Welcome back! In last month’s article, we discussed how it seems like there are a lot of people who are having a really hard time taking the action they need to take in order to have success. Based on my experience & observations, I theorized that a big reason for this is not just because of the inherent fears that people have, but also because many people seem to believe that the actions they need to take are going to be painful, or at the very least - not fun.
So we began by talking about one of the most common activities that a lot of people seem to have challenges with: Talking on the Phone with Sellers and other people! The first thing that needs to happen is to change your mindset before you even begin to make your calls.
The last thing we discussed was how to use a cheap, simple kitchen tool (a 3-minute hourglass egg timer) to determine whether the person with whom you’re talking is going to waste your time or not. Go back to last month’s publication and re-read that if necessary.
Now, in this article, we’re going to finish up by learning some cool new tips on how to make taking the actions that you know you should be taking a lot more FUN! Ready? Ok, here we go...
Tip #1: Develop THICK SKIN
Psst! Come here... I have a little secret to share with you! Are you listening? Ok… Guess what? If you want to have SUCCESS in life/business, you’re going to face REJECTION... Constantly! Sorry, that’s the truth. Are you surprised? Guess what else? GET OVER IT!!! I’ll give you 20 seconds, then move on. Got it? Good!
Seriously, what’s more important: That other person’s crap? Or your dreams, which will help your family, your community, and yourself? I think we know the answer.
Tip #2: Put On Your Big Boy (or Girl) Pants
That’s right. “If you want to run with the big dogs and pee in the tall grass, you’ve got to get off the porch.” Enough said.
Tip #3: Visualize Everything Working Out Perfectly
Have you ever stopped to think of what you imagine will happen with something before you even begin? One day not long ago, I did, and it shocked me to realize that I was sabotaging myself! How? Because I suddenly recognized that I was telling myself a bunch of stupid crap like, “Oh, they won’t be interested in that,” or “they won’t like what I have to say,” or “they probably won’t even pick up the phone when I call.”
The MOMENT I realized what was going on, I PUNCHED myself in the FACE! That’s called a ‘pattern interrupt,’ boys & girls! And if that’s what you’re doing, CUT IT OUT - IMMEDIATELY! You’ve got to reprogram yourself to expect a positive outcome, no matter what. There’s something creepily cool that happens when you do this - you send out this positive vibe, and people pick up on it. Don’t believe me? Ok - Try it & see for yourself. Prepare to be amazed.
Tip #4: Make Everything a GAME!
“Hey, want to play a game?!” Quick, what’s the first thing you think of when I ask you that question? Chances are, you’re curious about what it is, and you’re most likely instantly more receptive to having FUN, right? Exactly.
And that’s exactly what you should do when you have stuff to do that has to get done - make it FUN by making it a GAME!
For example, if you have 10 calls to make, make it a game by first estimating how long it will take to make all those calls, then see how close you came to your actual estimate when you’re all done.
Or challenge yourself to see how fast & accurately you can fill out an offer contract… or write a follow up email.
Like that? Ok, there’s one more in the next tip...
Tip #5: Develop a Great Sense of HUMOR!
Stop taking everything so freaking seriously. Life is short. Enjoy it. Yes, this includes finding or creating reasons to LAUGH - EVERY single day! Those are Doctor Tony’s orders. So look for stuff that you can laugh about. Learn some jokes. Watch the 3 Stooges, or even a political campaign commercial. Those things are hilarious!
Whenever you’re talking with a prospect, make it a little personal game/challenge to find out how quickly in the conversation you can get them to laugh at something! There’s real magic in humor. It eases the tension, relaxes barriers, and opens the lines of communication to flow a lot more freely. Plus, it just makes everything much more FUN! If you do this more often, I can practically guarantee you’ll have better results. Side benefits include laughing all the way to the bank. ;)
Listen, we’re all human beings. And we like to have FUN when we do stuff. If it’s not fun, why do it at all, right? Right. And that’s probably the reason why most people don’t do stuff - because they don’t see it as fun. They see it as boring; painful; difficult; or just sucking overall. And who likes doing that kind of stuff? But when you find/create a way to make doing those sucky things actually fun, you’re much more likely to get it done. Make sense?
As the late, great Dr. Wayne Dyer said, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Right on, Wayne!
So now you know some of the secrets on how to make taking action more FUN. Please put these tips into use as often as possible, and you’re surely going to have more success, make more money, and be a much happier & healthier person in the process. Plus, you’ll be a lot nicer to be around - even when you’re alone. ;)
Until Next Time,