Those of us who have built large networks don't just sit around waiting for it to happen. We also don't make up excuses for why it's not working - not enough time, no one is interested, don't know enough people, not a salesperson, not the right kind of person, etc. No, achievers leave the excuses behind and shift into A.C.T.I.O.N.:
A = ATTITUDE
Achievers all seem to have a common "can do" attitude. There is no question in their mind that this is going to work. It's just a matter of time and effort. They are positive and upbeat. It's often difficult to tell whether they are having a good or bad day, because their attitude is always the same. What's your attitude like? This is the first step to shifting into action. Adjust your attitude and then move on.
C = CLEAR VISION
Achievers start with the end clearly in their mind. They have a clear vision of what their life is going to look like after all is said and done. They see their life in minute detail, with all the emotions included. When life is not going well for them, they just pull up their vision and revel in it until any negative feelings are gone. Do you have a clear vision of what your life is going to be like after you build a large and lucrative network? If not, then create your own vision. It's like making a movie in your mind. You're the producer, director, editor, and the star of the show. You and only you decide what goes into your movie, so make it really good!
T = TIME PLANNING
Once an achiever has a clear vision, they set goals, objectives (steps to the goals), and daily activities. Then they figure out how to work these daily activities into their busy schedules by commiting a certain amount of time each week. They know how to prioritize effectively. They are working on A priorities (prospecting, presentations, sponsoring, training, supporting) most of the time. They typically can accomplish twice as much in the same amount of time as the average person who is not a good time planner. How are you using your time? Have you commited a minimum amount of time to your business each week? Are you working on A priorities most of the time? If not, you better become a better time planner.
I = INITIATIVE
Achievers don't sit around wondering what to do or making excuses for why things can't be done that day. They have a vision and a plan of action, so each day they know exactly what they are going to do and they do it. You won't find achievers sleeping in.
They are typically up early reading and planning. They are constantly learning, so they can become better networkers. They attend seminars and all company functions. They get involved in Toastmasters, so they can become a better communicator. Are you up early each day, giving yourself extra hours to work your business or become a better networker? Do you know what you are going to do every day and get right to it, so you can gain the greatest benefit? If you want to be successful in network marketing or any type of business, you need to have a strong initiative.
O = ORGANIZED
Achievers are organized. They have systems for keeping track of information, prospects, and distributors. They don't have to spend hours looking for something important, thus they can use that time to build their business. Do you have systems in place to keep track of important company memos, testimonials, training information, prospects, distributors, etc? If not, talk with an upline leader and have them help you develop those systems.
N = NAVIGATE
The waters tend to get rough at times. Achievers have their sights on a goal. Because they never take their eyes away, they can navigate through the rough waters. Because they have a great attitude and a clear vision, even the huge waves of diversity will not disuade them from their path. Because of their constant dedication to their trade, they know how to build an effective business. Are you properly prepared to navigate through the rough waters? If not, you better get prepared because they are just around the bend.
Many people say they want the time freedom and financial security that network marketing, but most aren't willing to do what is necessary to make those dreams come true.
Want to be an achiever? Shift into A.C.T.I.O.N.