Word of the week: Desire
“a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.”
“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything”. - Napoleon Hill
Here’s a scenario you may be familiar with:
You set a goal to grow your contact list. You start out strong, with good intentions of growing a large, quality, business contact list. Then slowly things begin to fizzle out. You're getting less and less contacts, and less interactions. You ask yourself …what just happened?
That scenario is a lot like one for a person who starts out with the intention of building a physical fitness regimen, finding themselves in the same downturn. Although the two may not outwardly appear to have any commonalties, the same missteps and collapses can be experienced in both a Physical Fitness plan and Database Fitness plan.
Both take similar actions to achieve success. Both can face similar challenges. How do you keep the momentum going when it seems so difficult to get started, or you believe you have reached a plateau?
Team DonPaul will help you concentrate on Database Building. We call it Database Fitness. Let’s take a closer look at four primary contributing factors -
Your DESIRE is the foundation. Your desire is the fire. The fire can dwindle into embers, and still be rejuvenated almost instantly with a few new thoughts or ideas.
Your FOCUS will remain sharp by keeping your desire in sight. Those who have a true desire to achieve success in any specific area will always do better when remembering to call on their aspirations.
Just as a physical fitness accountability coach can help you stay focused on achieving your goals, of let’s say defining your abs, an accountability coach for your Database can help you focus on the right activities too … such as defining your Ideal Audience.
Your CONSISTENCY …again, is tied directly to your desire. It’s very difficult to remain in a schedule with an activity when you have lost the desire, When you lose the desire, you lose focus and there is no reason to maintain consistency.
EFFORT is the final factor in accomplishing what you have set out to achieve. No matter what the end game happens to be, the effort that’s placed on the task is usually what generates the most positive outcome.
All of this you may have heard before and it may seem easy on paper, however years of experience has taught us that a system and a plan will help you to work smarter.
if you believe in the importance of getting in front of your target audience, and you have a true desire to grow your database, let’s chat. You can be sure your time will be well spent.
With Paulette Smith