Now that the dust has settled after USANA Australia’s biggest event to date, I hope that you have fully digested all the information and excitement. It is time to articulate your thoughts and put the priceless knowledge and professional insight you have learnt to the test. Everyone is at different stages in life and their USANA business but the key points highlighted throughout our three-day Celebration event are universal. Please take some time to think about where you are right now and where you’d like to be in 5 years. Once you have done this, please think about how you will reach that point.
Internet sensation, Elizabeth Rider, suggests that writing your thoughts down on paper is a good place to start. In her words “it frees up space in your head and allows you to think more clearly”. Seeing something through a different perspective can trigger more productive strategising and helps you visualise what has to be done. This then enables you to write a comprehensive step-by-step plan of how you’re going to achieve your short-term and long-term goals.
3-Star Diamond Director, Michael Callejas, explained that “so many people have ideas but never act on them” and that the major differentiating factor between average people and successful people is actually putting their thoughts and ideas into action. So many people never live out their dreams. Their dreams always remain dreams and never eventuate into anything more. Acting on carefully thought-out plans and strategies is just as important as critically evaluating your ideas. Another crucial take-home message is that sometimes you just have to “jump into the water and learn how to swim”. Learning is a lifelong process and learning from our mistakes shapes us into the people we want to be. But in saying that, “you don’t want to drive 100km and then realise you’re going in the wrong direction”. Planning and execution go hand-in-hand, so don’t fall short on either.
It has been long-established that we are in the digital age. So then why aren’t people adapting to our fast-emerging technology? To be successful today, it is important to engulf yourself in current and emerging trends. Michael McQueen states that the world is “becoming increasingly mobile” and that everywhere you go there are people accessing social media or searching the web on their phone. You can’t escape this reality. Social media has paved the way for a state of connectivity never before experienced in history and has unlocked a new world of opportunities. Learning to harness this power can potentially put a rocket under your business AND ignoring this phenomenon can ultimately lead to your businesses’ demise.
You now have all the knowledge and motivation needed to succeed. Make sure you fill in all the remaining gaps and take control of your life now!