning. And Now. I know what it means to be truly happy at the end of the day- because you are a whole day closer to reaching your goal.