6 Things Successful People Do Every Week

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Ever looked at a woman and thought how does she do it? What’s her secret? Sometimes, it can feel like we’re just moving through the motions and everyone else is achieving something. So, we have compiled successful people’s tips that help us keep kicking butt. Because believe it or not, the secret to success is getting into a routine.

1. They All Have A Morning Routine

After studying the schedules of various high achievers, author Laurathey got up early. Almost all of these women had set morning routines. Getting stuff done early can improve your mood and allow you to feel more in control. Make It Part Of Your Schedule: Start by setting your alarm five minutes earlier than normal. Gradually change your wake up time (try using the Sleep Cycle app) and soon you’ll have an extra hour in the day.

2. They Don’t Panic When Things Go Wrong

Stress and anxiety start to creep up super fast when things deviate from our perfectly organized plans, but issues like these will happen on a daily basis. The only constant in life is change and successful people anticipate this. Plan for mistakes, deal with them rationally and efficiently and move on.

Make It Part Of Your Schedule: Make time every day to help you deal with problems that come up. Half an hour at the end of your workday is ideal – you can work on your daily tasks during the day and fix any problems before you leave.

3. They Work When They Don’t Need To

Early mornings, evenings and weekends are times where most people aren’t even thinking about work. But many successful businesswomen will work whenever inspiration strikes. If you have a great pitch for work, strike while the iron’s hot and get working on it – even if it’s a Sunday!

Make It Part Of Your Schedule: Got a lot of work happening? Plan two hours in your free time when you’ll do work, from replying to emails to making important calls. You’ll realize how far ahead you are on Monday and will feel better for it!

4. They Understand The Power Of Teamwork

Many of the most successful companies were built on teamwork. Being successful is very rarely about being completely independent. You need to work with others, compromise and accept other ideas.

Make It Part Of Your Schedule: If you work in a team, schedule an email chain with your co-workers. Make a note to email regularly to ask for updates on any group project, making it easy for you to quickly get an idea of where everybody’s at.

5. They Take Their Work Seriously

Successful Career Girls truly believe in their work and see value in what they’re achieving. It’s difficult to work productively and become successful if you don’t believe in what you’re doing.

Make It Part Of Your Schedule: Schedule half an hour at the end of your working week to review your goals and dreams and see how you’re progressing towards them. This will help you to achieve your goals and, more importantly, it will help you believe in your goals.

6. They Relax When They’re Finished

Worrying about work while you’re not there can run you down and make you less productive, successful people actually know when to switch off – even if it’s harder than normal. They take a break and don’t let their work life bleed into their personal life.

Make It Part Of Your Schedule: Write down three goals you want to achieve during your next working day. Write down how you will achieve them too, as this will help you to feel focused so you can switch off and enjoy your downtime.

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photo: by tezza

 

Ever looked at a woman and thought how does she do it? What’s her secret? Sometimes, it can feel like we’re just moving through the motions and everyone else is achieving something. So, we have compiled successful people’s tips that help us keep kicking butt. Because believe it or not, the secret to success is getting into a routine.

1. They All Have A Morning Routine

After studying the schedules of various high achievers, author Laurathey got up early. Almost all of these women had set morning routines. Getting stuff done early can improve your mood and allow you to feel more in control.

Make It Part Of Your Schedule: Start by setting your alarm five minutes earlier than normal. Gradually change your wake up time (try using the Sleep Cycle app) and soon you’ll have an extra hour in the day.

2. They Don’t Panic When Things Go Wrong

Stress and anxiety start to creep up super fast when things deviate from our perfectly organized plans, but issues like these will happen on a daily basis. The only constant in life is change and successful people anticipate this. Plan for mistakes, deal with them rationally and efficiently and move on.

Make It Part Of Your Schedule: Make time every day to help you deal with problems that come up. Half an hour at the end of your workday is ideal – you can work on your daily tasks during the day and fix any problems before you leave.

3. They Work When They Don’t Need To

Early mornings, evenings and weekends are times where most people aren’t even thinking about work. But many successful businesswomen will work whenever inspiration strikes. If you have a great pitch for work, strike while the iron’s hot and get working on it – even if it’s a Sunday!

Make It Part Of Your Schedule: Got a lot of work happening? Plan two hours in your free time when you’ll do work, from replying to emails to making important calls. You’ll realize how far ahead you are on Monday and will feel better for it!

4. They Understand The Power Of Teamwork

Many of the most successful companies were built on teamwork. Being successful is very rarely about being completely independent. You need to work with others, compromise and accept other ideas.

Make It Part Of Your Schedule: If you work in a team, schedule an email chain with your co-workers. Make a note to email regularly to ask for updates on any group project, making it easy for you to quickly get an idea of where everybody’s at.

5. They Take Their Work Seriously

Successful Career Girls truly believe in their work and see value in what they’re achieving. It’s difficult to work productively and become successful if you don’t believe in what you’re doing.

Make It Part Of Your Schedule: Schedule half an hour at the end of your working week to review your goals and dreams and see how you’re progressing towards them. This will help you to achieve your goals and, more importantly, it will help you believe in your goals.

6. They Relax When They’re Finished

Worrying about work while you’re not there can run you down and make you less productive, successful people actually know when to switch off – even if it’s harder than normal. They take a break and don’t let their work life bleed into their personal life.

Make It Part Of Your Schedule: Write down three goals you want to achieve during your next working day. Write down how you will achieve them too, as this will help you to feel focused so you can switch off and enjoy your downtime.

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  • Great article however one point is that successful women work when inspiration strikes.. mornings/evenings/weekends, and then further down it says that they don’t let work bleed into personal life… so which one is it? I’m not a fan of how North America doesn’t have the greatest work/life balance and how the only way to be successful is to work extra hours and longer and harder. 40 hours a week isn’t enough??

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    • Hey Diana!
      The article says to relax and not let it bleed into your personal life when you’re finished (doing all that work in bed presumably!) but I agree with you, finding a work/life balance is really difficult. Especially when you’re starting your own business, it can be hard to switch off. I’d say the best thing to do is weigh up what you really have to do, and what can wait until later. That’s what I’ve started doing, that and shutting off my laptop and locking my phone up haha! x