Your Default Position

So it’s Friday, going into a Memorial Day holiday weekend here in the U.S.  People are sitting in their cubicles in the corporate world, but they’ve already checked out.  They’re surfing YouTube for cat videos, playing Farmville, and planning their BBQs.  For many employees, their default position is every holiday is a 3- or 4-day weekend to veg out.

But it can’t be for you…

Because when it comes to your network, you own the joint.  It is your business; your future, your dream.  And you have to protect it…

Don’t get me wrong:  Enjoy the holidays when they come.  But don’t turn every one-day event into a four-day (or even seven) black hole.  Your default position has to be productive.  Giving up what you want now, to get what you really want later.

You could get people to a presentation tomorrow morning.  You could do invites this weekend for a meeting on Tuesday.  You can be talking to people in other countries who don’t celebrate this holiday.  You can leave some prospecting materials around.  You can be alert at your holiday celebrations for who you should follow up with next week.

So what’s your default position?  And what will you get done between now and Tuesday?

P.S. And for you guys here in America, enjoy the picnics, BBQs, and pool parties.  But please don’t drink and drive.  And take some time in reflection and gratitude for the real reason of the day:  to commemorate U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service.


13 thoughts on “Your Default Position

  1. One of my favorite quotes from you is,

    “I will do today what others will not do, so I can do tomorrow what others cannot do.”

    After almost 7 years in the home business industry I have seen this time and time again. Memorial day hits, and people start to go on vaca mode. Come the 4th of July here in the US, forget it. People are gone. They have forgotten they have a business.

    Like clockwork every year, and not until Sept do people wake up.

    If you want to get where you want to go, exactly like Randy said, you have to give up what you want today, in order to get what YOU REALLY want tomorrow.

    Work hard and solid now, so you can build the life of your dreams!

  2. Hey Randy – This is my first comment on your blog and wanted to say I appreciate your commitment to the Profession. You killed me on the “cat video” example! I feel as Networkers it’s all about staying consistent. I really like the Prosperity Board idea you spoke about when making your calls. I think it’s imperative to keep our Dream or Why on the front of our thoughts to stay consistently engaged. One might even take the Prodperity Board idea one step further and keep something visual on ourselves at all times to “remind” us why we are doing this. I like you think the Visual component is crucial. Just my two cents…

  3. Hi randy. I have been your fan since quite sometime. I have learnt a lot from your teachings. Forgetting the cat videos on holidays has been a habbit of mine. I have made it a habbit of giving a presentation on my each birthday…so for other holidays. Thanx for the constant teachings. I wish to meet you someday.

  4. Hi Randy,
    Thanks for the comments! Forming the habits of” delayed gratification” and “obsessive discipline” will create unbelievable positive results, sooner rather than later. Also, as a Vietnam Veteran, thank you for reminding us all that “Freedom is not Free” and that the untold sacrifices of so many Americans have preserved our way of life here in these great United States of America!

  5. I’m hosting a BBQ Presentation with both distributors and their guests. I’ve done this spin on “lunch and learn” before with success. Enjoy the long weekend if you live in the U.S. — JL

  6. Hey Randy

    Thee is a saying:”As you sow, so you shall reap, One will either enjoy or suffer the consequences of his earlier actions or inactions.”

  7. Well, Yesterday and today I have new business partners, and tomorrow I am training another new business partner! Monday I will be meeting with two other new business partners in the morning to exercise and answer business questions.

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