Time Management

Serious Direct Sales Business Schedule For Success

Posted on February 4, 2013. Filed under: How To Do The Business, Problem Solving, Time Management, Tips for your business | Tags: , , , , , , |

This is VERY EXCITING! You have your own business. You love the products and believe in the company you represent, but is that enough? Sometimes, having all the right tools is not enough. Sometimes, it’s YOU that needs to get onboard with your goals. It can help to write about your journey in a daily journal. Write down your dreams, hopes, challenges and record your successes. This will both encourage you and keep you honest! Start writing Now! write it down

It can also help to write down your schedule: If, right now you know your are struggling in your business and that you are not reaching your goals, make today the day to begin to take positive action. Start this process by making a schedule for all the action steps you SHOULD be taking.
Here are a few ideas of things to include in schedule:
– Plug In: Get on company calls and webinars at least once a week.
– Make calls: Serious networkers can make 100+ calls a week.
– Knock on some doors: Canvassing is a must if you want to grow your business. 10 doors per week minimum.
– Plan a Party: Host at least one event per month.
– Get to events: Tables are important. Have a table at an expo or other event at least once a moth.
– Advertising: It takes time and or Money, but you have to do it. Get it done!
– Be Creative: Give yourself 10 minutes a day to brainstorm new ideas. Then schedule 1 hour per week to implement your new plans.

Writing everything down can help you get focus in a million different ways, but the most import may be be to show you what action steps you are ‘really’ taking. If you have nothing in your journal and nothing on your schedule, don’t expect to have any business. If, on the other hand you can see in writing, that each day you have a few small steps to take and you record the results from each step taken- you will have a lot to celebrate. 🙂
So, start writing! Make today a day that you are proud of.

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Words on a Page

Posted on November 28, 2012. Filed under: Attitude, Get Your Energy Flowing, How To Do The Business, Inspiration, Making It In Net Work Marketing, Must Read Books, Time Management, Tips for your business | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Do you sometimes just sit down with a book and open to a random page to look for wisdom/inspiration? Some of my best ideas have come from this little action.

Have you ever tried it? What happened? Did you learn a business lesson at just the right moment? Where you motivated to take a risky step that made all the difference? What’s YOUR STORY?

Heres a few to get you started:
  • Mariah Colella-Slider I do it with my bible… and it always helps!
  • Giorgianna Michelle Goudas I have done this with my book of meditations.. and also with the bible. I have done this not for business reasons, but if I felt lost or confused in general… Actually, I can say that 90% of the time I come across something that helps me get through whatever it is that is keeping me down! 🙂:) In effect,though, this does help me professionally, because if we are not “okay” mentally/emotionally, we cannot work to the best of our abilities. 
    Great question!!

    This one happened this morning:

    I had to get up and take a walk.  I needed to THINK my way through a problem.  I was getting no where sitting in front of the computer.  As, I pushed away from my desk, I grabbed “How To Get Rich” by Felix Dennis.  As an author, he is not my usual cup of tea, but he is one of the worlds most successful entrepreneurs, so I have been reading his book ssssllllooooowwllyy over the last few months, for inspiration.  I am on the chapter called The Power of Focus – yeah ironic.

    Here’s what I read,

    “Only hire winners.  There may or may not be such a thing as bad luck.  But whether it exists or not, it is certainly contagious.  Hire Winners or people you believe will become winners.  Fire whiners and moaners swiftly.  That’s contagious, too.  You are trying to create an environment where making money is on everyone’s mind most of the time.  Losers and winers usually have other priorities.”  

    Those words hit me like a bolt from above today!  They stopped me in my tracks and lit a whole new idea in my head!  Here’s what came from that moment of INSPIRATION:  Problem – Trying to Save the World.  lol Yeah, I work on that sometimes.  

    I was thinking about how to help certain people with their business.  I was thinking about my own experiences in Direct Sales and then applied Felix’s advice.  In Direct Sales, reps typically think, “I’d be happy if anyone joined my business.  The more sign ups the better.”  BUT… Felix and I do NOT agree.

    “Only Hire Winners!”  No, you are not ‘hiring’ people when they join your organization, but you are letting them in to your  business and they WILL have an effect on your SUCCESS. “Bad luck” like a Bad attitude is CONTAGIOUS, and it can suck up a lot of your time and energy – just thinking about it.  Example:  Think about the people that already exists on your team.  Remember back to a moment when one them ‘whined or moaned’.  lol Just thinking about them, makes you start frowning right?!  It stops you in your path. Solving their problems kept you from your priorities – Right?

    Now, think about someone on your team, who has had some success, maybe more that you.  Do you start dreaming about the future when they pop in to your mind?  That’s what happens to me.  Their Winning Attitude is CONTAGIOUS, even when I just think about them and when I hang around them – WOW!  That’s POWERFUL STUFF!

    In your business, you are trying to earn money.  There may be a lot of other admirable things you are trying to accomplish too, but in order to succeed at any of these things You Must, “Create the environment”.  Weed out Losers and SEEK out Winners and you will find that you have a lot more time, a TON more fun and a huge amount of success!

    Thanks Felix!

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Don’t Waste Your Time

Posted on November 12, 2012. Filed under: Get Your Energy Flowing, How to Make It, Inspiration, Time Management, Tips for your business | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Time Management can be a huge struggle for any entrepreneur.

The key- Don’t Waste Your Time:                  

Define your purpose!

Your priorities, energy, mental clarity and focus will then fall naturally in to place.

When you become really clear about who you are and what you want, your purpose will become clear too. That’s when you can more effectively lay out your priorities. You will know just what to do. Getting your priorities (goals) straight will help you to naturally begin to make better choices and you will know where to put your time and energy.

Stay away from negative energy, drama, bad habits, and empty foods. They all drain your focus, energy and mental clarity.

The healthier and more passionate someone is about who they are and what they are doing, typically the more effective they are in every hour of every day. Having a passion for living your purpose is the ultimate fuel for success. Living in the drama-free zone is a great place to start.

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