Blake Snow

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9 habits I want to absorb this spring

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  1. Keep a journal. Because they remind us of our thoughts and feelings as well as photographs remind us of people, places, and things.
  2. Say “no” to distractions. I’ve started doing this already by avoiding the news. Instead of consuming news in the morning, afternoon, and night, I now only read three newsletter summaries from my three favorite sources. This frees a massive amount of time without missing the most important stories to my work.
  3. Hire a professional coach. I did this a few years ago and it nearly doubled my sales. After become complacent recently, I need to do this again.
  4. Forgive those who’ve wronged me. I was raised to forgive but never forget, so this is a challenge. Admittedly, I haven’t been wronged very often. But I do take things personally. I’d rather not.
  5. Create unforgettable moments with those you love. There’s a difference between doing things and doing things that light up someone’s face. I need to do the latter more often for my wife and children.
  6. Become stunningly polite. Because I’m so loud and opinionated, this is hard for me to do. But I’m determined to favor politeness over sarcasm and opinions.
  7. Focus on the good instead of what’s lacking. The power of positive thinking.
  8. Tip well. I usual tip 15–20% regardless of service. I should probably tip 20–25%.
  9. Read these books. The book worm who recommended these seems to know A LOT about books.

Adapted from Robin Sharma’s 60 tips for a stunningly great life

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