Success Formula – Failure is Only Feedback

Below is an article I came across from a few years back by Jerry Clark. Still relevant for you AND I.

FAILURE IS ONLY FEEDBACK…by Jerry Clark

No Failure Only FeedbackTo start we need to review The 5 Step Success Formula that Never Fails… In a nutshell, here are the five steps…

  1. Know the Results You Seek: There is much Power in Clarity.
  2. Get Busy: This means Take Action.
  3. Have Awareness: This means being aware of what is working and what is not working.
  4. Be Flexible: This means that you want to stay focused on the results you desire; however, be willing to change your approach if necessary.
  5. Keep Charging: This means Go, Go, Go!!!

The reason I bring this up now – is because I’ve noticed how some people take the time to know their outcome and they may even start to take some action and then they miss the boat during the third phase… Having awareness of what is working and what is not working…

customer service failureIn other words, they may have a setback and instead of viewing the results as Feedback, they view it as Failure… Quick example so we can easily distinguish the two… You haven’t had any water in a while and so your body begins the process of signaling you by creating a dry throat… That’s called Feedback… Now, let’s say that a person gets a dry throat and decides to commits suicide as a result of it… That’s called Failure… I know that I didn’t have to be that dramatic; however, I want you to understand that this is what a lot of people do in their Network Marketing business… They get started in their new Network Marketing business and get really excited so they go and “Fire hose” or “Data Dump” on their friends and relatives… After they are done with a 2 hour seminar on their products and opportunity, their friends and family just sit there with glazed looks over their eyes as if they were in a coma or they simply turn around and run the opposite direction as fast as they can…

Then the new distributor takes this as personal rejection and gets their distributor kit, wipes off all fingerprints, and hides it under the bed so no one will know they ever got started… Many of them quit by committing what I called “Network Marketing Suicide”… You will find their names amongst the other hapless souls in the MLM Cemetery… Instead, they could have taken the reactions of their friends and family as Feedback because that’s all it was anyway. They could have examined what they did and sought counsel from their successful upline leaders to see what the challenge could have been and how they could improve… Or they could have even asked their friends and family… They could say something like, “Hey John, as you know I’m just getting started with my new business and I can understand and appreciate that it’s not for you right now. However, could you do me a favor by telling me why you almost fainted after I explained the products and opportunity to you? I’m new to this and it would be really helpful to me. And since you’re my cousin, I know you will be sincere and honest with your feedback.”

Something like that would suffice and you will be surprised at what you discover… People truly want to help you; however, you have to be willing to see the so-called Failure as nothing more than Feedback… Feedback that can be used to make finer distinctions and eventually assist you in creating massive success… All of the great inventions that we benefit from today came as a result of the inventor seeing “Failure” as nothing more than Feedback… What Would You Attempt to Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?The automobile, airplane, light bulb, even this concept of Network Marketing… Wow… So the quickest way to success is to get massive amounts of Feedback as soon as you can and use it as the Stepping Stones to your Super Success…

So go out there and “Fail your way to the Top!” because FAILURE IS ONLY FEEDBACK… That’s it for now…

Until Next Time…

Go, Go, Go!!!

 

Time Management: Reduce Email Clutter

If you're like most people, every month the list of to-dos, appointments and demands grows larger. There are times when life can be a little overwhelming. Are you ready to simplify your days so you can live life on your terms?

email clutterA little technology can go a long way in getting your life in order while saving time and minimizing stress. But, technology that causes more stress isn't really helping you. E-mail has become a great source of stress for a lot of people, including yours truly. Where do you start?

Go on an e-mail diet. Unsubscribe from EVERY electronic mailing and commercial list that you never read. For me, this cut down about 20% of my daily e-mail. This only takes a little time but will pay long-term dividends. Most e-mail lists offer a way to unsubscribe near the bottom of the e-mail. It's actually the law. If they don't and you can't seem to get off the list, then block the e-mail using your e-mail software's tools. For those on Facebook, you should stop all of the notifications from being sent to you. If you love Facebook, set a time each day to get on and catch up.

DRAFT your e-mail. You'll be amazed at what a difference following this quick tip will do for your e-mail inbox. It's an acronym that stands for "Discard," "Refer," "Act," "File," or "Table." Here's what they all mean…
 

  • DISCARD: Trash it. If it will never be retrieved again, don't keep it. Remember that your e-mail folders are for storing information and resources, not a dead storage place. Just delete it.
  • RESPOND: If someone else can respond to the e-mail for you, or if someone else needs the information, pass it on or give it up! Don't get caught in a paper trail jail. Here's where some of you need to be aware of what you do to others by passing on trivial information. Most of us don't care about seeing the redneck lion (a dog shaved to look like a lion.) While I enjoy humor as much as anyone, this takes time and some folks don't appreciate it. Your friends will like you much more if you don't send them this kind of e-mail clutter. Try to keep this type of "information" limited to Facebook or some other type of social media site.
  • ACT: Act on it now. Don't procrastinate. Answer routine e-mail immediately. If not, the time needed to tackle your e-mail later on can snowball! This will created a new source of stress.
  • FILE: File it in subfolders. If you don't have these setup already, start with major categories and then get more detailed as warranted. You can have subfolders of subfolders but it's probably not wise to go much deeper than this. There are other tricks to help in finding that filed e-mail later.
  • TABLE: Table it. If you need it at some time in the near future, other than today, place it in a simple "follow-up" system for easy, quick access! Use this sparingly and set aside a time on your schedule to "follow-up."

Set a Computer Curfew. Give yourself a "computer curfew" and plan to check your e-mail at only certain times of the day. By setting limits, e-mail will be less likely to take over your entire day. This goes double for Facebook time.You've Got Mail

Quotes:
"Productivity is determined not by work… but by EFFECTIVE actions disguised as work." — Doug Firebaugh

"You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great." —  Les Brown

"Don't wait. The time will never be just right." — Napoleon Hill