Monday, July 5, 2010

Half Way There

Remember road trips as a child and asking “Are we there yet?” Maybe your own kids have asked you the same thing as you’ve traveled. Now’s a good time to ask yourself “Am I there yet?” toward your goal that is. Have you looked back at the plan you created for 2010? Have you reached the point where you expected to be?

If you are halfway to your goal congratulations! If not, stop thinking about it, rationalizing why you’re not, or making excuses. Instead make adjustments and get going again. You’re at a good spot here because you still have six months to reach your goals. Go for it!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Prospecting and Sponsoring

I love being back in the field sponsoring. I’m hearing first hand all the excuses that naturally come up by consultants about why they can’t call someone today, right now, while they are thinking of them.

Here’s a few with my own thrown in and the rebuttal I have to each of them:

She works.
~ And you know for sure you can’t make a quick call to her at work?
~ So call this evening.
~ Who else can you call now?

I heard she is already working three jobs.
~ Sounds like she needs the cash flow.
~ A direct selling business may be the answer to her work load.
~ Being in control of her schedule may be a huge benefit to her.

Last time I talked to him he wasn’t interested.
~ Life changes.
~ Maybe the company has a new program that is more fitting at this time.
~ I said no last spring too then last fall I said yes.

I don’t want her to think I’m hounding her.
~ If you haven’t even offered the opportunity how can it be hounding?
~ When was the last time you called? An hour ago or last week?
~ When was the last time you actually connected?
~ She can always say no.
~ Is it hounding to give someone a gift they can say "No thank you" to?

I’ll wait till I have a little more success under my belt.
~ In the meantime, someone else who started at the same time will offer
the business and your prospect will sign under them.
~ In the meantime, your friend will be inspired by your confidence to
start a business that she starts in another company.
~ How much success do you personally have to have?
~ Kindergartners use the buddy system, so should you.

What has been your excuse? Get over it! There’s no time like the present. Go make your prospecting calls before your prospect signs under someone else or with another company.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

What You Think and What You Do

Your head is a part of your business. What you believe, how you think, what you feel, your faith, optimism, outlook, awareness, dreams, wants, willingness, it all comes from your head. It’s very important to learn how to run your business and to take action. However, working for yourself requires a strong will and determination which is why working on what’s in your head is equally critical to taking action.

> What are you reading?
> What motivational calls do you listen to?
> What affirmations have you posted?

Your computer can only function to the degree that you put the right programs in it and flush out the viruses when they creep in. In the same way, you need to put the right programs in your head. Programs like good books, uplifting music, motivational CDs, and personal development content. Flush out the viruses that creep in. Viruses like non-supportive people in your life, old habits, and negative thoughts.

What you think will impact what you do. What you do will then impact what success you’ll have. What part of your business do you need to work on today?