February 1, 2023
My Monday morning started like every other one...blasting music in carline outside my daughter's Catholic school and having a dance party in our own little world, with no concern of what might be going on in the world around us.
It was going to be a BIG day for me. I was going to call up an attorney in another state and have him draft a contract for me for a small development with a potential partner. I was SO excited to get this under contract and get going with the project.
At 8:30a.m., when I figured the attorneys would have enough time to get into their offices and settle down for the day, I started making phone calls.
I picked up the phone and dialed the first law firm. The woman who answered the phone said, "There is no attorney by that name here." Click.
Ohhhh kay. That didn't go like I planned, I thought. I'll just move on to the next one.
I picked up the phone and dialed the second law firm. "Nope we don't have time for that," the attorney snapped at me.
What the hell is going on!? I thought to myself.
Let me just give it one more shot, third time's a try.
I dialed the third law firm, and again was told "No."
Befuddled, I sat back in my chair and questioned why these attorneys wouldn't want to help write a contract? It seems like a basic task, yet I had already heard 3 "no's."
I wanted to give up for the day at this point. But it was only 9:00a.m. I decided instead of giving up, I was going to find something that would be an easy win for me. You know that SEAL guy who wrote the book about making your bed every morning? Well, this is the premise of it. By making your bed every morning, you start everyday with a win.
For some people, that probably works. But if you're high-achievement oriented, making your bed probably doesn't cut it for an achievement.
After my 3 "no's" to start out the day, the best Win I could come up with was to publish all of my social media content. I logged into my systems, published all my content across 4 different platforms, and it's true-- I felt a sense of achievement.
For some people, my Win may not seem like a Win. But that's the beauty in this trick. YOU get to determine what's a win for YOU. It can be as big or as small as you would like it to be.
Ending your day with a win is a good idea as well. It could be spending 10 minutes with your kids, getting in a workout, eating a healthy dinner, relaxing-- whatever it may be.
One of the best ways to stay positive and keep your motivation up, is by starting and ending your day with a win.
What are you going to do for your Win today?