Jul 082009

planning commitee

A good friend of mine and I were talking a few weeks ago talking about sales in various industries which are commission only, with no residual on the back end. We had the opportunity to motivate each other by reinstating to notion that there is no planning committee out there brainstorming with our best interest in mind. Since we are designed for success, but programmed for failure we MUST take it upon our self to chase and believe in our dreams as early in life as possible.

The one thing my friend said to me that really resonated, especially when you look at the majority of sales and commission only jobs, is “you are one brother-in-law away from loosing that commission or residual if you even have it.” – Jim Anthony
There are so few professions with little to no competition, residual income, and the ability to build a long term passive income stream, BUT THEY ARE OUT THERE! Get something started, not some fly by night opportunity, but a business with a foundation and proven track record. Don’t be someone else’s guinea pig.

Build your own planning committee, find other like minded people to be accountable to, and push each other. Keep your eyes open for the quality people who read books, listen to valuable audio programs, and that go to training events to better themselves. Success without personal development is a recipe for failure. This is why you hear of people winning the lotto and going broke.

Simple daily disciplines of reading, listening, and implementing the strategies and techniques you pick up will put you ahead of the 95% of people who are dead or dead broke by 65. Whether you are 18 or 81 within 3-5 years you can create whatever lifestyle you desire. The only difference will be the story and the legacy which is left.

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Dec 052008

In all areas of our life from business to relationships it is important to plan our work and work our plan. I really like this statement, but there also must be a time to review what we have done.

Sometimes when a business workout partner of mine and I are brainstorming we will be going back and forth asking each other, “What has been working at your networking events, and in your business to help it grow the most?” Honestly, I am just as guilty as any when I have to fess up and sometimes say, “I really don’t know.”

I am sure many of you will agree with me when say that is a difficult statement to make when you have such high expectations of yourself. Keeping accurate tracking on the results of our efforts may seem like a very mundane activity, but that is just what may be separating you from the success you desire. Success in any area of our life is centered on mastering the mundane.

You want to be thin and healthy? Exercise and eat less. Have a successful business? Model those who have already accomplished it. It always, ALWAYS boils down the acronym KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid!)

I love what Jim Rohn says, “If you can do it, it is easy.” Often when I am out and about I over hear someone say tracking their results is hard, or cold calling is hard, or whatever XYZ is too hard. I laugh to myself a little and simply say, “Yes, it may require more effort than your other activities, but how much better will your results be if you take the extra time to do it?” The answer almost always is, “Well I don’t know exactly, but I know it really would help advance my business.”

If you know something is going to improve the quality of your life, DO IT! It will only be “hard” for a little while, and then you know what? It will become a habit, second nature, and you will achieve far more than you have ever imagined possible!

Good luck and let’s make it happen!

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