For the last three weeks, we have been talking about the SFF livelihood solutions. It has been said repeatedly that SFF livelihood solution principles should be respected in order to be successful in our business.
I deemed it necessary to repeat and worth mentioning again and again, until it becomes the “top of the mind” knowledge of every SFF advocate. I like what my mentor told me before: “Repetition is the key to success.”
Once you have mastered the SFF livelihood principles, you are ready to start a business in SFF.
As Michael Clouse puts it, “your philosophy will determine your attitude and actions, then your actions will determine your results, and your results will be your lifestyle.”
To start any business, inarguably, you need to have a goal or a business plan. For some business gurus, it is called a “blue-print” that will be the basis of your actions.
So to begin, I encourage every SFF advocate to come up with your own business plan. It shouldn’t be too technical or detailed, but rather it should just start with a drawing a big picture of your plans in your mind-- and then write it down.
Here are Three Simple Tips in starting a business with SFF:
Once you have this in mind, write this as your personal goal:
“My personal goal is to be one of the best speakers in SFF after six (6) months.”
Please don’t get me wrong--speaking is only one of the skills that you need to improve on in order to be successful in SFF. If you have identified other areas like people skills, writing skills, and even the way you dress, realizing the need for “power dressing,” then you have to set that as one of your goals to improve your personality.
“My personal goal is to improve people skills by talking to different people 3-4 times a day for the next 12 months.”
If you need to improve in this particular skill, try to buy and read the book of Dale Carnegie, “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”
“My personal goal is to respect every person I meet, whether he/she will join me or not; he/she will still be my friend.”
“My personal goal is not to use hype or pressure to entice others to join me.”
“My personal goal is to avoid comparing myself to other people, as I believe I have a unique abilities and talents to grow my business in SFF.”
“My personal goal is to make things happen even if it will take me out from my comfort zone.”
Remember what we said last week: “Customers are the best distributors, and the best distributors are the best business builders.”
I hope these simple tips will help you draw a business plan on how to manage your business with SFF. To recap: Start with your personal development plans;then understand the rules of the game; go out to the market to look for people who want to be healthy and who are willing to join you because they experience the health benefits of the products, convinced that their time and energy are well spent in building a life-long friendship and partnership with you.
Enjoy the process!
Written by: Joshua Maquiling