Get Organized Now!
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Get Organized Now!
It’s easier than you think.
If there’s one thing that entrepreneurs and salespeople have in common, it’s keeping everything organized when you’re trying to run a business and make sales. It’s almost been a maxim that the better the salesperson, the more he or she hates paperwork. You can put me in that category as well. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t do better — and it doesn’t have to be painful either.
Most people don’t write down their goals. We know that. According to most authorities, only 3% of the population commits goals to paper. This is a major mistake. When you write down a goal, it becomes real. When you concentrate on that goal, you start to take action on it. When you check off that goal, you feel a sense of accomplishment.
Goals have changed my life in every pursuit you can name. But there’s one aspect of being organized with goals that most people don’t do. And that is tracking their progress.
The reason why most people don’t complete their goals is because they’re usually too big to be done in one day. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t something you can be doing today, right now, to work on one of your big goals. For example, I wanted to get the Dave Romeo Online University off the ground. This would be the video versions of my live seminars. For me, presenting seminars is easy. Videotaping them, editing them, and getting them posted on a website platform is not easy. In fact, I had no idea how to do it. I was completely dependent on others for those duties. But I decided to take things into my own hands.
I knew I needed a backdrop for my videos, so I had one made. I knew I needed a video production studio, so I built one. I asked the most knowledgeable people I knew how to get the software needed to edit videos, to get the equipment needed to shoot videos, and get the platform I needed to house my online video content. Each one of these steps became a goal. They were easy to track when they were completed and I knew that completing each one was bringing me one step closer to completing my goal.
Once I identified the other steps that I needed to complete my project, I could get my University up and running and available for people to use. You can do the same thing with your projects. It’s not enough for you to just write your goals down. You need to track your progress and check off each leg as you go. Don’t wait until the entire project is done. Remember, every single day, you are one step closer to achieving your goals.
A dream with a deadline becomes a goal. The goal, broken down into steps, becomes a plan. A plan, acted upon, becomes a reality.- Anonymous
This excerpt is taken from my Organizational Excellence IV: Get Organized Now! seminar. I encourage you to register for my May 14, 2020 Super Seminar Mega-Mixer featuring the Organizational Excellence IV: Tracking Your Way to Success seminar at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA which covers this lesson in much greater detail.