This month we are diverting to another subject that is fresh on my mind. The concept of momentum.
Momentum is something we all know can be very positive but I believe is greatly underestimated. When I ride my bike I find some striking analogies to business. Riding a bicycle, whether rode or mountain involves momentum in a major way. It’s the difference between going up a big hill or walking it. It’s the difference between clearing a dirt ramp or rolling over it. It’s the difference between keeping your rhythm going or speeding up and slowing down constantly which is usually much more exhausting.
The same things apply in business. As a wholesaler, you have heard it said that you must always be marketing. I can tell you it is much, much easier to keep your marketing going than to allow it to stop and then start back up. On a bicycle, when I see a hill coming, I tend to attack it fast which makes it much easier to get to the top. Business is no different, when you see an issue coming up, hit it and hit hard with such determination that you will find solving problems becomes much, much easier. Your brain is more open. Ideas flow more freely. And you are much more likely to succeed in providing superior service to whoever you need to work with!
Like my dirt ramp example, sometimes you gotta roll the dice on a deal because the outcome is unclear. Well, no one likes to jump a bike and in mid-air realize they may not clear the valley. When you see a problem and you know you got to take a ‘leap’, not just a step forward, you need as much momentum as you can to carry you through.
And of course, keeping a weekly routine is critical. ‘Work harder on yourself than anything else every day’ is what Tony Robbins teaches and I couldn’t agree more. No matter how busy I may get, if I spend the time I need on me consistently, the value I provide to others go up exponentially.
How do you get momentum? Simple.
Write down some VERY compelling short terms goals. If they are not compelling, you will be disappointed, so don’t underestimate the power of this. Very compelling can be very profitable.
Put together a calendar of events outlining your plans for the next 30 days with dates AND times. Great momentum comes from writing stuff down.
Lastly, EXECUTE! No matter what, make this your top priority every day. Whatever your goal is, having tremendous execution is paramount to our success.
It may feel tough but push through! It pays off!
As an investor, I can tell you that it is always easier to keep an object in motion than to start it again. Momentum is no different.
Give this topic the energy it needs and you will see amazing results. Now get out there and get going and keep the engine flowing no matter what!