If your work ethic is poor, your business is going to join the other 95% of them that fail.
Now I have a question for you, how good is your work ethic? Work ethic is extremely important especially when you’re just starting your business up, because if you don’t put the effort in then your business won’t survive. You need to have an incredible work ethic so you’re able to watch your business blossom.
We’ll be showing you five different ways to improve your work ethic.
#1 Treat your body right
A healthy body will help you build a healthy approach to work because the two are inherently linked.
If you’re feeling tired and lethargic in the morning the last thing you’re going to want to do is roll out of bed and go to work. If you’re tired, it’ll show in your work as well.
Feeling lethargic can be a result of not getting enough sleep or poor exercise, so it could be time trying to increase your sleep and doing more exercise.
We’re not saying you have to prepare to run a marathon, it’s recommended you get 30 minutes of exercise a day and between 7-9 hours sleep, but this can depend entirely on the person.
Try swapping out those coffees and treats you have from fruits and glasses or water. You’ll be surprised how much more energetic you are in the morning.
#2 Eliminate your distractions
How many times do you check your phone a day, the answer is probably way too much.
We live in a world full of distractions which makes it a lot easier for us to get distracted from the more important task at hand.
You need to try and limit yourself to how many times you allow yourself to check your emails, phone, social media etc so you’re able to be more productive for your business.
#3 Work flexible days
Working a nine-to-five isn’t for everyone and you could find yourself regularly flagging at around the 3 o’clock mark. If you do then you may benefit from a more flexible working schedule
Don’t limit yourself to this timeframe, sometimes the best ideas come in the early mornings or late at night.
You should try and make your working schedule as flexible as possible so everyone can stay completely alert and motivated to work.
#4 Start your day strong
Do you regularly turn up to work late by a minute or two from the time you intend to get there? If so then your work ethic needs some fine tuning.
Being late can indicate to others that your lazy and have a lack of desire, but this isn’t always the case. Chances are that you want to get to work on time but something is preventing you from doing so. You need to identify what the root cause is and work on finding a solution.
Everyone can start the working day differently, you need to find what is the perfect working morning. It could be a coffee and 30 mins on a treadmill before you get into work, or sieving through emails, everyone’s different.
Whatever method works for you, stick to it because you’ll soon find that your late arrivals are a thing of the past.
#5 Don’t let mistakes ruin your progress
Everyone slips up, maybe on a daily basis, but no matter how big or small our business is we all do.
What separates good work ethic to great work ethic is how you pick yourself up after your mistakes, learn from them and move on.
If you allow mistakes to ruin your progress, you’ll never be able to get a job done. You have to embrace failure as part of being a business owner. Greatness is never achieved without failures.
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