James Lombard Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Ctrl/ Organized Planning
The most important thing in planning is knowing what you goals are. Goals can be on many levels: you can have a life goal where you have decided what you want to achieve in your lifetime and a professional goal such as achieving success in network marketing that is dependent on your wider life purpose. As Hill says, your desire is critical for achievement. If your desire is obsessive and you maintain and increase its intensity you will be impelled to successfully accomplish your goals.
To be successful in network marketing you need the help of a mastermind group, such as here at Mentoring for Free. Firstly, you will have to do some planning on your own. Decide what money you need to accomplish your life’s purpose, when you need it, and, working backwards, decide the steps you need to take to make the required money and what resources are required. You need then to seek advice and suggestions on the practicality of the plan you have devised from your mentors in the mastermind group. Having made whatever amendments are necessary, you should put the plan into action straightaway. If the plan is not successful, continue consulting with your mentors until you devise a perfect plan. It is important to contribute to the workings of the mastermind group and maintain perfect harmony with its members. Hill says: “Before forming your ‘Mastermind’ alliance, decide what advantages and benefits you may offer the individual members of your group in return for their co-operation”. In other words, participate and share your experience and know-how with the group. He also says: “Maintain perfect harmony between yourself and every member of your ‘Master-Mind’ group. If you fail to carry out this instruction to the letter, you may expect to meet with failure”.
As network marketing is a people business, you will need to develop and grow as a person in order to attract people to you and to be able to give before you get. You need to become the leader people will follow. You will have to be able to master yourself, to eliminate faults of character, otherwise, you will repel instead of attracting people to you. By participating fully in the Think and Grow Rich mastermind, you will acquire the qualities of leadership needed to lead others and you will, if you develop a purpose and a desire and practise self-talk, get rid of the personal faults that are holding you back and will dog you progress in network marketing. Among the causes of failure that Hill gives prominence to in this chapter are: lack of a clearly defined purpose, a lack of self-discipline, procrastination, lack of persistence, a negative personality, one or more of the 6 basic fears, lack of concentration of effort, intolerance, egotism and guessing instead of accurate analysis.
Apart from one’s own weaknesses of character, the ability to listen to others and respond in a manner appropriate to their personalities is of primary importance. For this reason, it is important to study and practise being able to relate to the different personalities by participating in the Colours to Success mastermind group at Mentoring for Free.
Regards and best wishes to all.
James Lombard, Dublin, Ireland.