When my son was 4, I coached his T-Ball team.
I am pretty sure that you do not have to be a baseball genius in order to successfully coach a T-Ball team.
But there are a couple of things that you do need…
- A loud voice.
- A plan.
We would practice a few blocks from our house at a local elementary school and my wife would tell me that she could hear me giving instruction from about 3 blocks away.
Yep, I’m one of those loud talkers.
Loud on the phone, loud when talking to friends at a restaurant, just loud in general I guess.
So what does a loud voice have to do with getting results online?
Well online, a loud voice doesn’t really have anything to do with volume.
It has to do with the number of people who can hear you.
If you are expanding your list on a daily basis, then every day your voice gets a little louder.
Your influence becomes a little stronger and your ability to sell something or sponsor someone gets a little more likely.
Next and probably even more important than a loud voice was my plan.
Before I decided to coach, I watched several T-Ball games and did my best to get inside the head of a first time T-Ball player at the age of 4 years old.
I know what you are thinking…
“Ty, it had to be pretty easy to get inside of the head of a 4 year old for you since that is pretty close to your mental age anyways!”
Not funny at all.
OK, pretty funny. But back to the plan.
So my plan was to focus on the very basic fundamentals of T-Ball.
And we drilled and practiced these fundamentals like crazy.
We didn’t run around to all kinds of baseball web sites to learn the latest hitting techniques and the latest infield drills.
It was an all out laser focus on the basics.
- Where do you stand in the field?
- What do you do with the bat after you hit the ball?
- Where do you run?
- Where do you throw?
Again, we did not work on the finer points of a hitters swing.
We worked on where to run and on NOT throwing the bat after we hit the ball.
I know people who have spent thousands of dollars over the last 12 months on every single guru launch without even spending 5 minutes or 5 dollars on developing a plan.
So, do you have a plan for your business?
Do you know what you need to be working on?
I’m not picking on you here.
Most people have no plan at all.
They run from shiny launch to shiny launch and pray that “this secret technique” (that they just spent $297 on) will be the one.
So grab a sheet of paper and see if you can draw out your plan.
Let me know if you need some help.
Talk soon –
P.S. If you need clear action steps and a proven blueprint, you should have a look at “The Factory” (it’s coming soon):
P.P.S. I just realized that I didn’t announce the canned ham winner and that I still didn’t tell you the # 1 way to make moolah on and offline.
Sorry, I got carried away with T-Ball.
That’s what you got for subscribing to the email tips of a self-diagnosed A.D.D. guy.
Tomorrow, I promise!