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  1. Hey Linda,I just came up with this the other day. Looking at this from a network mteirakng point of view, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is an indicator that will predict a persons success or failure, regardless of any other factor involved.I call it the What are you doing NOW test. At least until I come up with a better name for it. So here goes: Anything you’re not doing in your business while you still have a job, you won’t do after you quit your job. Meaning: If you’re not posting to your social sites every day, if you’re not posting to your blog regularly, if you’re not emailing your list daily, if you’re not on the phone prospecting daily, if you’re not studying sales and phone techniques, guess what?You won’t do it when you’re full-time in your business and you will inevitably fail.My suggestion to anyone contemplating going full-time in their network mteirakng business is this:Take note of what you’re doing. Are you making a list every night of things you must accomplish in your business the following day? Are you prioritizing that list, and resolving to finish those tasks? Are you working as long as it takes regardless of whether you feel like it or are tired? Have you consistently followed your plan for weeks, or better yet months? Are you making progress in your business now, or are you fooling yourself into thinking that when you have all day to work on it THEN you’ll get some momentum going?If you can’t honestly say that all of those things (and probably a few more) are true then YOU ARE NOT READY TO GO FULL-TIME.Keep your job until you have proven to yourself that you have the self-discipline to ensure that you are doing what needs to be done on a daily basis. Believe me, that bank account of yours will dwindle with frightening speed, and mindset won’t refill it. Sure, you gotta have the proper (or at least a success oriented) mindset, but it’s the actions you perform consistently that will determine your level of success.Dave Kotecki recently posted..

  2. Three great tips here. I used to be on time all the time. Now I seem to be late often. It is a symptom of me being disorganized and tryin to juggle to many things at once. I am working on getting better at my juggling act since none of the balls are worth dropping.

    Also I feel like hardly any companies give good customer service these days. If you do you will have longevity and referrals from customers.

  3. @Jess – that 15 minutes early tip has had more conversation than all the other tips combined. It is really true. My husband recently won a contract in large part because the was early to a meeting and the other party had a reputation for being late (sometimes hours late) for everything.

  4. Love your “15 minutes early” tip. My biggest pet peeve is being late (or other people being late!;-) This helps create a sense of professionalism by telling others that their time is important to you.

  5. Thanks Danielle. I am now following your blog and even joined the breast feeding controversy!

  6. I am going to set Google alerts. Such a simple thing to do, yet something I've overlooked. Thanks for the reminder! I am with you on this journey…great post!

    Twitter: @DanielleASB
    Blog: http://chatteroutloud.com

  7. Shelda, I am glad you are looking forward to them. I am looking forward to doing the stuff in them!

  8. These are three great tips to practice daily as an entrepreneur. Great post!

    Also, your topics for this month's Terrific Tuesday look very interesting. I will look forward to reading about these topics on Tuesdays.

  9. We should all be encouraged to raise the bar! Thanks for sharing!

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