The last few posts have talked about how to multiply the resources that you’ve worked hard to maximize. So far we’ve covered:
- Calling All Cars
- Bring ‘Em Out of the Woodwork
- Black Sheep Clients
- Olympic-Size Sales Staff
- Open Water Fishing
- Call for Back-Up
- Go Big Online
- Bartering with the Best
- Give Away the Farm
Today we’ll finish up this series with the last three ways to multiply your maximized resources. We’ll cover:
- Finding Your Pot of Gold
- Stay at the Top of Your Game
- Wealth from the Inside Out
These areas are all key to keep up the momentum you’ve found in making what you have work harder for you.
Finding Your Pot of Gold
Just like rowing in a rowboat we are often facing away from our goal. We put our noses to the grindstone and work and work without looking up. But what happens when you never look over your shoulder towards the shoreline? You drift away from your goal and may end up heading out to sea instead of land.
As Steve Covey says in his book, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” you want to begin with the end in mind. If you don’t have a goal instead of going somewhere you will end up anywhere.
Have a goal the meets your business and personal needs and you can then create the pathway that gets you there. Don’t be afraid of BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals). But think them through, start rowing and don’t forget to look over your shoulder to the shoreline. When you get there your pot of gold will be waiting for you.
Stay at the Top of Your Game
Once you’ve mastered your resources in this series, you need to make sure you are staying competitive and constantly coming up with new ways to use your new tools. Don’t rest on one success when there are more on the horizon. To continue to be successful your business must continue to learn and evolve.
Attend seminars and webinars on the areas you can use help in. Read books on business, philosophy & psychology. Are you a top salesperson? If not learn how to close. Do you understand the financial reports for your business? Perhaps you need to learn more about the difference between ROI & ROE. A mentor can be invaluable when you are starting out and when you are up to speed.
Wealth from the Inside Out
How do you know when you are rich? Or when you have reached your goals? Wealth and riches are defined within yourself, not by your profits or the world beyond. You can use all these strategies in both your business and life to find a greater level of success. When you naturally reflect who you are and what you mean, you will automatically attract the right people to you. This will happen in life and in business. Defining goals solely in terms of money or possessions does not bring happiness. Think about what is important to you in your life and measure yourself by your family and friendships not your achievements.
You are capable of reaching your goals as long as they are well-defined and a solid road is built to them.
Throughout the last seven lessons we’ve talked about how to take a hard look at the resources you currently have right in front of you and maximize them to get the most out of what you already have. Then turning around and multiplying those maximized resources to take them to the next level.
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March 31, 2014
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