How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything - jenglantz

How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything

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April 12, 2021

How you do anything is how you do everything.

My favorite virtual workout instructor says this phrase like she’s reading an inspirational quote off a coffee mug but she says it so much it’s hard not to believe it.

It’s hard not to believe it because usually when she says it, I’m supposed to be doing squat thrusts but I’ve already given up to rest on my yoga mat and stare at my dead plants.

How you do anything is how you do everything.

I look around the apartment when I hear her say those words to make sure nobody is around. The way Goofy stares at me is enough to make me quit daydreaming, pick up a set of weights, and huff and puff my way through the workout.

Watch yourself when you’re folding laundry, when you’re cooking, when you’re doing small everyday tasks around the house.

You realize things about yourself.

EX: I know I am very stubborn. So I know that I always make things extra hard for myself. 

How I do anything is how I do everything. And I do everything in a stubborn way. 

I also know that I’m the kind of person who rushes through things. I rush through the workout. I rush through folding laundry. I rush through cooking, which is why none of my recipes ever work out. 

I’m the kind of person who lives life like it’s ending tomorrow. That is just the spirit, my soul, who I am. That’s the energy that I just wake up with in the morning. And it’s a blessing and a curse, but I know that about myself.

So why I’m telling you this is because how we start the year is how we live the rest of the year, If we don’t pause, take inventory and pivot.

How was your first chunk of 2021?

 Because it’s over, it’s done and it’s in the past. 

What are the things that worked well for you? What are you proud of? What did you accomplish? What did you do that was out of your comfort zone? 

On the flip side, my friend, what are the things that you picked up as a habit that you want to drop? What are the goals you forgot about? What are the things you’ve been putting off?

Challenge yourself to know this.

How you do anything is how you do everything.

So how have you been living life so far this year?

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Hey! I’m Jen Glantz

I’m a Brooklyn-based writer who turned a Craigslist ad into a viral business and a six-figure empire. I’m sharing all of my secrets so together, we can work on getting you started on that *thing* you’ve been daydreaming about for far too long.