In today’s society it seems all too easy to feel like a failure. And, unfortunately, there’s usually no shortage of people rushing to your side to say, “I told you so” when something doesn’t work out as planned.
I have put together some tips to help you NOT fail, so YOU can be one saying, “I told you so” to all of your critics.
1.Get organized. You’ll be receiving several e-mails. Some from companies you’re affiliated with, some from opt-in newsletters you subscribe to, and some from miscellaneous others. Create a separate e-mail folder for each category and transfer your e-mails into their corresponding folder. That way it will be much easier to find a particular item you may be looking for later. Another good idea is to purchase cheap file folders and print out e-mails you find to be useful so you can have them at your fingertips. Sometimes it’s easier to “grasp” things on paper than starring at a computer screen.
2.Set realistic goals for your business and write them down. Make note of when you reach those milestones, (or if you don’t) and modify your goals accordingly. If you can see where you are and where you need to be it’s easier to make necessary adjustments to reach your desired goal.
3.Don’t jump from one thing to next. When you’ve been promoting a particular company or product and you haven’t done as well as you’d like, you may be tempted to give up on that endeavor and move on to another. Unless you are just completely dissatisfied with product, training, or support you receive, don’t throw in towel just yet. If you keep jumping from one thing to another you won’t be in one place long enough for anyone to find you.
4.Keep a note pad close to you at all times. Whenever you think of something that could benefit you, or someone else, write it down. Even if you don’t have “big picture” of exactly what that idea is yet, or you just don’t have time to sit and cultivate it, write down a few words to jog your memory when you do have time. Before you know it, you have all information you need to write and publish a couple articles! Great, free advertising!