Jim Rohn Quotes Show the Importance of a Plan

I’m sure you’ve heard something like this before:

A failure to plan is a plan to failure.

Do you have a plan in place?  Have you decided exactly where you’re going and how you’re going to get there?  I doubt seriously that you would set out on a cross-country trip without a roadmap and an itinerary.  Yet, you aspire to become a successful entrepreneur and just blindly jump into an online business.

Do you think that just because it didn’t cost you a million dollars to start your online business that planning is unimportant?  Do you think that your time and effort is not worthy of a business plan?

I ran across a couple of quotes from Jim Rohn this morning that seemed appropriate for this topic.  Just in case you don’t know Jim Rohn, he is considered America’s Foremost Business Philosopher.  The business world was saddened by his recent passing.

Here are a couple of quotes from Jim Rohn:

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” —Jim Rohn

“The guy says, ‘When you work where I work, by the time you get home, it’s late.  You’ve got to have a bite to eat, watch a little TV, relax and get to bed. You can’t sit up half the night planning, planning, planning.’ And he’s the same guy who is behind on his car payment!” —Jim Rohn

Figure out what you want to accomplish with your online business.  Do you want to retire early?  Maybe just have extra to put a little away in savings?  Want to pay off your car note?  Or maybe live a life of luxury on your favorite golf course?  Become a stay-at-home Dad or Mom?  Or maybe you both want to work from home?

Once you’ve decided what you want your online business to do for you, decide what you want to do for it.  You need to determine how many hours you can allocate to your new home business, and when you’ll put those hours into place.  You will need to set aside some place to work.  If you have a dedicated area to work in, that’s great!  If not, you will have to carve some space out.

You want to start and stay organized.  So planning what you want your online business to do and deciding when and where you’ll actually work it, will help you plan your days and weeks.

Watch My Getting Organized Video

Here’s a short video on organizing your computer.  Hopefully, this will help you get started with being organized and efficient.

More later…

Don’t Give Up…Follow Up

Following is an article by Rick Katz.  Rick is one of my favorite people here on the www.  He really knows what it takes to succeed online and off.  I was going to just quote a little of his article here, but I couldn’t decide what to keep in and what to cut.  So, to give you the best information I can, I’m including the whole article.  Enjoy!

Don’t Give Up…Follow Up

advanced list training article

by Rick Katz

“The fortune is in the follow-up”

I don’t know who coined that phrase. But, truer statements are rare to find.

Now, I know you understand how important it is to build a list. That is why you are a Member of List Builder Mastermind Group.

However, the key, most significant, most vitally important use of your list is for FOLLOW UP. If you are merely building a list to just keep sending advertisements to it, your list will be of little value. If you have a great system (like we have with LBMG), you need to wisely and steadily continue to entice the people on your list who haven’t joined us yet, to get off the fence and get on board.

The majority of people will not join you the first time around. There are a couple reasons why they won’t.

They may not understand it at first.  But, as you follow up with them and continue telling them about the benefits of joining, they may begin to understand. A light may suddenly go on and they decide they really do need our system. They may not be able to afford it…yet.  But, as you continue to follow up, maybe next week, maybe next month, maybe six months from now, they do have the money available and they are ready to go.

But, if you give up and don’t follow up…they will be joining something else or worse…someone else!  There’s another lesson here too. If YOU give up on the system, YOU will miss out on all the people you got to opt-in, but when they’re ready to join, you’re no longer in the program. That is why, it is so important not to just be a program hopper. You need to give things time to work.

I haven’t yet found a way to get rich overnight. And I’ve been an entrepreneur for decades now. I joined my first MLM company over 25years ago. Getting rich in network marketing or Internet marketing overnight is as rare as hitting the lottery. So, don’t count on it. Instead, get better and better at what you do. And just KEEP AT IT.

1.  Make a commitment first to yourself that you aren’t going to quit. You’re going to keep at it.

2. Two to three times per week you are going to send a broadcast email to your list about our system. Explain a benefit. Tell about a new aspect of the program. A new lead capture page we may have. A new article or feature. Tell about the success YOU are having with the system (don’t lie, be honest). Or the success someone in your upline or in our program is having. Etc.

3. Understand that for many people on your list, they will not be joining until weeks or months down the road. You need to be persistent and carefully groom them. Treat them as if they are already on your Team.

4. Become a Leader. Offer to help people. Give them your personal contact information. Think of ways to help them get started. Maybe offer to help them promote. Offer to put them in your advertising rotator. A leader is always thinking of ways to help the team, not just themselves.

I hope that you enjoyed this article by Rick.

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