The Three R’s

There is a theory that there are three R’s to forming habits. If you’ve read them, then keep reading. You never know where you will find inspiration. If you haven’t, then definitely keep reading. This will help you keep those resolutions in all aspects of life going, we promise.

  1. Reminder. This sounds obvious, but it really isn’t. Having something trigger your memory to do something really does help. Whether it’s a sticky note, an alarm on your phone, a note in your calendar, or a reliable friend, it will be a game-changer. Seriously. Try it.
  2. Routine. Again, seems obvious. But once you create a real routine and aren’t just doing things willy-nilly, the habits will begin to stick. So you know how your mom always said that having a set schedule is a good thing? Sorry, but she was totally right.
  3. Reward. Not so obvious, but definitely a great idea. Are you trying to remember to post a certain number of statuses on Facebook for your company? Once you’ve maintained that goal for a week, get a box of donuts for the office. Trying to remember to reach out to all of your clients once a month? One month of successful phone-calls in, give yourself a golf date with you, yourself, and you. Trust us, it will be a goal that keeps you focused and with your eyes on the prize.

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Dave Oshlag has been helping companies large and small stay organized and focus on the right projects for more than 25 years.  His specialty is saving hours of time wasted on disorganized systems without spending thousands of dollars. He’s best known for enabling massive changes in productivity with tools like W5 Templates that are simple, streamlined and get people organized quickly.

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