Writers, are you aware of all the things that keep you from your goals?
What will you stop doing, start doing, keep doing during the next 30 days?
This is a question I ask my coaching clients at the end of every month.
If you’re not taking time periodically to evaluate how you spend your time, then you’re probably stuck on autopilot, doing the same things you did last week, last month, or even last year without thinking about them.
It’s not as simple as 1-2-3, what do you stop doing. I encourage you to go deeper than that and look at what you’re already doing really well. Often, you merely need to tweak a few things.
Month by month if you adopt this process, by this time next year you’ll be a new writer.
A simple assessment of your daily action habits includes:
- What are you doing that wastes your time? What action habits do you routinely break, those tiny, big or small things that leave you disappointed at the end of the day for not achieving what you set out to do? Make a list – these will be behaviors you want to STOP doing.
- What are the top 3 action habits you could implement this month, maybe even this week, that would help you be more productive, better trained, or more marketable? Make a list – these will be behaviors you want to START doing.
- What 3 action habits are you already doing that you know benefit your writing life? Make a list – these will be behaviors you want to KEEP doing. (Be sure to give yourself credit for the many things YOU ARE already doing that lead you to your daily successes and writing goals.)
Take some time to reflect on all that you need to stop doing, start doing and keep doing at the end of every month.
Then download my free STOP-START-KEEP DOING TOOL << — (click the link) and fill in the blanks. Post your STOP-START-KEEP DOING TOOL where you see it every day.
Smart writers take time to assess what’s keeping them from their goals. Post a comment to tell us what you’ll STOP-START-KEEP DOING during next month too.