MEASURABLE PROGRESS IN REASONABLE TIME
Business guru Jim Rohn said it long ago. Gotta do it.
Big True Fact: Experiencing proof of your progress and achievement will spur you on to even greater success!
Something we discuss at every monthly Master-Mind Alliance® meeting is — are members making measurable progress in reasonable time? One of the goals of Master-Mind is that members make progress that can be measured by counting something or concretely observing something substantial. We want every member to make noticeable steady progress, to keep getting better, to approach that DONE Business Ideal and upon reaching that goal, to enjoy it and, of course, to sustain it.
A DONE Business is a business that has moved past the “real business” phase, in which, yes, it is steadily growing in value, yes, the strategies and systems work as intended most of the time and, yes, the Vision is clear and compelling to all involved. But a DONE Business also gives the owner something extremely precious. Time Freedom. The owner does not need to be present, actively working every day. He or she has positioned the business so that it operates without his or her daily presence. In other words, the owner can work a 4-day week, a 3-day week or not be there much at all. Indeed, Time Freedom is precious to any small business owner.
Since measurable progress in reasonable time matters so much, we talk about and plan for it and encourage all the appropriate behavior to make it happen throughout our entire group meeting. And it feels really good to experience this from one month to the next month when we meet again.
Human beings like feeling that progress, growth, new understanding, learning and life fulfillment is happening. These things feel good. The opposite of these things — stagnation, frustration and being totally stuck — causes stress and unhappiness and misery which no one wants.
Here’s the thing. We know how to make the operation of any viable small business highly successful. It’s simple. The owner operator just has to do enough of the things that are known to work. Those things are not a secret. We talk about them and share experiences using them at each and every Master-Mind Alliance® meeting.