Hope Wissel

Do You Want To Be Successful?

Today is all about helping you to reach the goals (or resolutions) you set on January 1st.  To become successful, may not mean adding more things to your life, it may mean you need to give some things.

1. Give Up On The Unhealthy Lifestyle

If you want to achieve anything in life, everything starts here. First, you should take care of your health, and there are only three things you need to keep in mind:

  1. Quality Sleep
  2. Healthy Diet
  3. Physical Activity

Small steps, but you will thank yourself one day.

2. Give Up On Playing Small

If you never try and take chances or allow your dreams to become realities, you will never unleash your true potential.  As a result, the world will never benefit from what you could have achieved.

3. Give Up Your Excuses

Successful people are responsible for their life, no matter their starting point, weaknesses, and past failures.  Realizing you are responsible for what happens in your life is both frightening and exciting.  The truth is excuses limit and prevent us from growing personally and professionally.

4. Give Up The Fixed Mindset

Change your mindset – change your life!  Successful people invest a lot of of time on a daily basis to develop a growth mindset, acquire new knowledge, learn new skills and change their perception so it can benefit their lives.

5. Give Up Believing In The “Magic Wand.”

There is no such thing as “overnight success”.  Successful people make small consistent improvements every day which compound over time and give their desired results.  Plan for the future, but focus on the day ahead of you, and improve just 1% every day.

6. Give Up Your Perfectionism

Nothing will ever be perfect, no matter how much you try.  Fear of failure (or even fear of success) prevents you from taking action and putting your creation out there in the world. But a lot of opportunities will be lost if you wait for things to be right.

7. Give Up Multi-tasking

Successful people know this.  They choose one thing and beat it into submission. No matter what it is — a business idea, a conversation, or a workout.  Being fully present and committed to one task is indispensable.

8. Give Up On Saying YES To Things If They Don’t Support Your Goals

Successful people know in order to accomplish their goals, they will have to say NO to certain tasks, activities, and demands from their friends, family, and colleagues.  It is a short-term sacrifice, but when you achieve your goals, it will all be worth it.

9. Give Up The Toxic People

The people you spend the most time with add up to who you become.  If you spend time with those who refuse to take responsibility for their life, always find excuses and blame others for the situation they are in, your average will go down, and with it your opportunity to succeed.

However, if you spend time with people who are trying to increase their standard of living, and grow personally and professionally, your average will go up, and you will become more successful.

Take a look at around you, and see if you need to make any changes.

10. Give Up Your Need To Be Liked

Think of yourself as a market niche.  There will be a lot of people who like the niche, and there will be individuals who don’t. And no matter what you do, you won’t be able to make everyone like you.  This is completely natural, and there’s no need to justify yourself.  The only thing you can do is to remain authentic, improve and provide value every day, and know that the growing number of “haters” means that you are doing remarkable things.

I’m not going to say it will be easy… some of these I struggle with every day BUT I am determined to reach my goals and MY definition success in 2018.  What about you?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel

Are You Phoning In

Happy Monday!!!!

Do you feel like working your business today?  Did the unbearably cold weather this past weekend have you wanting to stay home instead of heading out for your party?  You went but you weren’t really there.  Was your goal to make phone calls today and now you are distracted so you will do it tomorrow?  Does tomorrow never come?

phoning it in

I have been there and so have many others in direct sales.  It doesn’t just happen on Mondays, it can happen any day of the week.  Julie Ann Jones calls it “phoning it in”.  You know when you call in to your business but you don’t really work your business.

What if you take stock of what is really happening… is your to-do list a mile long, maybe you don’t have anything planned so you can’t focus (this is usually me), or maybe you are just feeling YUK today (you know when your self esteem is a little off) or maybe you really wanted to hang out with friends today but knew you “should” work.  So we make excuses, and have a million reasons why we aren’t getting the desired results.

So, how do you change it?  Here are some AWESOME suggestions courtesy of Julie Ann:

Check in with Yourself – see if something’s bothering you that you need to work through or deal with. Are you hungry? Having a bad day? Maybe you feel guilty because you’re working when you promised your kids you wouldn’t. Or you’re battling your gremlins (those little voices in your head that tell you lies about yourself and the world) about what you’re doing (you know, “Why are you even bothering calling her? She doesn’t want to talk to you! She hasn’t returned your call, so doesn’t that tell you anything?”).  The gremlins are the thing that usually get me.

Check in and see what’s really causing you to “phone it in”, and then deal with it. Take a break, have a sandwich, call a friend, put on some music.  Funny, taking a break is usually the last think that I do, maybe I need to switch things up.  What about you?  Do you take care of YOU first?

Get it Down on Paper – This is a great idea but I tend to have too many lists.  I shuffle papers and make notes then I am touching papers or emails 1000 times instead of just once.  I wish that once I put it on paper, I could let it go (yes, I started humming “Let It Go”) and focus more intently on what I’m currently working on.  I have to admit that I do feel like I accomplished ALOT when I write it on paper then get to cross it off with a highlighter that shows that I have done it.  What is your best tip for getting it down on paper?

Make Sure You Have Time to Do Your Best Work – This one seems like a no brainer but it’s not.  So don’t start a project if you don’t have time to finish it (or can’t stop at a logical place and come back to it later). This is where planning and having a schedule come in very handy.  I wonder if this applies to putting parties and/or sales in at the end of the month. You know the last hour of the last day of a sale or for your monthly goals or that certain incentive.

Ask Yourself if This is Something You Should Delegate – I know you are thinking, “I am a one woman show”, who am I supposed to delegate too, right?  You don’t have to have a huge staff but maybe it means enlisting the help of your hubby or kids.  So maybe the labels won’t be perfectly straight but they will be done and you can be free to work on something else. Is anyone really going to notice?  Maybe it is letting hubby do the dishes or clean.  Maybe it won’t be your way of doing things but it will be done and you won’t have to do it.  Think outside of the box when it comes to who could support you.

So, are you phoning it in today in your business? And what are you going to do do about it? I’d love to have you share below.

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