Creating Habits of Success

Throughout my life, I’ve noticed my habits are the single biggest factor in my success. When I break good habits, bad things happen. And I’m not saying they are catastrophic bad things, but I’ll start skipping some of my concrete work habits, therefore putting me behind in work. And it’s usually when I am being successful that I rest on my laurels and start to focus less on the winning habits.

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Take your shot

Every once in awhile, you get to take a shot. You know you have an opportunity to either get egg on your face or come out as the hero. How many times have you passed the ball instead of taking the shot?

Let me tell you, in the past and maybe even a year ago, I would have squandered this opportunity. I would have doubted myself and shied away from taking the shot. “Why would you do that?!?” you might ask. I get in my head. I would self-sabotage far more than bet on myself.

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3 Ways to overcome Imposter syndrome

Many of us have experienced this phenomenon, where in spite of our successes, we feel like we are not worthy of someone’s attention or we feel inadequate to speak on something we know. In fact, 70% of people experience this during their career.

Lately, I have been feeling this a lot. I despise the fact that I feel it because I know I can provide value to people. I know I am capable of what I say I am capable of, but my head tells me I’m wrong, that I’m a fraud. Even though the results say otherwise, your mind says ‘you were lucky’.

This can be discouraging of course, but there are ways to overcome it and tackle the problem in your head.

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New workspace, clearer head

Hustle Energy office

I have been working in an office at home that I’m very grateful for, but it wasn’t working for me. I was in an old dining room converted to an office. It’s great if there are no kids around.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids, but they have to get in my face anytime they have a thought, which is constantly. That makes it difficult to get work done. Recently I started podcasting and having interviews over Zoom. I would sit on the couch in the basement and hide the exercise equipment in the background.

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