How To Get Started … Again!

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How To Get Started----Again!

Interesting that many start off the year with a brand new enthusiasm to really get their business moving and just a couple of months in they are already busy doing everything but their business.  

So what happened?   How do we get back on track?

Here are a few simple action steps you can do to turn that around.

1.  Go back to basics. 

That’s right, the basics always work.  Start off by making that list.  Look at your phone contact list.  Pull out the Christmas card list.  Is there someone in your office you can talk to?  How about that neighbor?  

Just put down about 10 or 15 names and numbers. 

2.  Pick up the phone.

Forget all the high tech procedures.  You don’t need a formal meeting.  Turn off you computer for a moment.  Call someone or if you must – text someone.  Invite them to coffee or lunch or breakfast.  Set up an appointment to get with them.  It doesn’t have to be a long drawn out invitation.  Just say let’s get to together and catch up.

3.  When you are with anyone, tell them.

Just bring it up.  Tell them what you are doing -.  Let them know that you have a side business.   Tell them WHY you wanted to go in this direction.  Ask them if they are looking or if they know anyone that is looking.  Give them a quick 5 min overview.  Explain just a little to see if there is any real interest.  Leave a CD or DVD or some literature with them.  If there is interest – book another appointment!

3.  Up the frequency and do a little more.

Instead of doing one appointment a month go for two a week or three a week!  Up the ante with yourself.  Call, set it up and just show up.  Let your calendar dictate your actions and not your emotions.  Once you can consistently do 1 or 2 a week then move it to 2 or 3 then 3 or 4.  Get in the grove.  You’ll find out quickly that soon it will be a normal routine to be talking to 3 or 4 new people every week.  Matter of fact, it will seem strange when you are NOT talking someone. 

4.  Get inspired.

Go to a major event.  Pull out those CDs and listen to a few.  Go out to a meeting.  Look over your company’s magazine.  Get on a conference call.  Call your sponsor, your mentor or your upline.  Plug in to someone that is actually doing what you want to be doing.  Reach out to the info and you’ll quickly remember why you got started in the first place. 


That ‘s it.  Once you get into the action mode again you’ll see that you are back on track and you are starting to build your business again!  Yea! 

How To Stay Focused

How To Stay Focused

It's just 3 weeks after all the New Year's resolutions and many are already back to their old habits.  The firm conviction to lose weight or to do things differently in your home business has already faded into the background.

In our industry, many are now back to the 'normal' routine and, sadly, are not building their business.  

Here're a few tips to refocus.

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Your New Years Business Goals

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When we all set our new business goals, we really want to succeed.  After a few days, many of us get distracted, detoured or unmotivated.

What we would call “higher priority” items come up and we get derailed from moving our network marketing business forward. 

Here are 3 tips I use to keep my business goals at the top of my list.

1.  Do the most important thing first.  If my goal is to call one new prospect everyday then I do not do anything until I have called my new prospect.  I don’t read emails.  I don’t call anyone else.  I don’t read an interesting article.  I don’t even go to my computer.  I call my prospect – period.  The one most important business goal everyone has is to expand their business. 

That means talking to NEW PROSPECTS is the highest priority item you can do.  Nothing else even comes close.  If you want your business to grow then talking to new prospects everyday is the only thing that will matter.  Not learning how to advertize online.  Not setting up an online funnel.  Not attending the next big Internet conference.

2.  Remember there is no one magic program to success.  I’m bombarded daily/weekly/monthly by all the gurus shouting at me about the next ‘really BIG thing’.  “This will change your business” or “This is what you’re missing,” screams the email headlines or the ad or my buddy on the phone. They all promise that their product will produce wonders for me. What I found out was – there is always another ‘really big thing’ coming out next month that the same people want me to buy. 

Stop reading them and start deleting them.  You and I both know that there will be another in 30 days.  How do you think these people are going to make any money?  Their business is selling you NEW products – duh.

I can’t tell you how many people I have seen jump from program to program, course to course, company to company or event to event without ever building anything!  There is no magic program when it comes to your business goals.  There is work.  There is being focused.  There is being single minded.  There is making sure you take care of the most important things first – then improve!

3.  Spend some time multi-tasking.  Don’t just drive to work – listen to an audio on the way there and back.  Turn that car into an information hub.  Here’s your chance to absorb info with spending additional time.  The same can be done while exercising.  You can read and pedal a stationary bike at the same time.  Not to be too gross but take some books, magazines or articles into the bathroom! 

You can probably come up with lots of different ways to do a couple of things at the same time.  I find it easy to jog with headphones.  Or sunbathe with a pad and pen next to me to take notes.  Messy…sure but its very effective. 

Even a 2 min telephone call can be done at lunch breaks, meeting breaks, waiting for someone or even going to get the mail.

Prospecting new clients or potential business associates can be done as I am out and about anyway.  Most of my errands are routine but there seems to be a passing parade of new people always in front of me.  I’m in the moment anyway – why not prospect! 

Remember, keep your business goals on the top of your to do list and everything else will fall into place.


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About Dave Lovett

Dave Lovett is one of the top international leaders in his company. He helps people learn both online and offline marketing.  As a master communicator, he knows the significance of building strong relationships.