Productivity: Reclaim your Power (Hour)
Your Power Hour is one of the most important activities in your business. It’s more than an hour you set aside to work on your business; it is the time that you’ve committed to building the foundation of a strong network marketing business. It’s the cornerstone of your sales. If you’re new to network marketing, then you may never have done one before. Even if you aren’t new, you may not understand the important role your Power Hours play in building your business. Today we will explain the importance of your power hour and how to incorporate it into your business.
Why your Power Hour is important
A Power Hour is the hour that you set aside every day, or at least several times a week, to work on your business. By working on your business we mean getting in touch with people in your network, doing your follow-ups, assessing how close you are to reaching your goals, and doing all the things that you need to do to help your business thrive.
If you are just starting, your Power Hour is essential to building the foundation of your business. This is the time that you’ll use to connect with everyone in your database over the next several months. If you’re an experienced network marketer, your Power Hour is the time that you set aside to maintain your business. It’s when you follow up with the people in your network, make their days, and ask that they introduce you to other people they know who can benefit from your business.
Why don’t people do them?
Although network marketers know that they have to do Power Hours each week, many of them forget. Why? It’s as simple as they haven’t made it a habit. Although they know they have to do one, they’re not in the habit of doing them. They haven’t built it into their days. As a result, they often wonder why they aren’t as close to reaching their goals as they had expected to be. They may also wonder why their network isn’t growing as large as they wanted. When you don’t make time for your business, it’s difficult to reach your goals.
Many of us fall into the trap of thinking that we will remember to do them. Even if we write it down on a to-do list, we often forget that it needs to get done. Or, something else pops up that demands our attention and the most important tasks on our list get moved to the bottom, and that includes our Power Hour. The key to doing it, and doing it consistently, lies in making it a habit, which means we have to make it a priority.
How to make your Power Hour a habit
The good news is you can make your Power Hour a habit if you do the following things.
If you want to build a habit you have to make it a priority. To make it a priority, you have to add it to your to-do list every day. Then, circle it or place a star next to it to ensure that is one of your top priorities of the day. This will help you remember to do it, even in the face of other distractions.
But, your priorities don’t end there. Prioritize the rest of your tasks for the day. What are the other most important tasks you have to get done that day? This will help to ensure that you ignore distractions and the less important tasks so that you can have a more productive day.
Consistency is key to creating a habit. You have to do it every day. Even on those days when you don’t feel like it. Your Power Hour is essential to building relationships with the people in your network. This is your time to connect with them, learn new information about them so you can serve them better, and otherwise build the relationship. Trust is born out of consistency. Your relationships in your network are built on trust. Your network wants to trust you so the best way to build this trust is to consistently check in with them.
Many network marketers are anxious about contacting the people in their network. After all, they don’t want to feel like they are pestering them or being annoying. In reality, you are just checking in with them and seeing how you can make their day. It doesn’t matter what you say, all that matters is that you check in with them on a consistent basis. Then, be sure to update their information if you learn of anything new in their lives, such as if they moved, they’ve had a new addition to their family, or another life-changing event.
Similar to consistently checking in with the people you’re at work, you should also follow up with the ones who have had questions or are seeking more information. Again, although following up is essential, many people don’t do it because they don’t want to feel like they are annoying their Networks. In reality, following up is an act of love. It shows that you care enough about the other person to remember that they had asked a question or wanted more information. Following up also provides you with another opportunity to make their day. All of these things have to build trust and show your character. And, when you do it consistently, it’s one of the best ways to strengthen the bonds of your relationships with everyone in your network. Since your business is built upon these relationships, it is essential to make sure that the foundation of them is strong.
Make it a goal
If you want a surefire way to remember to do your power hour, make it a goal. Set the goal to do at least three Power Hours each week. You may want to add an additional power hour or two during the times of the year when your business is especially busy. This way, you can ensure that you will do your power hour each week. Additionally, this gives you the accountability to check in with your goals on a regular basis. You’ll never forget your goals again. And, with Teamzy, you can go into your dashboard and see how close you are to achieving this goal and the others you’ve set.
Break it up
There’s no rule that the Power Hour has to be 60 minutes of straight work. You can break it up into smaller, more manageable segments. Many network marketers break their power hour up into 30-minute blocks. In fact, for many network marketers, unless they’re and it works are huge to begin with, they can often connect with everyone they need to within a half hour or less. Many use the remaining 30 minutes to work on their businesses or for personal development. Other network marketers break their power hours into 15-minute time blocks. These 15-minute chunks of time often occur when they are running errands or doing other things. Perhaps they are in line at the drive-thru, waiting to pick up their kids from school or Sports, or in line for the ATM. This allows them to multitask and complete the activities they need to in order to run a successful business.
Let Teamzy help you boost productivity with a Power Hour
At Teamzy we love Power Hours. We realize that it is the most essential part of building a business that you love. It’s also crucial to helping you build the foundation of strong relationships. We make it easy to remember to do your power hours every week. Simply log into your dashboard to see who you need to contact each day, then be sure to mark it off your to-do list. Before long, your power hour will just be another part of your daily activities like brushing your teeth. If you want to build a strong network marketing business, it all begins with a consistent Power Hour. Click here for more information.