Before launching your business, be sure to first put together your business plan. Without a plan, you're almost guaranteed to fail… so, if you want to succeed, you'll have a plan. Keep your plan simple and I recommend you focus on only one marketing strategy to start.
Begin building an INCOME that brings TRUE FREEDOM to your life.
MA = MR
(Massive Action equals Massive Results)
Conversely, SA = SR (small actions equals small results). Remember this formula as you begin building your business. What your business eventually becomes will depend upon what you put into it and how fast you do it.
Massive Action is REQUIRED for you to overcome the INERTIA in your life and to get your business onto a profitable footing.
And to be most successful, you need a…
S D A
(Single Daily Action)
You don't have to do everything… you just need to do something. I like what Zig Ziglar says, "You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific."
There is much to learn in order to be more successful and you will learn it best if you learn one thing at a time. I have found it helpful to ask myself at the start of each day, "What ONE thing can I do today to move my business forward?" Then I go about doing that one thing.
Above all, you want to keep the main thing the main thing… and that is sharing this opportunity with others. DO NOT spend most of your time getting organized. The ONLY activity that will make you money is sharing your opportunity with prospects.
Schedule the Work
Using a printed daily planner or other planning calendar, begin to plan out your work schedule. Whether full-time or part-time, it's important that you plan the work and work the plan. If you don't write it down – it won't happen. Life's distractions and other "stuff" will get in your way and excuses will rob you of any chance of success.
Just like your business budget, how you schedule your work plan will depend on how aggressively you want to work your business. Whatever the case, your plan must be realistic given your goals for your business.
- How many hours per day or week are you going to work the business?
- How many phone calls are you going to make per day or week?
How many ads are you going to place per day or week?
How many emails are you going to send per day or week?
- Be sure to block out on your calendar time to listen to some of our weekly training conference calls.
Schedule specific times to work your business and do the actions necessary for success.
I would suggest you need to plan a "minimum of at least" 8 to 12 hours per week if you expect to have any kind of results in your business. Certainly, you can be more aggressive and invest more time – but if you think you can do it with an occassional hour or two when you get around to it… well, you're just fooling yourself. That will NEVER work. DO NOT attempt to start a business with that approach.
Become a person of mass production because you'll get so much more performance from your time and your money that you'll achieve as much in one year as most people will get done in four or five years.
As Kelly Reese writes in The Art of Achieving Financial Freedom, "If you only improved your use of time enough to increase the value of just one hour each day by a mere $10, at 8% interest that would be worth over a million extra dollars to you in forty years… on top of everything else you would own. Now what if we were able to make that one hour a day worth $50, instead of just an extra $10? What if instead of only improving the economic value of one hour a day we increased the value of several hours each day? This is not rocket science. It is basic mathematics. It is a fact that even modest improvements in your time management can really speed up your journey to financial freedom."