Business Tips and Tricks

The Power of 5


Carrie Wilkerson offered an online 7-Day Business Blitz and it was wonderful.   Yes, I had my doubts.  I figured it was just going to be another online course that I probably won’t have time (or make time) to listen to.  SURPRISE!  The videos were less than 5 minutes long with practical tips and worksheets to help you through the tip of the day.  The one that really stood out for me was “The Simplicity of 5 Things Everyday”.

Carrie share Jack Canfield‘s theory of 5 things:


Now, I know I have talked about the power of 3.  The idea of having just 3 tasks on your to do list for any given day.  No, this does mean that you should go from 3 to 5 things.  You will still have JUST 3 tasks on your to do list BUT you will do that task 5 times.  I know it can be confusing but it is really simple.  Then combine the Rule of 5 with the Power Hour – OMG!  Not only will you be chopping off your to do list but you will also be making great strides in your business.  I am not foolish enough to think that everything on your to do list can be done in the power hour or needs to be done 5 times BUT for many in direct sales, this is a great way to block out chunks of time to work your business.

Let me show you what I mean with my “Action Steps” for one day:

  1. Make follow-up calls/pink glove calls
  2. Put hostess packets together for upcoming party/event
  3. Schedule social media posts

So, the 3 tasks are pretty broad and too generic as Desiree Wolfe would say.  By being vague, it becomes a daunting task and may appear overwhelming.  The result of those negative feelings is that we do the avoidance dance.  So look how I changed these tasks to capitalize on the Rule of 5:

  1. Make 5 follow-up/pink glove calls
  2. Put 5 hostess packets together for upcoming party/event
  3. Schedule 5 social media posts for your business

Easy peasy, right?  What would the result be if you did the first task every day OR at least 4 times a week in your Power Hour?  By the end of the week you have reached 20-25 customers, provided AWESOME customer service and given them an experience that they will remember.  The added bonus is that there is a good chance that you have booked a party, gotten new orders or a fundraiser depending on your business.

What if each day you set out your 3 tasks and they included the “Rule of 5”?  Would your business grow?  Would you overcome the FEAR of the phone?  Would you overcome your inner gremlins that keep you from success?

Being a success in business means taking ACTION every day that moves you closer to your goals.  What are YOUR action steps today and will they include the Rule of 5?  Share them with us.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!