Last week I met with my best friend and business coach Wanda Taylor for our usual “New Years Goal Setting Strategy Meeting.” Every year for as far back as I can remember, she and I have sat down with our new ink pens and new journals and scribbled out some “S.M.A.R.T.” Goals for the New Year. You know the ones – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely? Yeah, THOSE. Well, after all of these years I can safely say we have reached… umm, maybe three of them. MAYBE.
I love quotes. I have sticky notes all over my home and office with quotes that motivate and inspire me. My favorite quotes always seem to come from sports Coaches – my absolute favorites coming from Vince Lombardi. Noted as one of the best NFL Coaches of all time (NY Giants, Green Bay Packers, and Washington Redskins) holding a career record of 105-35-6, including the very first (and second!) Superbowl with a win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
You may remember my post a few weeks months ago when I bought a new bicycle to use to help get me in shape for the Party Plan Divas Seminar at Sea. Well, I must admit, ever since I bought it I have been so busy, I have not had the discipline to ride it – until today! Who knew that what was supposed to be a “simple bike ride” could teach me so much!
Success can be cheap, quick, or easy. It can be 2 of the 3, but never all three.
Everyone hates to fail – or hates the idea of failing. Even as children we are taught that there is nothing much worse than failing at something. Failing a class. Failing to keep your room cleaning. Failing to get picked for the football team. We put such an enormously negative energy around failing, it is no wonder we grow up to fear that word more than any other.
Most people do not realize that you MUST fail in order to succeed. How many times did Thomas Edison “fail” when inventing the light bulb? How many times did Alexander Graham Bell “fail” with the telephone? It is the education that you learn from each failure that brings you closer to your success. So how do you overcome failure?
This week we are talking about the Top 10 things YOU can do to ensure the success of your Party Plan Business!
“What you want is irrelevant, what you have chosen is at hand.” ~Lt Spock, Star Trek