Are your habits holding you back from achieving a life filled with happiness, health and success? Have you programmed your inner software with daily routines that slow you down and are stopping you from achieving your true potential? Would you like to achieve your goals and lead a fuller life by destroying bad habits and replacing them with new ones?
Yogesh Chabria, a world-renowned business strategist, motivational speaker and authority on success shares his valuable insights with Entrepreneurboy in this exclusive feature on how he destroyed his old habits to create a brand new happionaire life!
Destruction is also beautiful. Without destruction, there can be no new creation. This is a belief I learnt as a small boy, when I would hear stories about Lord Shiva, the Lord of Destruction.
Even in nature, the old has to be destroyed to give way to the new. A beautiful butterfly takes form only when the old form of a caterpillar is destroyed. The form of a seed is destroyed for it to become a sapling, and then a tree. The fruit that the tree gives again has to be destroyed to give new seeds.
My old habits had caused me to lead a life where I was constantly stressed, anxious, unhealthy, overweight, broke and lost about what I wanted to do with my life and time.
I turned my life around by destroying my old habits. These changes not only impacted my life, but that of everyone around me – my family, my friends, my loved ones and countless people in over 100 countries who have experienced The Happionaire Way of life.
These are the habits I destroyed to create a happionaire life:
1. Being On The Phone 24 x 7
I used to be on the phone till late in the night. I used to pick up each and every call, no matter who it was or what time it was. Instead of spending time with my family, enjoying a nice meal with conversations, I was constantly speaking on the phone.
When I analyzed my phone conversations, I realized that I could reduce an hour’s conversation into a 3-minute chat, just by being precise and clear about what I wanted from it. I stopped picking up calls after a certain hour and now don’t pick up calls if I am in the middle of something.
I call back later and always keep it short, sweet, friendly and simple. This has freed up several hours of my time to actually do productive work. I am now able to make more work related calls during the day and that itself has increased my results by over 10 times.
I also now have a lot more time to spend with family and loved ones, and take care of my physical fitness with exercise.
The phone is a great tool of business, and it should be used as that – a tool. Don’t let the phone become the master of your life.
2. Being On Social Media For Hours
I used to spend hours browsing social media websites, watching videos, reading articles and looking at what others are doing in their life. By the end of it, I wouldn’t realize how hours of my life had disappeared without doing anything productive, nor feeling fulfilled or happy. I also realized that all cat videos are the same.
I stopped spending hours on social media and limit it to around 15 minutes a day. This too is solely to share quotes, videos and have real interactions with people who have attended my seminars or need some help. My social media presence and domination increased after I reduced my time on it.
3. Not Valuing My Time Enough
I used to say “Yes” to everyone who invited me to a function or a party, even though I may not have enjoyed being there. I used to go, imagining it will make people feel bad if I didn’t. I used to spend hours watching TV, playing video games and reading the newspapers.
I changed this once I had a clear purpose and vision in my life. I realized how time is the most important asset as it can’t be bought with money. Once time is gone, it doesn’t come back.
As soon as I started learning the value of time, I stopped saying “Yes” to everything. Remember, when you say “Yes” to one thing, you are saying “No” to a thousand other things you could be doing. I was able to prioritize and people started respecting me more. They realized I’m busy and my time is precious.
Only once you value yourself first, will the world value you.
Which one of these habits do you think you need to destroy to make your life a masterpiece? What other habits do you need to add to your Must-Destroy list? I would love to hear from you!