DEDICATE YOURSELF TO EXCELLENCE – Post 507

NO MATTER WHAT THE SITUATION

Have you ever had to do something you didn’t want to do at work or at home and found yourself grumbling and pouting through the entire thing? It seemed as if the work would never get done. The truth is, sometimes we all have to do things we don’t want to do…all of us. But instead of complaining and being miserable make sure, no matter what you’re doing, to have fun.

The fact is that if something has to get done, it has to get done. And if we have to do it we have two choices:

  • we can be the martyr (they’re always fun to be around) and huff and puff through the whole thing asking: Why me?”
  • or we can decide to make everything a fun task and make a game out it.

Take pride in everything that you do. People will notice your dedication to excellence, your contagious enthusiasm and your positive attitude. And even if they don’t, you will feel better about yourself and your work.

Real leaders forever need bigger and more irresistible challenges.

What tasks do you absolutely loathe doing? Is it paperwork? Mowing the lawn? We all have jobs we don’t enjoy. And if you cannot hire someone to do it, then you’ll have to step up to the plate and get the job done. Why not put a smile on your face while you’re doing it?

For homework I want you to think of 5-10 jobs you don’t enjoy doing. That should be pretty easy. At the top of each page write one job per page in your journal or notebook. Under each job number 1-10. Now, I want you to think about these tasks in a different way. Let’s say you don’t want to mow the lawn; beside numbers 1-10, list the positive results that occur once the lawn is mowed. For example:

  1. The yard looks beautiful. 
  2. The dog enjoys rolling in the freshly cut grass. 
  3. My family and I can play Frisbee or toss a football. 
  4. The smells are wonderful. 
  5. My friends comment on how great the yard looks, etc.

Looking at the positive results that come out of doing a task will help you become more motivated to get the job done.

Using the above exercise, write down the tasks that you do not like to do in your business. (I’ll bet you can think of at least one). Then, as in the above exercise, list at least 5 positive results that will occur when you do a task you do not like to do.

Let’s say one of the tasks is picking up the phone to call people to set an appointment. Chances are, if you don’t like doing that task, you probably put off doing it, or simply don’t do it. Write down at least 5 positive results that can happen to your business if you make 5 prospecting phone calls a day.

Is there another task you do not like to do in your business? If so, keep going through the exercise.

Everyone who works does things they do not like to do. That being the case, would you rather spend the next 10, 20, 30, or 40 years doing things you do not like doing?

OR, would you rather jump in to your business and set new goals, stay committed and focused, put in the required effort, do the right things (even though you don’t like doing some of those things) for a period of the next 2 to 5 years and build an income that will pay you each year for the rest of your life? Liking it is not a requirement. We all do things we don’t like to do in whatever line of work we are involved in. We do those things because we have to in order to get paid. The question is – How long do you want to do it? A few short years that will fly by fast, or 2 to 4 decades?</sp

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Why Hire a Coach? – Post 490

It has been quite some time since I posted on a regular basis. Hopefully I haven’t lost very many followers these past few months. I just want to take a few moments to explain what has been happening before I get into today’s topic on coaching and why you should have a coach if you want to take your business to the next level.

As most of you know I have a pharmacy consulting business in addition to my marketing endeavors. In order to keep myself marketable in the pharmacy world I found it necessary to continue my education so toward the last half of 2015 I enrolled in an educational program to obtain a certification in medication therapy management. After I completed the program I needed to continue to devote extra time to my pharmacy business. Since there are only so many hours in a day I had to back away a bit from some of my other  pursuits.

On the home front, my daughter is getting married on Sept 17 so I have spent a lot of time in preparation for that event. Thank God for my network marketing business. Even though I have not been able to give it the attention the business deserves, the check continues to come in month after month so it has been a great help with funding this wedding.

I just recently started another venture. Robert Kiyosaki, my virtual mentor, in his book Rich Dad Poor Dad teaches the concept of multiple streams of income. To accomplish this I am starting David Allen Capital of Kentucky and I am looking for someone to head up that sales team (for more info on the opportunity click here). I hope to have it up and running asap.

I also am re-launching my network marketing business as soon as the wedding is over. Last year I hit a plateau in that business and no matter what I tried, I just couldn’t seem to get the momentum started again. The momentum that is necessary to take my business to the next level. Over this past year I have spent considerable time contemplating what’s standing between me and my ultimate business and life goals. No matter how many courses I took or how much personal development I did I just couldn’t seem to get renewed traction.

Have you ever reached a certain level of success but found your business growth hit a plateau? Do you have a great business but not enough time to enjoy your life? I found myself in those exact circumstances and many other folks, once they reach a certain level of success, find themselves in the exact same positions. Why does it happen?

Whatever gets us to our current level of success isn’t usually enough to take us to the next level. Many of us know what to do to build our business but we find that we just don’t have the skill set to leverage the folks that are in our organization so  we can continue the growth of our organization.

Tom “Big Al” Schreiter said that “Personal development is important. We have to have a good attitude, be positive, have goals … but most people who join networking already have that. They are missing the skills to get the job done.” In order to move from where we are to where we REALLY want to be WE must change. We all have “blind spots” (limiting beliefs, sabotaging behaviors and unconscious habits) that keep us from moving forward. It’s challenging (if not impossible) to spot these issues on our own. This is where having s “personal coach” can make all the difference.

Why Hiring a Coach Can Be the Most Life-Changing Decision You’ll Ever Make.

Partnering with a coach can be like lighting a fire under your business and maybe even adding some gasoline! This kind of relationship can spark your business and get it moving faster than any other kind of support.

Why?

Because a great coach has the experience, strategies, skills and insights that can save YEARS of struggle and frustration. Rather that working blindly on your own (like I have been) – a coach can step you through a proven road-map. A coach can be a trusted guide to help identify exactly what’s missing in your business, and give the support to making the needed changes.

Besides solid business knowledge a great coach also has the ability to SEE you; your strengths, your weaknesses, and to suggest how to shift and grow so that the success and results you want happen easily. Creating a fun, fulfilling business that provides a great income, more free time, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

A few months ago I decided to hire a coach to guide me through; to take a non-biased look at what I am doing right and wrong and to get me moving in the right direction again. Starting next week, as I relaunch my business, I will share my coaching journey on this forum so be sure to subscribe or follow me as we take this journey together.