The Road to Success – Routines, Rituals and Repetitions

Routines Rituals Repetitions

Forget the BEHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) for a minute and don’t think practice makes perfect.  Think practice makes permanent.

You start by understanding that our will power is finite.  It’s  like any other muscle we have and as we use it, it depletes, so it will only take you so far in achieving your goal.  You can build willpower if you exercise it in a deliberate manner.  You also must maintain your willpower reserves so you can use this power when you really need it.

Ever wonder why most people can’t keep new year’s resolutions?  They rely solely on will power and eventually succumb to their primal desires.  Bad habit triggers constantly bombard us until they ultimately wear down the will power down that we have.  Ultimately, we capitulate and fall back into our old ways.

Whether we know it or not, 40% of our behaviours are habits

When we take our conscious thinking off the brain gas pedal we slip into subconscious autopilot.  Whatever habits you have engrained in your brain at the time is where your subconscious takes you.  Basically, our brains are lazy and they like to run on auto pilot so they can manage other things.

So, what to do?

Success comes from compounding the effects of the little things that most people think are inconsequential and just don’t do.

Take a look at Gretzky.  Wayne Gretzky would always tuck in the right side of his jersey. This started when he was six years old playing minor hockey in the ten-year old division. Because Wayne was so small, and the jerseys were so big on him, he’d tuck in the right side of his jersey to compensate. He then kept doing it for the remainder of his hockey career.  Superstition or science? I’d say science. High performance athletes, leaders, business people use rituals to put them in a higher state of performance.

Some researchers determine that rituals help us get into a state of deliberate practice, or help us get into deep work.

Rituals, are almost always patterns developed by an external source, and adopted for reasons that might have nothing to do with decision making. Whereas, habits are behaviors that are self-generated. A habit is a decision that someone makes at some point, and then stops making but continues doing.

At the end of the day, when you are creating a goal you want to achieve, make sure it fits with who you are and what’s important to you (your core values).  Next, think about how you can break it down into doable small chunks making it easier for the willpower reserves you have built to execute on your goal.  Then make sure you develop supporting rituals and habits that you will do just automatically through your subconscious.  This will build willpower reserves and enable you to leverage the willpower you do have to get things done.   You want to get into a steady rhythm of daily accomplishment that you can create for yourself.  William James the father of psychology was quoted as saying: “Little by little you build your power”

Then you take that little stuff and let it grow every day as Jeff Olson talks about in his book “The Slight Edge”.  Jeff went from a beach bum to a millionaire building on his little things.  Also, remember this.  “Catch yourself thinking.”  Basically 90% of our thinking is stuck in the past.  Your only point of power is in the now, so replace those old thoughts with thoughts that will help support goals that will create the successful future state you desire.

Gary Cerantola is a YB12 Business Coach and Business Advisor for Critel Professional Services, www.critel.ca

 

Get Ready for 2017 – Have Your Best Year Ever

Join Gary Cerantola at the Clever Office 7:00 pm December 15, 2016 for a FREE 60 Minute Presentation on how to have the Best Year Ever in 2017 

Clever Office: Unit 220, 1 First Street, Collingwood, Ontario

Contact the Clever Office at 705 532-1144 or email us at info@critel.ca to reserve your spot.

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This dynamic and motivational presentation experience is like switching on a light.  You can use these practical insights to accomplish better results immediately!  Just imagine if you were able to beat procrastination, meet the challenge of change and achieve breakthroughs in performance and achievement!  If this were true, you would find your “A” game and would out-think, out-work and out-class the competition. The result – more customers, better productivity, more profit and your best year ever in life and business!  You’re sure to gain a great deal from this FREE presentation

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There are 4 specific reasons why people procrastinate. You’ll discover what these are along with the formula for getting done what has to be done at work and at home. This is not an ‘airy fairy’ message in any way! Instead, this is a pragmatic, structured and to-the-point system for taking more action and getting things done in life. You’ll learn how to take action without stress or other common pitfalls that cause people to fail. This will be the best 60 minutes you have ever spent discovering the secrets to beating the failure cycle, overcoming procrastination, focusing your thinking and empowering yourself to win this year!

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Gary has a proven history of working with Business Owners, Managers and individuals to help them accomplish more, grow revenue, improve profits and boost productivity. Gary is an experienced business leader, business executive, quality practitioner, group facilitator, educator, keynote presenter and one on one coach. He has a detailed working knowledge of the leadership and communication skills which will influence people to follow your lead willingly. Whether it’s leading a team, managing difficult behaviour, selling a product/service, or having your best year ever, Gary provides unique and practical insights into how to improve your results.  Gary has helped many business owners in the Collingwood area to build their business plans and teaches business courses for Georgian College having also taught for Phoenix and Meritus Universities.

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“A different way of altering my reality or a different way to consider how I can control my reality”

̴ Stefanie McManus

“It was a reinforcement of my beliefs and actions.”    Bob Milthorpe

I learned taking the smaller steps to reach your goal is better than to just leap.  Everything you discussed tonight made so much sense.”    Laura

“Gary explained in great detail, the opportunity of taking charge of your life and gaining great personal success.  Great Job – Thank You.”     David Cubitt, President Wasaga Beach Brewing Company

“I really enjoyed and absorbed all of the material. I was really struck with the failure cycle and feel I am on a much better state of mind to tackle it when it comes up.”    Ross Burley

“Point made gave me a new perspective of looking at goals and how to achieve them.  Starts with emotions and continues through reality.”    Harold Zukerman

“I like the term “Preferred Reality Conditioning”.”    Janet Auty Carlisle 

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Here’s what some attendees said at the August 25th FREE YB12 Keynote Presentation – 50-minute Presentation on “How to Have Your Best Year Ever!” 

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“A different way of altering my reality or a different way to consider how I can control my reality”

̴ Stefanie McManus

“It was a reinforcement of my beliefs and actions.”   ̴ Bob Milthorpe

I learned taking the smaller steps to reach your goal is better than to just leap.  Everything you discussed tonight made so much sense.”   ̴ Laura

“Gary explained in great detail, the opportunity of taking charge of your life and gaining great personal success.  Great Job – Thank You.”    ̴ David Cubitt, President Wasaga Beach Brewing Company

“I really enjoyed and absorbed all of the material. I was really struck with the failure cycle and feel I am on a much better state of mind to tackle it when it comes up.”   ̴ Ross Burley

“Point made gave me a new perspective of looking at goals and how to achieve them.  Starts with emotions and continues through reality.”   ̴ Harold Zukerman

“I like the term “Preferred Reality Conditioning”.”   ̴ Janet Auty Carlisle

 

NEXT FREE Keynote Presentation YB12 Have the Best Year of Your Life SEPTEMBER 8th, 2016, 7:00 pm at the Clever Office.

Contact Stefanie McManus at the Clever Office at 705 532-1144 to book your attendance 7:00 pm September 8, 2016 at the Clever Office Unit 220, 1 First Street, Collingwood, Ontario

Have Your Best Year Ever! FREE Keynote Presentation

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“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” Henry Ford

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Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: The Clever Office, 1 First Street, Unit 220, Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 1A1

YB 12, YOUR BEST YEAR EVER!

Are you at the point of “crystallization of discontent” right now and you know it’s time to make a serious commitment to change in your life, in your relationships, in your business…. ?

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  • How would you like to create the sort of balance in all areas of your life that you have always dreamed of? How would you like to have the awareness needed to have the power to seize on life now?
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  • How would you like to learn how to have the power to change the way you think, the way you speak, the way you feel, the way you act and create and shape the future you always wanted to have.
  • How would you like to give your life focus and positive movement in the right direction?

 

IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THESES QUESTIONS IS YES, THEN ATTEND OUR FREE KEYNOTE PRESENTATION.

The presentation is focused on beating Procrastination, getting more done in less time and generally having your best year ever!

The talk will cover:

  • Acknowledging your mindset for excellence to achieve your goals.
  • How to break free from Procrastination and end the failure cycle
  • How to identify and overcome the four reasons we procrastinate.
  • Exploring the three main elements of life, and where we spend most of our time and how not to let the past control your future.
  • Understanding why most people don’t change and that you have the capability to change.
  • How mental barriers get in the way and stop you from achieving what you want from life.

 

By the end of the talk you will have a better understanding of why you do things the way you do to achieve the results you have now.  How you can embrace change to create the life you want. 

You will leave with THREE tools to use to create your future and change your mindset and shape your future and insights you can apply to your approach to life and business that you can start to apply immediately.

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CALL AND BOOK YOUR SPOT at our Free Keynote Presentation for September 8th, 2016

Contact Stefanie McManus at the Clever Office at 705 532-1144 to book your attendance

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L9Y 1A1

Or, email: info@critel.ca

Gary Cerantola, P.Eng., MBA, Authorized YB12 Coach