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The Single Most Important Step To Fast-Track Your Success In 2017

‎It's the end of 2016, a slice of time we will never get back. What did you commit to accomplish at the beginning of 2016? What did you see yourself doing and/or becoming? Have you accomplished what you intended? Vision is a fool-proof way to shape the future of your business and life. I've used a vision board to launch my business 10 years ago. It helped me define my ideal client, get married and start a family. Vision doesn't require capital, investors, or employees. It only cost you time and the courage to articulate your dreams and aspirations. Research backs up the power of visualization. A study by TD Banks surveyed more than 1,100 people and 500 small business owners and discovered that "visualization practices" such as vision boards and simply a collection of images and photos related to a goal were highly effective. 67 percent of those surveyed believed the images of their goals will improve the odds of achieving them. If you are feeling overwhelmed and less than energized about 2017, vision is the single most important step to fast-track your success. Vision gives you clarity, direction, and resolve to see an idea transform into reality. The process of discovering your vision need not be overwhelming. Here are a few simple steps to help you get a head start on creating your vision for 2017 and beyond. 1. Unplug and rest - Less than six hours a night of sleep can leave you cognitively impaired. Sleep is an essential performance enhancer. Sleep in, take a nap, or schedule a mini vacation and recognize sleep as essential to visioning. Disconnect from social media and reconnect with silence. Giving your body and mind the opportunity to recharge. 2. Give yourself space -

Secrets of Closing the Sale‎

"The world of selling is often the exact opposite of the world of athletics. I fought in the ring for two years. As a matter of fact, the only reason I quit was my hands—the referee kept stepping on them! One of the first things the coach taught me when I got into the ring was, “Zig, find the opponent’s weakness and exploit it; find out where his defenses are weak and capitalize on them; take advantage of him.” In football, the quarterback is told to probe, to find out where the other team is weak and exploit that weakness. In athletic competition you look for the opponent’s weakness so you can exploit it. In the world of selling you look for the opponent’s (prospect’s) weakness (need) so you can strengthen it by selling him your goods or services. Yes, the sales process is something we do for the prospect and not to the prospect. Conclusion: If you are truly professional, you will seek every legitimate means for persuading the prospect to take action for his or her benefit." ― from "Secrets of Closing the Sale" Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar

The Law of Action

The Standard Bank advert says it plainly: Fly ; If you can't fly, run. If you can't run, walk. If you can't walk, crawl. If you can't crawl, do anything as long as you are moving.