If You Aren’t Tracking It, You Aren’t Doing It

For the record, I can’t stand tracking my activities. It’s the foundation of any successful business, and yet it’s my least favorite thing to do. I find it tedious, it adds an extra set of papers to the mix, and then there is that part about having to be super honest about what I did or didn’t do. It’s a drag.

I know what I’m supposed to do, I intend to do it, I plan my actions at the beginning of the week, but I often skip the step at the end of the week where I review everything to make sure I actually did it.

Enter the Ninja Monday Morning Agenda. I’ve known about it for a while now, but I keep avoiding it. I’m sure that what I’m doing is close enough. It’s 4 pages long, isn’t that going overboard?

But this week I decided, what the heck, let’s give this thing a try.

And all I can say is WOW! It’s different. It’s better. It’s worth it.

It takes about 20 minutes to complete. There is an online version if you want to be environmentally friendly, but I print it out. For me, there is something powerful about taking pen to paper and physically writing it out.

The biggest difference between the Ninja agenda and what I have been doing? It forces you to treat your business like a business, not just some tasks to check off the list. I’m great at knowing how many contacts I want to make in a week and when a marketing piece needs to go out, but I often get stuck in the completing of the tasks and lose track of the bigger picture.

This asks bigger picture questions like: What went well last week? How can I improve this week? Am I reviewing my business plan and doing my affirmations and gratitudes? It may not sound important, but taking a few minutes to focus on questions like these once a week can change how you show up. You start seeing opportunities that you missed before, or finding new ways to connect and serve.

If you’ve taken and installation or are part of a mentorship group, you should have received a copy.

So as much as it pains me to say it, tracking matters. What will you track? What will you commit to?

To your success!

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