Tuula Rands West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Chapter 7 - Organized Planning
If we want to create anything, we have to have a plan. Not all plans have to
be elaborate. Some plans are very simple.
I used to be a dressmaker and I made a lot of dresses, suits, pants, etc. Whenever I
sewed an article of clothing, the beginning steps were to have a pattern.
My clients would either bring the actual pattern or a picture of what they wanted.
When they brought a picture I made a pattern before beginning the project.
I would then follow the pattern and create what they wanted.
I never began a project without a pattern or a picture of what they wanted because what
I visualized them telling me may not have been what they were seeing in their mind.
As the old saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words."
When I got into Network Marketing I was given a plan which was not very good.
Talk to everyone you know, if they fog up a mirror they are a prospect, the three foot rule,
every "no" will get you closer to a yes, etc. etc. etc.
Then I downloaded the e-book "Success in 10 Steps" - sounded like a plan to me.
When I read the e-book it sounded like a really good plan so we called Michael and
he gave us the rest of the plan. That plan has been perfected through the years
and now there are three steps to the plan; read the book, watch three skills videos and
have a coaching call with Michael Dlouhy.
When we have a coaching call with Michael we now have an additional plan called the
Blue Print for Success and we can plug into the rest of the Mentoring for Free Plan and if we
implement it fully we can become successful.
And this is where some people just do not follow through. Some think that if
they just plug into the calls they will be successful. They do not have to speak up,
they do not have to follow through with the steps required to get people to download
the e-book, or if they do get someone to download the e-book they do not follow
up with the people and then they think it is not for them and they say the System
does not work. That is not following the plan.
Hill tells us "If the first plan which you adopt does not work successfully, replace it with
a new plan, if this new plan fails to work, replace it, in turn with still another, and so on,
until you find a plan which DOES WORK. Right here is the point at which the majority
of men meet with failure, because of their lack of PERSISTENCE in creating new plans
to take the place of those which fail.
The Mentoring for Free System does work and our job is to figure out how we are
going to use it in where we want to advertise and how much time we will put into it
and how consistent we will be in our efforts. When we find it does not work as we
would like we need to look at how we are using the System. I had to change my initial
message offering the e-book eight times before it began to work for me.
Hill also tells us "The most intelligent man living cannot succeed in accumulating
money—nor in any other undertaking—without plans which are practical and
workable. Just keep this fact in mind, and remember when your plans fail, that
temporary defeat is not permanent failure. It may only mean that your plans have
not been sound. Build other plans. Start all over again.
Thomas A. Edison “failed” ten thousand times before he perfected the incandescent
electric light bulb. That is—he met with temporary defeat ten thousand times, before
his efforts were crowned with success."
Are we willing to put in the effort ten thousand times as Edison did to find Success?
Hill also tells us "Your achievement can be no greater than your PLANS are sound.
As the old saying goes "Plan your work and work your plan."