Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lack of Progress on Your Goals? Common Reasons

"Success doesn't come to you, you go to it." Marva Collins

Here we are coming out of summer and finishing out September. It's a great time to be making progress in your business. But are you making progress? Or have you dug yourself into a comfortable hole?

There are many reasons why we don't make progress towards our goals. Sometimes we just get too busy and we don't have time to do the things we need to do to achieve significant success. Sometimes we don't make the time to work ON our business. At other times, we get all comfy and don't want to rise to the challenge.

Is one of your goals to increase revenue this year? And have you?
Here are some common reasons for lack of progress on revenue goals:

  1. · Not enough prospects in pipeline – you haven’t been in business long enough to develop your pipeline
  2. · Not leveraging current clients – for some reason, you don't want to ask your current clients for referrals
  3. · No action – you are simply not working on your business weekly
  4. · Not willing to step outside comfort zone – you don't want to leave your comfy chair
  5. · Not booking enough appointments – not picking up the phone
  6. · Not asking for the business – walking away from prospects and clients without closing the sale
If any of these apply to you, you may need to examine how you're doing things and you may need more activity. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that your Daily Success Ritual should include phone activity, in person meetings, networking, and getting out of the office.
In order to make progress on your goals, you may need to get out of your comfy chair!
Grow Your Business & Prosper
Marketing Coach for Entrepreneurs & Financial Advisors

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