The person who first reminded us that “time flies” knew exactly what they were talking about. Nearly one year ago, I was honing in a 12-pound weight loss to win a bet with a friend of mine. $100 was going to a charity of my choice, if I managed to tip the scales at 188 by June 6th, 2019. (I won the bet and The Wounded Warriors were up a C-note.)
That is not what I came to talk to you about today. One year later, I stepped on the scale (this morning) and read 187.2. It was hard losing the weight. It was a lot easier maintaining it.
So, where is the message?
If you want to change something about yourself and perhaps the way you are running your business, it will take a concerted effort and an unwavering commitment to do so. But the good news is that after you achieve your initial goal, it will be much easier maintaining your current position. (I did not say easy. I said easier.)
Here are a few ideas to help point you in the right direction:
- Start focusing on your strengths and making a committed decision to play to your strengths.
- Clearly target those people who you genuinely want to meet, and eventually do business with.
Begin fortifying your relationships with those vendors who are not giving you lip-service, and who actually have an interest in your success.
- Begin realizing, once and for all, that you can’t be all things to all people.
- Distance yourself from the whiners and all negative influences as fast as possible.
If you want to be different, you must start doing different. And I’ve said this before: You (you alone) are the captain of your ship. The future lies in your hands. You have it all going for you. Let’s make the rest of our lives worth living.
Step One: Commit to your success. Really commit. Firmly commit… and mean it.
Step Two: Seek help and advice you can trust.
Mike Marchev is always looking for a few more proactive travel professionals to join his Sales and Marketing Club. Send for details.