The formula is preparation + effectiveness = productivity
I see so many people go at their home business the exact opposite. Since I've been studying & implementing internet marketing in my schedule I even fell into the trap myself.
The just do it syndrome tends to be akin to the shot gun as apposed to a long range rifle with a scope. One of them just isn't going to cut it when it comes to your long range goal.
I am constantly preparing in my network marketing business as well as my internet marketing business now. I'm constantly keeping up on my studies from reading to reading and to oh...reading some more.
No I'm not a immobilized nerd that is just a reader and not a doer. I put plenty of action in my steps.
However I realize in order to be effective I have to know myself and my gam. The only way to be effective when you engage in your business is to be prepared. It's the same in either business I'm working right now.
I know in order to be effective in my prospecting efforts, whether by phone or in person I have to be prepared in order to get the desired results. If I'm not prepared then I'm not effective.
I will know I'm effective because I'm productive in my results. Being productive doesn't mean I've reached my specific goal. It just means that I able to measure where I am at in my process of achieving my desired result. (Hence this is determined in my earlier preparation)
Had I known how tracking my results would effect how quickly I achieve my goals years ago..I have a feeling I'd already amassed a much larger fortune right now.
I was all about go go go and just DO IT! Many people fall in this trap and never slow up to hurry up.
Prepare-This could range from actually writing out your desired results (planning)
to constantly reading, practicing your presentations or researching coaching for your team.
Effectiveness- Your effectiveness A lot of times is based on how well you prepared and by that I mean how much you may have studied a particular subject, how well you rehearsed your presentation or most importantly reviewing your past experiences and by what you did right and what you did wrong.? Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and getting the same result. How effective where you the 1st time. Plan do and review.
Productivity- This is gaged by how much you're able to accomplish in a given period of time.
I just enrolled in Eban Pagans 90 day Time Management course. He said something very keen that I hope you apply to this whole post.
"We aren't able to manage time. We're only able to manage ourselves." So by how well we manage ourselves, i.e. prepare and study our effectiveness, will determine how much productivity we achieve in a given space of time. There by giving us the results we desire in our lives.
I choose to believe this is the stuff that winners study and implement.
You're a winner and if you want to take it to the next level this is the stuff you may want to study.
I'll share a little of what I get form Eban's course. It's mostly 90 days of video and practice. I won't give away the farm out of respect for Eban but I will along the way share with you a few tid bits that will probably encourage you to take his next course after 90 days.
To Your Success.
P.S. Oh I almost forgot the big announcement didn't I? I'm going to start blogging again here at Empower 4 Life. I decided it fits into my master plan because In preparation for my newest project it works. Besides I have gotten many many requests to start blogging here again and I listened. I'm looking forward to blogging with you all in mi.
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