STEP NUMBER 1CLARITY: Decide the result you want before choosing a plan. This is simple if you have a model to follow.
STEP NUMBER 1 EXAMPLES I started an exercise program with proven results. I completed the program, following most of the steps, and I got positive results. I wanted more leads for my business. I found a business leader running advertising and modeled his campaign and case studies similar to my business and saw good results.• Issues arise when we just start off without sight of our destination or a road map!
STEP NUMBER 2STRATEGY: From themodel you chose,determine all theresources needed,material and immaterial,and create a dailystrategy paying attentionto ‘how’ the smallestactions were completed.
STEP NUMBER 2 EXAMPLES For the exercise program, the material needs were the wall calendar with the workout lists, healthy food, DVDs, etc. The immaterial needs were support from the online community and belief that I could be better. For my lead needs, I purchased training with case studies and started to model the leader’s marketing campaign for me web site down to the types of ‘calls to action’ and where they were placed.• Issues arise when you borrow a little bit from each successful case study instead of just following one!
STEP NUMBER 3KISS (keep it simple sonny): Forget the usual meaning. You’recertainly not stupid if you are following these steps. The model youchoose needs to be something that you can complete daily.
STEP NUMBER 2 EXAMPLES In the exercise program, there were a few days that I would miss, and then I would try to do two workouts the next day. It was murder! Not to mention, instead of choosing a few simple meals, I got creative (which was time consuming and demotivating since I don’t cook regularly). For my lead needs, I decided that I would use a few of the strategies I had learned from a lead generation company along with the model presented. This resulted in lost time and money. Issues arise when you attempt to innovate or add to the model when you do not have the basic strategy down yet.
STEP NUMBER 4 ACTION: Now, you know how to take action in the right direction. So, the only challenges are staying consistent with your action plan, measuring your results at preset checkpoints, and rewarding yourself at those milestones as well.
STEP NUMBER 4 EXAMPLES In the exercise program, there were fit tests every 2 weeks and progress photos that were to be taken every 30 days. I think I did both every two weeks. It kept me motivated. For my lead needs, I made sure that I had Google Analytics set up and Aweber to track my results. I set my rewards in the form of vacations and donations, and documented my successes on video. (P.S. A few Facebook friends were tracking my progress too :p) Issues arise when you do not consistently follow the plan, track and celebrate your results, and reward yourself.