The New Year is upon us! Are you fired up?
Over my many years in business I have noticed that sometimes shortly after new years day people find themselves anxious and overwhelmed. They inherently know that they have to do some things differently if they want to have different results but all too often we find ourselves in the trap of doing the same things over and over again….and yes….expecting different results.
So here are my 10 Top Tips for 2018 to help you get the results your set out to get in the first place.
#1: Start With Massive Action and Stay There for the Next 12 Weeks
The most important element in creating a seriously powerhouse year is quick execution. You have to get off the starting blocks fast, and begin taking appropriate action right away. That means doing revenue-producing activities.
Don’t allow yourself to get off to a sluggish start in hopes of speeding up later with your prospecting efforts. ( Think about a plane taking off! If it starts out slow it never gets off the ground!)
Set the pace right now for the next 90 days by running fast and hard…and stay there.
#2: Find yourself a Reliable Accountability Partner
Everyone needs a buddy…a little help. Go find someone that you can partner (run with) over the next 12 weeks. Make the commitment to one another to be there for each other, to support, encourage, push, challenge, call out…whatever it requires to make sure that both of you are on you’re A-Game.
Your partner should be someone who is committed just like you are, and is willing to hold you accountable and vice versa. It could be a team member, an upline, a cross line but find SOMEONE you can partner with.
There’s something super powerful in having someone to run with in business.
#3: Repeat What Worked and Delete What Didn’t
You don’t want to make the same mistakes this year that you made last year right?.
you also want to make darn sure you know exactly what worked well for you last year.
Look back over the past year, if you haven't already done it in your planning, and make sure you remember what worked and what didn’t for you.
Take out a piece of paper and draw a line through the center. On the left side of the page, write down everything you did last year that worked really well for you and on the right side, write down what you did that made your business or life suffer.
Then STOP doing the stuff that didn't work!
#4: Stop Being So Easy on Yourself
You've got to begin pushing yourself harder if you're going to grow this year.
Human beings always take the path of least resistance. The only way you are going to grow is by putting yourself in the position of doing more than you are currently capable or comfortable doing.
If everything you are doing is easy and effortless, you’re not pushing yourself hard enough…and you are very likely, not growing. When you know you could be doing more, you should do more. Don’t stop when you feel like it, push yourself to go longer, harder and stay in that uncomfortable position until it becomes comfortable to you.
#5: Say NO when NO is the Right Choice
Very simply, it involves you “sticking like glue” to your plan and not allowing yourself to deviate away from it.
You’re going to have to say NO to some people this year who want you to focus on what they are doing. It happens all the time.
Just say NO.
Don’t do multiple companies or multiple deals at the same time either. One of the worst things you can do is try to build two different programs at the same time. Your success requires you to focus. Say NO to everything that isn’t part of your plan or directly contribute to the execution of it.
There will always be people who want you to do something else. Especially in Network Marketing Circles.
#6: There's No Room in your Vocabulary for Excuses.
The buck stops with you. Having your most kickass year of your life means dumping the blame game. This is the year you OWN it.
You take full responsibility for everything you do, where you are, where you’re going…all of it. The excuses don’t exist for you this year. Put them in a closet and lock them away for good.
“But Ruth, you just don’t understand.”
No…put that one away too. Your excuses are done.
#7: Don't Just Set Your Goals….Go Get Them.
You have to have written down and very specific goals that you want to achieve for the year, with deadlines or dates attached to them. Two, you get.
The way you become the getter of your goal is this: you need to look at them every single day and do something about it every single day.
Too many people either never write anything down, or once they do, they never look at them again…and yet they wonder how come they never hit any target they set for themselves.
#8: Learn Something New that Serves You.
Get yourself into a mode of learning. Learn new skills. Expand your mind. Then APPLY what you learn.
#9: Treat your Body Like a Temple, Not a Trash Can.
In order for you to have this epic, all around, best year of your life…you can only do it when you have the health, fitness, and the energy to go all out.
If you get exhausted after 15-minutes of walking, or two hours of doing your business, you're not going to have a good year.
Fix it before it’s too late.
Eat better. Drink less. Exercise more. Drink Lots of Water.
Develop your own Power Ritual and Do it Every Day Till it Becomes a Habit.
#10: Become You Best Self.
Take a look around at the people you like to follow. What is it about them that causes you to follow them?
Maybe they are knowledgeable or funny, or Positive and thoughtful.
Become the person that you would follow. I know you can!
People like doing business with nice people, those that are a joy to be around. A surefire way to making your business and really, your entire life improve…is becoming a “that” person.
#11: Put your Knowledge to the Test Every Single Day.
Make sure that within 24 hours of reading something from a book, attending an event or learning from any source that you APPLY something from it and put it into practice in your business. Your knowledge means nothing unless it is put into use.
Learn, implement and act.
THAT is what you do.
You learn, you act, you implement, and you put into action immediately those things you are picking up and learning.
It's a vicious, ugly cycle to be in where you learn something and do nothing.
#12: Do What Makes you Money Most of the Time
If you aren't talking to NEW prospects every single day, you're not doing what you should be in order for you to create this EPIC year you desire. What should you be spending most, if not ALL of your time doing?
• Finding and Generating Leads/Prospects
• Making Contact.
• Following Up.
• Starting and Training your New People.
• Working with the Doers on your Team.
That is where MOST of your time should be invested this year if you expect to have an unbelievably productive 12 months.
#13: Seek Professional Help
If you're weak in any area and you know it, hire someone to help you. Better to get professional guidance and direction right now than a year from now, don't you think?
How much is your time worth to you?
The more you value your time, the more likely you are to quickly step up and seek professional help.
The value of your time is significant.
Don’t waste your time doing things that can easily be handled by someone else even if that means hiring a virtual assistant pat time
#14: Give Generously
The universe works in mysterious ways. The more you give, the more you get. Make this year your time of giving…of your talents, your resources, your time, help, energy.
It’s not all about giving money away, especially when you have none.
What could you GIVE generously of this year to make your next 12 months the very best of your life?
• Give of your time to someone that needs it.
• Give help to your team members…or even someone sideline.
• Give back to your community.
• Give more to your kids…your attention.
• Give someone you love some extra special attention. Yea…that kind.
• Give away some stuff you keep holding onto. One man's junk is another man's treasure.
• Give more than someone expects of you. (always)
• Give yourself a good workout every day.
• Give a good book to your brain.
• Give a genuine compliment to someone who deserves it.
My first gift to you for this year is Free Access to my Private Mentorship Group on Facebook. Inside this group I answer questions daily to help Network Marketers, regardless of which company they are in, attract leads using the power of the Internet. You can join the group HERE