A few weeks ago I was bored. Normally my mind races 1,000x more than the next person, but when I’m bored is when it really takes off. I like my ADD.
I started wondering what determines success?
Obviously a lot goes into this equation. But what I find is that days I spend a lot of time on the phone means a great reward over the next few days, weeks, months – more importantly years.
What is a lot of time?
When I say spending a lot of time on the phone I’m not talking about chit-chatting, bull shitting, complaining, or gossiping. I am talking about getting things accomplished. So when I was bored I went back through my phones history from a few days earlier. In one 18 hour span, I was on the phone 89 times. This was incoming and outgoing. The number also includes 12 outgoing calls that went unanswered and 6 incoming calls that were unanswered.
Three of those calls were 3 way calls I did with my AdvoCare business builders and their new potential business builders. Those calls are expected to be longer, and they were in fact the longest of the day – all around 20 minutes. A majority of the other calls ranged from 2 to 3 minutes – some were less & very few were more. Straight and to the point.
So what all did I have going on at that point in time that had that many calls?
AdvoCare. 3 way calls, quick calls to the up line, quick calls to the ever-growing down line, and checking in with current retail customers who just started product. Also reaching out to those who are interested in product or the business, but have yet to pull the trigger.
Real Estate. This was a few days before we closed on the property. Numerous calls to and from the attorney, real estate agent, title company, the to be mortgage holder, our builder and my dad. Also had to call the electric, sewer & water, and disposal companies.
App 1 – SkeePet. Our designer, developer, and my dad.
App 2 – Vet24Seven. Our business team of 8, the Co-Founders; including dad, and the CEO of Recom Technologies in Silicon Valley.
Where it stands out most is in my AdvoCare business. The more I am on the phone with our great team, the more success I see down the road. It is less visible with the Apps and real estate because those are longer term projects. I would love to somehow have my stats from my phone automatically saved (they already are) and reported to me in a cool chart.
Cell phones make productivity increase exponentially if you use them correctly.