Self- Discipline is so important to be successful in life, but it can be difficult to accomplish at times, especially with bad time management. I have always been able to get tasks done sporadically and within deadlines, but my time management has never been the best. I began doing my daily habits in July, so now I have to begin to do them on a consistent time schedule, something that has always been a challenge for me.
A friend of mine suggested using my phone as a timer and an alarm to make sure I begin each daily activity on time and end each activity on time. The use of a timer makes you move with more urgency to complete the task and when I remembered to use the timer, I was more efficient with completing my tasks.
Furthermore, network marketing involves setting appointments with prospects, cold calling, training your team, keeping up with your customers, and working your current full-time or part-time day job as well, so you really have to manage your time wisely.
It took self-discipline for me to do my daily habits consistently, but now that I am adding more habits, a lack of good time management can no longer be ignored. I have to not only get the tasks done before the end of the day, but I need to do them around the same time everyday, so that I can have a routine and get more things done in a shorter amount of time.
We all have the same amount of hours in a day to get our activities done and if we did them efficiently and with our full concentration, it wouldn’t take us as long to complete each task and we would have some free time to do what we wanted to do each day.
I did my cold calls everyday this week and when I used the timer I moved through the calls faster and could move on to the next task. However, I did not always begin the calls at the same time everyday and my goal this week is to start and end my cold calls at the same time every single day. A daily routine is really a great tool for any career, not just network marketing. I think that a daily routine gives you structure to your day so that you can give yourself time to get the important things done and also take time for yourself. Many times, we want to do the fun things first, but if we have a schedule, we can get the important things done and then do the fun things. Remember that self-discipline will not happen overnight, but you do have to challenge yourself in small areas of your life in order to make a major change over time.
Hope this helps!!