18 Small Things You Can do That Will Make a Big Difference

About a year ago I purchased a set of resistant fitness bands online. The idea was with my busy travel schedule I could easily fit them in my suitcase and do a 15 to 20 minute workout in the hotel room prior to speaking.

That small decision has been a great investment in fitness and health. I can pop on some upbeat Pandora radio and get a nice workout to start my day. It got me thinking of a number of small things I can do that make a big difference in the quality and effectiveness of my life and leadership.

Here's my "small things" list I wrote in my journal that can make a big difference for me and you:

  1. Put soft music on in the morning for the first hour
  2. Meditate for five minutes between 5 AM and 6 AM
  3. Pray for my family by name
  4. Write out my "vital three" for the day
  5. Drink one big glass of water in the first hour
  6. Stretch
  7. Walk 20 minutes
  8. Reduce sugar
  9. Eliminate processed foods
  10. Greet people with a smile
  11. Listen to an audiobook
  12. Make the bed in the morning
  13. Write in my journal daily
  14. Make sure my office is organized and clean
  15. Reach out to one new client a day
  16. Unplug after 7 PM
  17. Be present with loved ones
  18. Give thanks at the close of each day and say "Good morning, Lord "when I awake

What would you add to your small list to make a big difference?

The legacy you leave is the life you lead… Those small daily decisions in the end make a big impact.

Here's to positive habits!

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