I heard a good story from a Motivational Trainer friend of mine who said that there was a time when he had to do training at an military base 1 hours drive away from his house.
He was given directions to that place that he was quite unfamiliar with but knows how to get there.
Directions was given to him via telephone the night before he has to be there.
Being an early riser, he woke up and started driving to that location 3 hours before he was due.
Unfortunately for him, he got lost and called back to the army base and asked for directions.
When he was asked where he was, he looked around at his surrounding but he replied that he
doesn't know where he is.
In reply, the army officer said, " If you don't know where you are, how am I supposed to help you?"
This is a good lesson that stuck to my friend, Joe, for many years to come.
It does relate to life and our life goals that in order to know where we need to go, we need to know exactly where we are.
Like my current situation where I am aiming to earn RM1,000.00 per month from my GDI business.
But... where am I exactly?
I've placed milestones on my quest to RM1,000.00 per month but my 1st milestone of 1 sign-up and thus USD1.00 income I still have not yet acheived.
This is frustrating because I am following my sponsor's instructions and methods but I am still without a referral.
I'm using Twitter to get sign-ups but to date, I am getting lots of Twitter followers and zero signups.
Also, I still have not put up this new blog on my website: www.aliefhamdani.com
I think it has to do with my time management.
I know for a fact that I wish that I can get work done as soon as I get off from work but in reality, I only get free time once my wife and child is asleep and that is usually fast midnight.
Sometime, I get so tired that I can't concentrate on my work and I also fall asleep.
So, now that I know where I am, I may know how to overcome this:
- Tell my wife that I need quality time to do my GDI business.
- If I can't get this, I simply have to push myself harder and get things done after 12:00am.
- I need to ask my sponsors for help.
I've found this countdown timer that I hope will help me focus.
It tells me how much time I have until the deadline: 31st August 2009.
At that date, I would have a system that allows me to earn RM1,000.00 per month.