Goal-Setting: How It Works
Think of us as your accountability partner. You make the decisions and set the pace, and we just help you stay on track and reach your goals.
Below are a few bullets to which you should give serious thought (but don’t over-think it; just give honest answers). Based on the time you have available to get your thoughts down on paper, set a DUE DATE: a date by which you feel you can get your answers down IN WRITING. For some, that might be a week or two. For others, maybe just a couple days. Everyone is different and either case is perfectly fine!
Once you’ve set your own self-determined “due date”, we’ll set a face-to-face get-together to meet on, or as soon as possible after, that date during which time we’ll cover the following:
- We’ll review your written goals/thoughts and discuss them
- We’ll go over Beyond Organic options that best match your individual goals
- We’ll discuss what your requests, desires, expectations, and needs from us are (some people want more and we want to deliver; while others don’t want to feel pushed and we don’t want to be pushy)
- We’ll discuss how to get started building a team and what your next steps are
- We’ll set a follow-up appointment to measure progress
Goal-Setting: Committing Your Goals to Paper
- Write down your WHY: Your “WHY” statement is essentially your mission; your overall reason for choosing to join Beyond Organic. It might be to earn extra income, to get out of the corporate rat race, to have more time with family, to be your own boss, of a combination of the above. Be as specific as you can. Narrate this as a story rather than just a short sentence. You’ll look back on this statement often, and you’ll share it with others. Above all else, this is your Beyond Organic statement of purpose.
- Write down your biggest life dreams and desires: Think BIG here. If there are big dreams rattling around in the back of your head–whether you’ve ever admitted them out loud or not–share them here. It’s statistically proven that you have a much greater chance of reaching goals when you commit them to paper.
- Write down your 1-year goals: Where do you want to be with Beyond Organic, and what do you want to have achieved, by end of Summer 2012?
- Write down your end-of-year goals
- Write down the date by which you want to achieve next rank: After Mission Marketer (rank one), the next step is to hit Manager, which you can easily achieve. If you want to stretch a bit, write down the date by which you want to hit Manager AND the date by which you want to reach Vice President.
- Commit to reading X each week of Y books (Napoleon Hill, Happy Book, Maker’s Diet): I strongly believe in professional/personal development. I have been reading daily (or almost daily:) for three years now, and I think it’s improved my daily attitude, work ethic, and self-confidence. There are many books I can recommend that will motivate and inspire you. Paul and I are currently reading Jordan Adler’s “Beach Money” and it’s a great one (plus, it’s really short!) but I also like Napoleon Hill a LOT. And I’m also nearly finished with Jordan Rubin’s “The Maker’s Diet”. Any of these are great to start with…and very likely, so is that book next to your bed that you’ve been meaning to read for months. So pick it up and get started! (And yes, feel free to count reading this novel of a blog post–ha ha!)
- Commit to the number of hours you’ll spend each week on this: To reach success in network marketing, it’s said you need to devote an hour or so a day, every day, for a few years, to achieve long-term passive income. Giving up additional time in your precious day is hard, I know, but think of it less as “spending” time and more as “investing” time.
- Determine which hours / which days each week you’ll work on this: For some, it’s difficult to find time every single day. That’s ok! But what about a routine schedule of days where you can devote an hour or two for some of the following activities: phone calls (don’t forget to make use of drive time!), emails, meetings, reading, writing, and thinking (yes, you should make time to simply THINK.)
- Write down the number of new people you’ll contact each week: This isn’t something you have to stick to for weeks or months at a time, but until you run out of people to reach out to, you should be reaching out to as many as you can each week. Network marketing is a numbers game: the more people you share the opportunity with, the more you’ll bring along with you on your journey.
- Spend the money on paper: Whatever your monetary goals are, I believe it’s a very good exercise to “spend” a portion of your earnings on paper. For example, my next rank goal is for Paul and I to reach Vice President which brings with it the first level of the Healthy Living Account and a $200 monthly stipend, so we discussed exactly what we wanted to spend this money on and committed it to paper as though we already had earned it. Click here to read the Smith’s example of spending it on paper.
So now you are on a mission! You’ve got some writing to do. If you’re working in a partnership, handle this however it works best for the two of you. Maybe you’ll chat first and answer the questions together; maybe you’ll each answer them on your own; maybe one of you is answering on behalf of you both — what ever works for YOU, works! So figure out when you can have the above bullets committed to paper and write us with a planned due date, and let’s make a date to get together! (If you’re out of town, we’ll call or web conference).
Call if you run into any stumbling blocks along the way–this exercise isn’t meant to be easy, per se, but it isn’t meant to discourage or frustrate either, so reach out if you need a little help, motivation, or anything else. Good luck!