What would happen if you and I could create our future from a blank canvas and if nothing stopped us from inserting our wildest dreams? Our dreams wouldn't resemble those dreams we allow ourselves in today's world, would they? They would be without boundaries, and they wouldn't include the limits we've inherited over time.
In this issue titled "The Blank Canvas", I ask you to step out of your comfort zone a little. I invite you to stretch your horizons a little and to operate from outside the box, to shift the way you look at things. I invite you to NOT be normal and to do this exercise differently such that your future may be altered permanently. I can make no guarantees here other than: If you change nothing, nothing will change!
Trust the result and bring intentionality to this exercise. Follow it to the letter and you will find that, in the very least, you will come out of it with an action plan that will leave you stimulated and inspired. You'll come out of this one with an action plan that is pure vintage YOU, created by you, from your visit into the future. You will be called to act with a sense of freedom from past circumstances.
In our great Network Marketing Industry, leaders always share with us that one of the most important success ingredients is to have a precise action plan. However, rare are the times that I have received extensive coaching on that very subject.
About 10 years ago, I attended a Mastermind training evening in Dallas, where the highly acclaimed "Motivated Mike Lemire" shared some of his ideas and concepts on the subject of planning. I was so impressed with this young dynamic coach professional that I decided to buy one of his CD's entitled "Goal Setting".
I don't have to tell you that any time spent on planning is time well spent. This kind of exercise yields higher returns than the cost of NOT doing so. In listening this CD and deciding to go ahead to do the exercises he suggests, I thought to myself "what a great theme to choose for one of my articles in Sales2go.net.
Everyone has dreams. However, dreams are just that, dreams! I am convinced that one of the major "missings" that we find with people who rarely reach their goals and aspirations in Life is the absence of serious planning. Most people never really pause, relax a bit, and take the time to identify and map out what they really want to accomplish in their business as well as their Life in general.
Don't forget, "as Mike Lemire points out in his coaching", the tremendous secondary advantages to doing such an exercise:
1) Reduced stress and anxiety
2) Increased productivity
3) Increased self-esteem
Furthermore, these returns are almost immediate when we dive into this kind of exercise. "Preparing a good action plan is easy", says Mike, "but NOT DOING IT is just as easy...
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YOUR WORD IS GOLD
One of the most (if not the most) important things to accomplish in the Network Marketing industry is to find and sponsor new partners, reps, or associates and to help them succeed, grow, and reach their goals. It is said that duplication is inevitable in our industry. It would be wise to lead by example by planning our own future!
How many new reps have you personally sponsored in the last 12 months? How much money have you earned during these same 12 months? Do these results reflect last year's planning time OR the absence of proper planning? I assert that the results you have today and the way you feel about them are a direct result of your plans a year ago.
Good planning could be said to be a series of promises we make to ourselves. You and I know too well how easy it is to allow life circumstances to cause us to lose focus, to deviate from our plans and goals. It's all too easy to put our goals aside, to not honor them, to not keep our promises to ourselves. Our planning, or the absence of planning of a year ago, has undoubtedly colored the results we wind up with today.
YOUR WORD IS GOLD