Over the past few years I’ve become friends with several people who are black belts in different martial arts areas. While they are black belts in different areas, some qualities stand out that are very important to learn from. And they are incredibly successful at what they do. To be successful you need to DANCE!
You need to DELIVER what you promise. They make commitments to teach their students. That is how they deliver. And they are the best at what they do! That is how they became black belts!
Next, you need to AFFIRM others and be NICE to them. When they say that they are your friend, there is no reason to doubt it! I really enjoy talking to these friends and I am so blessed to be able to call them my friends. There is a saying that to have a friend, be a friend. I truly believe that without friends, you are not successful. Affirming and being nice is so simple! And takes very little time.
You have to be CONFIDENT in what you believe. If you believe you can be successful, you will be! Have confidence and go after what you want. One of my goals that I have no doubt that I will achieve is to become a black belt myself. And I have no doubt that this will happen. What you want to see happen may be hard. You will have to be willing to push through the times that you want to quit, but if you don’t quit, you will become a success!
And finally, you need to be willing to EDUCATE. I home-schooled my kids for 9 years. One of the things I learned is that if you want to know if have mastered something, you need to be able to teach it. Masters show in martial arts that they have mastered it by teaching! So, DANCE to success! And become a master! Have a blessed 2016!
We are 12 days from 2016. This past Wednesday I was on a women’s call with a new friend named Michelle Teague and two network marketing leaders with Modere named Michelle Barns and Sarah Zolecki. The topic was Breaking out in 2016. Three points were focused on and they are worth repeating.
Point one was the past is in the past. Leave it there. God didn’t put our eyes behind us. That is a reminder that we need to look forward. Let the past go. Sometimes that isn’t easy! But it is needed! You can’t do anything about it anyway. Learn to forgive. And remember to work on yourself. Have confidence that what you are doing will work out in the end. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: Do what you can, and God will always do what you can’t!
The second point was have a new strategy. If what you have been doing hasn’t worked, try something new. Sometimes that will include letting go of people, even people you were close to at one time. Focus on one new thing. What is your DMO? DMO stands for Daily Method of Operations. Track what you’re doing. Do your actions match your expectations? If they don’t, change them. But make small changes. Huge changes may not be needed. By making small changes you will see the changes faster. And you will know if what you are doing is working or not and you can change what needs to be changed sooner.
The third point was about accountability. You need to be accountable to someone: first and foremost to yourself. But you also need an accountability partner. This needs to be someone that will tell you what you can do differently and encourage you when you need it. This can be a friend, a business partner, your spouse or significant other. But it needs to be someone that will tell you what you need to hear, good or bad.
In closing, you need to have unshakable belief that what you are doing will succeed! And you have to believe that success is your friend. Have a fantastic year!