I work with a lot of different people in a lot of different industries but with all of them I see many commonalities.
One I was thinking about this morning is their interpretation of success. What are the parameters that define your success?
More often than not the people who have an answer to this have one formulated from a financial goal. Most of these are nice but still very reasonable goals. I rarely meet someone who tells me they plan to make a million dollars or more per year. This prompted me to start thinking about those people that do make millions per year and wondering if that was ever their goal. It made me really think about my goals.
Any of you have worked with me before will tell you that I have always struggled with the answer to that question. I think I have found my answer. Once again, I am faced with the traditional habits that society wants to place on me and we know that I apparently have been placed on this earth to challenge the norm! While I do strongly believe that measurable goals are important I want to really explore goals that instead focus on increasing personal value.
For me and WAM! this directs me to focus on making each member more successful in their businesses. The norm would be to focus on how many members I can achieve or how much money I can make. However, if I can instead keep working on more ways to help make each member more successful, help them increase their value, eventually we will be a part of something so awesome that I will no longer have to worry about things like acquiring new members.
In your efforts to increase your sales and make more money are you increasing your value or are you goals just making you work harder? Take a moment and think about increasing your value and what that could do for you?
If you would like to explore this more one on one, I would personally enjoy helping you explore this.