Velocity Selling TV returns with Bob Urichuck, the founder of Velocity Selling, and Matthew Whyatt, the CEO, as they converse about the commitment it takes to see your goals become a reality in Episode thirty-one.
VSTV Episode 31- Commit and Take Action
Matthew: Hi Matthew Whyatt here, the host of Velocity Selling TV and we’ve got the founder of Velocity Selling, Bob Urichuck up in Canada. Welcome Bob.
Bob: Hi Matthew.
Matthew: Hey Bob we’re on episode thirty-one and what we’re going to be talking about today is commitment. And actually, I was just thinking about that and you know, there was a movie that came out a few years ago called ‘The Secret’, and people were walking around dreaming about their perfect life and attracting these wealth and success and happiness. And you know what? Very few people were able to dream themselves into their perfect life or perfect career, perfect success, because very few people actually committed to a set of daily, as we say daily disciplines, daily action plan. So Bob, just want to walk us through how we will frame that commitment to actually create that success in your life.
Bob: Ok. So, Matthew, this is all part of the goal log and this is the last step in the goal log and if people haven’t downloaded the form yet, I suggest you do. Because we start out with S.M.A.R.T goals, a goal with a date. We look at the outcomes, the obstacles, contingency plans, skills and behaviour, the people, the groups of people, we build an action plan. Easy, step-by-step, little steps, and we reward ourselves along the way as we monitor and measure ourselves accordingly. Now, you’ve completed the goal log. There’s one thing left at the very bottom of the page. Now, what do you think it is Matthew? You go to the bank and you borrow $10,000. What do they want from you in return?
Matthew: They want that money back. They want a commitment that you’re going to pay it back.
Bob: And how do they get your commitment?
Matthew: Well, they get you to sign your name.
Bob: You got it. This is what you’re going to do now with your goal log. You’re going to review that goal log, every part of it, and ask yourself, am I going to do this or not? If there is any doubt in your mind, do not sign it, do not lie to yourself, don’t commit to something you will not do. That only lowers your self-confidence and your self-esteem. We’re not here to do that. We want to boost it. If you wrote it all out, and you do what you say you’re going to do, and you’re ready to take on that challenge, now’s the time to sign your name to it and commit to it. You’ll never find the time to do it, you got to make the time to do it. And this is what it’s all about: commitment. And it’s like the definition of discipline: Discipline is a commitment to the most important person in the world. It means doing what you have to do, even when you don’t want to do it. And that’s the final step of the goal log, committing to it and doing it. Taking action and making things happen. Being proactive, being ahead of the game, and making things happen, not wait for things to happen.
Matthew: Well that’s fantastic Bob, I don’t think I need to add any more there. Thank you very much, that was episode thirty-one. We’ll see you next week.
Bob: Yeah, and we’re going to start now to get into behaviour towards your organisation because this part kind of wraps up our behaviour towards ourselves and why we go to work. And the whole reason was, of course, to set personal goals. Now that you have goals, now you have reason to go to work. So now when we go to work, what do we expect to accomplish at work? And we’re going to look at goals, we’re going to look at tracking behaviours, paid time, no pay time, and a lot of other different elements that could help people become more productive in their professional life at work.
Matthew: Fantastic, looking forward to it.
Bob: Catch up with you next week.
Matthew: Bye now.