by Gloria Reibin
In Part 1 we talked about Jim finding a new job and having to move his wife and family to Orlando, FL. We discussed the plan he made that allowed him to achieve his goal of a new job with $25,000 more a year than he had been making before.
You, too, need to make a plan. Remember ARC.
ARC — Achievable, Realistic, Committed Action
Let’s break your action down into 5 groups.
Setting Your Long term goals
Setting Your Medium Term Goals
Evaluating A Program In Relation To Your Goals
Setting Your Short Term Goals For Your Program
Driving Towards Your Goal
Setting your long term, like driving to Florida for Jim, lets you know where you’re going. Don’t make this some set income objective. Rather make it a lifestyle, THE lifestyle that you want for yourself and your family. Paint a picture in words that would describe your life as you would have it in the future. Describe everything that surrounds you at that distant moment in your life through your senses.
What do you see? What do you hear? Taste? Touch? Smell?
Are you in your dream home overlooking the ocean? Smell of salt water and fresh air? Feeling the plush velvet fabric as you lie curled up on the couch reading a good book as you bite into a crunchy apple?
Are you rushing down the snowy slopes of a Swiss resort feeling the exhilaration of the wind on your cheeks?
Are you standing on the terrace of your penthouse overlooking Central Park in New York City, cocktail in your hand, lights flashing like stars below your, the sound of traffic so distant as to almost not be heard.
Whatever it is, make this vision real. Write it down. Put it on your wall. Read it every day. This is the image that will propel you forward. This is Your Life.
Your medium term goals are your 6 month, 1 year, 2 year & 5 year goals. How far into that dream will you be? Here’s where you get specific.
Specific Financial Goals
Specific Personal Goals
Specific Family Goals
Specific Career Goals
Specific Physical/Health Goals
Specific Mental Goals
Specific Spiritual Goals
Work backwards. Start with the 5 year goal. Will you be at your long term destination by then? If so, what goals, will you have achieved? If not, how much further do you have to go and where will you be in 5 years?
In order to achieve what you set out for 5 years, what must you achieve in 2? Almost half that. In 1 year, plan to be halfway to your 2 year goals. In 6 months — halfway to your year’s goal.
Next, you need to evaluate your program for each of your goals. Financially, exactly what it would take, given the compensation you are being offered to achieve your 5 year, 2 year, 1 year and 6 months goals. Again be specific. If you’re in a Network Marketing business, how large an organization must you have? If you are doing direct sales, how many sales must you make? The more concrete and specific you get, the easier it will be to reach your goals.
Then, you set your short term goals, the goals for this month, this week, each day. The daily basis is where the commited action produces the results. You’re not going to perform actions that don’t give you results. You’re going to act, evaluate, and change your action on the basis of that evaluation until you find what works.
A continued reevaluation and changing methods will drive you to your goals, until the words you painted on paper become a reality in your life.
How long will it take you to set these goals? It’s up to you. It may take you a day, a weekend or several weeks until you are sure that you have a map laid out that you can trust. With these goals in mind, ARC is all it takes.
Achievable, Realistic, Commited action.
(c) Gloria Reibin
Gloria Reibin, owner of Advantage E-Com, likes to help people become successful.