A Real Goal

The New Year is coming up fast.  And on December 31st, millions of people will make New Year’s resolutions, most of which will be forgotten by mid month.   Be different. 

Make smart resolutions.  Sensible and attainable ones that will lead to achieving your goals.  Let me give you an example….

Think when your annual convention is.  What is a goal you want to accomplish by then?  It might be the number of team members you’ll have attending, a rank you’ll walk across the stage at, or an income you’ll be earning by then.  So you could set some resolutions like:

One day a week you will devote two hours to meetings new people.  (Don’t pitch anyone; just meet and get to know a little about them.)

You will mail out five cards or notes every week.

You will distribute 50 prospecting flyers, catalogs, etc in public places every week.

You will take 30 minutes every weekend and plan your calendar for the next week.
You will check in with your sponsor every week.

Just as you learned in the, Making the First Circle Work, concentrate on the activity thing that you control, and you’ll get the end results you are looking for.

So, what’s your goal, and what resolutions are you setting you’re the New Year?  Are you willing to make a public declaration of them and write them below?  (Please remember to keep things generic out of respect for the rest of the community.)  Go ahead – I dare you!


P.S.  And to all my readers of the Jewish faith, I wish you a happy and joyous Chanukah!



17 thoughts on “A Real Goal

  1. Love the idea of SMART resolutions. So many people take themselves out of the game by setting huge goals, when they haven’t been able to accomplish the little things yet.

    PLAN your year and then work that plan!

    EXPECT Success!

    Jackie Ulmer

  2. I’ve learned not to make Rank goals because I have no control of them. I can set goals that I will talk to 10 new people each day and give at least 5 presentations per day, etc. And I am doing that.

    But you mentioned a rank advancement above in your message. Do you have some way to set a rank advancement goal and actually make that happen?

    I love all your posts Randy. Thanks for being there for us.

    Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Hi Randy,
    I may be the only one person whose year doesn’t start on the first of January. Though there will be a change of number on my dates-it may be the only change-, I have actually spent four months in my current year, which is my 27th.

    My Public Declaration is : I AM GOING TO BE LIKE RANDY GAGE.

    God Bless You, Randy.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Richard Bony

  4. Randy, You are a great mentor and I love your short blogs on leadership, follow up, prospecting and all that is involved with networking. We are so lucky you are there to keep sharing and keeping us on the right track. You tell it like it is! Thanks a million! Barbara Clark

  5. Randy,

    Thanks for your thoughtfulness, good wishes, common sense attitude and wonderful leadership. Have a wonderful Christmas and may 2012 bring you everything you wish for. Your blogs and many tidbits are like gold nuggets for all in the industry to savor and make a difference in their lives … if they choose to.
    Many thanks for all your efforts – they are greatly appreciated

  6. I commit to building a simple yet effective system for my team and to become more passionate. I also commit to meeting and relating with at least one new person a day and becoming the leader I’ve always wanted to be. Thank you Randy. I’ve learnt so much from you than from any other person in the industry in the few months I’ve come across your blog. Merry Christmas to you!

  7. Randy, I am with John, My goals are helping 10 team members reach certain points. (keeping this generic) I have learned that the easiest way for me to reach my goals is to focus on helping team members reach theirs. I think THAT is one way to set rank goals Lynn. (or at least it works in my company)

    I am also going to focus on getting more personal customers, I am re-reading Making the First Circle Work and Kim Klaver’s book.

    Have a WONDERFUL Christmas everyone!

  8. Hey Randy,

    Iam going to do retrospection on the pass year,
    to learn from it and make smart resolution for the
    coming year.
    Merry Christmas

  9. Hi RG,

    Goals are the best compass I know of. When off course you will know immediately, if you are a goal-setting guy or gal. You will feel astray, or lost, or just plain out of it.

    When on course, it’s all good. OK, maybe uncomfortable at times, but you will know what you are doing is consistent with your definite major purpose.

    My goals? Between me and the Universe 😉

    Enjoy your New Years Randy.


  10. my Goal is to be 100 percent commited with my team,make use of duplicable tools like thet biz of the 21st Century by Robert kiyosaki.Thank you randy.i’ve just seen your duplication Nation.

  11. Hey Randy Ive been on your list for some time now but with all the emails I get I tend to pass on a lot of stuff but whenever I open yours its always something positive and motivational. My simple resolution is to open all of your messages…

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