Question:

What is success?

If you don't know where you're going

If you don't know where you're going, how will you know
when you've gotten there?

`Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go
from here?' Alice speaks to Cheshire Cat
`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
`I don't much care where--' said Alice.
`Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.

If you set a goal and decide where you want to go, then
you have a much better chance of getting there.

Remember Your Why

When starting to question your abilities, when re-thinking
your decision to continue your business, when hitting "brick
walls" in your business--remember your "why".

Why did you get started in your business?
Why did you choose this particular business?

When you go back to your original "why", the passion fire
is re-kindled and will give you a new sense of excitement
to keep going, to find new ways of doing business, and to
overcome obstacles that may come up.

Lasting Impressions

You've heard leaders say "Dress for success". What does
this mean? that depends on what you're trying to be
successful at. A professional athlete may not be very
successful showing up to tryouts dressed in a suit (although
he or she may look fabulous!) If you are truly passionate
about what you do, you will "live your mission" and this
is the impression you will leave with people. How you
"wear yourself" shows through as well. If you show up to
present a line of beauty products and your hair isn't combed,
this will not make you a very credible presenter. So, dress
in appropriate clothing, but also look at how YOU are dressed
and what you are reflecting to your target market.

True Success

True success is found by achieving your own personal challenges and goals. Keeping up with the Jones's will only keep you in a constant state of reaching, wishing, and desiring. Find what you want. Discover what will give YOU the greatest pleasure and work toward that. You'll know it's a true success when you achieve it and you no longer feel that "needing" and "longing" but are able to enjoy what it is you've accomplished.

Surround Yourself

Always surround yourself with people who support you
in your endeavors. Get to know people who are now
where you want to be. This will keep your spirits
high, your motivation up, and your eye on your goals.

Think Big!

As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big.

-- Donald Trump

Payoff Bank

Do you have a large short term goal, but you just
don't have the proper motivation? Try the "payoff bank".
For example, over a 4 week period for every customer you contact, put a quarter
in a jar. For every home demonstration you schedule (or sale you make)
put $1.00 in a jar. At the end of the 4 weeks your "bank" will reflect the fruits
of your efforts and use can use this "reward" for whatever you like: a manicure,
a dinner out with your spouse, a new phone headset. Adjust the amounts
and qualifying criteria to fit your business and schedule.

Dream BIG!

My favorite saying is "Reach for the moon and you'll land in the stars."
When I am told, "I don't want to set my goals too high because I don't
want to be disappointed," I must explain that, by aiming high, you're
bound to land somewhere above your current level. But if you aim low, you
just might hit the DIRT. It's your choice.

The Right Business For You

Are you just starting to investigate the idea of a home
business but aren't even sure what field to go into?
Building a business is a process...sometimes a long and
arduous one. Before you even begin investigating specific
opportunities, find your passion first. What do you enjoy doing?
What would you do even if you weren't paid for it? (during the initial
start up phase, you may not be paid!) What natural talents
do you have? What skills have you learned? How much time and
effort are you willing to put into the business on a regular
basis? As you begin to look at all of these things, you may see
a pattern that may lead you to the type of business that's right for you.
The business that is successful for one person is not necessarily the
business that's successful for all people.

Define Success

What will make you feel successful? When you define what
success means to you, you'll know when you've achieved it.

Success is not a destination, but a way of living. You
may need to continually redefine what success means to you.

Just because 2 homes and a new Mercedes means success to
someone else, doesn't mean you're not successful if you don't
have these things (if these things aren't in your definition of success).

Success for you might mean being out of the 9-5 rat race--once you've
achieved this, you were successful! Now, re-define your next level
of success...maybe it's to pay off all of your credit and loans.
If you are $20,000 in debt today and in 6 months you still have $10,000
in debt, does this mean you're not successful? Of course not! You've made
a great accomplishment and you're on your way!

Small Businesses Frequently Asked Questions

How can I prevent business losses?

How can I lead effectively?

What is success?

Where do I find customers?

How do I attract new business?

How can I change my thinking?

How can I manage my expenses?

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How do I work around the kids?

How do I find new clients?

How do I learn about taxes?

How can I save money in my business?

How do I file business taxes?

How do I keep customers satisfied?

How do I spend time with my kids while working at home?

How do I manage work hours at home?

How do I work at home around my kids?

How can I be more productive?

How do I read financial statements?

How do I help someone with a problem?

What are some inspirational quotes?

What are some inspirational quotes?

How do I sponsor distributors?

How do I put my life in balance?

How do I stay profitable?

How do I do bookkeeping?

What are some inspirational quotes?

How do I choose and MLM company?

What are time wasters?

How do I do accounting for my business?

How do I know if a company is a pyramid scheme?

Where can I find new business leads?

Where do I find new business ideas?

How do I measure my business growth?

Why won´t my team members follow my leadership?

How do I treat customers?

How do I set priorities?

How do I recruit?

What are my business options?

How do I build confidence?

How do I manage paperwork and piles?

How do I keep my desk organized?

What are some inspirational quotes?

What is embezzlement?

How do I get it all done?

What are Financial Statements?

How do I find more time?

How do I set goals?

How do I get what I want?

What do I do when I start to question my business decisions?

How do I track my business income?

How do I protect my assets?

How do I find fulfillment in my life?

How do I leave a legacy?

How do compensation plans differ?

How can I stay organized?

How can I work more efficiently?

What will make me a strong leader?

How do I identify embezzlement?

How do I get work done with kids around?

What do I need to get organized?

What is customer service?

How do I get referrals?

How do I become successful?

What are time wasters?

Where can I find a babysitter while I´m working at home?

How can I balance work and family?

How do I identify embezzlement?

How do I keep my family organized?

How do I find a name for my business?

How do I get a trademark?

What are Accounting Controls?

How do I get organized?

How do I treat customers?

What is a Balance Sheet?

How can I prepare for each day?

What is a good business investment?

Why should I attend business seminars?

How can I do my business better?

What´s MLM all about?

How do I cut down on phone time?

What do I do with sales taxes I collect?

What can I deduct for my business?

What is the difference between a business and a hobby?

How long do I have to keep taxes, receipts and other important docs?

Where do I find business help?

How much insurance do I need?

Why should I keep my desk clean?

What is an Income Statement?

How do I become successful?

How do I keep my goals in line with my life?

What is customer service?

How do I prepare a Balance Sheet?

How can I manage better?

How do good things happen?

How do I change my thinking?

How do I keep from getting burned out?

How do I stay on track with my goals?

How do I protect my business in case of disaster?

What is a trademark?

How do I find more time?

What is risk?

What are the skills of a good leader?

How can I be more successful?

Where can I find infomation about starting a home business?

How do I become a better manager?

How do I recruit new distributors?

How do I lead people with different personalities?

What is a Bookkeeper?

How do I succeed?

What are Current Liabilities?

What is an Accounting System?

How do I develop good habits?

How do I encourage employees?

Why is decision making important?

What can deduct for a home office?

Why should I thank my customers?

How do I expand my sphere of influence?

How can I change?

What are qualities of a good leader?

What is a mother´s helper?

How do I work around my family´s schedule?

How much risk is good?

How do I find happiness?

What is truth in advertising?

How do I work business around my family?

How do I compensate my employees?

How can playdates help my business?

How do I save time?

How do I make phone calls with children around?

Why settle for less?

Where do I find opportunity?

How do I prioritize?

How do I get the respect my business deserves?

How do I develop and train leaders?

How do I build wealth?

How do I handle a business disaster?

How do I achieve success?

How do I achieve greatness?

How do I keep up with the industry?

How do I change my thinking?

What´s the truth about MLM?

What is a leader?

What is an accountant?

What is the difference between a Bookkeeper and an Accountant?

How do I balance my business and personal life?

What are Fixed Expenses?

What are Accounts Payable?

How do I find knowledge?

What are Variable Expenses?

How can I learn how to do my taxes?

How do I keep my kids away from my work area?

What is bonding?

What are Current Assets?

What is a Balance Sheet?

How do I change?

How do I get a business started?

How do I find a new job?

How do I work from home?

How do I find fulfillment?

Can I deduct car expenses?

How can I prepare for taxes?

How do I get organized?

Can I deduct my home office?

How can I find information about a specific company?

How do I find recruits?

How do I train others?

How do I talk on the phone with young children?

How do I build a downline?

How can I measure my productivity?

Why should I set big goals?

How do I schedule vacations?

What is Network Marketing?

How do I achieve balance?

How do I learn how to sell?

Why won´t my customers buy?

Do I need to file taxes?

How do I organize my office?

How do I start a small business?

How can I get organized?

How do I find success?

How do I deal with being told no?

How do I get paid in MLM or Network Marketing?

What is competition?

What can defeat a good idea?

How do I get motivated?

How do I handle junk mail?

How do I gain market share?

What is a downline?

How can I stay focused?

How do I succeed?

What are time wasters?

Can I write off the sale of an asset?

Where do successful people come from?

How do I achieve peace of mind?

What is commitment?

How do I become inspired?

How do I become successful?

Where can I find easy financial tips?

How can I manage my finances?

How do I achieve perfection?

What is success?

What is an Income Statement?

Where do ideas come from?

How do I succeed?

How do I keep a clean house with a home business?

How do I find out about legal issues for my business?

How do I prevent burglary?

What are the characteristics of successful people?

How do I build my business network?

How do I get rid of clutter?

How can I keep my inbox empty?

What is junk mail?

What do I need to get organized?

Where do I find a mentor?

How can I always be prepared for business?

How do I get paid if I´m self-employed?

What are Accounts Receivable?

What is Self-Employment Tax?

What is a Binary Compensation Plan?

How do I know if my business is making money?

How do I measure profit?

Why should I recruit?

How do I make money in my business?

Why is working at home good for my family?

Where do I find freedom?

How do I hire a professional to do my household chores?

How do I find professional help for my business?

How do I stop all these bounced check charges from my bank?

How do I get the attetion of prospects and turn them into buyers?

How do I balance family and work?

What is the Australian Compensation Plan?

How do I remember everything I need to do?

Can a mom with children really have a successful business?

What matters in life?

How do I support my family, community, and my business?

What does "Break-Even" mean?

What is a strategic alliance?

How do direct sellers file taxes?

How do I become a leader?

Where do I find info on starting a business?

What are the laws governing home businesses?

What am I legally responsible for in my business?

How do I buy airline tickets?

Where can I find free stuff?

What is Cost of Goods Sold?

What if I set a goal, but don´t reach it?

How do I tell people about my business?

Why are home-businesses a good option?

What does a home-business offer me?





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