This is the time of year when many of us talk about resolutions or goal setting. Some people think, “What’s the use?”, “I’ve tried goals before.” But maybe up to this time you’ve just been in preparation. Hitch a ride to the LIFE business. It’s a great opportunity to help you achieve your goals. The business of compensated communities is not only for financial rewards but personal and leadership development as well. Hitch a ride to a vehicle that will get you there.
Sometime we don’t realize that there is preparation time needed to achieve our goals. When preparing for a goal, look at deeper motives. What type of life changes do you desire? If you hit a financial goal, how would that effect your life? If you were to achieve a personal development goal what would it be? Try visualizing a better marriage? What about a leadership goal? What area would you develop in your leadership? The Tri – Lateral Leadership Ledger found in the best selling book ‘Launching a Leadership Revolution’ can be a useful leadership measurement tool. Now, measure your starting position. What is your position of leadership in your business or family areas? What type of experience have you accumulated? You might ask, “Am I willing to reschedule some activities in exchange for the accomplishment of my desired goal?”
Monthly progress can be measured by using the Team system indicators. In the Team system we measure depth, system and seminar numbers. Do you have a mentor you can work closer with who will assist you in planning? I’ve had a great opportunity to hitch a ride with Orrin Woodward, one of the top leadership experts. A mentor can help keep you focused and guide you over some pit falls you might encounter. When possible, ride with a posse of other goal setters and those who are making progress to provide encouragement.
In my past experience I found that people who develop an emotional attachment to their goal succeed more often than those without one. It’s because they visualize their dream or goal and call upon the power of the sub conscious mind. Developing an emotional attachment produces inspiration. This creates the energy and enthusiasm necessary for it’s achievement. There is a link between hunger for a goal and the will power necessary to achieve that goal. Willpower is simply putting power into the will.
Plan for alternate strategies along the way.There are times you might need to muster up courage in the face of fear or obstacles. Obstacles and critics should be expected. Some people in the world today criticize those in pursuit of a goal. Criticism is their way of justifying their own lack of activity. Learn to expect mistakes and some failures along the way. These are testing times and learning curves. These experiences just give you the opportunity to hone your skills. Have more than one option in your game plan so when a road block comes it won’t slow your progress.
A very effective way to achieve your goals is to take them in bite size chunks. Set goals in thirty day increments so that you can measure progress. This will keep you on track. Inch by inch, anything is a cinch. In the Team system power player is an incremental measurement that will help you achieve larger business goals. Power player is the map you will be following in the compensated community part of your LIFE business.
Doesn’t it make sense to hitch a ride with someone who knows where they are going and are committed to getting there? It provides belief and confidence that you will get there too. R. Lofton Hudson in his book, ’Grace Is Not a Blue – Eyed Blond’ tells a story about Thomas Jefferson and a group of companions traveling across country on horseback. “They came to a river which had left its banks because of a recent downpour. The swollen river had washed the bridge away. Each rider was forced to ford the river on horseback, fighting for his life against the rapid currents, The very real possibility of death threatened each rider, which caused a traveler who was not part of their group to step aside and watch. After several had plunged in and made it to the other side, the stranger asked President Jefferson if he would ferry him across the river. The president agreed without hesitation. The man climbed on, and shortly thereafter the two of them made it safely to the other side. As the stranger slid off the back of the saddle onto dry ground, one in the group asked him, “Tell me, why did you select the president to ask this favor of?” The man was shocked, admitting he had no idea it was the president who had helped him, “All I know,” he said, “is that on some of your faces was written the answer ‘No’ and on some of them was the answer ‘Yes’. His was a ‘Yes’ face.” Isn’t it time to hitch a ride on the Team and make this the year to achieve your goals? God Bless, George Guzzardo