"Take what you do to the next level in 4 Steps?"
As a leader it is always your responsibility to take your team to the next level. I felt there was lack of action, probably due to lack of motivation and focus. Hence I came up with a small mastermind session to help push my fellow Internet Marketers to the next level.
The meeting we had was awesome. We met on Saturday, 28th Feb, at Singapore Management University - Admin Building Café. At the mastermind session I was able to help them evaluate and motivate themselves to action with just a few exercise. By the end of the 3 hr session, we were able to establish the following:
- What were the underlying beliefs and factors affecting your Internet Marketing
- What was each individual status-quo
- Setting realistic Milestones
- Vision Setting and Action Plan
Just as a side note, it is a great place to sit, relax and think with low noise, do check it out if you are in the neighborhood. Their lunch set is pretty value for money too – Fish & Chips with soup, drink and desert for like under $10. Similarly with any goal setting or training from the ground up, the easiest way to get things done is going through the process of identifying where you are first before you can really set any goals. Most of the time people like to dream big, but as many of us know, dreaming is easy, but taking action is a different matter. Only by taking action can there be any results. There is also the issue of having too many opportunities, where it ends up being obstacles instead because you will lack focus. I started of the session with identifying each individual’s beliefs and problems they were facing where their Internet Marketing is concerned. You could say it is like looking into yourself. As my mentor says, the first step to change is “Awareness”. Once you are aware of yourself and your thoughts, only then can you take action to change it. The next part was the status-quo section, and it was quite interesting to see how the group started avoiding writing down the answers when they knew it in their heads. No worries it is all part of our mind protecting us, as we naturally avoid things we don’t like right? The exercise was very simple yet very challenging, I simply made them write down the amount of money they spent and made since they started Internet Marketing. Once we got past the most difficult part, the next part was setting milestones. There were two parts that I covered, this included Financial Milestones and Internet Marketing Skills Milestones. At the end, Internet Marketing is about building a business online, it has to make money and it also requires you to learn business skills related to the field at hand. So by setting financial and skills milestones, we are able to be more focus on what needs to be done.
This is where the Vision Setting and Action Plan comes in. By first establishing a 1 year vision and integrating the milestones into the vision are we able to establish a long-term goal. This is then broken down into a 30 day plan which is based on the 1 year vision. Further to that, we have a 7 day goal and lastly a 1 day goal. Writing your goals is easy, but taking action is a different thing. That is why I tried to pair everyone up so that they may be accountable to each other. (By the way, you may not be comfortable with it, but trust me it really helped me push myself to get things done).
Anyway we’ll see the results in 1months time, where we will be having our next meeting. Feel free to comment on what you think.