Creating a Vision For You To Succeed
There are those business building activities that if not done daily, success is impossible. In network marketing those activities are prospecting (meeting new people and connecting with them), inviting, presenting and enrolling new people into the business.
Any honest networker will tell you that doing these activities is very uncomfortable and the temptation is to not do them or to keep putting them off until tomorrow, right?
So how then does a home business owner ensure that they get the success that they want. The answer lies in creating a VISION for yourself. there is power in creating a vision of where you are going.
Lessons From My Favourite Teacher
My favourite Teacher, knowing that the motivation for His followers to do what He asked them to do after He was gone would be essential, painted word pictures of the life that was to come for them if they stuck it out. As His followers what keeps us going in a tough world full of injustice, sickness and war is the fact that a New World without these things is coming for the faithful and we keep that picture in mind when facing challenges to our faith. In the last book of the Bible He even gave a vision to John to share of how the capital city of the New World would look like.
The same principle applies to growing your home business. Your current circumstances cannot serve as a basis for motivating you into consistent action. In fact your current circumstances might discourage you. It is your vision of what you are working towards that will keep you going consistently, even on those tough days when things do not seem to be gelling together the way that you want them to.
The Power is in the Mind
One of the strongest traits to build as a home business owner is to develop your power of visualization. Visualize in your mind and see yourself become the person that you want to be when your business is successful. Many a times the struggle with consistent action stems from dwelling your thoughts on where you are instead of where you are going. Obviously you made a decision to do what you are doing in order to move from where you are to a different kind of lifestyle that you aspire for. Let the vision of that lifestyle stay ever before you and it will get you off your butt when you feel like giving up or not doing what you committed to do daily to get you there.
Demonstrating The power of Vision
Your vision obviously translates to the reason WHY you are doing what you are doing. Here I give a few examples of the kind of vision statements that many people that I have spoken to have shared with me.
- Working moms who want to be at home for their children and still have a steady source of income to support their families. Obviously if you are in this category, your current schedule to fit in a job, family and your business can look like a nightmare. But the alternative is leaving your children at home with a child minder or at day care every day and missing them growing up. If you do not do what is required of you now to create that desired future of being there for your children, it will never happen. Visualize yourself playing in the park with your child on a Wednesday afternoon or taking them to the zoo at ten in the morning. That picture will keep you going.
- Do you want to help people change their lives by sharing your story? Well you have to create the story first and that requires you being successful to do that. The vision of your future that should be playing in your mind constantly is you standing on that stage, with hundreds or even thousands of people listening to you and some among that crowd making decisions to change their lives and one day meeting you to tell you that had it not been for you telling your story, they never would have taken the decision to change their lives. That picture will keep you going.
- Maybe you want to be able to give to causes that really matter to your life. You might want to sponsor the causes with money or be able to give your time without restriction. The vision to keep before you is you writing that check and giving it to the organisation championing your cause, or you having built those buildings for housing the cause or you rendering that service at any time of day because you do not have financial or time restriction to hinder you. That picture should keep you going.
These are just a few examples. The bottom line is this; you can attend all training events and read all the training you can on how to do the activities for growing your business, unless you have a clear vision of what the outcome and impact of doing that work is supposed to be for you, you are going to lack the willpower to get up and apply what you know. You will only be excited and active for a few days after the training event and then fizzle out.
Keep the vision ever before you and you will be unstoppable in doing the activities that will grow your business to where you want it to be for you to fulfil that vision.
Today I leave you with this quote: “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift
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I help busy 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.