I know a million sales people since I live in the Dallas area. I have hosted many networking events, coffee meetings and such. The one rule that every sales person knows is called the ABC rule. Always Be Closing. Well I wanted to make today’s post along that same line.
In this life, you will either be growing or dying. That is a choice you will have to make. I know many people who think they just have to get to that routine to build success. They find the formula, if you will, to make hit after hit after hit. Think back to any successful run that anyone has. They find a formula and stick with it until it dies. Then one day they find the formula is a used up useless way of doing things and it’s time to improve it.
Yesterday we talked about how we need to build that routine to make us successful. If you ever read the book, Million Dollar Habits, by Brian Tracy, or the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey, you know they talk about how it’s your habits that build success. This begins with the routine that you started yesterday. But there is always room to improve it.
Over this past summer there were many articles and talk about how the new social media site that will overtake FaceBook is going to be Google +. Well you did not see a fear decision on the part of FaceBook. No, they are still on target to move towards the plans they have. As I have mentioned many times, we watch the movie, The Social Network, often when it comes on. I love the one line in that movie where Mark says the website will never be done. It will always be working towards improvement.
In life you are working to improve your business and life or you are letting it die. So take the routine you have and work with it to make it better. Each and every day, look for ways to improve. Remember the four areas that we covered on Tuesday for personal clean up? Well, look to those areas and ask yourself, “Where can I improve my life to make it better?”
What can I do to improve my health? Can I change up my exercise program to give me more energy? One of my childhood friends, Marc, felt, after he and his wife hit 40, that they needed to change out their workouts and improve their health. They now compete in bike races around the country as a new part of life. They changed their lives to eat better and take better care of their bodies. We all can probably eat better and exercise more.
What can I do to improve my money situation? More times than not I hear the excuse, “I cannot afford that” or “We will never be able to do that” or “I don’t deserve that.” Well that is wrong, wrong, wrong.
If your money is not where you want it to be, the government is not the solution. The jobs bill or minimum wage laws are not what you need. You need to come up with a plan to get out of where you are at and improve your situation. If you are looking for help to improve in this area maybe you need to learn to be an entrepreneur in your life and create a side income to take control of your family money situation. Call me for a coaching session to get started right now improving that.
What can you do to improve your relationships? Trust me I am the captain of needing improvement here. I ask myself all the time, “How could I relate better to the women in my life?” Both Jess and Gwynne need me to become a better man.
What can you do to improve your physical environment? Is there a way to make your house better for you to live in? Do you need to rearrange your furniture to work better for you? Maybe it’s time to hire the Feng Shui expert to come in and make the energy flow in your life.
No matter what it is in your life that needs work, the purpose of this post today is to get you to think. Last week, while on vacation there were many things I realized I did not need in life. I also found there are areas that I was not organized. I need to improve my routine in those areas. I need to be more focused to get the work done that I need to do.
Today, we’ve learned that we need to improve. After all, one of the main things I want in my life is to love what I do, to not have to take a vacation to get away from work. I don’t want to need a vacation. In fact, I want to love what I do so much I hate to be away from it. In your life do you want to get there? I hope so come join me and love life.
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