Let's face it. We're all busy. We only have so many hours in a day and no one gets any extra! It doesn't matter if you have 10 kids or none, work from home or out of the house, are single or married. We all get 24 hours-to work, sleep, eat and play! So...how do some people seem to accomplish so much? And some? So very little. Join me for 5 minutes in my bathroom, and I'll share one of my secrets to making the most of every day and going to bed at night satisfied with that day
"No! Of course I'm not!", you might laughingly reply. "Why would I be afraid of lions?! I don't live where lions roam wild and the only ones I ever see, are kept a safe distance in a zoo habitat or on TV!" True. That is likely very true for the majority of my readers. But, in some ways, it was also true for the people this verse was referring to:
"A sluggard says, "There's a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!" The Bible, Proverbs 26:3 Now, now, don't get a
Every time you forget to collect contact information from a customer-you just made a choice.
Each time you let another day pass and don't mail that package, return that email, phone call or message-you just made a choice.
When you neglect to follow up and show appreciation and inquire if your customer is satisfied-you just made a choice. You do have a choice! You can be in the 95% of sales people who make promises they often don't keep, don't put the effort in to follow u
No rush and no pressure, but when you are ready.
Ask yourself this question: "What is holding me back?" Ask yourself when you are alone. When you are ready to be honest with your answer. Ask yourself when you have finally gotten to that point where you are almost shouting in your own head, "ENOUGH! Enough is enough! I am ready to do this!" Whatever your "this" is? Doesn't matter. It matters to you! But it doesn't matter if your "this" is different than my "this".
We all hav
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
And tomorrow, and the next day, and the next. So long as we have breath! But the trick is to focus on them-as they come, one at a time!
And the even harder part? Is letting go of yesterday. We have a tendency to beat ourselves up for what we didn't accomplish yesterday and allowing that to stop us for moving forward today! Forget yesterday!!!! So what if you didn't finish your to-do list? Who cares if you didn't make those follow up calls? No big deal if your house was left
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