Success in any endeavor, starts with a goal. The only way to have a profitable business is to set goals and take action. Do the necessary things to produce profits. An average person with clearly defined, written goals will run circles around a genius without them.
Goals and a plan are what guide you. Average people do not have a plan. They react to the economy and get caught up in worry that paralyzes them. When you are not working from a plan, you end up spinning your wheels.
Know your WHY
Part of setting up goals is to know WHY you are doing this. What do you want to accomplish?
Set goals that actually mean something. Don’t just set a goal that you want to earn more money. The goals must be specific and you must write them down. If your goal is income related, don’t just say I want more income. Make is specific. Let’s say, an income goal of earning $2,000 a month in your network marketing business. Set a time frame or a deadline in which you can realistically accomplish that goal. I like to set a time frame, then work to beat my time frame. If you miss your deadline, simply reset the deadline and keep working on it. Sometimes things happen that effect your timeline. If that happens, no biggie, just reset the deadline and keep moving toward it.
Set Smaller Goals as Stepping Stones
Once you decide what goals you have, the next step is to set small goals that are stepping stones to get you to your bigger goals. If your goal is an income amount, what are you going to do to make it happen. What daily activities are you going to do to get you there. Write down those goals too. I used to be in the habit of making a list of monthly goals every month on the first of the month. I still do that but I do it a little differently.
Make a Plan of ACTION
Make a list of all the things you will do take steps toward reaching your goal. Use as many details as possible.
How many people do you want to talk to every day or every week?
How many business cards, flyers or other promotional pieces will you give out?
How many Drop Cards will you leave?
How many postcards will you mail?
How many Wellness Reports Newspapers will you pass out?
How many Social Media contacts will you make?
How many articles will you write?
How many emails will you respond to?
How many info packets will you mail out?
How many SUCCESS MINDSET audios or books will you read?
How many training audios will you listen to?
I could go on and on here with things you could add to your plan. Be detailed, write it down, add things as you need to and keep moving. Make your plan of action, then take ACTION.
Visualize Yourself Reaching Your Goal
Visualization is very important in working toward reaching your goal. You should do some visualization every day. Try to be as clear and vivid as possible. Visualize what you will be doing and how you will act once you reach your goal. I like to lay in bed before I sleep with a bit of visualization.
A Visualization Tool I Use:
Many years ago I had the idea that I could make a check that looks like my company bonus check. A check written to me in the amount of my goal.
I made a scan of one of my bonus checks and saved it as an image template that I could update as my goal changed. My first income goal was $1,000 a month but I decided that I wanted it to look like a real number rather than a pretend check so I made it $1158.15. I printed it so I could have it visible on my desk so I could see it every day while I work. Once I reached that goal, I made another one for $2158.15. Every time I reached my goal, I made up a new check with another thousand added to it.
In the beginning, having the checks increase by $1,000 seemed easier to believe in. I won’t tell you where I am at today but that I still do this. I always have a check with my current income goal that I am working toward. Having it printed and on my desk makes it easier to visualize it.
Whatever goals you have, keep working toward them. Never give up.