Everybody knows what ROI means: Return On Investment.
In the past few days, I was thinking of a new way to express the need to focus on building a home business. I was thinking of time and money management. Then came the idea of managing resources, including people, websites, tools.
The ROI-MART formula came to life today:
To that, you can add the 6 Ps: Prior Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. That one I heard from Brian Tracy, the well known success author and speaker.
Let’s continue with acronyms. Brian Tracy recommends planning the activities of the day. He says it’s best to do it the night before. So, we can have 6PsTNB.
In order to choose the activities that will be meet the ROI-MART formula, it’s better to define 10 objectives that you want to reach. Write down a list of all the things you want to accomplish, then choose the 10 you want to reach first.
While writing the list of all your objectives, don’t stop thinking about them. Make this a brainstorming exercise. Let your creative juices flow. Forget about what could be ridiculous. You can reject them later, while choosing the 10 most important ones.
We are not talking only about business objectives. Include every aspect of your life:
I would say that health comes first. When health is taken care of, the rest follows. So, make these your top priorities:
Taking proper care of yourself helps to maintain or develop these skills:
In this day and age, life is full of distractions. It’s hard to stay focused. According to Scott Scheper, in his book “How To Get Focused“, there is:
Both are important.
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Mastering the ROI-MART formula will take time. All you have to remember is that you probably won’t get rich in the next 30 days, whatever home business you choose to build, especially if you just started. Instead, use ROI-MART to think long term. Let’s say it takes you three years to become financially independant. If you are 70 years old, it means you could have 10, 20 or even more years to live the life you want to live. Now imagine if you are in your forties. It’s worth it to take the time to do things properly.
I will develop the concept further in future posts.
Check this video where I show how I pronouce ROI-MART.