Florida Lawyers Network - FLN - Podcast

Florida Lawyers Network - FLN - Podcast


22. Creating Habits for Success

May 29, 2024
Host: Mo ElDeiry

In this episode, the focus is on cultivating habits for success, emphasizing the importance of consistency in daily actions. The podcast references FM Alexander’s quote, “People decide their habits and their habits decide their futures,” highlighting how habitual behavior shapes outcomes.


The speaker stresses that both action and inaction are habitual and yield respective results, using examples like overeating pizza or neglecting dental hygiene to illustrate the consequences of inconsistent behaviors. For effective networking and marketing, a strategic and routine approach is essential. The FLN program exemplifies this with its structured monthly Chapter Meetings and Power Lunches, facilitating consistent engagement among members. The speaker advises creating a list of referral sources and making daily contacts, avoiding the temptation to procrastinate.


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Show Notes

Introduction:



  • Mo ElDeiry welcomes everyone to the FLN Podcast, expressing gratitude for both new and returning listeners.
  • Announcement of the significant growth in the listening audience over the past few months.
  • Special celebration of the two-year anniversary of the FLN Podcast with a contest for listeners.

Contest Announcement:



  • A contest is being held to guess the total number of listens from May 2022 to May 2024.
  • Open to all listeners, with FLN members eligible to win a $100 credit and non-members eligible for a $50 Amazon gift card.
  • Entries accepted through May 31, 2024, with the winner announced on a future podcast episode.
  • Details available on FLNmembers.com or FLNPodcast.com.

FLN – Message of the Day: Creating Habits for Success



  • Quote by F.M. Alexander: “People do not decide their futures. People decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.”
  • Emphasis on the profound impact of habits on achieving results.

Recommended reading list for understanding habits:



  • “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg
  • “Atomic Habits” by James Clear
  • “Rewire” by Richard O’Connor
  • “Hyperfocus” by Chris Bailey
  • “High Performance Habits” by Brendan Bruchard
  • “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey

Steps to Creating Habits:



  1. **Define Desired Outcomes:**

    – Identify what outcome or result you want to achieve.

    – Understand that the habits you implement will have a significant impact on reaching these outcomes.
  2. **Brainstorm Actions:**

    – List the actions you need to take consistently to achieve your desired outcomes.

    – Focus on daily, weekly, or monthly routines as appropriate.
  3. **Implement Consistently:**

    – Contact one or two people from your referral list each business day.

    – Schedule one day per week to take a referral source out for a meal or coffee to build deeper connections.

Sponsorship Segment:



  • Introduction of the podcast’s first sponsor, Get Staffed Up, a virtual assistant firm for law firms.
  • Description of the services offered by Get Staffed Up, including providing dedicated virtual assistants for various roles in a law firm.
  • Recommendation to read “24 Months to Freedom” by Brett Trembly for insights on leveraging virtual assistants.
  • More information available at GetStaffedUp.com.

Conclusion:



  • Summary of key points on creating habits for success.
  • Encouragement to focus on the process and routines rather than just the goals.
  • Final thoughts on the importance of taking consistent actions to achieve success.
  • Reminder to enter the contest and check out the FLN Podcast for more valuable content.

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