Saturday, July 13, 2013
TAKE ACTION IN YOUR LIFE!
Nothing will ever get accomplished without you taking some kind of action. This is important for achieving success and it is extremely important if you are in sales. If you are looking for a job, working on your relationship, or trying to achieve a goal of yours, nothing will happen by you sitting back and waiting. Well, okay, something might happen, but it will not be the thing that propels you towards what it is you want.
Say it is your goal to become a famous writer. Or, you may want to start a cupcake business. Or, you want to be a successful salesperson. Or, you might want to be a dancer. How do you take action? What are the things you need to do to become one?
Start doing something: Start writing. It is that simple to get started. You can’t become a writer if you don’t write. You can’t open up a cupcake business if you don’t make cupcakes. You can’t be a good salesperson if you don’t have a product to sell. If you want to be a good dancer, start taking lessons. Whatever it is you want out of life, just start doing it.
Learn from someone: If you want to become the best, learn from the best. Whatever your passion is, there are people out there that are already successful at what it is you want to do. Search them out and meet with them for coffee. Most people are willing to give you a little bit of their time and knowledge, if you ask in the correct manner, and most people are willing to help you.
Join a support group: There are many groups out there that meet once a quarter, month, or week. Other people who have the same passion as you, that are working towards their goals have formed all kinds of groups. If you want to be a writer, join a writing group. Many groups have all levels of people in them—from the accomplished to the novice. You can learn a lot from those people, and who knows, maybe in a short time you will be one of those accomplished who helps others along the path to success.
Pick up the phone, email, or go door to door and prospect/network: Okay, you have a novel—find an agent. You have a sales product—find customers. You can make a world class cupcake—find some investors to help you open a small business. Whatever it is you are doing there are people out there to connect with. You just have to find them. Call them, send them an email, or visit them in person. What is the worst thing that can happen to you? You get hung up on. You get yelled at. You get a nasty email response or no email response at all. They tell you no. If you don’t take action and prospect, whether you are in sales, looking for a job, or networking how are you going to get what you want?
JUST DO IT!
If you want to become a writer, write.
If you want to be a dancer, dance.
If you want to be a salesperson, sell.
If you want to save money, save.
If you want to take a person out on a date, ask them.
If you want to change your life, just do it!
Stop complaining. Stop whining. Stop procrastinating. Stop doubting.
-- by Tim Northburg LifeWork Elements