Good Habits – the Most Powerful Tool of All

Good habits become the structure that hold up your day. Structured days become the scaffolding that uphold your life. Every decision has a consequence. Best to make good ones.

Now if you’re a creative and you already feel yourself bridling at the idea of structure. I get it. Truly. But here’s the thing, your structure is not a box… it’s not a prison. Rather, your structure is merely good habits done daily that set you up for success.

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Your habits are created from your decisions. They can be tailor made to fit your life and goals. And here’s a truism: Just at habits start as decisions, decisions also become habits.

Don’t bridle at structure. Take the reins.
~LeAura Alderson,

The Habit of Habits

One of the simplest and yet most important tools to employ for your business success is to make a habit of having good habits.

Habits are the building blocks of your day. They create the structure within which you can get your work done. Habits compound to build the home of your life.  They become that which houses all that you do… the rooms where you live.

You do not daily have to build your home in order to have a roof over your head. You do not need to construct a shelter to keep the elements off and wild animals out. Fortunately, most of us have homes that we wake up in and come home to each day. Your home’s structure is there. It is your place in which your life happens. You know you can count on it to shelter you.

The habits you intentionally implement will create the place where you can do the work that matters to you while not needing to worry about the things that don’t. Your good habits become that inner office for creating the work you wish to share with the world.

Do not underestimate the power of habit to serve you… or destroy you.
~LeAura Alderson

Here’s more on how to create powerful habits for professional growth.

Good Habits List

Establishing one new habit each day, or even each week, will help get you get in the flow of creating positive change in your life.  Here are some ideas of fairly simple habits that you can use to get started!

  • Drink water with a squeeze of lemon first thing in the morning
  • Write down what you’re grateful for every morning and/or evening
  • Start your day with a healthy breakfast.
  • Complete at least one important goal in the morning before doing anything else
  • Take 5-minute workout breaks or at least one workout break during the day
  • Start listening to an educational podcast on a topic you’re interested in.
  • Make a habit of positivity and elevation by tuning into motivating and elevating people and programs. We love Impact Theory.
  • Get fresh air and sunshine each day that you can. Nature, helps you connect with and nurture your nature.

Remember don’t over-complicate or over-think building new habits.  Progress is about daily efforts which compound.

Make a habit of good habits.
~LeAura Alderson

Recommended Books on Habit

For a deeply researched and insightful book on habits, you will most likely enjoy the best seller: The Power of Habit.

Two other favorite books along these lines are The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy, and also The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson, one of Darren Hardy’s mentors.

And if you enjoy a really deep dive into the art and science of structure, this is an amazing mind-expanding book: A Beautiful Constraint, by Adam Morgan and Mark Barden.


Life is a question, and how we live it is our answer.
~The One Thing book, by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

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