As we have closed the chapter on 2013 (Thank goodness for closing the chapter on Miley Cyrus, Obamacare, and dumb fox songs), we now look forward to greater purpose and prosperity in 2014!
There are 2 fundamental keys that have helped me see amazing success last year. Naturally, there are a lot more things that I did to create a growing 6-figure business in less than a year, but I want to focus on the starting point because this is where most lose focus.
The 2 essential keys to prosperity are clarity and integrity!
Mark Twain said (I love this one!)....
"I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want."
Isn't that so true? How many times have we, or someone we know, say that we want more, but we can't describe it crystal clearly?
This is why I love using Ann Webb's Ideal Life Vision technique each year. When I describe, in detail, what I want in every area of my life, it's so much easier to get it, and get it fast!
When we have a clear vision, we can tell the difference between opportunities and distractions. And there are a ton of distractions out there!
Most don't realize how often I was offered enticing opportunities that would have provided more security than Money Ripples did in its first few months. What blessings would I have missed out on if I jumped ship before my company became more profitable (since it took a few months before I could take money home from my business)?
So first, get very clear on what you want in your life and business!
To me, integrity means "doing what you say, when you say you will do it."
Just like a building with integrity withstands the elements, so must we do what we do what we say, when we say we'll do it. When this foundational piece is missing, we are only dreamers, not doers. The worst part is we will be filled with remorse and regret by dreaming big and acting small.
Once you get clear on what you want, be sure you get out and get it!
This could mean you will need the help of a system or a person to help you get there. When I create my vision for the year, I specifically name or list what it is I need to accomplish it. If I don't know who or what I need, I describe it as best as I can.
Looking back at last January until now, I am amazed how much I achieved in my business. My "ideal" in some of those areas seem so common now.
For example, I mentioned that I wanted to put on my first event by April 20th. Despite some massive testing of faith, I put on my first event with about 40 people in the room on April 12th. None of the attendees knew that I spent my last $500 on a surprise dinner!
Faith-building experiences, like that one, became gold for me. I had to wander in the darkness, holding on to that vision. The key was that I still had to act, even though I had no promise of a reward. Fortunately, as it always does, it paid off and I put on 2 other events afterwards. This year, I now have four 2 1/2-day Wealth Empowerment Intensives on my 2014 calendar!
To sum it up....
I don't share all of this to brag because my company is just barely starting on its journey to the grand vision that I have. I share this because I want to see more of you than ever making less excuses and making more money!
I know as you get clear on what you want and have the faith and integrity to act accordingly, you will be amazed what you can accomplish. I can't wait to hear how much we can accomplish together as we move forward in this new year!
What are some of your goals for 2014?