It is no secret that the NFL has been a wildly popular sport for many years now. It seems like every year, the league grows in popularity and revenue. One of the reasons behind this successful growth is because they have managed to get people hooked on football through their addictive games and marketing strategies. There are many ways to increase success within these leagues, but one way to do so is by following 12 powerful habits. These habits will help you master your game–no matter what it may be!
1) Know Your Numbers: The first step in mastering your game is understanding how well you are doing right now with numbers. Knowing where you stand will help guide your decisions going forward and allow you to see progress as time goes on.
The first step in mastering your game is understanding how well you are doing right now with numbers. Knowing where you stand will help guide your decisions going forward and allow you to see progress as time goes on.
This can be done by taking a look at the analytics–which should be made available through whatever platform you’re using for either blogging or marketing purposes–to take into account things like the number of followers, likes, shares, etc. This data may also include other relevant information such as what type of content does best for which demographic so that it’s easier to tailor posts accordingly!
One easy way to keep track of these numbers is by creating a spreadsheet with columns dedicated specifically for those stats (e.g., followers, likes, shares).
A More Advanced Way to Track Success: You may want to keep track of your success in terms of goals and using data.
Goal #13: Increase my blog followers by 12% within the next six months!
Within this spreadsheet I would create a column for “growth” where you can calculate what percentage increase is needed over time. For example, if today there are 100 people following me on social media and after six months it’s 120 then that’s an increase of 20%. So I have more than doubled my goal so far! To make sure you’re always moving towards your goals–and not getting complacent with any progress made–add another row under those percentages and set a new goal.
Goal #14: Increase my blog likes by 12% within the next six months!
Six Months Later and I now have 200 people following me on social media, which is an increase of 20%. My goal was to reach 220 so in this case it’s a success because I made double what I needed–or got very close to doubling my goal! If instead after six months there were only 210 then that would be considered less than achieving my goals but still making progress towards them. This means if you set your target too high, even when you don’t meet it you’re still going in the right direction (and its better than not moving forward at all). The more precise data will help with measuring growth over time and help you stay on track with your goals.
Goal #15: Increase my blog followers by 12% within the next six months!
Six Months Later and I now have 220 people following me on social media, which is an increase of 20%. My goal was to reach 240 so in this case it’s a success because I made double what I needed–or got very close to doubling my goal! If instead after six months there were only 221 then that would be considered less than achieving my goals but still making progress towards them. This means if you set your target too high, even when you don’t meet it you’re still going in the right direction (and its better than not moving forward at all). The more precise data you have on your goal, the easier it will be to track and make adjustments as needed.
Goal #14: Complete a ten mile bike ride by June 20th!
I’m happy to report that within six months I was able to complete my ten mile bike ride in one hour and 15 minutes–a personal record for me! If you’re feeling stuck about where or how you start with any new initiative, just remember this quote from Bill Clinton “The most important thing is persistence.” Keep going no matter what obstacles are thrown at you. The small things may not seem like they add up but over time they do. A few miles completed every day adds up to lots of mileage when all said and done. The same principle applies to any goal.
Goal #15: Purchase a new car by December 31st!
For the past three years, I’ve been driving my husband’s hand-me-down Honda Accord and it was time for an upgrade–I deserved something nicer just because. Early this year, we started looking around at cars in our price range (used) that would both suit me and be comfortable enough for him too. We found one on Craigslist and after some bargaining with the seller they made us a great deal so now I’m cruising down the street in my brand spanking new Nissan Sentra! It may not seem like much of an accomplishment but every step towards your goals makes you stronger–and what better way than by buying yourself something that you deserve.
Goal #16: Eat only organic food for one week!
I’ve always been a believer in eating clean and healthy foods, but I wasn’t sure if it would be possible to do so every day of the workweek–especially since my husband is a meat-lover who loves his burgers and bacon on weekends. But we agreed between us what our goal was and then set about how best to achieve it; first with an inventory of all the things we had at home (to make sure there were no items that needed replacing), then by identifying which days are easiest for me not going out much during the week because they’re dedicated just to cooking or other tasks, etc., until finally coming up with a plan that would work.
I soon found myself cooking more frequently than I had before, and starting to enjoy the process of deciding what we were going to eat for dinner each night, then prepping it in advance on whatever day worked best while my husband watched his favorite TV show. And when Tuesday came–the day designated just for preparing organic meals–we learned how simple it is to make things like lasagna with roasted vegetables from scratch, or homemade fish tacos with shredded cabbage and guacamole sauce. (It’s also good practice!)
One week later, even though we weren’t perfect all the time about sticking to our goal (for example: sometimes he made me stop at Taco Bell after work because “I was starving and it smelled so good”), we were still eating better–and more healthfully. A few weeks later, I noticed feeling lighter and healthier than ever before; now when my husband comes home from work hungry or tired, he’s not tempted to reach for a microwavable dinner out of convenience because homemade food is right there waiting for him! It also helps that our grocery budget has gone down since cooking at home saves us money on takeout and wasted leftovers in the fridge. Plus, as someone who values being healthy but lives a very busy lifestyle (as many people do), this approach gives me more time with my family each evening after work instead of less–something which can be hard to find these days.