I love what Darren Hardy says in the introduction to his book, The Compound Effect, “New or more information is not what you need – a new plan of action is. It’s time to create new behaviours and habits that are oriented away from sabotage and towards success. It’s that simple.”
I know that all of you want to achieve success in your business, but the question is, do you have a plan to get there. Success is not something you luck into. It is created by following a consistent plan of action over a period of time.
So hopefully you are not thinking to yourself right now, “here we go again, another sales pitch for an expensive program that no one except the person who wrote it can follow.”Well, I am happy to tell you that I am not trying to sell you anything. In fact, if I have done my job properly, by the end of this blog post, you will be able to make and implement your own plan where you will start to see results right away.
The best place to start is to take a realistic look at how much time you have each week. There is no use trying to plan 20 hours of work each week when you only have 10 hours available.
Secondly, you need to decide what your most important actions are for each of these categories.
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I would suggest that the less time you have the more strategic you have to be in the activities you pick. Don’t waste you time on activities that keep you busy, but don’t give any results.
Can I also suggest that half of your time available be spent prospecting, whether it be online or locally. If you don’t have a perpetual funnel of leads to work on, you don’t have a business.
Thirdly, you need to place those activities in your agenda, so that they will all be accomplished during the week.
Now comes the hard part. DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Tweet This
The planning gives you a precise path to follow, but without action the best laid plans go nowhere
Here we go. I am going to say it. I really don’t want to. It’s not a word that many people like, but it has to be done….
There, I said it. I don’t like the word anymore than you do, but the road to success is paved with bricks of it. Like a top athlete, you must train yourself to do the actions whether you want to or not. That’s when true success and freedom will come. If you have a hard time with it get yourself an accountability partner who will keep you on the right track until you can do it yourself.
To a life filled with the rewards of self discipline,