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Month End Panic

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It’s July 31st,   mid morning, and the panic of “Month End” is starting to hit.

All of my business friends are scrambling for that last sale,  last new partner, last little monthly goal to take them to the next level,  or allow  them to survive at the level they’re on.

My email is literally blowing up with offers from people  that I haven’t spoken to in months.

“Month end”  is very stressful,  even for the most successful of  business owners.

One more bottle of shampoo will get you over that $300 a month goal.

One more new business partner will promote you to Executive Vice President.

One more bottle of Hemp Extract and a new Free affiliate partner will keep you active and earn you a Free bottle for yourself.

Or for some,  at least one more sale or you may not be able to continue doing business in August 😦

What the hell are we all doing?

What would happen if we all just checked out for that last day or so of the month?

What if we kept that “fresh month” attitude that we have on the 1st,   all the way until say about the 28th,   then just chillaxed?

Would everything crash?    Would anybody die?

Would online sales and marketing as we know it come to an end?

NO!

The reality is,  (my favorite statement, used in almost all of my posts?)   the last day of the month,  “month end” as we refer to it,   would come and go,   we would wake up on the first day of the next month and see a true picture of our previous months efforts.

Good?  Bad?   Could be worse?

But TRUE results.

It’s my belief that the pressure applied by “uplines” to “downlines” near the month are one of the quickest ways to send a new partner packing.

The pressure of not measuring up in those first few months can be overwhelming to a person that is new to the day to day stresses of online sales and marketing.

The stress of trying to earn a large amount of money quickly in this business is not realistic and completely harmful to everyone involved.

What if we all used the last couple of days of the month to BREATHE,  and reflect and spend some time with the family that we’ve probably neglected just a little the past month.

Would our monthly totals suffer?          I doubt it.

I believe that resetting our priorities and taking a day or so to refocus at the end of each month would serve our businesses better than putting out that  MONTH END PANIC aura that we’re now in the habit of.

Today’s the day,   what are you  going to do?

Call the team, remind them that they “only have until midnight!”

Buy something from yourself to appear to have met that monthly sales goal?

Or put down the phone,  close up the laptop and take your kid to the park.

Drink some good coffee,  maybe catch a movie.

Just forget “Month End” and CHILLAX!      🙂

 

 

 

 

 

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time management

DEADLINES, Life’s little Director

Project due by Friday.

Kids to practice by 6:00 on Saturday.

Car payment due on the 15th.

Great sale at Target doesn’t start until Tuesday…

Schedules, calendars, planners and smart phones all keeping track of life’s deadlines.

What if?

What if we all gave up the strict time schedules that we’ve committed ourselves to in life,   and lived life based on our own internal clocks.

“Natural time”  let’s call it.

Natural time would mean that adults would be able to sleep until they wake without the shrill of an alarm clock.

Natural time would mean that children could practice ball, or piano or tennis,  when they feel like it,  not on a strict schedule

Natural time would mean that chores would get completed,  whenever…

Businesses could be open whenever…

Bills would just get paid,  whenever…

Yeah,   we all see why this would never work out 😦

But,  sarcasm aside,  there is an argument for simplifying your life by slowing down, weeding out and loosening up your schedule.

How about purposely planning a day every week that has no real agenda.

Wake when you want,   do the chores you feel like,  eat breakfast for dinner or maybe even skip eating altogether.  (Coming soon note on fasting )

Let life happen naturally sometimes,   it’s good for your mind, body and attitude.

Check out a deadline that’s coming up for me this next week!