Collective Soul Newsletter
December is going to be YOUR best month YET!!!!!!
WELCOME TO COLLECTIVE SOUL!!!
GOALS GOALS GOALS
There was a fascinating study conducted on the 1979 Harvard MBA program where graduate students were asked “have you set clear, written goals for your future and made plans to accomplish them?” The result, only 3% had written goals and plans, 13% had goals but they weren’t in writing and 84% had no goals at all. Ten years later, the same group was interviewed again and the result was absolutely mind-blowing.
The 13% of the class who had goals, but did not write them down was earning twice the amount of the 84% who had no goals. The 3% who had written goals were earning, on average, ten times as much as the other 97% of the class combined! While this study only looks at earnings to quantify success, I still find it to be an extremely motivating example of why creating clear and measurable goals and writing them down is a key to success. Feeling motivated? Here are four steps to creating clear and measurable goals that will lead you to huge success.
Create a Vision
The first step to creating a goal is to figure out what you want. If you don’t know what you want, you don’t know what you need to achieve to get there. This is actually the fun part. You get to dream. What do you really want to create for yourself? What does your ideal life look like? Don’t be afraid to think big. Take fifteen minutes and document your vision. Take note of the details. What does your day look like? Where are you living? Try to incorporate all senses in your vision to make it most effective. What do you see, hear, smell, taste and feel throughout this ideal day?
Make it Measurable
Take your vision and turn it into a written list of concrete goals. If in your ideal world you are working for yourself, one of your goals might be to start your own company. Choose an achievable time frame to accomplish your goals, as well as measurable details, so you know exactly when you’ve achieved them. What exactly does it mean to start your own company? Make sure to set yourself up for success by creating goals that are realistic and achievable in the given time-frame.
Most of our goals are a build-up of small achievements, sometimes even years of many small successes. Break your goals into small actionable steps and assign realistic time frames to each. Continue to break big steps into smaller and smaller steps until goals seem less daunting and achievable. Benchmarks are a great way to keep you on track. You may find you are moving more quickly or slowly than you expected. That’s not a problem, you can adjust! Adjust your expectations and timeline as you gather more information while achieving your benchmarks.
Celebrate Your Success
I believe the most important part of goal-setting is celebrating our successes. How will you reward yourself for hitting your benchmarks along the way? How will you celebrate once you’ve reached your goal? As we journey to the realization of our goals, it’s important to remember our vision. Why we want something can provide us with the motivation and determination to continue to work toward it even when things don’t go as planned or are more difficult than we anticipated.
From now on, choose to be among the most successful people and write down your goals. Create a vision for what you want, turn that into a list of measurable goals, set benchmarks and celebrate your successes along the way. To read the article in full: http://www.forbes.com/sites/85broads/2014/04/08/why-you-should-be-writing-down-your-goals/
Mary's Goals and Inspiration Board
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Career Levels At A Glance
SPONSORING TO EARN TEAM COMMISSIONS
Congrats to Megan who sponsored her first team member!! So Exciting!!! When you sign up one friend the commissions start rolling in! Earn your first promotion and pay check bump.
When you sponsor, you are sharing an opportunity and increasing the impact of our mission. When those you sponsor succeed, so do you! You can earn unlimited Coaching Commissions on Your team sales, and can promote through the Pay Ranks based on your team’s size, structure and sales. Your upline leadership team is rewarded for co-training your team with you from Day 1. The percentage commission you earn on team sales depends on your Pay Rank. As you promote in Pay Rank, you earn increasing coaching commissions on the people you sponsor as well as those whom they sponsor and so on, down the line. You’ll earn more on the same team
sales as you increase your Pay Rank. Of course, team sales will be increasing at the same time, creating a double-impact of earnings growth for you!
There are no territories; you can sponsor anyone within your country.
A team member can promote to any Rank and still be on your team, regardless of your Career Rank.
It costs Designers nothing to have a Mentor; the company pays coaching commissions.
The potential of coaching commissions is truly unlimited.
And it's aways fun to get an email saying :
Congratulations! Your KEEP Collective referral, ___________ has signed up
as a BETA Designer!
Congrats to Megan for starting her team in November!
TOP IN SALES!
From the KEEP Home Office
December is here and the holiday shopping frenzy has begun! We’re also increasing the FUN by giving away 12 gifts a day for 12 days! Don’t let a day go to waste; every action you take this month will pay off like never before!
Your KEEP Collective Home Team
Congratulations to all our November promotions! An extra special huge congratulations to Kathy Gittleman, Amanda McDaniel, Shannon Mitchell, Marreazza Moore and your teams – KEEP’s first Associate Director teams! You are absolutely knocking our socks off!
12 Days of Gifting
Join Vickie and your top KEEP Leaders for 10 minutes at 9am each day to find out the daily 12 Days of Gifting challenge and get tips from top leaders - mark your calendar for 9am(PST) Monday- Friday for the next 12 days. Can't make the call? Not to worry! The challenge will also be posted on Facebook. Get Ready to Rock December Gifting!
December Success Plan
Got a big goal for December? Check out our December Success Plan on the Hub for tips and Words to Say for December. Set your sights on a Star promotion so you can join our exclusive Leadership Retreat on February 6th!
Introducing the $149 Starter kit option
Starting today, we will be offering two starter kit options for new Designers. Check out thedetails of both kits on our Hub. The $299 kit is still the best value with everything you need for a fabulous Social! The $149 kit is great alternative for someone who needs a more affordable start and can then boost their display with the Quick Start Booster and Jump Start credits.
Thanks to Joy Burton Baker for inspiring us all with your personal story!