Are You Treating Your Business Like A Business?

SuccessIf you’re looking to build a multi-million dollar business, then you have to start treating it like one… right NOW!  Most people think they will once it’s starts paying them like one, but I have news for you… if you don’t do it now it won’t ever develop into one.

Treat your business like a business and it will pay you like one… treat your business like a hobby and it will pay you like one

Most network marketers don’t look at their business as a ‘real’ business.  I think that’s where the disconnect comes in.  How could you expect others to want to join you in business if you don’t look at your business as a real business?

So what are some things you can do to treat your business like a real business?

Business Hours:

Would you agree that successful business have business hours?  If you don’t know what times you’re working, then how do you expect to work?  Most network marketers work when they feel like it… or when they find the time to squeeze it in.

business hoursYou’re not going to build a business that will pay you for the rest of your life by just doing it when you feel like it… or whenever you have a free moment to squeeze it in.  You need to create some structure.

It doesn’t matter if you’re able to put 5 hours per week or 30 hours per week towards your business.  Whatever the amount of time is that you can allocate towards building your business, schedule it.

When I say schedule it, I mean put it on your calendar and block out that time.  If the time is not schedule something else will come up that will get in the way.  This will take a bit of discipline, but it will pay off big time in the end for you.

Tracking Results:

If we want to be productive and effective, we need to know what’s working and what’s not working.  The only way we can do that is by tracking our results.  Make sense?

Let’s say you're on a diet and workout plan to get into better physical shape.  Would you know it’s working by looking in the mirror?  Well that’s exactly what tracking your business results is like.  Being able to look at your results is just like looking in the mirror.

tracking resultsIf you’re tracking your results daily, weekly and monthly… then you’ll be able to see exactly what’s working as well as where you need to make some adjustments.  This is probably one of the most important things you can do as a business owner… and most networkers don’t do it.

You should be tracking things like how many phone calls did you make, how many appointments did you set, how many presentations did you do, how many enrollments did you get, etc.

Let’s say a month went by in your business and you didn’t personally enroll anyone.  If you’ve been tracking your actions then you’ll know where the issue is.  You’ll be able to ‘look in the mirror’ and see that you didn’t make enough phone calls to make appointments to show presentations.

Sometimes network marketers don’t want to track their actions because they’re afraid to see the results.  If this is the case then you should just close up shop now…

Implementing just these two pieces into your business will yield you better results.  Do it for 30 days and see what happens.  Are you up for that challenge?  Leave us a comment below and let us know if you are.

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Yours In Success,

Jason Fisher & Eric Goldstein

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