When I entered the world of network and online marketing, my mentors taught me to always incorporate 4 fundamental activities into my weekly schedule. Speaking from their successful experience, they emphasized that these four activities will help boost my network marketing productivity and performance. They said I should have absolutely no excuse not to do these 4 things. 1) Personal Development – Commit at least 30 minutes a day to reading books, listening to CDs or podcasts, and watching videos that relate to personal development. We’re constantly surrounded by negativity, so it is important to feed our mind with positive suggestions so that it sinks deep into our subconscious. I’ve recently read “Think and Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill, and “How to Win Friends & Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. These are great books to help frame a positive mindset. My condolences go out to the family and friends of Jim Rohn, who recently passed away. I started to download some inspirational MP3s from his website, and plan on listening to his messages every morning over the next few weeks. 2) Exercise / Physical Fitness – Commit a minimum of at least 4 days a week. We work practically 24-7, and unless we’re super heroes, our body needs to be properly looked after. In addition to eating healthy, we must exercise to keep our bodies fit. I like the endorphin rush I get after exercising, and I immediately feel really good and excited to return back to work. Sometimes, I like to listen to motivational speeches on my iPod while lifting weights or running on the treadmill. This gives me a great power work out, and what a way to kill two birds with one stone – talk about being efficient! For those who exercise consistently, you all know the benefit of how good you feel and how much energy you have after a good work out. And if you’re going to be successful, you might as well look good in the process. 3) Telephone time - Commit anywhere from 30-90 minutes a day. We all live in the Internet age and find e-mail and social networking a convenient way to interacting with people, especially if you live in different places. If face to face meetings are impossible to arrange, the next best method to build relationships is through chatting on the phone. Skype or any other type of video conferencing works well too. 4) Family / Personal time – We must remember the reason why we are doing it in the first place. While we each have specific goals we would like to achieve, the main thing that drives us is the ability to achieve time-freedom. Let’s not forget about spending time with those who are important in our lives, or devote some fun time to yourself. You can easily do this on Sunday. And you don’t want to burn out completely before you even reach your goal. If you are not already doing so, try to incorporate the four activities into your weekly schedule. I’ll repost this again in a few weeks, and I’m interested to learn if this has made any type of positive impact on your productivity or results.