Are you planning on doing that?
Here is a better question:
Are you GOING TO DO THAT?
In 2006, you will need to be honest with yourself, and do what we always did. We called it a “Success Audit.” This is a New Years exercise that proved to be very valuable in our MLM Network Marketing business.
When you are building a home based business, you need to understand where you were in 2005, and where you are going in 2006.
We developed some Success questions that helped keep our focus where it needed to be, and continue our growth and development of our MLM business and ourselves.
Here are the questions, and I would encourage you to look at them, and answer them honestly. These may reveal to you what you need to work on in 2006, and what to repeat as that worked well last year.
1) What was your greatest strength in 2005 in your MLM business? Why?
This could be your greatest skill, what you found most effective. It could be talking to people, leadership, hosting events, doing conference calls, etc. What in your opinion was the strongest part of your network marketing business in 2006?
2) What was your greatest weakness in 2005 in your Network marketing business? Why?
This could be the one thing that did not work so well, and you have to work on it. What do you feel was the biggest weakness in your business last year? Identify this, and then go to work on improving it. You will be glad you did.
3) What one skill set did you improve the most in 2005?
This is what you truly worked on and became better at in 2005. It may be leadership, training, recruiting, doing presentations, or many other things. It could also be being consistent, being disciplined, etc. This is worth celebrating, as you moved forward in personal development and Success in 2005.
4) In 2006, what is the one thing you are going to focus on and improve about your MLM home based business?
This is your “Success Priority.”
This is the ONE THING in 2006 that will improve and enlarge your network Marketing business more than anything. What is the NUMBER ONE priority that MUST be improved in your business? More downline activity? Better leadership? Better Communication? Better Training? More people talked to on a daily basis? The list could be long, but for you, it is only one thing. What would that be?
Think…what would that one thing be?
5) What is the ONE THING that you are going to improve and enlarge about yourself in 2006?
This is a BIGGIE! You need to set Personal Development goals for 2006, and you must identify the one goal for self development that you need to work on. It could be simply that you will take 15 minutes a day and read or listen to Success materials that will build you and help enlarge who you are on the inside. We all need to do that! It could be getting a planner and keeping yourself organized and motivated. It could simply to talk to more successful people in 2006 and learn from them.
6) Did you and your group talk to enough people in 2005? Did you hit your goal as far as new contacts?
Better yet, did you set a goal for new contacts? You need to set a daily goal for new contacts for everyone, and it should be a MINIMUM of 2 new contacts a day. This will give you at least a flow of new people that are looking at your products or MLM business. Your New Contacts goal is KEY to new growth in 2006.
7) What is your Volume Increase Goal for 2006?
This is a MUST. If you do not have a growth goal for volume, personal and team, then how can you hit it? You need to set a goal for at least 8% growth a month. If you do, you will double your network marketing business in 2006! Will that excite you? We did that for 7 years in a row! It was planned, and executed with discipline and focus.
There are three Major areas that we all need to focus on in 2006 for better and bigger results in 2006:
What goes into your mind on a daily basis, comes out into your life on an hourly basis. What kind of INPUT will be dominating your mind and thinking in 2006? What will be influencing it? Who will be influencing it? Why will you allow that to happen in your MLM Home Based business?
What is going to determine your OUTPUT this year? Is it going to be what dominated it last year, or is it going to be different actions and thinking? Is it going to be bigger goals and targets, or are you going to fly by the seat of your pants as many network marketers do? Planned activity accelerates Success. Will you allow that for 2006?
What are you going to do with the NO’s that you get in 2006 and where are you going to out them? In your heart, or in the garbage? Most people are affected by them, and they become an anchor on the spirit and emotions. You need to put the No’s where they belong- in the delete files in your mind.
No’s are simply stepping stones to YES for your network marketing business.
Put the No’s down, and keep searching for the yeses.
Success is NOT built on the word YES in network Marketing, but the word NO. No will GROW YOU, ENLARGE YOU.
In 2006, you MUST GROW PAST THE NO.
If you do, then the Yeses you will get will EXPLODE in 2006 with your MLM and Network Marketing business.