Success is not an accident, the key to success is planning and effort. There is an famous saying, which says "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail"
You show me any successful person and I will show you a person that had defined goals and made a plan of ACTION as to how to archeive them.
We are at the start of a new year and this is normally the time where many people have good intentions to try and better their situations. However any good intention without action is just a good intention.
People typically fall into one of these categories:
1. Ready to move
2. Thinking of moving
3. Fearful of moving
4 To lazy to move
5. In a comfort zone
It does not matter how hard you try, you can not turn a 'No' person into a 'Yes' person, you may be able to recruit them into your business, but they will never do anything. People who want to improve their situations do not have to be convinced of that fact, they are ready to move.
People who are uncomfortable with their situations, start thinking about ways to change it and start looking at various ways. They may not be necessarily be ready to make a decision on something but they have started the journey of research. Some of these people may get introduced to something and jump in straight away, it all depends on their character type (which i will explain about in a later blog). However many times these people are just gathering information.
Then you have the people that just let fear govern them all the time and therefore can never make a decision, even though they understand they need to.
By the way fear just stands for:
It has not happened, yet the person convinces themselves that it has already happened. Unfortunately, unless that person drastically changes their mindset, they will never move forward.
Then you have the person with the lottery mindset, you know the type; the type of person who expects something for nothing. Typically those types of people respond to the ads that say something like " I made $10,000 in 3 weeks in this new business opportunity. I did not have to speak to anyone, the system did everything for me, i just worked 30mins a day on my computer and best of all it was FREE. Let me show you how!"
These types of people do not understand that your income follows your personal growth. Now maybe there are people who have built their businesses to a level where they can make $10,000 in 3 weeks being on their computers for 1 hour a day, however this is only possible because of all of the ground work that had gone on from before.
To many people want the end result with having to go through the process. A lazy person is not an asset to themselves or others, what they truly are, is a liability.
You can identify them farely quickly by the type of langauge they use,
E.G They typicially do not want to invest any money at all, they can only put in minimum effort but they want maximum return. Excuses are the order of the day, but nothing is ever their fault. They have probably been in a number of opportunities in past, nothing has ever worked for them, because ALL of the opportunities were bad (So they think).
You can not help a lazy person to be successful, it would be like trying to push water up a hill.
Finally you have that person who is stuck in a comfort zone, they typically have jobs that are paying them a decent income or they are in jobs, doing things they have alway done, so their security is in their known routine. People who are in this mindset only start looking outside of the box when their comfort zone is shaken;
e.g. the likihood of redundancy (downsizing), or the possiblity of getting fired, company closures or re-settlements, injury and pregnancy. These things typically cause them to stretch their thinking. However, as long as they are in that comfort zone, they will always do what they have always done and they will just be getting the same results, settling for 'GOOD' instead of receiving 'BEST'
The reason why I took you through this process is, as I stated at the beginning, success is not an accident, it is a result of guidance and action. This is across all industry sectors and even more so with the Home Based Business industry, because our success is based on empowerment of others. There is a statement that says: "True wealth is hidden from those people who think they have to do it all themselves. However wealth exposes itself to those people who are patient enough to train others."
2010 is the start of a new decade of opportunity, so you need to know and understand the types of people you want in your business and the types of people you should be prospecting.
You are in a unique position of being able to help people create wealth from home, so learn more about people than your opportunity and your business will skyrocket.
Set your Goals, breakdown your goals into Projects, then breakdown those projects into Tasks and final breakdown those tasks into Activities. From that point you can start working backards. What I mean by that is, when you do your Activities, you will complete your Tasks, when your Tasks are complete, you will come to the end of your Project and when you have come to the end of your project you would have hit your Goal.
Remember success is not an accident!
To your success