May 8, 2010


How can you make 2010 the best year ever? Well, most successful businesses do NOT happen by accident. It takes a clear vision, planning and commitment.

Let’s face it, being a business owner these days is extremely challenging… not only because of the economy but because we are so busy with all the other wonderful things in our lives! And that is exactly why we chose to open our own AVON business… because of its flexibility to fit around our active lives.

Most of us start this business on the “side” but then we quickly realize that this “side” business takes a little more time, preparation and dedication than we realized. But, with careful planning and time management, this little side business we call AVON has the potential to rake in lots of cash for us.

If you are involved in AVON Leadership, which includes signing up and mentoring new AVON reps, you are on the most lucrative track in this network marketing business. But educating others on the value of being an AVON rep takes special planning and goal-setting. I can help you with that!!! Let’s schedule a day to develop your business plan!

For more information about this, call me or click on the TRAINING tab on the website and select the Leadership courses. Also, visit the SALES LEADERSHIP tab on the HOME PAGE.

Regardless if you choose only the sales aspect of this business or embrace both sales and leadership, creating that vision and goal-setting plan is the key to achieving great success. But, never forget to include perseverance in the list of things you’ll need to succeed. Since all businesses have high and low points, we need to have perseverance and keep our eye on our vision to help get us through those low points.

Some of the most driven, focused people I have met have been very successful AVON Representatives… earning 6 figures. I’m sure they were the ones hanging on long after the weak have let go… (See quote to the left). See the next page for a successful goal-setting strategy!


If a man knows not what harbor he seeks,
any wind is the right wind.

Creating S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Specific - A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. To set a specific goal you must answer the six "W" questions:
*Who: Who is involved?
*What: What do I want to accomplish?
*Where: Identify a location.
*When: Establish a time frame.
*Which: Identify requirements and constraints.
*Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal.
EXAMPLE: A general goal would be, "Get in shape." But a specific goal would say, "Join a health club and workout 3 days a week."

Measurable - Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of each goal you set. When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs you on to continued effort required to reach your goal.
To determine if your goal is measurable, ask questions such as......How much? How many? How will I know when it is accomplished?

Attainable - When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure out ways you can make them come true. You develop the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach them. You begin seeing previously overlooked opportunities to bring yourself closer to the achievement of your goals.
You can attain most any goal you set when you plan your steps wisely and establish a time frame that allows you to carry out those steps. Goals that may have seemed far away and out of reach eventually move closer and become attainable, not because your goals shrink, but because you grow and expand to match them. When you list your goals you build your self-image. You see yourself as worthy of these goals, and develop the traits and personality that allow you to possess them.

Realistic - To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work. A goal can be both high and realistic; you are the only one who can decide just how high your goal should be. But be sure that every goal represents substantial progress. A high goal is frequently easier to reach than a low one because a low goal exerts low motivational force. Some of the hardest jobs you ever accomplished actually seem easy simply because they were a labor of love.
Your goal is probably realistic if you truly believe that it can be accomplished. Additional ways to know if your goal is realistic is to determine if you have accomplished anything similar in the past or ask yourself what conditions would have to exist to accomplish this goal.

Timely - A goal should be grounded within a time frame. With no time frame tied to it there's no sense of urgency. If you want to lose 10 lbs, when do you want to lose it by? "Someday" won't work. But if you anchor it within a timeframe, "by June 1st", then you've set your unconscious mind into motion to begin working on the goal.
T can also stand for Tangible - A goal is tangible when you can experience it with one of the senses, that is, taste, touch, smell, sight or hearing. When your goal is tangible you have a better chance of making it specific and measurable and thus attainable.

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