I want to share with you the Seven Habits of
Highly Effective People. So if you've never read the book called Seven Habits
of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, I highly recommend it. There are
some really, really good stuff in there, some really great pills, but in this blog
very quickly, I just wanted to go through those seven habits. Maybe they will
tickle your brain a bit and maybe you'll pick up a thing or two that you'd like
to work on in your personality or in your business. So without further do,
let's go in it.
So habit number one is be proactive and highly effective people, people that I know who achieved a lot, they act on it. They don't just wait for things to happen. They don't just wait for success to come. So successful people, they are proactive. They go and do the things, they take action in order to achieve things they want in life. They don't just sit there waiting to win a lottery one day, they don't just sit there hoping that somebody will call them and say, “Hey, can I buy some product from you? Or can I join your business?” No, they go out and do the things that need to be done in order to get the results that they want to get in their life. So they are practice.
Habit number two, is begin with the end in mind. Now this one is a bit deep. The way that Stephen Covey talks about this, he says, “Look, imagine you arrive at a funeral and you see loads of people at this funeral and then you realize that it is you in that coffin, it is your funeral, how would you like your friends, your family, your work colleagues to remember you? What would you like these people to say about you?”
Now I know that's a bit scary topic to talk about, but if you think about something like that with the end in mind, with the end goal, then the big picture becomes a lot more important than the little small things that are really not an important on the long run because sometimes we get so busy on the day to day things, with all the little distractions, that we forget about the big picture, that we forget those little things that really, they're meaningless. They don't mean anything in terms of our whole lifetime. There are things that are a lot more important than those little worries and stresses that we get on a daily basis. That's quite an interesting habit.
Habit number three is put first things first. So it's about prioritizing. Everybody’s got 24 hours in a day, the most successful people, the richest people, and the broke people and the homeless people, they all have the same 24 hours in a day. It is not about getting extra time, it's not about getting more time, it's not about saving time, it's about using the time more effectively. And that's what successful people do, they just use the same time that you've been given.
They use it more effectively, they use it more productively. So how could you improve on your use of time, because I know a lot of people who want to become successful, but they just wasting their time constantly. Like one of the biggest time wasters of nowadays is TV or watching things. I know that a lot of people don't watch TV anymore, but they sitting on the laptop, they sitting on their phone, watching Netflix and Amazon movies and things like that. So it doesn't have to be a TV, but spending time on social media, on TV, etcetera, can really drain a lot of time from your life. So again, are you using that effectively?
Habit number four is think win, win. And that's really, really big habits in terms of sales and in terms of recruiting. Always thinking, not just about how can I win? How can I sell this person a product and make some money off them? How can I recruit this person and make some money off them? But thinking constantly about win, win. How can I make it in a way where everybody wins? How can I make it in a way where this person-- I know like, if you're in network marketing, you're selling great quality products and your customer always wins if they buy your product?
And if you recruit somebody, of course they’re going to win because they can make the money, but I'm not talking about that. I'm not talking about the way you explain the business to somebody or explain the product to somebody. So you have to have that in your explanation. So when you’re explaining to somebody about your product or you’re explaining to somebody about your business, they have to understand that it's a win, win. It's not just you winning, but it's them winning too, really, really important habit.
Habit number five is first understand, then be understood. Oh boy, this one is a hard one. And again, Stephen Covey, he gives this example where he talks about this man comes and says to him, “Look, I'm really, really struggling with my kid. I'm struggling to understand him, he will just not listen to me.” And Stephen Covey goes, “Say that again, you're struggling to understand your kid, because he will just not listen to you. I thought to understand somebody, you have to listen to them.” And it’s not just the kids.
Sometimes it's your prospect that you're trying to recruit into your business, sometimes is that potential customer that you're trying to sell some products, you are not understanding them b because you're not listening to them. You’re just trying to push what you have onto them. You're trying to push your agenda; you're trying to push your dreams on to other people and you’re thinking, “How do they not get it? How do they not join my business? How are they not excited about it?” But they're not excited because you didn't listen to them. They're not excited. They didn't get it because you didn't get them. What do they want? You know, and it's easier said than done but we need to work on it. All of these habits is something that you can work on, it's not something that just like that, it appears. You work on them, and you get better and better and better with those factors.
Number six, is synergizing. So we always say in network marketing, one plus one doesn't equal two. One plus one can be five, 10, 15. What I mean by that, like, I'm not changing the concepts of math. What I mean is that one person on its own, it's so, but when these two heads together, they multiply, they can do things that three or five people could do you know what I mean? When you’re brainstorming, when you're bouncing ideas off each other, sometimes you can do a lot more than just two people, you know what I mean? Because you keep improving on each other's ideas.
In network marketing, synergizing is such a big thing. In home based business, energizing is such a big thing. Because one of the biggest mistakes you can do in network marketing is isolate yourself from everybody else. And just try to figure it out by yourself. Just try to do it by yourself. This is one of the worst things you could do for yourself and your business. It's like shooting yourself in the leg. If you want to progress fast in this business, you need to go to every training, every event, every zoom call, every opportunity to meet other people, and share ideas and think aloud and brainstorm.
Because that can bring about things that you can't even imagine, it can shave off years from your journey. So what it would have taken you two, three years to figure it out by yourself, you could figure that out in 20 minutes, with the help of 20 other people because there's just so many different ideas coming into one pot. So synergizing and you know, working with other people to make things better. It's incredible skill.
And the last skill number seven is sharpening your saw. Sharpen your saw and it goes back to this example of a man trying to cut off the tree and he's sweating, and he's tired, and he's just going off with the soil trying to cut the tree. And somebody approaches him and says, “It looks like it's a hard job?” “Oh, yes. It's really, really hard.” And the man says, “Well, why don't you stop and sharpen the saw, it’ll be easier to cut.” And the man says, “Oh, no time for that dumb, I have to keep cutting.”
If you just stopped and spend 10 minutes sharpening that saw you could cut that tree in half the time. Now I'm not talking about literally cutting trees and sharpening saws. What I mean, by sharpening the saw is sharpening your skills is improving you. It's developing you, it's learning more, you know, reading books, watching videos, attending courses, seminars, and so on, you know, hiring coaches and things like that.
By sharpening your saw, you can achieve things faster, you can earn more, you can build a business that's bigger, you can recruit more people because you improving on your skill. Because if you have that saw that you've been using for 10 years, that's completely blunt, and you're just trying to cut this tree, right? It's just going to be such a struggle. And some people are like that in home based business, some people are like that in network marketing. They've learned something 10 years ago, and they still hoping that that thing, that they learned 10 years ago, will work today as effective as it did 10 years ago, things change, technologies changed, times changed, people change.
So you need to keep sharpening your saw you need to keep improving this and that's not unique to home based businesses, it’s not unique to network marketing, right? Like if you're a nurse, you have to constantly renew your knowledge. If you're a nurse, if you're a lawyer, you have to constantly renew your knowledge in law, and so on.
Network marketing is no different. If you want to keep being on top of the game, you need to keep going to those trainings, keep reading those books, keep catching up with all the new things that are appearing. So that sharpening your saw, if you're not sharpening your saw, then you try to cut the tree off with the blunt saw, and then don't cry, that it’s hard. Don't cry, that it’s difficult because you're not even spending time to make your own life easier. You know what I mean? Just stop and learn some new stuff, go to some training. One of the worst decisions you can make is to stop going to trainings, is to stop investing in yourself and try to figure that out on yourself. You see, you have to learn from other people's mistakes, because your life is too short to make all of those mistakes by yourself. I hope you get this I hope you get this for your own sake.
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