How To Trick Yourself Into Doing The Most Important Things


When it comes to having your own business, you’re the boss. You can do what you want, when you want.

Of course we all know that you only get results from doing the “right things” in your business. Unfortunately, these things tend to be ones that we put off the most because they’re scary or they take more time and effort.

So how can you trick yourself into doing what it takes move your business forward and make more money? In today’s video, I’ll show you how.

How To Trick Yourself Into Doing The Most Important Things

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What’s the secret?

It’s all about public accountability, done right.

Different people are motivated by different factors, so if you cave under outside pressure or tend to rebel when you have external deadlines… then this recommendation might not be for you.

But you might be able to adapt it by calling in the big reasons why you started your business in the first place, and focusing on those.

The 4 tricks that helped me grow my business

If you tend to be more of a people pleaser like me, then listen up and learn how I essentially tricked myself into doing the hard things that grew my business the most.

  1. If you’ve been procrastinating on creating an opt-in offer to get more people to join your list, then you need to set a date for when you’re going to be rolling out this offer and announce it on your website and start getting people to sign up for your list even before you have your offer created. I guarantee this will get you in action because you’ll have people waiting for the gift that you promised them.
  2. If you are having a hard time launching a product, then it’s time to put together all of the launch materials for the product, selling your beta version, and only then creating the actual product. This gives you even more motivation to get it all done because now you’ve got people who have actually paid you to receive your product. And there’s no way you can let them down. Pressure creates diamonds, and using public accountability to get stuff done in your business is one way to add the right pressure.
  3. To get more of that accountability factor, you can hire someone and pay them money to keep you moving forward.
    Let’s say you’re writing a book: hiring an editor that expects a certain amount of writing at regular intervals is great to ensure that you’re actually going to do all of the writing and get it done.
  4. If having sales conversations is something you put off easily, set time aside in your calendar where you need to be talking to potential clients. Then have an accountability partner check in to make sure you’ve got those times booked with potential clients!

All of these are great ways to get yourself moving in the right direction. If you don’t have a coach or an accountability buddy who knows what you’re aiming towards yet, it’s time to get one!

What are your tricks?

So now that you know of a couple of ways to get yourself into motion and get your business growing, it’s time to post in the comment section to let us know: do you have an accountability buddy?

Do you want one? What has worked best for you to keep doing the tough things in your business that get you the best results?

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