Feliz Ano Novo! That means “Happy New Year” in Portuguese. I am so grateful for the milestones that 4Life® achieved in 2016. The growth of the company has been phenomenal, thanks to all of you. I hope that each of you is closer to realizing the hopes, dreams, and goals that you set last year at this time. And, I look forward to the lives that will be changed in 2017 through the science, success, and service of 4Life.
We all love new beginnings, right? It’s a time to start fresh, evaluate the last year, and set goals for the year ahead. In fact, the start of every year is just like the beginning of a great hiking adventure. David and I love to hike together. We always discover something new! Just like a hike, when you take time to thoughtfully plan out a route to achieve your goals, you create a great future for yourself.
At the start of every year, many of us create New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, we often don’t progress very far. To be more successful, break resolutions down into specific, measurable, and time-based segments. Make them challenging, but not impossible! Also, it’s ok if some of the same things are on your list every year. This just means that some things in life are important enough that they require extra time and effort. Plus, it’s great that you have another chance and another year to do better!
As you make your goals for 2017, start with these ideas in mind: renew, refresh, and refocus.
Close your eyes for a second and think back to when you signed up as a 4Life® distributor. What was your driving motivation? What were the dreams you set out to accomplish? Simply, what’s your “why” for sharing 4Life products with others and building a business? Is it the chance to go on a dream vacation with your family? Is it the opportunity to have more than enough money in your bank account at the end of the month? Or, is it more time in the day to jump rope with your daughter, visit with loved ones, and enjoy the fruits of your labors?
Meditate, pray, and talk with those closest to you about how you can experience greater personal growth this year. Determine the most important desires of your heart and then set some reachable and realistic goals that will take you closer to those dreams. Whether it’s a picture on your desk or a letter to yourself posted on the fridge, keep your “why” close by. And, whenever you need a pick-me-up, you’ll have something tangible to help you renew your commitment all over again.
The beginning of a new year is a great chance to breathe new life into old ways of doing things. If you’ve been “doing just fine” and “getting by” on a few 4Life® meetings every other month and a webinar here and there, how much more success could you achieve if you exerted just a little more effort? What rank advancements or financial goals could you accomplish if you pumped an infusion of energy into your business? Small energy boosts can reap big results in motivation, commitment, and overall team success.
Try these ideas:
- Host or attend a 4Life meeting every week and bring a new prospect.
- Organize a local get-together, conference call, or weekly web meeting for your team members.
- Give your time and attention to team members on the cusp of rank advancements.
The course to success is never a perfectly straight line. Life will throw you a fair amount of hiccups, disappointments, struggles, and heartaches. But, no matter what obstacles you may face, it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. What can you do? Refocus. What you refocus depends on your personality, current life situation, and goals for the year. Is your current route taking you toward your dreams or away from them? Do you sometimes feel like you’re going in circles, doing seemingly worthwhile tasks that don’t appear to get you anywhere? Make sure your course lines up with where you want to be at the end of 2017.
As you refocus, celebrate your strengths and use them to overcome your weaknesses. Often, your weaknesses can be the means through which your strengths become even stronger. And when you refocus, you’re once again dedicated to your dreams. You’ve got your course set out in front of you and your priorities right where they should be.
While the destination and journey may be different for each of us, 4Life® provides a path that can help take you to where you want to be. The great thing is that you don’t have to take this journey alone! Surround yourself with people who know how to reach goals and their energy will rub off on you. Build into your calendar dates to review your progress and evaluate what you can do to make more significant headway. I promise that you will be astounded by the results. When you renew your commitment to your dreams, refresh your life with new ways to accomplish things, and refocus your course when necessary, you’ll be well on your way to an exciting new destination. It’s time to go exploring!
Care for yourself
While you’re renewing, refreshing, and refocusing your business, it’s important to take care of yourself. Reconnect with old friends for much-needed down time. Make sure you get enough rest every night so you can tackle your to-do list. Reach out in service to lift up others and rediscover what’s really important.