Nothing is more frustrating than having spent all that time to get someone recruited onto your team and then not have them get any sales and quit. Can it be avoided?

Yes and No.

While a home-based business/Direct Sales/MLM is ideal for anyone, not everyone is suited for them. Some people think that you can join a company, do nothing and sales are going to fall out of the sky and into their lap. When it doesn’t happen, they can’t figure out why and blame everyone else except where the responsibility lies and that is with them.

For most people, the reason that they don’t get sales is because they just don’t know how and that is where this blog post comes in. Let’s cover some suggestions that you can use to help your team members get those first few sales.

1. Learn Their Style

Some people are more old school. They like physical brochures, materials and home parties. They do things over the phone and face to face. They aren’t techy and don’t really use social media.

Other people love the online world and social media and could care less if they ever saw a physical brochure. They are quite comfortable networking over social media and have a vast group of people to contact.

Then there are those in the middle who like and are comfortable with both.

2. Make Sure They Have the Material They Need Tweet This

If you give someone who is an online person only physical material, you will not see any results from them and vice versa. Once you know their style you can provide them what THEY need to succeed. You may only be comfortable in one style, but if you want to grow a thriving team, then you need to become versatile in both ways.

Also, be generous in physical materials. Yes, they do cost money and some people will waste them. But it is an investment in your business. In my years of experience, if I give my new team member 10 books, they will get out 7-8 and have 2-3 orders. Most times that is not enough to reach that first level where they earn rewards. They get discouraged and quit because they think it just doesn’t work.

If I give them 15 books, they will get out 10-12 and 6-7 orders. They have earned some rewards, made some money and are excited to do more. Those few extra books makes all the difference to their success.

3. Raise Your Expectations

In your company, if a good start is a $200 order to get all the goodies, then tell your new recruits that they need a $250 order. Most new reps will work to reach that goal, but many won’t quite reach it. So, if you make it a bit higher and they make it most of the way, they will actually reach the true goal.

You also need to change your mindset about your new Reps. If all you ever think is that you can’t find anyone good and that they never do anything, that is the people you will recruit. Your subconscious mind is a funny thing. It has been proven that your brain will work to make come true the things you believe in your heart will happen. It is a self-fulfilling prophecy. You won’t realize that you are doing it but it will happen.

If on the other hand, you believe that you are going to find awesome, hard-working reps who love what they do, for the most part, you will.

4. Have Regular Contact with Them

Find out how they like to communicate best (phone, email, text, Facebook Message) and then check in with them on a regular basis. Many times, when they are having problems they won’t come and tell you because they don’t want to feel foolish. But if you contact them and let them know that there are no stupid questions except the ones that are not asked, they will open up to you and you can help them solve their problems before it becomes an issue that causes them to quit.

By doing all these things, you increase the chances of your new team members not only staying but thriving as well. Choose to invest your time and energy into your new members and over time you will see the rewards of it.

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“No. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.”
Yoda, Star Wars

Was 2016 a year of change and challenges for you? Was it a rough year where you never seemed to win or was it a year where breakthrough finally came? For me 2016 was my breakthrough year, but if you have been with me for any length of time you know that 2014 and 2015 were hard years, but I am thankful for them.

Now you may be asking yourself, “How can she be thankful for those hard years?” The answer is simple. Those years prepared me and made me strong enough to BREAKTHROUGH in 2016. The only way a muscle grows to be able to handle incredible weight and have immense strength is by pushing it beyond its limits which causes damage. It is the process of healing that damage that causes the muscles to grow.

Does it hurt? Yes, for a short period but what you get afterwards is worth it. So, if you want 2017 to be the year of BREAKTHROUGH in your life and business, then you need to start with an important concept.

Are you wanting, waiting and wishing or are you devoted, determined and doing?

Like Yoda says, you either, “Do or do not. There is no try.” Tweet This

So many times, I think that we ‘want to want,’ instead of do and achieve. We love to want things, like going on a vacation or buying a new car or having the time freedom to enjoy our families but are we willing to DO anything about it.

So, you might be saying to me, “But you don’t understand. I have this, this and this, standing in my way. There is no way that I can build the business I want in 2017. I just can’t.” If that is what you believe then you won’t. Sorry if I offended you but the truth hurts sometimes.

If there was something that 2014, 2015 and 2016 have taught me it is this, “No obstacle can stay in my way for long, if I continue to grow my belief, always focus on the solution and never stop doing the actions for success.”

My challenge for you in 2017 is this, get rid of all the things that are holding you back and take immense action that will propel you forward to either breakthrough or to a greater level of success and I want to help you do that.

In the next two weeks, I am going to be sending you a series of blog posts on making 2017 your best year ever. We are going to look at six things:

* Setting realistic goals
* The Faith, Hope and Love Factor
* Personal Growth
 *Being Consistently Consistent
 *The Best Action
 *Vision

Now here is one thing I know for sure. You won’t get anywhere in your business unless you have the basic skill of prospecting and talking to people. That is why for the next two weeks you can get $20 OFF my MLM Success 101 Course.

This course teaches you everything you need to know to be able to go out and get a new recruit on your team THIS WEEK! Just imagine what your business would be like if you could get a new team member each week. So, click on the link below and check it out. I have even made one of the videos a free preview. Just scan down the page to find it.

At the checkout just put in NEWYEARS20 and you will get $20 off. Don’t wait. NOW is the time for you to make the changes you need.

http://build-your-mlm-business.usefedora.com/p/mlm-success-101

To Your Success In 2017,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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Canadian Thanksgiving was just a few weeks ago and the US Thanksgiving is coming up and it got me thinking about the wild turkeys that live in my neighbourhood. Did you know that they are dumbest, smart bird I have ever known. During hunting season you can’t find them anywhere, and during the rest of the year they stand on the road and make YOU wait for them to move. You can honk, you can move forward slowly, but they won’t move until they want to, and there is never just one of them. I have been late for appointments waiting for Mom and all the young ones to cross the road.

So I decided to read up on them and I found some interesting parallels between them and running a MLM/ Network Marketing/Direct Sales business.

1. Wild turkeys thrive when they live in a protected area with an open field or space beside it. They forage in the open space for food, but can quickly get to cover when it is needed. For us that means that we need a place that we can go to when things get tough. You always go out and look for new people, build your team and your business, but have that place whether physically, mentally or spiritually where you can recharge and motivate yourself. Attacks in this business will come, and they can be on the outside or on the inside and you need to be prepared to guard yourself and combat those attacks when they come or you won’t be in this business for very long.

2. Wild Turkeys can roost and rest in trees. It gives them covering, protection and a unique perspective on the whole world around them. Do you take time to rest? Rest not only recharges your body but your brain as well and helps give you perspective on yourself and your business. I always know when I haven’t taken enough rest. Everything becomes harried and I can’t stop thinking about all the things I need to do and on and on it goes. When I take rest it allows my mind to settle and I actually get more things done.

3. Varied VocalizationsTweet This
Wild Turkeys can make many different sounds to communicate with other turkeys. The first time I heard the young ones I couldn’t figure out what kind of bird it was because it was so unique. In MLM you need to have many different ways to communicate so that you can draw as many people to your business as possible. Build you team locally, build it online, find ways to connect with people that you normally wouldn’t associate with. If you are only prospecting one way then you are missing out on a lot of business.

4. They Have Lots Of Different Food Sources.
Wild Turkeys will eat seeds, foliage, berries, bugs and small reptiles, which is probably why they like my backyard. It has all of them including the snakes (just little garter snakes no longer than my forearm and they don’t bite.) What food are you feeding your mind, soul and spirit? The most successful people are the ones with the biggest libraries. They are constantly learning and growing not only their skills, but more importantly in their capacity for success. Make it a goal to learn something about yourself each day and to grow as person and you will see more success.

5. Great Daytime Vision, Poor Night Time Vision
Turkeys can see better than people in the daytime, but not as well as us in the night. So how does that apply to us? Simple. Turkeys know their weaknesses and protect themselves accordingly. They go out to eat in the early morning when most other animals are a sleep and they sleep in trees at night when there enemies are awake. Pretty smart, huh? We all have weaknesses in our business. Things that we don’t do well or we just don’t really like to do. So instead on focusing all your time and energy trying to make your weaknesses stronger, why don’t you work your strengths, get results and pay someone to do the things you can’t. Instead of being frustrated you will feel liberated.
So there you have it. Probably never would of thought that you have something in common with turkeys did you?

Now I have something special to share with you. I have been working on a couple of projects that are going to help you keep your business organized over the next three months. I have created two planners. One for Network Marketers and one for Direct Sellers. Each one has:

* Monthly Goals
*Week At A Glance
* Daily To Do Lists
* Your Word Colouring Sheet
* Your Earning Goals

The Network Marketer one has 50 Lead Tracker Sheets to build your team.
The Direct Seller one has 50 Customer Tracking Sheets to build your sales.

Right now they are $29.95 USD each. I will be raising the price to $34.95. So you want to get them now. I always love to reward my regular readers with good savings. So click the picture of the one you want and start getting your business organized.

Network Marketing Planner

 

Direct Sales Planner

To being a successful MLM Turkey,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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One thing I have learned with being married for 25 years, you need to have priorities in your life and my marriage is one of them. It takes time, effort and sacrifice to build a marriage that lasts. It is the same in your business.

How high of a priority is your business in your life? Do you book it like you would a job? Do you treat it like you would if you had a boss over you that could fire you?

If you want to build a business that gives you the financial success that you want, then you must be willing to pay the price for it.

I know that it can be hard when you work from home. There are so many distractions that can get in your way, so many things tempting you away from the things that bring true success.

The reality is that you do have enough time for your business, even part time, if you only work on the things that will produce results. We all have time wasters, things we do that take up long periods of time and give you nothing in return.

Want to figure out where you are wasting time? Tweet This

Then take this challenge. For the next 3 days, I want you to log everything you do in a day and how long you took doing it. After you have done that I want you to add up all the time you spent where you produced no results.

Now if you are a Mom with small children, then taking care of them is a big result and not a time waster.

Not sure what a time waster is? Check out my list and add them up?

-TV

-Social Media (not including posting for business or direct prospecting)

-Games (on your computer, online or on your phone)

-You Tube

– Reading (non business related books)

-Personal grooming (Anything over 1/2 hour a day, add to time wasters)

-Window Shopping

How many hours over the three days did you spend? Was it minutes or hours? Once you get into hours, you now know where the time is to build your business properly.

It is a matter of deciding what you want more, you time wasters or success. Truly successful people, know how to prioritize their time and only do what is need to get them where they want to be.

In the next blog post, we are going to look at what are the most important activities in your business that will get you the results that you want.

To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

P.S. Coming soon is my book on 31 Productivity Hacks For the Women Entrepreneur is coming out soon with more great ideas on how to get more done in less time!

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The last month has been a wonderful mix of crazy busy, overwhelmed by my to do list and then last Saturday was one of the best days of my life as I renewed my marriage vows with the man that I have loved for over 25 years.

It was an amazing day that I will never forget. We have just come back from our ‘honeymoon’ and I am ready to get back into action. Today, is my last day of vacation and I am at home semi-relaxing as I get ready to get back into the full swing of things on Monday.

So today and tomorrow, I will be getting a bunch of blog posts ready, full of great teaching to help you make the best of the summer months of your business. I will be taking lessons learned from my 25 years with my husband and show you how building a business can be one of the most difficult and rewarding things you will ever do.

I also have some projects that I have been working on, which will be released in July and August and here is a sneak peak.

– My women’s entrepreneurs productivity book is just about finished and I will be releasing it by the end of July with a free promotion.

– As another stream of income I have been in the process of creating colouring book, soduku books, word find books and others which will start to be released during the summer. I will be giving away free colouring and puzzle sheets that you can get every two weeks to print and have fun with. Look for an email soon with all the details.

– With so many things coming out I will be starting my own publishing company where I will provide inspirational, business and fun books. If you are an author and don’t know how to get your book published and it falls into one of these categories, reply back to this email and let’s see if I can help you.

I want you to know just how much I appreciate you and how you have followed me. This has been an incredible journey and I am so glad that you have been a part. Look for an email on Monday with Part 1 of making your summer business great.

To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

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Thanks again to my BFF Juanita Wootton-Radko for another great blog post!

If you are in sales, chances are you know of Jeffrey Gitomer: professional speaker, author, and the driving force behind Sales Caffeine, a weekly “sales wake-up call” for sales professionals of all stripes. When I need a booster shot for my sales techniques, Gitomer is the guru I turn to again and again. Here are two books you should have on your shelf today, and I recommend for everyone, not just entrepreneurs

1. “Quality performance starts with a positive attitude!”
-Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude

The power of a “Yes! Attitude” was my first introduction the Gitomer philosophy. I have always considered myself a positive person until this book challenged me to test my attitude. While I find it fairly easy to be positive on behalf of my partner or my friends, I have found that I am much harsher when it comes to my own self-talk. Combine that tendency with a bad night’s sleep, a cold, or an unexpected bill and suddenly my ability to be upbeat takes a downturn.
Gitomer says that 50% of effective communication, and 50% of effective customer service— are affected by your attitude. Half of your success in these areas will be determined by your positive attitude. And unlike many other factors, your attitude is entirely under your control. That is a worthwhile investment of your time and effort!

Another important takeaway from YES! Attitude: Say “Thank you” rather than “I’m sorry”. The next time someone yells, or blames you for something, try saying “Thank you. I appreciate you letting me know right away. Let’s work on getting this fixed for you.” It’s a little tricky because our first instinct is to either get defensive (angry) or to submit (show fear). “Thank you” sidesteps both anger and fear. There is an implied apology, and your choice of words is empowering, leading to action, rather than the defeated attitude of “I’m sorry.” You may have made a mistake that needs to be fixed, but resolving the problem will show your sincerity beyond simply saying, “I’m sorry.”

2.“Self-belief is the fulcrum point of success.” Tweet This
-Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Platinum Book of Cha-Ching!
This second book comes across as written primarily “for business people”. But really, anyone can grow from the lessons Gitomer shares about self-improvement: confidence in your product, in your message and in yourself creates success.
Self-belief comes from inside. Knowing what you believe in, and why it’s important to you is the message you communicate to everyone you meet. Making a deliberate choice in the way you think can change the course of your entire life. Consider this: what could you do if you believed it was impossible to fail?

3. “You already know what to do. Problem is, you’re just not doing it.”
-Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Platinum Book of Cha-Ching!

Think! Ask yourself questions: am I doing this the best way possible? What would make this experience better: for me, for my spouse, for my clients? Try to think of improvements. It doesn’t always have to be big changes. Lifehacker.com is devoted to hundreds of small, but effective changes that are easy to do.

Read. Read actively, underlining words and phrases that are meaningful to you and make notes on what you have just read. And then read it again, to make sure you fully understand the content of what you read.

Gitomer’s books cover the nuances you might find in the self-help aisle rather than the standard books on sales and marketing. They speak to the human element of business and life success in his unique, down-to-earth style. You can’t learn how to have a positive attitude or become an overnight success in any field just by reading a book, but Jeffrey Gitomer has written some great foundation material to help you launch your dreams.

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Check out this great guest post from my BFF Juanita Wootton-Radko.

Being an entrepreneur is fun! Exciting! Profitable! Except… when it isn’t. Every entrepreneur goes through periods where setbacks and struggles are far more common than the fun, profit and excitement. So what’s the secret to staying (or getting back) on track? Invest in your most valuable product: you!

1. Start with better habits.

“We are what we repeatedly do.”  Aristotle

Building healthy habits will give you the energy and strength for the down days. You already know that you should go to bed rather than stay up past eleven playing Candy Crush. A water bottle is a better choice than that third (or was it the fourth?) can of diet cola. Don’t sweat the occasional lapse- but aim for small goals like drinking water and catching all the shut-eye you need really helps you to bounce back.

2. Mistakes are part of the process.

“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”                                                                                                                                                           -Nelson Mandela

When I was a child, I would often help my grandmother by washing dishes. One time, a fancy dessert plate slipped from my hands and smashed on the floor. I began to cry, certain that I would be punished. ‘Don’t cry,” she said.” There’s precious few that get worn out.” Those calm words put the broken plate in perspective and encouraged me to do a better job. You will make mistakes, but they don’t have the power to stop you. You can do it!

3. Stay focused on what really matters.

 

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” Muhammad Ali

Keep a list of your priorities for your business. What are the key points for you to be a success? Is it building your client base? Reaching a weekly sales target? Define the “keys” for your business and aim for actions that get you closer to your goal.

4. Don’t give up.Tweet This

“If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King Jr

Don’t give up. Being an entrepreneur can be lonely work. Take a walk around the block, or call a friend in your network who understands but won’t drag you down into a pity party.

5.Watch what you think, as well as what you say

“For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” Walter Scott

I have a friend who says that he never has bad days. He has good days, great days and “character-building” days. A bad day is something that happens to you, but you get to choose what you get out of a character-building day. It may seem hokey, but word choice matters. Your word choice can portray you as the victim of a cruel and capricious world, or propel you as the hero of the great story that is your life. Be your own hero—we know you can!

Remember, everyone has ‘character-building days’– even entrepreneurs. Don’t let the struggles and setbacks pull your focus from your dream. Keep building your good habits, including the way you talk about your business. Don’t quit! Keep moving forward and soon once again, you will find yourself back on track to fun, excitement and profit.

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In my last blog post we talked about creating momentum in your business and what that means. We also looked at an example that shows how to build momentum with your recruiting and team building. Lots of people enjoyed the article, but I had a request from one of my faithful readers (thanks Daga) to show how that works in the sales side of the business. So today, here is part two.

So just for a quick review, here is one of the definitions that Webster’s Dictionary uses for momentum:

 “The strength or force that allows something to continue or to grow stronger or faster as time passes.”

 So how does that apply to your sales business? For me it applies two ways. The first is to get more customers and the second is to sell more to the customers that you already have. 

So Let’s Take A Look At How To Build Momentum And Have Your Customers Get Customers For You.

 Like everything else you need to start the process and do a lot of work ahead of time. If you are an awesome rep for your company and you provide great service it is easy to get your customers to promote you. I am not sure what the average numbers would be, but let’s say that 1 in 10 of your customers will bring you in five customers a year. So that’s 15 customers for every ten customers you get yourself.

So if you are doing the right actions and out there prospecting and adding new customers and then taking care of them, if you ask your customers for referrals or to share your materials around to get more business, THEY WILL DO IT. I can tell you it works because 25% of my customer base has come from referrals from my customers.

 I have gotten phone calls from people who got my book from a friend or family member who wanted to order products. I have customers ask me to drop off a brochure to a friend because they had talked to their friend and they wanted to order. All because I let them know that I could use the business.

 And then…

 I rewarded them for getting me that customer and guess what? They would get me other customers because they liked how I thanked them. 

Now How Do You Get Them To Buy More? Tweet This

Getting your customers to buy more is actually an easy process, but it is something that few people do because they don’t want to be seen as pushy and that is ask for it.

First of all, if you have a great relationship with your customers and you provide great service to them, they will trust you to make recommendations on products that you think they will like.

 Over the years I have had customers thank me for recommending products because they were thinking about trying it but wasn’t sure about it and by me telling them about it, they tried it and liked it. The ones that they didn’t like, I gave them their money back no questions asked.

 The best way to build momentum in your sales is to be selling consumable products that people use and come back for again and again. So the more products you get them on the more your sales increase exponentially because they will be ordering it several times a year.

 For example:

 1 Customer x One $25 product x Purchased 3 Times A Year = $75 In Sales Per Year

 1 Customer x Four $25 products x Purchased 3 Times A Year = $300 In Sales Per Year

 1 Customer x Ten $25 product x Purchased 3 Times A Year = $750 In Sales Per Year

 Here is the point. The more products you can get one customer on the less work that there is for you and the more that customer will be contacting you for their favourite products instead of you contacting them. Now just imagine what happens to your sales when you have 10, 20 or 50 customers purchasing 10 products each, three times a year. If you had 50 customers doing that you would have $37 500 in sales for the year.

 If your company does not have consumable products and you live in Canada and you are ready to switch then consider working with me and my company of over a thousand different consumable products for all members of the family. Click here to learn more. 

Using Technology To Streamline The Process

Now as you are doing this you will hit the point where there are two many customers and too much WORK to do to maintain them. That is where technology comes in. With today’s advanced in technology it makes it easier then ever to be able to promote your business to many people at the same time. For example:

– Create an email list with all your customers (with their permission of course) and email them reminders of when it is time to order and specials that are available. There are also some group texting apps out there where you do the same thing and send it to their phone.

– If your company has E-Brochures use them as much as possible to not only cut down on delivery times, but costs as well.

– If your company does it, have your orders shipped directly to the customers that live a little farther away saving you a lot of driving time.

– Use social media to promote your business and get customers instead of having to go out and find them. You can also use social media to promote specials you have going on and create some buzz about it.

 As you gain momentum it is always better to work smarter, not harder. What is the use of all this momentum if you are burnt out and never see your family? There are ways to sell more with the same amount of work, you just have to be creative and find them.

 When you combine both getting new customers and selling more to the customers that you already have you will have an awesome business where you are leveraging not only your own efforts but the efforts of others as well and that is a sweet place to be.

 To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

 P.S. If you find these training helpful and want to share them with others, please feel free.

 

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If momentum were a real person he would be the one that everyone wants to meet and get to know. In fact he would be the most popular person in the room. That’s because when momentum becomes a part of your business you are in for wild ride as your business gets shot forward at a very fast speed.

 In Webster’s Dictionary one of the definitions of momentum is,

“The strength or force that allows something to continue or to grow stronger or faster as time passes.”

Just think about that for a minute, let it sink in. How would you like your business to be growing stringer and faster every single day and most of it NOT DONE BY YOU. That is what happens when momentum is your friend.

Momentum happens when you leverage the power of many people versus just one. Let me give you an example…

Let’s say that you are continually prospecting and talking to 3 people a day, 5 days a week and you are getting 1 recruit a week for the entire year and two of those people become leaders who build a steady business too. And say you did that for three years, here is what it would look like.

 

Year One

52 Team Members & 2 Leaders

Year Two

156 Team Members & 6 Leaders

Year Three

470 Team Members & 14 Leaders

 

And over those three years you would have only recruited 156 of them.

Now start to imagine what will happen when you hit the five year mark and then the 10 year mark. It would be explosive. You would be able to live comfortably for a very long time on what you would make from those people. Unfortunately, I can’t give you totals beyond three years because my piece of paper wasn’t big enough to figure it all out! I wish I was a mathematician at times so I could create a formula for it LOL.

So how do you become best friends with momentum and get him to help you in your business? By becoming best friends with his two best friends Action and Consistency and they can be very hard to get to know.

Action is always going and moving and doing something. He doesn’t sit around for nothing and if you aren’t moving with him you will be left behind.

Consistency, well she is the quiet shy one whom you have to prove yourself to over the course of time. She will watch what you do with Action first and see if you are worthy of her friendship, but once you have it, she will introduce you to her friend Momentum and that is when the party starts.

It all starts with action. Are you doing the actions required to build your business? Are you getting your name out there as the go to person for your company? Are you prospecting both locally and online? And are you doing it on a consistent basis so that your business is growing all the time?

In the beginning it ALL RELIES ON YOU. Nobody is going to do it for you. If you are willing to pay the price by yourself at first, you will reap the harvest of many later.

So on Monday, I shared an opportunity for you to get your name in front of thousands of people a year for pennies a person and some of you have taken me up on it.

Well I just want to let you know that there are a few spots left, but I will be closing it tomorrow night at 8pm, so I can finish revamping the book and get it posted on Amazon next week and starting to get people seeing those who have advertised.

What are you waiting for? Taking action is the only way to succeed and this is an awesome opportunity. For $50 US thousands of people are to see you as the go to person to get information about your company. Wouldn’t it be great to have people contact YOU about joining your business? Click here to check out the available packages and to order the one that works best for you.

To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

 

 

 

 

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Can I make a confession to you? For years I was the Queen of Procrastination. In fact I was so good at it that I could come up with incredible totally believable excuses as to why I didn’t get things done.

But it was killing all my hopes and dreams. :(

I wanted to be successful, I wanted to achieve things that very few other people did…
But as long as procrastination was my best friend that wasn’t going to happen.

So I made one of the hardest decisions of my life.

I broke up with procrastination and he didn’t like it and fought me tooth and nail to stay in my life.

It was a battle and there were days I won and days I lost.

So how did I get rid of him for good?

1. I recognized him for who he was. The enemy of everything I wanted in this life.
2. I made a conscious decision that I wasn’t going to be that person anymore.
3. I made realistic goals with daily actionable steps instead of grandiose dreams
4. I started out small by doing 1 thing each day that I procrastinated doing the most.
5. I prayed for strength A LOT!!!
6. I started recognizing my negative thought patterns and changed them.
7. I stopped and looked at each choice I was making and weighed the consequences of them. This one alone really motivated me to start taking more action.

Over the course of time I also came to realize that one of the main reasons why I procrastinated was fear. I was afraid that if I really tried and failed it would prove what I truly thought about myself and that I was failure.

But…

Here is what I learnt as I started to take more and more action.
– Action brings results
– Failure at something doesn’t mean that I am a failure, only that I need to learn more.
– That I can succeed at things.

Can I say that I have reached all my goals and dreams yet?
No…
But I am a whole lot closer now than I was 5 years ago and I have reached some of them and one of them was YOU.

You see, I wanted to help people become the very best entrepreneurs they could be and to make a difference in their lives. When you read my blog posts you help me reach my goal and I want to say thanks.

Here is one other thing I did and that is I made myself accountable to other people to accomplish my goals. They had the right at any time to check in on me and see if I was doing what I was supposed to be doing. Talk about motivation. I knew they would ask me and I hated not having anything to show for it, so I forced myself to do things so I would look good.

Now though, I find I want to things and when I procrastinate for too long it eats at me and I have to get up and do it.

I hope that blog post has helped you. If you need personal help in this area or other areas of your business, I do have a few spots available in the next two weeks for personal coaching. I usually charge a whole lot more, but I know for many of you my normal fee would be way out of reach, so for the next two weeks you can get 1 hour of my time for $50 where we work on any aspect of your business that you want. We can do two half hour sessions or one full hour session the choice is yours.

Just last week, I coached someone in their business. She had ONE THING that was holding her back from reaching her goals and dreams and it frustrated and discouraged her beyond belief. She knew that if she could conquer this one thing her business would explode. So we talked and we worked on it together and guess what?

The next day she emailed me and told me that she was so excited because she is already getting RESULTS.

Sometimes having someone that you can trust to talk to about the thing that is holding you back can change your business forever.

If this is something that would interest you, just email me directly at info@kimthompsonpinder.com

Don’t miss out. You know that success is achievable and you also know what is holding you back. Do what every other successful person has done and that is get the help you need to overcome it and have the business and life that you want.

To Your Success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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