By Melissa Krchnak
I’ve recently starting doing planks – a balance and core-building technique – along with my regular exercise routine. This plank business isn’t a joke though. They started off pretty brutal. I set my goal to add just one second to my time a day. I’m overly optimistic so that goal is a far cry from where I naturally wanted to set it. As I’m writing this, I just finished 1:40.
Here’s what I’ve learned:
-The first time hurt almost the whole time. (Makes you want to jump in, eh?)
-After I got used to doing it regularly, it only hurts for a bit. (Mostly when I’m worn out at the end.)
-When I’m tired, it’s toughest to do it, so I do it before anything else and first thing in the morning. (I switched it up once and that was an extra painful day.)
-When I skip a day or five, it’s really tough to pick up where I left off versus doing it everyday when it’s exponentially easier to add my one second goal.
Does this sound like something in your business? Yeah, that thing that shall not be named: lead generation.
Just because you haven’t done it before, doesn’t mean you can’t start. And if it’s been awhile, just eat that frog. I suggest doing your lead generation first thing in the morning while you have all your energy and before life/work/emails/etc. show up. Doing a little everyday will create more consistency (not to mention strength and balance) in your business – and help your bank account avoid that roller coaster.
Melissa Krchnak is a real estate business consultant. Connect with her on Twitter @mkrchnak.