There’s been a couple of times in my life when I’ve been surprised by … a piece of paper!
The first time was 10 years ago,not long after I started my Network Marketing career and I was all over the place trying to do everything. I was not scheduling my time nor keeping a record of what I had done on a daily basis. Then one day a colleague shared with me a piece of paper that changed my life! It was an activity sheet. It was a grid box with a list of activities down the left hand side and a box for every day of the week. I kept a bar gate log of each activity I did on a daily basis and awarded myself points for each activity. 20 points was nothing, what I had might disappear. 30 points was ok but not going to get anywhere fast. 40 slightly better but over 60 points per week and my business would take off. It also showed me what area my activity was taking place and what areas were being neglected. It was a most powerful tool that helped transform my business.
The scond most powerful piece was a lot more recently and it was a poem written by Dale Wimbrow circa 1934, entitled The Gal (or Guy) in the Glass. This was another activity to be done on a daily basis prior to retiring for the evening. Print the poem out and stick it to the bathroom mirror. Each evening look yourself in the eye and read out the poem to yourself. I have to say the first time I did this in earnest, I cried. I realised I had been cheating myself so often and for so long. But I also admired the gal in the glass because of all her endeavours and triumphs and losses – and I felt a lot of love for her! Read it for yourself, print it out and look yourself in the eye as you read it. Then say “I love you (add your name)”
The Gal (or Guy) in the Glass
When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf (money)
and the world makes you Queen for a Day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself
and see what that Gal has to say.
For it isn’t your Father or Mother or Partner for Life
Whose judgement upon you must pass
The Lady whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the Gla staring back fromthe Glass
She’s the one to please, never mind all the rest,
For she’s clear with you right up to the end
And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test
If the Gal in the Glass is your Friend
You may be like Jack Horner and Chisel a plum
And think you’re a wonderful Gal
But the woman in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you can’t look her straight in the eye.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats onthe back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you’ve cheated the gal in the glass,
I Love You, Grace McCarthy