One of my favorite resources I use with clients is a book called Get Clients Now by C. J. Hayden. It offers some great suggestions for marketing content, developing processes that help you take consistent action toward goals, and holding ourselves accountable.
What I love most about the book, however, has nothing to do with business at all! The most beneficial change I see when following Hayden’s teachings is the progress that occurs in our lives outside of business simply from the momentum generated by taking consistent action.
Start With an Idea
To get the juices flowing, simply start by writing a progress goal (mine was to grow my email list by offering freebies on my homepage, www.militaryspousecoach). This objective can be in any area of your life, from business to your relationships to health.
The amazing part is, no matter which area you choose, you will start to see progress across all areas of your life.
When I started following Hayden’s approach, I found that, by taking actions in my business like reaching out to past clients, posting on my blog, or publishing a podcast, other areas of my life that were stuck started becoming easier. Moving forward became a consistent practice across all parts of my life.
How This Approach Works
Yes, it really is easier to clean out your kid’s sock drawers after you’ve posted a blog on your website!
At first, I thought this domino effect—“getting more done” with less time—was just me, but then every client I was working with said that they experienced the same thing. They started noticing changes across the board, from visiting the gym more, to attracting more clients, and even building closer relationships with their loved ones. One client explained that, after she took daily action steps to grow her online business, she began to notice more “happy coincidences” in other areas of her life.
While I can’t explain the physics of this phenomenon, I do know that listing and making progress on your to do list in alignment with your goals can have a profound impact on your life. Taking focused action steps leads to business and life success simultaneously, no matter which area you focus on.
Give It a Try
I highly recommend you give this approach a try because, as you start checking things off your business to do list, you’ll somehow create space in the universe for other areas of your life to flow more effortlessly. Even if you don’t meet your goal, you will still be getting closer to success while energizing the other areas of your life.
I tell my clients that a small step is better than no step at all. These actions are like compounding interest—even the smallest deposits will accrue interest over time. So, don’t feel like you have to make a big deposit, just keep depositing small actions on a consistent basis and let them work for you.
With just one little action step, your brain will start looking for other small actions to take and, before you know it, you’ll experience big shifts in all areas of your life.