Deep Thoughts on How I Set and Achieve Goals
Sitting here this morning on my rocking chair, looking out at the lake and sipping a giant cup of coffee.
Once a month I come down to my lake house all by my lonesome and do a 24 hour mini-sabbatical.
Most people take a sabbatical to unwind, refresh, and re-charge.
But that’s not the purpose of these monthly trips.
I “try” to do the whole “unwind” thing on my vacations. (although Devon would tell you I don’t try hard enough)
Thankfully I do a lot of vacations so even if I’m only 50% “unwound” I’m making up for it with quantity. (At least that’s what I tell myself)
You see, the way I’m wired, it’s hard to take too much time “off” from my business because I truly love it. For me, it’s like a game.
Some guys drink beer and play video games. My game is creation.
Some famous person said:
“When you love what you do, you never work another day in your life.”
How I Use My Sabbatical for PLANNING AND ACHIEVING MY GOALS in Business and Life
For me, this sabbatical is to turn off my cell phone and to create an attack plan for the next 30 days.
I learned years ago the importance of not just working IN your life, but to work ON your life.
So many times, when you’re in the middle of running your business and your life, you can’t see the forest through the trees.
I review what I accomplished in the past month… what went right… what went wrong.
And most importantly, what must I execute on over the next 30 days.
You could call it goal setting… and not just in business, but in each major area of my life.
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The goal setting/action plan process takes, typically 2 or 3 hours.
This is also a time to catch up on my personal growth. While I read or listen to personal development almost every day, life gets crazy sometimes and I don’t get as much “learning” time in as I’d like.
SMART WAYS ON HOW I MAKE THE MOST OF MY SABBATICAL: Invest Heavily into my Own Education and Sharpen my Skills
So this sabbatical is an opportunity to sit down and ferociously learn.
If you know me, you already know that I invest heavily into my own EDUCATION. Last year I invested over $50,000 just on education and seminars.
I tend to buy just about everything I see that can sharpen my SKILLS. Last night I watched several hours of videos from courses I purchased.
It’s one of the reasons why I’ve been able to not only achieve success, but achieve it at the HIGHEST LEVELS.
Not just a “top earner” but #1 EARNER in 3 companies over my 24 year career.
Most leaders get to a top rank and get comfortable feeling like they’ve arrived and that they know it all.
The 3 most dangerous words are “I know that”.
The formula for success is pretty simple…
“It’s your financial vehicle times your effort times your skill.”
Yes I have worked my a$$ off… but I’ve also learned my a$$ off.
And I’m telling you, it’s made all the difference in the world.
So, my friend, make sure you renew your commitment to learning and growing. Not just “personal development” but specific training that will help you crush it in network marketing and business.
Lots of love,
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