What is more important? Being creative or being productive?
The number one priority, in my mind, to build your Rock Solid House, is the floor. The floor is time.
When I was a young man I didn’t really understand this, but every day as I get older and older I relieve how precious time is. A number of years ago I woke up and realized I only had 12 hours that day to get done what I had to do. I knew 12 hours wasn’t enough time to get all that I had to do that day done. That was the beginning of understanding time really is. I don’t really believe in time management. I believe in time value first. You have to value you time before you can manage it.
The number on priority withing TIME is your private time. The time you give for your personal self. Some people will think that is selfish and self centered. I spent years thinking about this and spent time reading and understanding in my mind what this means.
Goals are a very common topic in dealing with personal growth, sales, leadership, and sports management; well really any area that you want to achieve in.
Goals are always talked about and there’s a statistic I’ve read that only 2% of people actually write down their goals and they do more than the other 98% combined in achievements. Goals are part of all the success that happens in the world today.
As I mentioned before, my story begins in February 1985. I started with straight commission sales. I bounced around for the first 7 years by either knocking on doors or making phone calls to try and set up appointments. Sometimes it took 300 phone calls in one day to try and set up 50 contacts.
In 1992 I started in the packaging world. I took over a territory that already had about $77,000 a year in established sales. But, in that industry this is almost nothing. Over the next five years, before my company got bought out, I averaged a 100% increase in sales every year. When we were bought out I left. About 66% of my sales did not go with me, but the rest did. From that I doubled again and then doubled that once more. So for my first 8 years in sales I averaged 100% each year. Seven out of those eight years were in the packaging world.