Posts Tagged ‘accomplishment’

First Step in a Five Figure Business

In my ten years in this business, I have observed that one of the biggest reasons that most Internet marketers fail is not because of having the wrong information, it is because they fail to map out their goals. A goal, when not specifically detailed, is half-attained.

Increase your chances of getting what you want. Define this week’s goals as precisely as possible. Weekly goals? Yes. By mapping out what you want each week, and how you will get there, you will be shocked at how much more you accomplish. After all, this business is all about accomplishment, not about hard work. Anyone can work hard … but not everyone can achieve consistent five-figure monthly draws from their business. Now, I don’t mean gross sales/income, I am referring to what you take home to spend. The first step towards it is goal setting.

Our Challenge: Pick up Pen — Write Out Details.

  • Be Explicit – Have you defined your goal clearly enough? A goal that is vague is just words written on paper, there is no passion behind it, thus the chances of attaining it are slim to none.
  • Be Focused – Is your goal specific and measurable? How will you know when you’ve accomplished it?
  • Be Detailed – Are all your goals stated in the positive, with a specific time when they will be accomplished?

Writing down exactly what you want, and by when, is the first step to success. If you won’t commit to writing them down, you’ll never do what it takes to reach your goals. Review the welcome PDF (available in the back office) and pay attention to the goal setting and business journal sections.

Writing your goals in exquisite detail helps define them in your mind — and provides the exact specifications for what you want to accomplish. Writing your goals down with a pen and paper instead of an electronic version provides more of a tie with your brain. I have said it before, and I will say it again, something magical happens with the mind when you have a pen in your hand instead of a keyboard. Try it, you may have the same results.

Remember, the more desirable qualities you add to the goal, the greater will be your satisfaction when you attain it. Be sure to write SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Tangible — and don’t forget a target date. (Because the difference between a dream and a goal is a date!)

‘Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.’ ~ Laertius Diogenes 

A lack of commitment suggests you need to take more time to better define your goals — and write them into your calendar and daily To-Do list. Lacking the commitment to be more precise, your goals are really nothing more than ambiguous possibilities. With no specific targets in sight, it’s impossible to determine what you need to do next. When you fail to commit to a deadline in your calendar, some goals inevitably get cast aside for other things. And given that life in general — and everyone you work with in particular — always has some kind of time-critical deadlines, your ‘non-urgent,’ ‘non-defined’ goals tend to get pushed off your schedule forever.

There is no way you can achieve your goals if they are not clear. Negatives like ‘Vague, Uncertain and Uncommitted’ start to take their toll on your performance — quickly moving you away from the success you want.

Success is within you. Setting goals gets you into the habit of thinking "accomplishment based" in your business, instead of "work based." Accomplishing your most important tasks each day leads you to success. Accomplishing "non critical" tasks with no goals, leads you in circles and invites frustration.

End your frustration. Set your goals. Concentrate on accomplishing what is most vital. Relish in your new success!