Creating momentum in your 4Life® business
In the last issue of Summit™ magazine, we shared the value of renewing your commitment to your dreams, refreshing your life with new ways to succeed, and refocusing your course when necessary. Now, let’s get moving toward your goals!
Momentum is defined as movement in a forward direction. In your 4Life® business, building momentum means taking consistent actions to accomplish objectives. In other words, you have to work hard to achieve your dreams. Once you get going, you won’t need to expend as much energy to continue moving. Pushing a boulder uphill requires constant effort, but your work is rewarded when you reach the top!
Start now and create a plan of action.
It doesn’t matter where you are in your 4Life business. Start today—at your current rank—and move toward your dreams. It’s not necessarily about reinventing the wheel. Build on what you’re already doing, but find new ways to look at your challenges and generate a sense of excitement to drive toward the finish line.
Focus on short-term goals.
It can sometimes feel overwhelming to set big targets for yourself. If you’re a Diamond right now, it’s daunting to picture yourself as a Platinum International Diamond. Instead, start with short-term goals and take real steps to get there. Increase the number of days you normally spend working on your 4Life business each week. Add a few more meetings, or increase the number of contacts you make each day. If you have an extra 30 minutes a day to devote to your business, that’s 45 extra hours during a three-month period! As you build momentum, you’re bound to experience days of discouragement, frustration, and backward movement. That’s ok! Just don’t let those days affect your overall progress in the right direction.
Energize your team members.
If you want to reach a goal in a certain time frame, you won’t succeed alone!
Get all of your team members on the same page with regular events, rallies, and team-building exercises. Send encouraging emails to your team members. Call distributors who could use extra encouragement. Your energy and excitement will help keep your team on track to accomplish those big dreams.
Make yourself accountable.
Tell your family members and friends about your business objectives. If you want to quit your full-time job, set a date and get everyone around you on board. When other people know what you want to achieve, they will remind you, cheer you on, and help you take the steps necessary to get there.
Reward hard work.
Celebrate all victories, big and small. When you reach one of your smaller goals, reward yourself. When a team member reaches one of his dreams, make sure he knows you’re proud of what he’s accomplished. Honoring hard-earned victories helps re-energize everyone and keeps the team moving in the right direction.
Once you achieve an objective for yourself and your team, raise the bar again. Set a new short-term goal just out of reach, so that everyone on your team will keep moving forward.