Get more from your willpower

Research suggests that by now you’ll have failed in implementing your New Year’s resolutions. If you haven’t, “Bell Done” – keep it up.

If you have, here’s a quick blog that might help you get back on track.

You see, you need to help yourself, otherwise you’ll keep failing. Keep feeling the pain and never improve.

Here’s a little tip I learnt a couple of years ago.

It is called “willpower leverage”.

Put simply, in the same moment you decide to do something in the future, you take action now to make it much more likely that you will achieve it.

Here’s how it works…

I’ve made a commitment to drink less alcohol this year. Now, there are always bottles of wine, beer and gin (amongst others) in the house and it is incredibly easy to come home and open one.

So, in order to leverage my willpower, I have emptied the house of alcohol and put it all in the shed at the bottom of the garden. Now if I fancy a drink I have to put my shoes and coat on, hope it is not raining, and traipse to the bottom of the garden to get it. All of a sudden it is not so convenient and therefore much less attractive.

In my moment of strength, I have helped myself be strong in my potential moment of weakness.

Here’s how you can use this in your practice…


Simon Says

Let’s say your New Year’s resolution was…

To be more proactive with clients – make an appointment with a client now!

Spend more time with your team – book a meeting with them now!

Run a webinar – get the time in the diary now!

Take more holidays – book the holidays now!

Pick the kids up from school – set a regular day to do it now!

Lose weight – hide all the cakes now!

You see, when you think about it, for everything you want to do in the future, you can do something now to help you become more likely to do it.

If you can’t, bounce me an email and I’ll see if I can help.

Let’s Get Started…

Pull Your Socks Up…


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Simon has been inspiring, challenging and supporting business owners and their teams to be the best they can be since 1997. In the first three years he owned GreenStones, he quadrupled its profits, tripled its turnover and doubled the number of team members. And if that is not enough he has also ran the London Marathon, cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats (raising over £20K for Arthritis Research) and qualified as a hypnotherapist. Simon now spends his time helping business owners use the Bravest Business Model to help them focus on the most important functions of their business. After they have been working with him for a while they start to earn the money they deserve, they get more time with their family doing the things they want to do and they make their mum proud!

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