Have you ever met anyone who said they DID NOT want to be successful?
Have you ever met anyone who said they wanted to completely fail to reach their dreams and goals?
Everyone SAYS they want to be successful…so why isn’t everyone successful?
We all know the answer – it doesn’t matter what a person SAYS – it matters what they DO. Action = results.
All Bark, No Bite
We’ve all heard the saying “all bark, no bit”. “All sizzle, no steak”. “All wax, no wick”. “All foam, no beer”.
It all means the same thing. There are many more talkers than there are doers in the world. It was even noted in the Good book – “The harvest is great, but the workers are few”.
We can blame things like the economy, personal challenges, physical limitations, outside responsibilities or events…and even though those things might all be TRUE, they are not the determining factor in your success or failure.
That determining factor is YOU – your creativity, your persistence, your motivation, your action.
It doesn’t mean that other people can’t help you (they can). It doesn’t mean that you won’t experience setbacks (you will). It doesn’t mean that there aren’t times when you won’t be tempted to compromise your goal – be tempted to lower your goal, expect less out of life, lower your standard. Because you will be tempted to do all those things, many times.
What it means is that you’re willing to pay the price of success.
It means you are willing to get fully ENGAGED and focused on your goals, and take massive, focused ACTION to reach them. Period.
Massive Focused Action – Defined
What does massive focused action mean? Here is a list of the things that DON’T QUALIFY as massive focused action:
- Writing blog posts (just like this one
- Updating your Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn whatever
- Doing “research” online
- Doing training (watching training materials, listening to training, etc)
- Clearing out email
- Playing games online
- Searching for your dream car on Ebay
- Updating Facebook
- Picking out your dream home
- Building dream boards
- Doing focused meditation and practicing law of attraction-type visualizing
- Attending motivational calls from our company/leadership
- Attending company-sponsored events
- Have I mentioned updating Facebook?…
The truth is that many networkers spend their limited time, every day, focusing on these activities and wonder why their business isn’t growing.
The answer is simple: these things do not qualify as taking massive, focused action.
I’m not criticizing these activities. Some of them are fun, some are even necessary. Doing taxes is necessary…but doing taxes isn’t taking massive, focused action to grow your business. Neither is updating your Facebook status, or any of the other things mentioned above. It’s similar to taking a shower: showers are necessary, but they don’t count in taking massive focused action towards reaching your health and fitness goals. It’s expected, a given that if you want to be healthy, a shower each day is a part of the deal.
Network marketing is no different.
What are the activities that count in taking massive, focused action to reach your goals?
In network marketing, you are paid to NETWORK, and to MARKET. Therefore, activities that build your network, or build your marketing, are considered taking massive focused action.
- Sourcing leads
- Driving targeted visitors to your websites
- Following up with leads
- Building your personal brand
- Producing materials that increase lead-flow
- Presenting to potential partners
- Closing transactions
- Following up with potential clients
- Helping/Training others to do all the above
Fill The Pipeline, Reap The Rewards
If the end result of an activity doesn’t build your marketing pipeline, or support your ability to prospect, present, or enroll more people into your business, then the activity simply isn’t going to give you a direct ROI. And if it doesn’t do that, then it’s not taking massive, focused action to grow your business.
This may sound a little dogmatic, but there seems to be a lot of confusion about the subject. Many networkers are struggling to figure out WHAT they should do, and HOW they should prioritize the time they have each day to support their goals. Some go for years spinning their wheels, making no progress, all because nobody ever sat down with them and explained how they prioritize the many activities available for them to grow their business.
So here’s how you do it:
Spend 80% of your time in activities that DIRECTLY increase your lead flow, your prospecting, and your enrolling opportunities. Again, this can be building autoresponder series, sourcing lead partners, building your own lead generation systems, building and using high-power prospecting/closing scripts, and putting the math of marketing in your favor.
Spend 20% of your time in activities that are NECESSARY, BUT DO NOT directly increase lead flow, your prospecting, and your enrolling opportunities.
Your Most Valuable Asset (HINT: It’s Not Money)
Time is the great equalizer. Everyone gets 24 hours in a day. From the most successful, accomplished entrepreneurs to the hobby-business underachievers, we all get the same amount of time. The only question is – how do we use it?
Time is the currency of life, and your most valuable asset. We can always make more money, but we can never get any more time. Every second, every moment, is a choice, an investment into your future moments. Choose wisely.
What Do You Want More?
Many people want to be COMFORTABLE more than they want SUCCESS.
If you want to be successful, you’ll need to sacrifice many things to get it.
Some people value SLEEP more than SUCCESS. But if you want to be successful, you will (guaranteed) have to skip out on some sleep.
Some people value FOOD more than SUCCESS. Sometimes, you’ll have to skip meals to focus on becoming successful.
Some people value ACCEPTANCE more than SUCCESS. Sometimes, you’ll have to risk and face rejection to become successful.
Some people want APPROVAL more than SUCCESS. If you’re doing anything at all worthwhile, then not everyone will approve of what you’re doing.
Some people value PEACE and TRANQUILITY more than SUCCESS. But there will be times when you will have to fight for your success.
Some people value their LEISURE TIME more than SUCCESS. But if you want to be massively successful, you’ll have to skip out on time in front of the TV, or fishing, or whatever.
Some people value their SECURITY more than SUCCESS. But everyone who is successful has had to deal with risk. Risk of loss, risk of failure, risk of losing money. No risk, no reward.
I’ve made money, and along the way I’ve lost money too. I’ve lost more money than some people earn in 5 years of working. And I can tell you that fear of loss is far more painful than actual loss. There is no such thing as security, beyond your personal skillset. So don’t play the game to “not lose”, play to win.
Some people value COMFORT more than SUCCESS. But everyone who is successful has had to step outside of their comfort zones, and many entrepreneurs stayed there, because they learned that the secret to dramatic, lightening-like growth is to stay far outside your comfort zone, to continually challenge yourself and raise the bar.
Some people value their EGO more than SUCCESS. They refuse to listen to those who have been down the road, and want to do it “their way”.
Some people value their LIMITATIONS more than SUCCESS. They commit to their story of how they have some per-disposition to failure, which they think removes the responsibility of their success and puts it on to someone/something else.
And then, some people value SUCCESS more than all those other things.
They are willing to make short-term sacrifices for long-term gains. They put their prioritize their time to invest in the activities that are going to yield the greatest results. The REFUSE to be deterred when they have a bad week, bad month, or even a bad year. They KNOW that they’re going to finish the race, that they’re going to get what they want, and that they will happily pay the price to get it.
They understand that there is nothing life can throw them that will dissuade them from perusing their goal. They understand that any setback is temporary, and it’s just a matter of time before they achieve their dreams.
They have a HUGE “why” that is bigger than money, or security, or ego.
The have a WHY that is bigger than food, sleep, or the approval of others.
They have a WHY that will never lower it’s standards, that will never yield to any obstacle or challenge.
They have a WHY that will not negotiate, that will not settle, that cannot be compromised.
They have a fire in their soul that will not be quenched by a short-term victory, or a short-term defeat.
How bad do you want success?
If you have a burning desire to succeed, and you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and go to work to make it happen, I can help!
I offer a free strategy session to those who are looking to make money online. We go through a chat that will give you the step-by-step blueprint to choose the best business which suits you and grow it to the level you want!
Send me an email right now (firstname.lastname@example.org), and in it include the following:
– Full Name
– Best Phone Number & Email address.
– The Goals You Have For Your Business And Lifestyle
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