About 18 months ago, I decided to “step into my client’s shoes” by learning more about the Direct Sales Industry. So I started my own part-time Direct Sales business with Silpada Designs. Other than gaining an insider’s perspective of their systems, processes, philosophies, growth and incentive structures; I also learned a valuable lesson that transcends all industries … Taking ownership of my own success!
The best part of learning to take ownership of my own success is how simple it is to do. We have all endlessly heard how a Goal without Action is merely a Dream. So it’s simple enough to set a goal, create an action plan and voila, SUCCESS … right?
Wrong! We tend to get stuck after creating the action plan, because we are missing the key steps of Consistency, Discipline and Reward.
Consistency means following a specific and measurable schedule which coincides with your action plan to move you from thinking to doing.
Discipline is required from even the most motivated individuals. Remember that you can’t excuse yourself from getting something done without consequences. Hold yourself accountable for your actions or lack of them. Ask yourself what are you saying NO to, by choosing not to follow your action plan consistently?
Reward is needed to keep motivated and have the inspiration to continue moving toward your goal. That is why it is very important to reward yourself for achieving little successes along the way, regularly and throughout your action plan; not only at the end when you’ve reached your goal.
What is equally important and I’m excited to share with you today is …
When you take ownership of your own success, you must also take ownership of your failures. When something isn’t working, assess your situation:
What’s going on here?
What do I need to adjust?
What do I need to keep?
What do I need to change?
Do I need help, support and/or guidance?
Don’t let your dreams get away from you … own them and make them your reality!
If you are struggling to achieve your goals, perhaps it’s time to reach out for support. I would be delighted to work with you and help turn your failures into successes! Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your complimentary coaching session.
Together, let’s unleash the greatness within you!