How To Make Your Daily 24 Hours Count

Daily Routive

Daily Routine

God has given each one of us enough time daily to be what He intended for us to be. Do you find yourself chasing the end of the day and wishing the day was longer than the 24 hours? Calm down. Take a deep breath and regroup your thoughts. I use the below questions to test the things I want to do in order for me to stay on track in making my 24 hours count daily.

1.       Are You Competing?

School, sports and the general outlook from society has ingrained a competitive spirit in all of us. Competition is not necessary for you to achieve your goals. The other person is working from their planned targets and you are working from yours. What then is the basis of you competing with them. If your To Do list is determined by the desire to keep up with the Joneses or to be like or outdo someone else then you are putting unnecessary stress on yourself. Work to fulfill YOUR purpose daily, not to outshine anyone.

2.       Are You Trying To Be Perfect?

Wanting to do everything perfectly will cause you to do nothing. For a start, perfection is an illusion. Aim for excellence instead. Stop frustrating yourself by wanting to be perfect. Excellence comes from learning processes. You can never achieve excellence in one incident or event. Experience is the best teacher. Get up and do what needs to be done. You will make mistakes. Without those mistakes you can never learn. So just do it! The more you do, the more skilled you become. That is excellence.

3.       Are You Trying To Be All Things To All People?

NO is a good word coming out of your mouth. Do not give hasty answers. When asked to do something, ask for time to think if necessary. If you cannot do it then say NO. If the person unfriends you because of your NO, then maybe it was time for them to show their true colors where your relationship is concerned. Do not be afraid to say NO if it is the best decision for you to make at the time.

4.       Are The Children In Your House Sacred Cows?

If you have children, pay attention here. These days with children’s rights being highlighted left right and centre, many parents and guardians are afraid to give house work to their children. There are daily chores that children can do in the house in line with their ages. Fit your children into the family’s daily upkeep schedule. By being involved that way, they too will learn how to plan their day. They will learn responsibility and accountability. You will have more time to do that which only you can do. Ladies, your spouse is not a child, but they too can be asked to chip in with the house chores. Just be wise and smart about how you ask them.

5.       Are You Playing Enough?

Recreation is an important part of a productive life. Too much work and no play will make you a boring and frustrated person. Do not be too serious about life. Laugh, take breaks, play, go on vacation. Punctuate your daily routine with moments of fun and relaxation. Be light hearted about your duties and any challenges you meet. Use the Pomodoro Technique when having episodes of intense work. Plan for vacations to be rewards for the big milestones that you achieve from those intense work episodes. Looking forward to the reward will make you work more diligently.

6.       Are You Recharging Your Spiritual Batteries Daily?

This question should have been at the top of the list. Final words last longer so here is my final word for today. Start your day with time spent with God in meditation and prayer. My favourite book says “Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts shall be established” – Proverbs 16:3. The wisdom that I get in seeking for counsel from God at the start of my day has made me more efficient and organized. Additionally, it is comforting to know that I have the highest power in the universe as my ally to deal with forces and circumstances beyond my control.

Keep these six questions in front of you all the time as you plan your activities for the day and 24 hours will always be enough for what you want to accomplish.

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Nomusa Mhlanga 315-copy-412x540-320x420-150x150Nomusa is a loving mother of four sons. A professional water resources consultant with a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management, she has mastered the art of mindset shifting and integrating her conventional professional training with becoming a successful God praising network marketing business owner.


This Temporary Setback was An Opportunity After All

I caught this flu bug that has been a setback as it made it difficult for me over the last seven days to conduct my business the way that my daily routine requires me to do.

You see, the bulk of my daily activities for me to accomplish my goals involves communicating with my prospects and customers using my voice through phone calls, Skype calls, webinars and direct conversations.

Now this flu bug went and got my voice. I lost my voice last Friday.

So you can imagine my dilemma as a sole business owner and operator. I must talk to people but I am not able to because the doctor ordered that I strictly keep the use of my voice to a minimum as a way for my voice box to recover.

By the way not only was this to setback my business. On the home front, with teenagers and a primary scholar for children there often is a lot of talking required in a normal day. I must say it has been torture for me and a hilarious reprieve for my boys. Overall though they have been very supportive and surprisingly mature about the whole episode.

Thankfully I was calm about it just let things roll.

As a result lots of good came out of this episode. I found that I made inroads into some areas of personal growth that will definitely have a positive impact on my business.

I Became More Personal on Facebook and Whatsapp

RelationshipThis opportunity enabled me to realize that I have not been engaging directly on a personal level with the people on my facebook and whatsapp contact lists. With more time on my hands, I took the time to personally reach out to them and really rebuild relationships. Being always in business mode can easily make you forget that you are dealing with people who just want to feel that you care for them. I must say the catching up has made a big difference. A surprising side benefit is that I am actually getting positive enquiries about what it is exactly that I am doing with my business. I have landed some promising voice call appointments to discuss business as a result.

The Setback Got My Creative Juices Flowing

With time on my hands I found myself pottering around the house doing some chores here and there (no matter how sick a woman gets, she cannot spend an entire day in bed, doctors’ orders or not) that gave me extended times of solitude. You do not realize how your thoughts are not given reign to go where they want if you are continually involved intellectually. I kept a note book near me all the time and jotted so many notes for my writing projects that I actually surprised myself. I made so much progress for my writing than I have done when I deliberately told myself I was sitting down to write. It made me realize what really makes me creative.Creativity

I Created Lots of Training Content

I also used my moments of silence to create PowerPoint content that I am going to use for live and online training for the team and for generic home business and network marketing training online and offline. I had been finding it difficult of late to fit that activity into my tight schedule.

I Had More Time For Prayer and Devotion

Praying handsI must say I really enjoyed my times alone with my Bible and my God. As opposed to the scheduled and sometimes hurried payer and devotional times. This time I had much more relaxed experiences. This setback was an opportunity to truly redefine my relationship with God and reinforce my commitment. I was blessed with some deep insights into how my business life and my spiritual life overlap and this realization helped me put things in their correct perspective.

I did do a few Skype calls that I just could not avoid making. I really kept them short and to the point. Overall I think I have been a good patient and followed the doctor’s orders well.

What had started off as a setback turned out to be a great opportunity to refocus, regroup and reinvent myself for my personal development and the future of my home business.

P.S. – Doctor’s orders after a review. My voice is not yet fit enough for me to talk for a continuous hour. So I have had to postpone the Live Life By Design Part 2 webinar to next Thursday. Those who have registered will already have received notice of the postponement. My sincere apologies for any inconveniences caused. If you are not yet registered hop on over here to register. It will be worth your while and I will be as fit as a fiddle to deliver some quality content.

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Home Business Success From A Consistent Daily Routine

Home Business Success From A Consistent Daily Routine

The Slight EdgeWhether you are part-time or full-time in your home business, you need a daily routine to have anything done and see results. Once that daily routine is established, you need to stick with it and do what is required consistently.

Today we look at what your daily routine should consist of and what it is that will keep you be consistent and sticking to it daily without fail.

The Components of Your Daily Routine

 1.           Talk to People

If you are in direct selling or network marketing, or any other home business for that matter, there is no way in which you will see growth in your business without talking to people. Find the people to talk to and talk to them. The only way they will know about your product and/or opportunity is if you talk to them.

Prospect for people. Invite your prospects to have a look at your presentation. Prospect, invite and show. Those are your key business activities. If you suck at everything else and keep doing these three steps daily, you are going to see the results.

REMEMBER: You do not need to understand the entire compensation plan or know everything about your company and product. Grab the presentation tools that your company has and start inviting people to have a look. The key phrase is “Say less, to more people.” How do you say less? You do that by showing, not explaining. NB: If your company does not have a short DVD for you to use to show people, devise your own tool in which your success rate does not depend on your ability to present and/or explain your business.

  1. Study to Improve Yourself

I believe that network marketing is a personal development industry disguised as a business. There is no way in which you will have long term sustainable success in this profession without personal development.

You need training in mindset because more than likely you saw this opportunity when you were oblivious of anything else other than waking up to go to work and earning a salary. Suddenly you must start thinking and acting like a business owner. Study to make yourself better at being a business person. Business is tough and to make it “Do not wish for things to be easier. Wish for you to be better.” – Jim Rohn. Build your business mindset and skill base by doing some spiritual exercise and meditation (for me it’s reading my Bible and praying), reading 10pages of a relevant book, listen to 30minutes of a good audio or video. Do this daily.

  1. Attend Your Company Live Events

They say iron sharpens iron. Attending your company events enables you to meet with others who are doing exactly what you are doing for purposes of sharing notes and ideas. You get to hear the success stories and these are very useful as a referral point to counter your prospects’ objections until you develop your personal success story. The very reasons why you justify not attending : no money, no team yet, are the very reasons why you need to make every effort to attend. So look at the company events calendar and plan to attend every event.

The Consistency Formula

Now that you have established what needs to be done and where to slot it into your day, how do you keep at it daily come rain, snow or sunshine? The answer is KEEP YOUR VISION EVER BEFORE YOU. Unless you know exactly WHY you must do what you must do, you will flounder. Who do you want to become that your daily routine will contribute to? Where do you see your business in the next 3-5years that will not happen unless you do the work you have laid out for yourself. If you do not know where your activity is supposed to take you, there will be nothing to pull you out of bed and put in that sweat equity. There will be nothing to pull you away from the TV or from the ball game to do the work. Revisit your vision today and clearly see where and what you want to be in the short, medium and long term.

To drive the point home about the power of staying consistent, I leave you to watch this video by Michelle Pescossolido, a fellow network marketing professional that I look up to.

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Nomusa Mguni-Mhlanga
I help working moms and dads succeed in network marketing by showing them how to have the right mindset for success and teaching them online and offline marketing skills to build residual incomes and retire when they want.
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