Amanda’s Five Habits for Success

Amanda’s Five Habits for Success

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Over the years, I’ve learned that there are five key things I do on a regular basis in order to be successful.  In the last three years, I’ve been able to start a private practice, leave my full-time job and create a thriving 6-figures counseling office in Pembroke Pines, working mainly with people in their 20’s and 30’s who want to feel empowered in their lives and learn how to live their dreams.

In order to be successful in my dreams, I had to dream big while also doing the following things:

1. Write down your goals and review them on a regular basis

I keep a journal with my goals and dreams and wishes.   I’ve started writing a gratitude list for things that haven’t happened in my life but I KNOW will.  In addition to personal goals, I also have a business plan that drives my decisions around my business.

2. Exercise on a regular basis

Keep the endorphins high is an ultimate goal of mine.  I exercise 3-5 times a week, every week.  This might include long walks on the beach or short walks through my neighborhood with my dog but I make it a priority to exercise.  Doing yoga once a week helps keep me balanced.

3. Reading everything!

Read everyday and read often and read widely.  I learned just as much from reading Harry Potter as I have reading any therapy book or business book.  Reading is a wonderful habit and one you should and could be addicted to.

4. Keep running lists

Keeping lists of everything helps keep me on track.  I’ve got lists for the day, week, month and year.  I keep lists of long-term and short-term projects.  Using the notes in my phone has proved to be extremely effective.  I also feel great when I’m able to check something off of my list.

5. Work smart, not hard

This is more of a motto than a specific tool for success.  Whenever I am sitting down to tackle something, I always look at taking a direct route.  I like to be efficient because it allows me to get more accomplished.  Look for ways to improve efficiency and efficacy in your tasks and you’ll propel your life.


Habits for success

For me, putting these five steps into action has helped me succeed in life and in business.  What are your tips for success that my readers would benefit from?  Comment below and let us know.


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Amanda Landry, LMHC, CAP decided to become a therapist while attending Nova Southeastern University. She saw the need to help people achieve the life they wanted to live, while creating a life of her own. She completed her master’s in Mental Health Counseling and started a career in the juvenile justice arena. Since then, she has started a private practice in Pembroke Pines, Florida, specializing in depression, anxiety relationship issues, and substance abuse. Amanda is a believer in holistic treatment and she practices veganism, meditation and yoga in her life. Find out more about her practice here. For a free 15-minute consultation, call or text Amanda at 954-378-5381 or email her at amanda@amandapattersonlmhc.com.

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