Today, I’d like to talk to you about MLM Business Goals.
I am a big believe in having written goals for your personal life and business. Setting goals has changed my life and business for the better.
In fact, every successful person I personally know has written goals. They know exactly what they want to achieve, and they have a simple game-plan to follow.
What is a Goal?
There are dreams and goals. Just about everyone has dreams, but very few people have specific goals.
Here’s an example. When you ask a team member what their goals are, you’ll probably here something like this.
- To be financially free
- To fire my boss
- To earn a full-time income
These folks do not understand goal setting, or they would have a different response. On the other hand, when you ask a serious distributor who understands goal setting what their goals are, they might respond with something like this.
- I will earn $100,000 in the next 12-months with my business, so I can bring my wife home from her job.
- I will personally sponsor 100 people in the next 12 months.
- I will prospect 10 people per day, every day, for the next 90-days.
A dream is something you want; something in your mind. It’s something you hope for, but it’s not something you have written down and developed a plan to attain.
A goal is something specific. It’s written down on paper and it’s given a deadline of WHEN you want to accomplish it. It also includes a PLAN of WHAT you will do to achieve it.
Goals are specific, articulated, and focused. Dreams are in your head. Big difference.
Example MLM Business Goals
Here are some example MLM Business Goals:
- I will sponsor 2 people this month.
- I will hit the rank of Ruby this month.
- I will add 200 people to my team this month.
- I will sell $500 in products this month.
- I will earn $1,000 in commissions this month.
- I will prospect 200 people this month.
Personally, I only like one of these goals. Which one do you think is the best, most realistic goal?
The Best MLM Goals
The best MLM Goals are goals you can control. You see, you can’t control what others do. I wish you could, but you can’t.
Out of the example goals I listed above, the only realistic goal on that list is the last one.
I will prospect 200 people this month.
The other goals are dictated by what other people say and do, which you have zero control over.
If you are determined to set goals, the ONLY types of goals you should choose is something you can control. Otherwise, you will end up frustrated and disappointed.
A Common Mistake
When it comes to goal setting, network marketers make a lot of mistakes. The biggest mistake is setting one year, two-year, five year and ten-year goals. The best types of goals are daily, weekly, and monthly goals.
If you do have a big goal in mind, something for the long range, the best thing you can do is break it down and determine what you must do each day, week, and month to hit that goal. And then focus on THOSE goals. By doing that, assuming you stay persistent and consistent, you will reach your long-term goals.
How to Set MLM Business Goals
There are few simple steps you should follow if you want to set MLM Business Goals.
First and foremost, you go somewhere quiet, without interruptions. This will help clear your mind and help you think.
Next, take out a pen and a piece of paper to brainstorm ideas. Spend an hour or two and write down everything that comes to mind.
Once you’ve done that, prioritize your goals. Which goals are MOST important to you? Ultimately you want to whittle your list down to 3-5 goals.
Finally, share you results with your successful, plugged in upline and seek their input.
Now that you have your goals written down, you should review them daily, and NEVER let a day go by where you don’t do everything on your daily checklist.
Do that and there is a HIGH likelihood you will hit your goals!
In conclusion, these are my thoughts on MLM Business Goals. What do you think? Do you agree or disagree? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.