We just came back from Orrins house in Florida for a moving on promotion. I would first like to thank the Woodward’s for opening their home up to a mob of people. We had a great time showing everyone the property, the house, and especially the yacht, Dream Builder, and boy does it live up to that name. This trip was one of the best trips I have been on since I joined the Team business. For many people there, it was a taste of the life they always wanted to live. This picture doesnt capture everyone around the pavilion but they are all paying attention to the speakers and trying to gather any nuggets that they can take home with them.
The thing I love about these promotion trips is it shows us what we can accomplish when we put our mind to it. This promotion was a moving on promotion. That means you had to hit the next level in your business to qualify for the trip. To do that required setting the goal, making a game plan, and then attacking that game plan and probably adjusting the plan as you started to move forward. It sounds so simple on the surface but as you start to dig deeper it does require more of you.
Set a goal – the simplest of all steps. State the number you want to hit. There are many reasons why we don’t do that and most of them are tied to some fear within us. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of change, fear of one of the steps. It’s up to each of us to figure that out and push through it or go to your mentor for help. I love what Orrin Woodward says, “If you don’t set a goal you will hit it with amazing accuracy.”
Make a game plan – this can definitely be a little tougher because there are many factors at play but if you talk to your mentor they can give you many insights. I think one of the hardest steps is we worry too much about the original game plan and if it won’t happen. We have to come up with the best plan we can for the current situation and then know that we will probably have to adjust it on the journey.
Adjust the plan – as we start to move forward toward our plan we need regular checks with our mentor to see if what adjustments we need to make. I don’t think I have ever seen an original game plan work through out the entire process. All game plans end up with some adjustments. If you aren’t sitting with a mentor then your adjustments may be coming to late.
Congrats to everyone that qualified for this promotion. You have done the steps necessary to achieve any level of success that you want to achieve.