Goals and Planning Archives

The Secret of Success Starts With . . .

There is an old saying “when you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” That applies to any endeavor but especially to your Young Living Business.

Success in any endeavor, starts with a goal. The only way to have a profitable business is to set goals and take income producing action. An average person with clearly defined, written goals will run circles around a genius without them.


Goals and a plan are what guide you. Average people do not have a plan. They get caught up in busywork because of overwhelm. Overwhelm leads to doubt and fear that paralyzes them . When you are not working from a plan, you end up spinning your wheels.


Know your WHY
Part of setting up goals is to know WHY you are doing this. What do you want to accomplish?


Be Specific
Set goals that actually mean something. Don’t just set a goal that you want to earn more money. The goals must be specific and you must write them down. If your goal is income related, don’t just say I want more income. Make is specific. Let’s say, an income goal of earning $2,000 a month in your Young Living Business. Set a time frame or a deadline in which you can realistically accomplish that goal. I like to set a time frame, then work to beat my time frame. If you miss your deadline, simply reset the deadline and keep working on it. Sometimes things happen that effect your timeline. If that happens, no biggie, just reset the deadline and keep moving toward it.


Set Smaller Goals as Stepping Stones goals1b
Once you decide what goals you have, the next step is to set small goals that are stepping stones to get you to your bigger goals. If your goal is an income amount, what are you going to do to make it happen. What daily activities are you going to do to get you there. Write down those goals too. I like to make a list of monthly goals every month on the first of the month.


Make a Plan of ACTION
Make a list of all the things you will do take steps toward reaching your goal. Use as many details as possible.


Examples:

    How many people do you want to talk to every day or every week?
    How many business cards, flyers or other promotional pieces will you give out?
    How many Drop Cards will you leave?
    How many postcards will you mail?
    How many Oil Classes will you teach?
    How many One on One Oil Meetings will have with prospects?
    How many Social Media contacts will you make every day?
    How many follow up phone calls?
    How many articles will you write?
    How many emails will you respond to?
    How many info packets will you mail out?
    How many Care Packages will you send?


    How many SUCCESS MINDSET, Personal Development books, audios, videos, etc?
    How many training audios will you listen to?


I could go on and on here with things you could add to your plan. Be detailed, write it down, add things as you need to and keep moving. Make your plan of action, then take ACTION.


Visualize Yourself Reaching Your Goal
Visualization is very important in working toward reaching your goal. You should do some visualization every day. Try to be as clear and vivid as possible. Visualize what you will be doing and how you will act once you reach your goal. I like to lay in bed before I sleep with a bit of visualization.


A Visualization Tool I Use:
Many years ago I had the idea that I could make a check that looks like my company bonus check. A check written to me in the amount of my goal. I made a scan of one of my bonus checks and saved it as an image template that I could update as my goal changed. My first income goal was $1,000 a month but I decided that I wanted it to look like a real number rather than a pretend check so I made it $1158.15. I printed it so I could have it visible on my desk so I could see it every day while I work. Once I reached that goal, I made another one for $2158.15. Every time I reached my goal, I made up a new check with another thousand added to it.


In the beginning, having the checks increase by $1,000 seemed easier to believe in. I still do this. I always have a check with my current income goal that I am working toward. Having it printed and on my desk makes it easier to visualize it.


Another visualization tool is the Visualize Silver Mind Movie


I also do EFT for clearing blocks to my income goals. Two EFT videos by Margaret Lynch. Tap through these DAILY. You can start with the $1,000.00 a month, then proceed to the $3,000. a month. Or, you can jump straight to the $3,000.00 a month.


Tapping helps you remove any resistance to increasing income. You may not think you have blocks to increasing income but subconscious programming can cause us to sabotage by procrastinating and lots of other ways. EFT can clear that.


Tapping for and Extra $1,000.00 a Month



Tapping for and Extra $3,000.00 a Month


Whatever goals you have, keep working toward them. Never give up.



Make A Young Living Success Plan For 2016

Can you believe it? Another year has passed. This is one of my favorite times of the year. This is the time to spend reflect on the past year and make plans for the new year. January is one of the best months of the year for finding new business associates. It is the beginning of a new year and it is the time people decide to change things in their life. For many people, it is a time to begin building a business that can change their life from one of making ends meet to one of abundance. They start the new year off making resolutions. I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions. People usually don’t take those seriously, however, I am a firm believer in setting goals and making action plans to achieve those goals.


I generally begin by thinking about the different things that have happened in the year to this point but also in the years prior in my Young Living career. Reflecting on both the good things that happened and things that weren’t so good. Don’t spend much time on the things that weren’t so good but just enough time to take note of anything you learned or ways you can improve in the future.


Not only is it important to be regularly analyzing things and improving as you go, it is also important to celebrate the successes of the previous year. Celebrating is really important because it sets a success energy that attracts more good things.


Three Reasons to Reflect on and Celebrate Success:celebrate-success


1. We train our subconscious to be aware and open to success and abundance.
2. We give our subconscious and conscious mind PROOF of our success and progress.
3. It builds self-esteem, confidence and belief in our abilities.


Some things to include in your reflection:


Any successes large and small. Even the things you consider small. Some of these small successes are stepping stones to larger successes.


New things you learned – This is a huge one that people often forget to include. Reflect on all the training you have taken, books you have read, videos & audios and live events you have attended, anything that has been good for growth in your personal development or business skills. Really celebrate this one knowing that training and personal development is the biggest success secret of network marketing professionals who earn full time income.


Don’t forget the things you learned by trial and error. Like when you began learning to write a blog or make a video.


There are lots of things you can add to your list. I recommend writing down your reflections. If you have been following my training for any length of time, you should have this done from previous years and have saved them. If so, take out some of your past years reflections and look at the progress over the years. This is really fun.


Reflecting on the progress you have made builds confidence. When I look back on the girl who was terrified to be a leader, I am amazed at how far I have come. It always gets me choked up as I write and reflect on how I have changed. Network Marketing is the best business for personal growth.


plansAfter you have finished reflecting on the previous year, you can make a plan of action for the next year. What will you do to increase your business? How will you improve on your marketing skills and what will you do to implement. Think about where you want to be at the end of 2016. Write that down. Then make a list of all the things you plan to do to get there.


Writing all of this down is very important. It helps you have a direction for the year. Keep a copy of both the reflecting of the previous year and the plan for next year. It is really empowering to look back at the things you have accomplished in the past and how far you have come, especially when you have the notes for several years. You can see your growth over the years which is such a confidence booster.