"The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear."
I was talking to a new client yesterday and they raised a "problem" that almost everyone I talk to seems to have. Before they finished telling me the issues they were having in their business, I knew they were going to say, "We just don't have enough time in a day."
If you have said this before or find yourself saying this a lot, keep reading. I'm going to share some tips with you to help you laser in on the success you want. Whether it's having more productive days, reaching goals faster or getting organized, these tips will help.
Tip #1- Define what success really looks like for you.
This is vital to really achieving success, to have a clearly defined picture of what success looks like for you. Many people are trying to achieve things that are really not important to you. I was listening to Stedman Graham one day in a seminar and he had us do an exercise that really help me narrow down what success looks like for me. We took out a piece of paper and wrote out in 20 seconds what was important to us in life. At the end of 20 seconds whatever you had on the list is what you should focus on. Most people had written down family, freedom, financial independence, good health and happiness. Then he ask the ALL important question, "How many of your lives are designed to achieve what's most important to you?" Almost no hands with up in the place. So my challenge to you is to really TAKE, MAKE, SET ASIDE the time to write down your list in 20 seconds.
Tip #2- Structure your day to finish key task.
Stop it with the long laundry list of stuff you know you are not going to do. Just looking at your list makes you tired. Focus in on some key task that will help you reach bigger goals. When you compare your list to the time you have in a day to accomplish anything, then you really don't have enough time in a day. But you do have time to do 2 or 3 key task. That would be 10 to 12 task done a week, far better than looking at a list of 100 things and doing none of them.
Tip #3- Spread the wealth.
Everything really doesn't have to be done by you. I know you think you are the only one that can do it, but you are not. And no the other person is not going to do it like you, but it will get done and you will be ok. When you learn to work as a team, you can do more. I love the acronym T.E.A.M "Together Everyone Achieves More." So look for opportunities to spread the wealth around, whether it's at home or in the office, don't be a "Do-It-All-By-Myself" person. You defiantly will not have enough time for anything.
Implement these three tips to experience more success!
Wishing You Nothing But Genius Success,
"If You Don't Follow Through, You Are Not SERIOUS About Success."
I attend several networking events a year. This is out side of all the other social events I attend each year and it still amazes me how many people don't follow up on ALL the connections they make.
You get all dressed up, have your business cards printed out and then ask about 50 people for their business card. For what?
You don't email, text or call to follow through to begin the process of building a relationship, whether personal or professional. I continue to run into individuals that fail to realize that "RELATIONSHIPS" are the key to building, bridging and branding your business. And they wonder why their business is failing. People buy into you, not you product or service.
I get more business, referrals and opportunities because of the relationships I have developed over the years. I was taught long ago by my mentors that the "Fortune Is In The Follow Through." This doesn't always mean financially, but in relationship capital as well. Because I try to always follow through, it gives me the opportunity to connect and click with individuals that I meet at events.
If you really want to grow as a person and to grow your business, learn to connect, follow through and cultivate relationships.
So let me offer you some quick tips on making your networking experience more productive.
Follow these tips to make your next networking event more productive. You may have missed out on a fortune in personal relationships and business relationships because you failed to FOLLOW THROUGH!
Wishing You Nothing But Genius Success,
"A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people." Will Rogers
As I am reading Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich" for the 20th time, I couldn't help but reflect how important this book has been to me and the many great concepts I have learned from it. One of the most valuable concepts I learned from this book was the power of having a MASTERMIND group.
Now before you shut me down and say "That's rich people talk" stop and think about what you are saying. Don't you want to be wealthy? I tell people all the time, it is foolish to despise what you secretly wish to become. So turn me back on and truly SEE what I'm about to share with you could be the missing link to the success you desire.
According to Hill, the definition of a "Master-Mind" is as follows: "Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people for the attainment of a definite purpose."
That last little part "For the attainment of a definite purpose." You are a part of a mastermind already, whether you know it or not. That group of guys you hang out with every weekend to watch the football game with is a mastermind group. Your girlfriends you hook up with each week to watch House Wives of Whoever, that is your mastermind group. The problem with these types of mastermind groups for the most part is that they are not producing great value in your life.
The picture above is of me and my cousin Eric. Eric is a very successful doctor and business man. Recently Eric flew into Phoenix where I live on business. We both had jam packed schedules but made the time to hook up at the Arizona Biltmore for some quality masterminding. We invested a few moments talking about our families, then the next several hours we swapped ideas, concepts and "ah ha" moments. In these few hours we both walked away we some valuable ideas to implement in our businesses and lives.
Eric and I could have done ANYTHING with our time, we both love to dress, so shopping could have been an option. We could have went to any restaurant in the city, as a matter of fact, we started off in a restaurant, but left after 10 minutes because we felt it would get in the way of our conversation.
So my advice for you today, create your mastermind group. Take out a sheet of paper, write down five things you want to accomplish over the next 18 months. Build your business, get of debt, create a better home life, lose weight or whatever it is of value you want to accomplish. Next, write out a list of 10 quality people you know that are achieving remarkable success that you have access to. Within the next two days reach out to each of them and let them know you are creating a mastermind and would like them to be a part of it. You will not get all ten because more than likely they are occupied with accomplishing remarkable success. Hopefully you will be able to secure 2-4 individuals that can invest the time with you.
Let them know your goals for the next 18 months, and that you would like to seek their wisdom, advice and knowledge. Each month you would like to speak with them for no more than 15 minutes to check your progress and hold you accountable. Please be prepared for your 15 minutes and don't WASTE their time.
Once you progress in life and business, you will see the value in investing in mastermind groups. Being a part of groups with highly successful people can catapult your life and business in ways you never imagined. My mastermind group has been invaluable to me over the years, an investment I look forward to making in myself each year.
If you really want to soar in life, create, join and invest in a mastermind today. Albert Einstein observed "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
Mastermind your way to the next level!!!
Wishing You Nothing But Genius Success,
Dr. Will is an author, speaker and leadership consultant....