I’m a slow learner sometimes. But when something clicks I go all the way with it.

For example, for the first 5 years of being in business I paid myself sporadically. Basically whenever there was a chunk of money in my business checking account I’d pay myself.

But now, thanks in large part to my beautiful wife (and the fact we’re buying a home this week), I’ve developed the habit of paying myself every two weeks.

I now get paid on the 1st and the 15th of the month (thank you boss!).

And it feels good. I work well with deadlines so knowing that I need to come up with payroll twice a month helps me focus on important things like cash flow, sales and prospecting.

It’s motivation! I’m suddenly inspired to do the things I need to do. Funny how that works.

I even started tracking this on my habit-tracking app (Habit Bull for Android). I’m at 100% if I pay myself twice a month. And for the last few months I’ve been doing great. My goal is to keep this up for at least 12 months.

So just wanted to share this with you because this simple little decision is having a big impact on my life and business.