9 Steps To Success and Greatness.
I don’t know of anyone starting a business who is not wanting to be successful. They desire the success and greatness and they make a commitment to get there.
Here is my choice of some important steps you must take to get there:
Step #1 Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses
Look at where you are right now, and what value you bring. Leverage what you already know. I have spent many years in Customer Service… I am a master of finding out what people need for me to help them. You must start somewhere. Don’t focus so much on what you don’t know, focus on what you do know. Use that experience to get you started. Some people are good at writing, some a speaking, some at making connection. This is value that you can offer people. Start there.
Along with this, start learning new skills that will help you move forward. You are investing in yourself and learning new skills will give you much more to offer as you go out to help people.
Step #2 Start NOW
Don’t hesitate to get started. We live in a society, where we think everything must be perfect. Now this comes from us watching media and we see all the cool people out there just oozing success. They look and sound good, have perfect set ups and have a professional looking presence. So, you think when you start you must be perfect. You need to just start. The only way to be somewhat perfect is by starting. To become great… you must start.
The problem with this thinking is that people wait and prepare. They become professional prepare-rs. They never get anything done because they are always preparing. Start where you are and learn as you go. The great thing about my MLSP community is that we will show you how to do things right. We have all the tools and training you need. But you have to START.
Step #3 Set Some Long-Term Goals
Where do you want to be at the end of this Year? Where do you want to live? What type of income do you want to be making? How many people do you want to help? Here is a Hint: The more people you help seems to impact your income. Build yourself a clear picture of where you want to be 3 months, 6 months, 12 months from now. It is not always about money, it can be about family, charity. Whatever that is, set goals.
Step #4 Create Short-Term Goals
So now you take your Long-Term Goals and break them down into short term goals. Breaking down anything into manageable steps makes the success so much easier. So, your yearly goal could be broken down into quarterly or monthly check points. It is much easier to take the little steps and measure to see how you are progressing. I do even better than that, I have a Weekly Action Plan that I check off what I should do. That way I always know if I am on track or not. With goal in mind, you can break it down to see exactly what you have to accomplish on a daily basis to get you there.
Step #5 Be Patient
It is not going to come overnight. Most of the people you see as successful leaders out there, I can guarantee their success did not come overnight. We all had to go to work. We had to better our skills and that takes time. How long? Depends on the individual. There is no set time. There are people who start and right out of the gate they are on top. There are others who take months, sometimes years to have their break throughs. If you want phenomenal results, you should act phenomenal. Getting the training and tools to help you will make a world of difference.
Talent is Overrated! You know what is better than talent? Hustle, Action, Grit. Because if you do that you will get to success. By working hard, you are building your Talent. Be patient. Don’t rush, just go to work and don’t stop and watch what happens.
Step #6 Learn from Your Experiences
Experiences come to you because of the actions you are taking. Learn from the success and the failures and make changes. Trial and error will teach you what doesn’t work. So, you make adjustments. Measure your successes and keep records. A lot of times people are not doing what they are supposed to be doing and so they never get the experiences and never get the opportunity to make changes. We all should go through our own path. You will end up with one that will work for yourself. This is building your Brand it belongs to you, because it is you.
Step #7 Create Content
Specifically, for on line marketing, you will need to create content. Because you will need to reach and connect with people. Now our BS Radar is at an all-time high right now. What people want right now is authenticity. They want to connect with people and this is what you can do through content. And you want to create content on a daily basis. It can be a video, a thought, a quote or an image, an experience—whatever it might be, Content is Content. Promote you, promote your brand.
Some people get really hung up on what to say, but all you have to do is document what you are doing. Share what you are doing. Getting ready to make your first video—document that. Let people know what you are doing. People want a journey and to watch your process of becoming successful and achieving greatness. People love to see a success story. Tell them YOURS.
Step #8 Be Consistent
Keep going. Keep showing up. Keep creating and getting better. You can’t afford to take a day off in the beginning. There are things you can do to automate your business to help you out. You know what you need to do every day. Make a list of things to do and if you are doing something off that list everyday…you are being consistent.
I made myself a Weekly Action Planner and I set it up to show the things I have to do every single day. And when I am checking off these actions, I feel very good. One, because I am accomplishing things and two, because I am being consistent. I am following my plan.
Step #9 Connect with A Mentor
Connecting with a mentor and a community will help you become successful and achieve greatness much faster. You should learn from other people. My connection with MLSP allows me to choose a coach and hang around with some amazing people. I am in contact Daily with them. They bring to me a wealth of information—some stuff I didn’t even know what they were talking about, but as I grew my business I grew in my knowledge. They are successful using online methods, the very thing I am trying to learn. My connection has given me the inspiration and information to do just the same. I am sure my learning curve has been shortened. It makes all the difference in the world in terms of the time frame to success.
You don’t have to spend years trying “to figure it out”. My MLSP Community has allowed me to move forward at lightning speed.
So these are the 9 Step To Success and Greatness. They are not hard, actually just common sense. So today, move forward with greatness and remember:
You are BETTER than You KNOW, STRONGER than YOU FEEL and
You are CLOSER than You THINK.