12 IELA MAGIC TRICKS TO KICK-START YOUR NEW YEAR TO REACH FARTHER
Start thinking about laterial thinking. Open up your experiences. Read aggressively. Journal. Study great minds. Learn to think ahead. Stay humble.
What are you going to do now to make sure you have your best year ever? What one thing will mean the difference in actually achieving your goals rather than chalking them up to yet another year’s unfulﬁlled resolutions?
Our aim is to get you thinking and to inspire you to reach farther, go faster, achieve more than ever before. Are you energized by this prospect? Or maybe a little overwhelmed? Then start small, focusing on just one thing you want to accomplish. This life is yours to make of it whatever you desire, so start now!
1) Expand your thinking with new experiences
2) Build value every day
Business is all about high-touch/ high-trust relationships. In this age of dramatic distraction, it’s especially easy to forget that. People do business with people they trust and people who make them feel special. Create a ritual that ensures you reach out to three possible or current customers every day. This isn’t about asking for the order; this is about adding value. The more people you help, the more profits you’ll see. Send them an article. Connect them with a business opportunity. Do something to help them close in on their greatest dreams. They’ll soon help you close in on yours.
3) Practice the one-a-day principle
You can’t delight everybody all the time but you can do something extraordinary for someone each day. Find a customer, colleague, relative or a friend each day and do something remarkable. Using the one-a-day principle will make your business and life remarkable.
4) Increase your awareness of your thoughts
Become aware of what leaves your mouth by recording everything you say for at least an hour each day for the entire month. Words have power! When you listen carefully to your language, you will know whether or not you are moving with momentum and purpose toward your vision. As you develop a keen awareness of your communication, you become empowered to purposefully choose language that inspires and empowers you to realize your vision. If you catch yourself speaking about limitations or problems, give yourself the chance to look for solutions and possibilities. Holding yourself to a higher standard in your choice of language is key to achieving consistent outstanding results.
5) Write your top 10 goals for this year and post them where you can see them
6) Increase productivity
I’m going to put the 80/20 rule to serious work, focusing on the 20 percent of my work that generates 80 percent of the revenue. Go to IELA TV and watch our Paretto Webinar “Achieving MORE in LESS time!”.
7) Take daily steps towards achieving your long-term vision
8) Refresh your network
9) Do something that scares you
10) Be a student of all you do
You must become an expert in your field. How? Read! Ask questions of mentors and peers. Attend training. Start today by identifying areas for improvement, looking for training opportunities in your field and signing up for seminars and web-casts, reading or listening to personal-development material, seeking out people you would like to emulate and approaching those you’d like as your mentors.
11) Have gratitude
12) Slow down to speed up
It’s easy to stay busy, moving as fast as you possibly can. But what’s the point of spending your days climbing a mountain, only to realize at the end of this new year, you’ve climbed the wrong one? The best businesspeople are staggeringly focused on their vital few—those few priorities that will yield explosive results. And the way to build this type of business focus just might surprise you: Slow down. If only for 30 minutes each day, slow down to think, plan, visualize and put your thoughts into words . You’ll become aware of your biggest opportunities, your smartest activities and your greatest tactics for growth.With this insight and clarity, you can then take actions that will drive excellent results. Commit to making it your breakthrough year and slow down for a bit each day. Then you’ll be perfectly prepared to speed up. And win in your business.
Enough magic tricks? Have a GREAT start into 2018!