Every good soldier needs their “Daily Marching Orders” to accomplish their mission.
It’s no different for those of us when networking.
We usually use the anagram DMO for “Daily Method of Operation,” but for today we are changing our DMO to “Daily Marching Orders.”
The reason is to put some action behind the intention. If we’re not moving, and acting, then we aren’t growing, and in business… that’s not good.
You know that old saying…
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
You must put ACTION behind INTENTION and make it URGENT.
When you’re in the service, it’s all well, and best, to follow the directions of others, until you’re giving the orders yourself.
And in business, after you have your foundation established, and know your way around the block, find your own routine that works best for you. If you’re always trying to do what someone else is doing and falling short, take some of the chaos in your routine and turn it into your own “Daily Marching Orders.”
“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”
I’m paraphrasing Mark Twain, but do those things you like least, first.
- Allot time for working on yourself (CRUCIAL!).Read! Learn! (Leaders are readers.)Connect with your clients and prospects (Have their best interests in mind.)Tweak your business plan (When something isn’t working.)Do lead generationFIND A MENTOR!
With the many branches of our armed services when you hear “March!”…
That means NOW!
When your mother sent you to your room as a child, and firmly said, “March,” you didn’t hesitate!
That’s the same way in business…
So why do so many of us hesitate?
- Not sure which way to go… Not wanting to make a mistake… Or just need a little more motivation…
If you were in the service would you know
- Which way to go?Would you make a mistake?Would you have your motivation?
I remember a friends saying to me, “A place for everything and everything in its place.”
Does that happen in my office? Not often.
I’m a blue personality, which means, I tend to be the creative type with little order. But, this is how I function. Will order help me?
Of course… But I tend not to like being pigeonholed.
Running your business is about structure.
We all need structure, even blue personality types.
If you’re constantly trying to do things in a way that is not befitting your personality, you’re not likely to stick with it.
So, what’s the plan?
Set your own “Daily Marching Orders” and March!