what do you do *most* of the time?

I can remember this one day when I got up early, read the newspaper over my coffee, took a walk and then sat down in front of the computer at a normal start-your-work-day hour and began running my business. 

But most days, I open my laptop out of boredom while I eat my morning cereal and get sucked into email and social media right off the bat.  

It doesn’t matter what I did on that one day when I felt super uber productive. What matters is what I do the other 364 days of the year. Those days are the ones that collectively add up to equal our lives. 

Why is it that we work so hard to muster up the courage to do something bold in our business - reach out to a potential contact, ask for a sale, make the pitch - and we feel so good (SO good!) but then immediately slip back into old habits. 

Wanna know one of the biggest secrets to success? Make that occasional thing that felt great but that you never do your habit. 

Did something awesome? Wake up the next day and do it again. And then do it again the next day. And the next. And the next. 

Are you going to want to? Hell no. It’s going to feel hard. And challenging. And it’s going to pull you so far out of the depths of your comfort zone that you’re going to wonder if you’ll ever be able to find your way back. 

But forget the breadcrumbs, sweetheart, because once you step into this new realm - or more realistically, drag yourself there kicking and screaming because OMGDISCOMFORT, you will realize that it’s not a scary place. It’s not the vision of doom and dragons that you made it out to be in your head.  

You’ll instead realize that it’s simply your life. And that through your effort and your stretching and your risk and your colossal efforts, you’ve been able to put yourself into a new league of players - the ones who are fucking doing it. 

You’ll realize that you yourself are now one of the few who are making shit happen and getting things done and living instead of spending all of your time watching everyone else, waiting for your turn, and wondering when your number will be called. 

There’s no one out there choosing numbers, Love. You get to decide when you start. 

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**graphics by Erin Cassidy for Tiffany Han Coaching