Quila Buhler is a Reliv Presidential Silver Ambassador from Oregon City, Oregon, and one of Reliv’s top Distributor leaders. Here she shares her tips on making the most out of every day in building your business.
Plan – Every Sunday I look at my calendar on my computer and transfer it to my planner. Every night I look at what is planned for the next day. I prioritize what needs to get done and focus on the things that absolutely must be accomplished. Everyone has the same amount of time in a day — it’s amazing how some people can get ten times the amount of things accomplished. That’s because every moment of time is accounted for. “It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives; it’s what we do consistently.” – Anthony Robbins
Recognize Your Progress – We tend to want to live our dream lifestyle before we’ve earned it. Work hard, build your business and then you can own your own beach. But until that point… work! I have a whiteboard in my office that I look at every day, throughout the day. It shows me the number of new Master Affiliates (MAs) in my organization, how many people I have personally sponsored, how many new MAs I’ve sponsored and who on my front line has re-qualified for the year to maintain my 10-star status. Each month the goal is to have at least one person in my group earn a Top 10 Bonus, a Rookie Bonus, a Dr. Ted Plaque and move up new Director levels — including earning their way to the next Senior Director Workshop. When you are aware what is going on in your organization and in your personal group, you know where to spend your time. You set the pace for what happens in your business, and your organization will follow your lead.
Mantra – Choose a phrase to make visible in some key places in your home and workspace. Find something that motivates you and keeps you focused on your long-term goals. “If my life depended upon Reliv, would I do things differently?” This is on my whiteboard in my office and I see it every day. This simple phrase helps keep me focused. I also read good books. Currently it’s No Excuses – The Power of Self Discipline by Brian Tracy.
Smile – Never underestimate the power of a genuine smile. It will make people feel more comfortable with you and give them a chance to open up and tell you their story. Be aware of the expression on your face. Smiling is much easier if you’re ready to go to work — so get up, get moving and get Reliv nutrition in your body. It’s amazing how you project over the phone when you are dressed and ready to start the day!
Connect – This is a home business; however, you need to reach out to others with similar goals and those who have achieved success in your field. Network! Ask them what works and what doesn’t. Work with your support group and be accountable. Have personal integrity! Don’t let working from home make you feel isolated — leverage your contact list and learn from the achievements of others that have set the example for you to follow.