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3 ways to change your friends and your success

3 ways to change your friends and your success

3 ways to change your friends and your success. “Birds of a feather flock together.” “Your income is the average of the 5 people you hang around.” If you have been around long enough, chances are that you have heard one or both of these quotes.

Who you hang around is a definite influence on you and your success factor. Another great post is You are who you hang out with.This is true because many times your friends and family cannot understand your dreams or goals. They sit in the background and criticize your actions and try to talk you out of your dreams.

Many times your friends and family mean well. They don’t want to see you fail or waste your time.

In order to improve your success, you have to change this circle of friends. The lack of encouragement and the criticism will soon weigh on your success. If you are not strong you will give up at the first sign that your plan or goal is not being reached as fast as you thought it should be.

3 ways to change your friends and your success

3 ways to change your friends and your success

We will examine three quick methods that you can use to “change” your family and friends. These methods will allow you to accomplish this without changing your physical location. You also will not have to stop associating with your family and friends completely.

First, you can join a group on Facebook that has members who share the same goals that you do. You can do that by searching for a group that has the same interest or goal that you do. By doing this, you can engage with the members and exchange ideas. You can also share experiences. The members will be more that ready to give you encouragement and to help you share your successes. They may also have advice for you based upon their own experiences. Overall, this will be a better experience then relying on the support from friends and family. That support in most instances will not be forthcoming.

Second, you can read literature and find other information that talks abut the experiences of people with goals similar to yours. You can take a couple of hours out of your day to dive into this information. This will help you to forget the grumblings of your associates when they ask you “are you still into that thing.”

You can find books to read by leaders in the industry that you are trying to find success in. The stories in these books will share similar experiences as you have. The stories will give you advice and encouragement.

You can research blogs that are written by people you have found success in your industry. Again, this blog will give you advice and encouragement, offer resources and advice that will advance your efforts. Similarly, there may be a website that does the same thing.

3 ways to change your friends and your success

Finally, you can hire a coach to push you towards your goals. A coach will be able to make you accountable to accomplish your goals. You will receive encouragement when you are planning your next steps. There will be criticism if you fail to follow your plans. Most of all, you will find an individual that can motivate you in a positive manner.

There are plenty of success coaches available that have a good track record when it comes to motivating and assisting their clients to progress towards their dreams and goals. You just need to see who your budget can afford.

In conclusion, the three methods outlined allow you to change your environment, without physically changing your location.  You can follow one or all of these approaches. When you begin to spend time in a positive environment and with encouragement you will become immune to the negative feedback from people who do not understand what it is you want to accomplish. Furthermore, you will become less likely to discuss your goals and projects with family and friends because you will have another outlet. So implement these 3 ways to change your friends and your success. You will be glad you did.

Also read our post Successful Habits Formula

 

Top three Facebook prospecting tips

Top three Facebook prospecting tips

Top three Facebook prospecting tips. Many times we are in a business that in order to be successful, recruiting a team is key. At the other end of the spectrum a business also thrives on sales and customers. No matter what the reason, it is an essential skill to be able to recruit and sell online.

The internet, social media is a platform where billions of people hang out every day. There are 2.07 billion active users on Facebook. (Statista) Twitter has 330 million active monthly users. (Statista). Youtube has 1 billion active users every month. (Huffington Post). This does not include Instagram, snapchat and pinterest. You can see that developing the skill to prospect online can be a valuable asset to your business.

This post will focus on Facebook prospecting. There are three tips that if you follow them, you can improve the number of people you expose your opportunity and product to daily. As you follow these steps daily you will improve every day and your results will reflect your improvement.

The first tip: Find personalities that are prominent in the niche that you are promoting. These people will have Facebook fanpages. On their fanpages they will have posts. My niche is online marketing. A prominent online marketer is Ray Higdon. To follow the example, if you are also a marketer, you would go to Ray Higdon’s fanpage. Find a post that has good engagement. What this means is there are a large number of people commenting on the post.

Top three Facebook prospecting tips

The people that have commented are all interested in online marketing. If they were not interested in online marketing, they would not be on Ray Higdon’s page, Viola, these are the people that you want to prospect. This does not mean that you private message them your opportunity or product sales video. It also does not mean that you comment in the post about your product or opportunity. What it does mean is that you strike up a conversation with someone who commented on the post.

This could include agreeing with their comment or replying in a way that sparks a conversation about their comment and then about them. However, prior to striking up the conversation, you go to their profile and check them out to determine if they might be a good fit for your business or someone that might be in need of your product.  At the least you want to know is this the type of person you might want to be friends with.

Top three Facebook prospecting tips

As you begin to strike up a conversation the person will become interested in what you do for a living. If you learn to steer the conversation properly, you can get to this subject quickly. You should also send that person a friend request. Look at their page. Are there pictures that you can talk about with them to keep the conversation going? Again, the object is to eventually get to what they do for a living and what you do for a living. This will give you the chance to discuss your opportunity or product.

Top three Facebook prospecting tips

The second prospecting tip is to look for Facebook groups that are related to your opportunity or product. Facebook is chock full of groups. Search the group by topic. If its a health and wellness opportunity or product that you have, find groups that revolve around the health and wellness niche. When you identify the groups you can rest assured that the people in the groups are there because they are interested in the topic that the group is about. Many of these groups do not allow you to post your opportunity or products in the group. You just follow the same routine of scanning the profiles of people in the group to determine who is a good fit for your opportunity or product.

Similarly, your next action will be just like discussed in the previous section. Strike up that relationship building conversation, send a friend request and wait for the right time to discuss your opportunity or product.

Top three Facebook prospecting tips

Finally, there are ads that you can see regularly in your news feed.  these posts have the label “sponsored.” People comment on these ads. If the ad involves an interest similar to your product or opportunity you can likewise prospect the people who have commented in the same way.

In conclusion, prospecting  online is just a way to build a relationship with a person with the object being that they will come to know, like and trust you. When you employ the proper prospecting technique you can speed this process along.  I am sure you are familiar with the term that people purchase from who they know, like and trust.

If you want to know more about online prospecting, register for this free prospecting training. Register here.

Also, read this previous post and find out how you can use Facebook messenger to prospect.

Self assessment is important

Self assessment is important

Self assessment is important. When setting out to improve your life, self assessment is important. What is self assessment? It is an honest look at where your life is currently. This is so important because in trying to reach any destination, you must be totally aware of your current location. To know where you are is to know how to get to where you are going.

When creating a self assessment, you must be prepared to take an honest look at all aspects of your life that you wish to improve. The basic aspects of your life include your health, your family relationships, your social circles and interactions, your financial status and your business or income activities.

There are probably more things that are personal to you that you could include in your assessment. However, the above life aspects are inclusive of the minimum factors to be reviewed.

This exercise is not to be taken lightly and should be given some consideration and thought. Find some time when you can be alone and in a quiet environment. Then get your pad and begin to put down each category leaving room for your notes.

When listing a category, think about your current situation. What is going on around you. For example, lets look at the category of your health. How healthy are you at this moment? What things are you consciously doing to maintain good health? Are you practicing any activities that have the potential to improve your health? Do you have daily routines? How is your diet and weight? Finally, are you visiting a physician regularly to have your health screened and do you get a regular physical examination.

Self assessment is important
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Only you know how you feel when it comes to your health. An honest assessment will let you know exactly where you stand when it comes to your health and wellness. When you have concluded this aspect of  your assessment, you are then ready to look at what you consider to be your ideal health. What are your expectations for yourself when it comes to your health?

Self assessment is important

After you have done an honest assessment of your health and you have also considered where you want to be with your health, you are then ready to plan how you will get there. In other words, when you know where you are and what your destination is, then you are ready to plot your course.

You can then take each aspect of your life and complete the same assessment. This is followed by a projection of what exactly you want to accomplish and a draft plan of how to get there. Your plan will consist of your long term goals, short term goals, weekly and daily goals.

Taking action on self improvement will broaden and expand the quality of your life. When you begin to take steps to improve, you increase the likelihood that you will improve. But it all starts with the self assessment.

This good article about the Wheel of Life can assist you in deciding the best plan of action when performing your assessment. Also review our previous post about A self assessment of your business is important. Plan to assess yourself and start to improve your life.