With all the talk about setting goals or mapping out where you want to be in six months, one year or five years, what about those of you who may find yourself just plain stuck. You are unable to move forward, for whatever reason, and make daily progress towards your goals. You’ve been on most of your company’s calls, taken some copious notes, written down your daily and weekly plan of action, and even shown up from time to time at your company’s trainings. But you’ve made little to no progress in your network marketing business in spite of the best of intentions and an honest desire to be successful. Other people in your same business have enrolled many people, hit some great achievement levels and earned some fantastic income, but not you. Not you because you’re stuck.
I’d like to begin with an important quote by the legendary American industrialist and automaker, Henry Ford, who said, “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re gonna do.” Most of us at one time or another have tried to do exactly that. Transferring your intentions onto paper in the form of your action plan is the best place to begin. You may have heard the phrase, “nothing is dynamic until it is specific.”
NOW is the best time to be honest with yourself and put your goals and action plan down in writing. New year, new you . . . right? You CAN make it happen.
Commit your goals to paper and try to make them as clear and specific as possible. What do you plan to do to reach your daily goals, weekly goals, and monthly goals? What would you like to accomplish in 30 days, 3 months, 6 months and one year? Where do you see yourself 3 – 5 years from now? Lay it all out. Be sure to make your plans realistic according to your current skill level and commitment level. It says in Proverbs 21:5 that “the plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty.” Do you want plenty? Are you willing to put forth some diligence to attain your goals? Continue reading “Laying The Proper Foundation for 2011 — Week 11”
If you’re like most of us, you have certain goals or dreams that are important to you. No doubt you’ve written these down in various forms over the years. Have you ever taken the time to create a visual of some of the more important goals you hope to accomplish? A dream board is a great way to have your goals or dreams before you where you’ll see them every day.
I want to mention a few key elements that should be placed on your board. The first element is a compass of some sort. Either a picture of a compass, or an actual one will do. The reason for the compass is to remind you to stay on course. It’s not about keeping track of time . . . or clock watching, if you will. If you’ve written out your Definite Major Purpose, Personal Pivotal Needs, and OATS (see previous posts), then the compass on your dream board is to remind you that you’re headed toward your clearly defined goals. It’s a directional thing, rather than a case of “what time is it” various times throughout the day. Continue reading “Your Dream Board — Week 8”
Would it be okay if I asked you a couple of questions? Are you actively aware of the thoughts that you allow to remain unchecked in your mind on a daily basis? Do you know that while you might not be able to control what pops into your mind, you definitely have control over what you allow to remain there?
Addressing this issue regarding your thought life is crucial in your quest for success. Most successful individuals already know that managing oneself is vitally important to attaining any worthwhile success. A key element in this process is learning how to control what you allow to remain in your mind. This is important because what you allow to remain in your mind, is usually what you end up thinking and meditating upon whether you realize it or not. Over a period of time, these thoughts will shape your beliefs, which in turn will dictate your actions, for better or for worse. Continue reading “Your Thought Life — Week 7”
I finally managed to determine my two PPN’s (Personal Pivotal Needs) that we were asked to put into place as we were writing our Definite Major Purpose. Your Personal Pivotal Needs are very important because they are the basic underpinnings of your written Definite Major Purpose as outlined by Napoleon Hill in his book, “Think and Grow Rich.”
I ended up changing my PPN’s several times because the ones I chose just didn’t feel right. I kept looking at the list of PPN’s over and over. I desired all of them in my life. To have to settle on two primary PPN’s was a difficult thing. It took much soul searching to finally decide on the PPN of Liberty. It felt completely right, the only problem was, it was just one of the two I needed. Back to more soul searching…. then it hit me. TRUE WEALTH… just really resonated with me. It wasn’t even on the list, but I knew it was what I truly wanted. Continue reading “Your PPN’s … Freedom and True Wealth — Week 6”
The first step in achieving any worthwhile success in your business or life is to make sure that you have an authentic written “definite major purpose.” What is your goal? What do you really want? Maybe you’re like most of us who sincerely desire success, but real success always seems to be happening to other people, but not to you. Do you ever feel resistance from within as you start to move towards your goal? Is it a struggle to stay consistent with the actions you know you need to do in order to be successful? If this applies to you, most likely you have an internal “blueprint” that is not programmed for success. Maybe you’ve taken the time to attend business meetings, seminars, conference calls, and webinars to learn strategy after strategy, but still you struggle. You even know all the “success ideas” such as – write down your goals and stick them up all over the house, or attend all the weekly calls and trainings that your company has, or my personal favorite – make sure you have “a why that makes you cry.” Continue reading “Your Internal Blueprint — Week 2”
There are two elements that you need to have in order to achieve big success. Too often, even well-intentioned and talented people leave success to chance. They may know what they want, but it isn’t truly clearly defined on paper. Much of what they want and the plan of action to acquire it, is still in their head. You may have written down your goals numerous times in different forms, but do you have a well-defined and written “definite major purpose” (DMP) as mentioned in the previous post? Let’s begin with that.
First of all, determine what you really want or need. Not what someone else wants for you, what you truly want. That item or items is your DMP. Next, you must decide what you will give in return to acquire this, as there is no such thing as “something for nothing.” Is TV taking too much of your time? Are you spending time with negative people that would hinder you from attaining your DMP? The last step in defining your DMP is to write out the date that you intend to achieve it, emotionalize it, state it in the present tense (as if its already happened) and be specific. Continue reading “Your DMP & OATS — Week 1”