Vision Of Success—A Road Map For Your Life

Success is more than economic gains. It is not about money nor is it about fame. Consider an ancient fable about a king that he turned to gold all that he touched and starved to death.

Or consider “The Sick Man Of The East,” he has much wealth and universal fame, but he is so afraid and is never a moment alone.

He will never taste a dish unless it has been already tried. And if sitting across from his friend, he will jump to his feet with a gun in hand if a friend makes a sudden move.

The success he does not have, but power and money he does. But what a way to live! Success should be enjoyed and not a curse.

Success is about mapping out all the aspects of your life. Similar to a map when embarking on a journey, you need to define the following details: origin, destination, vehicle, backpack, landmarks, and route.

#1 Who Are You

This is your starting point. Your origin is who you are right now. Most people, when asked to introduce themselves would say, “Hi, I’m Mark and I am a 50-year old, husband, father of 3, self-employed businessman. Not a real detailed description of who I am.

For people to gain insights about themselves, look closely at your beliefs, values, and principles aside from your economic, professional, cultural, and civil status.

Moreover, your experiences will give you insights on your good and not-so-good traits, skills, knowledge, strengths, and weaknesses.

Now upon introspection, I can state that I am highly motivated, believe we all have a divine purpose on this earth, generous, and service-oriented. I can be impatient and stubborn at times.

#2 Destination: A Vision Of Who You Want To Be

So, I ask you, Who do you want to be? This is your vision. Of course, before you can answer that question, Know Thyself. Knowing this gives you a clearer idea of who you want to be; and the things you want to change whether they are attitudes, habits, or points of view.

Adam Smith wrote in The Money Game, “The first thing you have to know is yourself. A man who knows himself can step outside himself and watch his own reactions like an observer.”

If you hardly know yourself, then the visions and targets for your future will also be unclear. Your destination should cover all the aspects of your being: the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual.

#3 Vehicle: Your Mission

To reach your destination let us employ adequate vehicles. How will you reach your mission in life? your goals? your vocation? Do you know enough about yourself to answers those questions? Remember, “know thyself!”

In my opinion, self-assessment is the key, the vehicle. There are many assessment tools on the market, but to get a better sense for my specific paths, the Team Tony Robbins or the Tony DISC Assessment help me and put my goals and mission into perspective.

As with assessment tools, there are many books helping to guide us. Although I have read many books, one, in particular, has been extremely beneficial for me.

That book is Marissa Peer’s Ultimate Confidence. Because I knew me! The fears and lack of confidence would hinder me forever unless I addressed them.

I am going to end right here. My next post will round out with about three more tips for a roadmap for success. I look forward to hearing your insights and comments.

Valuable Tips To Effectively Sell Online

How To Get Customers To Buy

When deciding to sell online, first we must figure out who your customers are? What do they often purchase?  And, what are they purchasing online?

The term that is often used to describe these fact finding questions is called “customer comprehension.”

The better you know your customers, the easier it will be to offer them your service(s) or product(s).

What Is Best Way To Increase Profits?

To be in business, your main goal is to turn a profit.   And your profit is directly related to how many customers are purchasing from you.

Unlike a brick and mortar business, selling online can be tricky.  As an online marketer, you do not want to immediately give people your company link and expect them to buy.

First off, you need to get to know who your prospective customers are.  If you do not connect and engage them, then you may have made assumptions that they want what you are offering.

Just because you believe a cleint needs your products, they have to want it.   Getting to know them first is always the best course of action.

Building relationships can get to the point they will want what you are promoting.  You’ll be more successful and it is a sure fire way to begin increasing profits.

The Customer Mindset?

As marketers, you want customers; but, we must be mindful of some things on what customers consider when shopping.

  1. Hardly any customer buys on first visit or contact of a service or product.
  2. It may take several visits to your website, newsletter, email or other online marketing links before a purchase is made.
  3. Important!  If someone doesn’t trust you, they won’t buy from you.
  4. The biggest reason customers but is to get something that will improve an existing situation in their life.
  5. Your prospective customer will research your service and product online.
  6. Hey! Don’t scam.  Most people are savvy enough to tell if youB.S.-ing them–And they hate it.

To effectively sell to your prospective customers, you must connect and engage with them.   Find out what their wants and needs are.

Don’t make assumptions you know what they want and for certain do not blast them with your links.   This idea was explained to me like this.

If you go to say McDonald’s and order a Big Mac Meal, the attendant should not take your order and then offer to sell you a McDonalds franchise with your order.

Get to know your customers.  Build Trust with them.  They will appreciate you more and will be likely to purchase from you.