It seems the biggest complaint I get when talking to new people about my business is, “I don’t have enough time”. Many people are already working full-time or part-time and may even have families to take care of. So, if you are to help someone be successful, you need to find a way to help them balance their business and their family.
Is there a secret? The best tip to manage your time is organization. Although organization is not glamorous, it is definitely crucial to your business. We all have the same 24 hours per day as everyone else. If you look at the top producers in your company, I bet you’ll find that they have good organizational skills.
The secret is to set up systems. Get a system in place to manage your contacts and tasks such as Big Contacts. Or create a “Leads” binder to keep track. This will save you an incredible amount of time. You’d be amazed at what you can accomplish when you take advantage of your free moments. For instance, how about when you’re at your son’s baseball game but it’s not going to start for 15 minutes. When you have those few minutes where you can fit in a few calls, if you have your Leads Binder or your Big Contacts account handy, you’ll have everything you need to make those few moments productive. This way, you’ll also have an organized way to make notes on each call you make so that the next time you call that person, you’ll have the whole history right there to help you.
As you work with your calendar, put the “big rocks” in first. That would be your day j.o.b., your child’s soccer game or dance recital. It could also be meetings that you know you need to attend on a regular basis, or the time you need to prepare dinner. Than make use of the time you have available to take care of small tasks here and there in between.
When I first started my business, I was working 50-60 hours per week in my day job, plus my commute was 1-1/2 hours each way to work. I left very early in the morning and usually got home late at night. There was little I could do on week days to grow my business. But I turned my commute into a University by listening to training and self-development CD’s and tapes. I made phone calls on my lunch break, and sometimes while driving. And rather than working the “Power of 3” each day, I worked the “Power of 300” on the weekends! 🙂 That is what worked for me. Take your calendar and figure out what works best for you and stick to it. You’d be surprised where you’ll find the time to find success in your business.
And don’t feel like you have to have big chunks of time to work your business. Many moms do it in 10-15 minute chunks throughout their day and are just as effective. Take advantage of the few minutes you’re sitting outside your child’s school waiting to pick them up. You could make 1-2 calls during that time. Or how about from the bleachers at your child’s game before the game, or during the breaks. If you really look at your day I bet you’ll find all sorts of 10-15 minute blocks that you can make use of to grow your business. 🙂
The reality is that most Network Marketing Businesses take less time than most people think. Once you’ve mastered your time, you’re now in a position to help your new team member manage theirs and can show them how your business will fit into their schedule. So you can now ask your prospect, “If I could help you find the time, would there be anything else holding you back from joining my team?” You are now in a unique sponsoring position because you can offer a solution to their problem of needing to make money but not having the time to do it.
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By Lynn Huber
p.s. We don’t have enough time in the day for everything we might want to do, but we must have enough time for our priorities. Whenever you find yourself thinking “I don’t have time” change it to “It’s not a priority.”
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