1. I make my bed every morning. It’s what Marie would call a “Small Ball.” (You’ll have to watch her video to find out about “Small Balls.”) Pausing to make the bed (a two-minute-max task when taken to completion) epitomizes the value of follow-through, and sets the day’s tone for accomplishment!
2. From role model/pal/triathlete/iron-woman Jenne Fromm: When making the choice to work on The Project or not, ask not, “Do I, or don’t I, work on The Project?” Ask, “Do I want to increase my business’ exposure, income and impact – or not?” It changes the weight and focus of the decision to what matters: the REASON for your project.
3. Reward progress. As you metaphorically “eat an elephant one bite at a time,” pause to reward progress on The Project, especially when the real return is long-term. After all, an elephant eater’s gotta pause to digest.
Homework: What helps you follow through on your projects? Make a list of your own tips (and share them here in the comments, please!), or build on Marie’s and mine to have a cheat sheet ready when you’re feeling slack.