So you wanna make this next seminar year your best one ever? Why not start off by making a fabulously motivating goal poster?
1. Write down your goals. This might be the hardest part of the project for some, but if you don’t know what you want from the business, it sure is hard to get there! A good goal might be to make DIQ by Career Conference or even just to make $100 a week profit. Whatever your personal goal, write it down on a piece of notebook paper.
2. Break down the goal into bite sized pieces. If, for example, you want to make $100 a week profit, consider that you need to sell $250 a week (this covers hostess gifts and everything else). How many appointments do you need to hold to sell $250 on average? This can vary per person. If you have been in a while, consider going over your Weekly Accomplishment Sheets or back over your sales slips to see what your sales were per face on average. While this may take some time, it is the most realistic way to see what you are working with.
Now, once you’ve got your average per face down, divide $250 by the average retail per face. This will give you the number of appointments you need to hold. Multiply that number by three! We all know that about 1/3 of all appointments hold, and if you are going to reach your goal, you need them to hold! So book 3 times more than you need to hold and you will be all set for success!
3. Now that you have a clear goal and a plan, it is time to start the fun of making the poster to keep you motivated toward achieving it!
a. Did you save all your old look books and applause magazines? Have any other old fashion magazines? Use empowering words such as “You can do it”, “Passion”, or “Dream Big” along side pictures of flowers, pink caddies, jewelry you want to earn, or NSDs you admire (Rena is on mine!!).
b. If you have a measurable goal (which should be all set by now), make a thermometer type picture that you can color in as you go to see you progress. Sort of like this:
Except yours can be of number of interviews, appointments, or sales! This can be a great visual to see if you need to pick up the pace or can give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done!
c. Maybe you could type out your affirmation and place it on the poster. This could be very motivating as well.
d. Paste your head on a director or NSD suit! It’s all about visualization! Cheesy but so fun!
4. Place this by your desk or work area. Wherever you are when you go to make booking calls, follow up, or talk to your team/unit. I don’t see it necessary to have it all over the house, but keep it where you will see it often.
Have fun making your plans –and even more fun working that plan while tracking the progress! I hope this real life approach to motivation will help you make this your best year ever! Gotta go, I’m off to make my new poster!