I love Tuesdays because the Weekly Updates always infuse me with fresh energy and a renewed sense of focus. I advise my team to begin each Tuesday with not only reading the updates, but writing down one thing they will act upon for each item on the list.
Successful business people don't just absorb information--they have become experts at boiling it down to what ACTIONS need to be taken, given that information. And then they follow through and DO those actions. And they do it consistently, over and over and over again, because new information and insights are ALWAYS coming at them.
When we stop acting on that new knowledge because we've let our enthusiasm falter, we lose our consistency and very shortly afterwards, our perseverance begins to fail. Right there we have lost ALL THREE of those necessary ingredients for successful, sustainable business. We are doomed.
I do not say that lightly. The writing is on the wall if you cannot turn this ship around.
The good news is, you can turn the ship around if you can regather those three necessary components. Of the three, enthusiasm, consistency and perseverance, enthusiasm is the hardest and most elusive trait. So we focus on the other two--perseverance and consistency--and know that the other one will fluctuate from time to time.
And guess what? Consistency and Perseverance get a fresh kickstart EVERY TUESDAY. Hooray for us!
So what do action steps look like?
For instance, last month a new stamp was released (this one's easy): Will you order it? Will you share about it on social media? Will you buy an extra one and create a team incentive challenge using it as a prize? Write it down!
I read the rest of the updates for that week and then I wrote down to 1. watch the firehouse video; 2. talk up OnStage to my team; 3. make a blog post this week about the Paper Pumpkin sale; 4.mention in my newsletter that the limited-edition Sale-A-Bration items are still available for now; and blog about the weekly deals.
Five steps, counting the purchase of the stamp, that give me a direction to work in, a multi-pronged approach to my business tasks, and a regular check-in time every single week. Now, I will tell you honestly that I did not get all six steps done that week. But I got at least four more of them done than I would have if I had read the updates and gone on my merry way. And I know I was a lot happier when the next Tuesday rolled around and I was ahead of the game, having followed through on my action items.
If you continue this way each Tuesday, making note of and doing at least one thing relating to each entry in the updates, you will not only stay informed and on top of things, your business will be given a boost because you are transforming knowledge into ACTION STEPS.
The knowledge is there for everyone who cares to stay informed. We all have that same opportunity.
The difference between business and hobby demonstrators is the difference between knowledge and acting upon the knowledge. Between having the opportunity and seizing it.
Every single Tuesday you have the chance to make that choice. I urge you to choose action. And you'll learn to love Tuesdays, just as much as I do.
Dream BIG, friends!