What is it about New Year's Day that inspires so many people to start over, to set goals, and to make personal commitments to finally stick to them? It's the blank slate. The fresh start. The clean house. The brand new. The unopened. The untarnished. The unwritten. It's all of those things and more. But really? It's hope.
It's hope for a better tomorrow. For a second chance. For forgiveness. For freedom from chains. For sunlight on a rainy day-or in some cases? Life.
A bear eats and eats and puts on the pounds in preparation for a long winter nap! He escapes the cold and snow and hunger by sleeping that entire season away! In the direct sales industry, I have found it to be true that some months are easier selling months than others. Like, for example, the months when it's easy for bears to find food! But unlike bears, we can not store up fat, hibernate (not sell or work) all winter long and expect to burst out into spring with a still s
Unless you live in a bubble, or some world I've never heard of, distractions are pretty much impossible to avoid. Some things? We can accomplish even though we are constantly distracted We ladies can be amazing multi-taskers!! Like; talking on the phone and cleaning! Or folding laundry while calling out spelling words for children to practice. But let's be honest for a minute. Accomplishing work, for our business, is not something easily done with a barrage of distractions c
I get it...you have bills to pay, children to feed, vacations to take and more! Money might not buy happiness, but it sure buys a lot of things we need to live and things we want and things we think we can only dream about that might make us happy! But here's the problem. When we focus on the money, and spend so much time and energy just trying to keep our head above water earning it, we lose all the joy in our journey. We are no longer chasing a rabbit of happiness..but one
"Oooh! Oooh! I've got it!! I'll buy this, and do that and then that other thing and I'll say such and such and...and..." Everything will go just right and your business will explode, right? Sound familiar? Don't get me wrong, exciting ideas are exciting! And thinking through all you will do and say and being hopeful for the growth to come are all fantastic! However, there is a final step that goes far beyond the thinking, the planning, the buying, the preparing, the excitem
Did you ever hear the story of Punchinello & his boxes and balls, by Max Lucado? Punchinello is a wooden person, created by the Maker, Eli. One time, he and the other wooden people became obsessed with collecting boxes and balls! Who has the most!? Whose are the prettiest or the most expensive?! Finally, towards the end of the story the characters upped the ante! Now they raced to see who not only had the most boxes and balls, but who could be at the highest point in the vill
I have heard too many women share the same sentiments to think I am alone in my all or nothing dilemma.
When I can't clean the entire house? I'm tempted to not bother cleaning any part of it. If I'm afraid I won't complete a project well, or at all? I'm likely to avoid accepting the challenge in the first place. And the more overwhelming a task appears? Or the more I doubt my ability to do it very well? The chances increase that I won't even give it a go.
This is for some,
In the direct sales world, there is an upside down truth.
Some embrace this. And others? Fight against it tooth and nail.
The truth is, that no matter how many people have joined underneath you-no matter how big your "empire" or your paycheck, you are not-and never will be-their boss!
And even more? In some ways? They are yours!
"What? How could that be!" you exclaim. "I'm the one at the top! I built this team from nothing! I enrolled them all! I trained them! If it wer
How many times have you read a book, listened to a training or overheard a conversation that included something along the lines of: "Gotta look out for #1, no one else is going to!"
This "me first" attitude is, sadly, quite prevalent in the direct sales world. I have heard countless times from consultants, in various companies, who had been hurt by another representative trampling over them on their way to trying to reach the top first! If they only knew that there is a mu
Let's face it...owning your own business, even working from home, is much harder then we thought! Well, it is if you plan to reach your goals and make some dreams come true! What started out for many of us as a discount on a great product we love, has turned into a family business! The earning potential in a direct selling company is amazing! And that's the great news! But, the not so great news is that we all face obstacles. And when difficulty comes, it's not always easy