A lot of people have no idea how to run a business from home or for themselves. It is not something that is taught in school. So how do some people seem to succeed so incredibly well while others get confused, frustrated or straight up GIVE UP?
I will tell you how I do it and how I have learned others do it very successfully:
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM GOD.
Does God favor some while not others? Of course not. What I know for sure is that three things really contribute to surefire success, in ANY business. Those are: Faith, Consistency and Bravery.
In order to succeed at my coaching job, I look at reports, numbers, customer lists, friend lists on facebook and constantly reach out to always be active in my community (which is something that is very important to me whether I am in business for myself or not). I always push for moving forward, growing, learning, connecting with people, evaluating myself and striving always for success. I work tirelessly at trying to help my teammates succeed. Those teammates who plug in, will always get as much energy from me supporting them as I possibly can give. So that is nice to know that you always have someone rooting for you. My coach does that for me too. But with all that work and this particular support system in place, in our business, it makes things easier, but most certainly does not assure you success. I make sure I share what is working for me and my team in weight loss and nutrition and that attracts some customers, but most certainly does not assure huge sales goals. And most people love to say, "I would love to do what you do, but I am not a sales person." Well guess what? NEITHER AM I. NO ONE wants to be sticky, icky car salesman. What DOES make huge sales goals for me is prayer. I meditate, pray and read all the time, to make sure I am reaching my goals. INTENTION is everything too. So I pray to God a very similar prayer to this: "Dear God, please place in my life the people who I can best help and please help me reach my personal goals as well." I really, really do believe that is where most of my customers come from, my prayers: answered. My intentions are good and my goals are almost always met. We have to have faith in SOMETHING working in our favor, from outside of us in this Universe. Without prayer, I am not sure I would have recognized or attracted into my life the people who reach out to me for help. And I have wanted to give up on my business MANY, many times before, but prayer and the grace of God has kept me on track for nearly 3 years now in this, particular job.
Consistency is more key than almost anything within success in business or anything in life. I have known for many years now that if you work with a half-assed effort, you will ALWAYS receive a half-assed salary. Working at your goals both in fitness, nutrition and business with extreme consistency is what makes consistent money, consistent growth and complete results. Everyone knows, or should, that eating well 90% of the time will give you a well body. Eating like crap 90% of the time will give you a body that feels and looks totally crappy. This is not rocket science. So I dedicate about 5-6 days a week at building my business. But the cool thing about network marketing is, that when you work tirelessly and hard for a few, short years, you have have a lifetime beyond that of relaxation reaping the benefits of residual income pouring in, once your organization is solid and built up and you have retired after 5 years or less of constant effort. How awesome is that? Pretty flippin' awesome.
The last piece to my line of work is bravery. I have never been too scared to put myself out there. From the very first "before and after" photos I posted on facebook, I had people telling me, "Wow, I cannot believe you posted that 'before' photo! I never could have done that!" Yup. Often times, people think other people around them have it easier than they do. Like life could never be as hard for anyone else as it is for them. But life is hard for everyone. My body image was crap and I looked awful for a long time in my life. I wanted to post those photos publicly so people darn well knew exactly how hard I was working at improving myself. And my MAIN motivation was to show people, LOOK, if I can do it, you sure can too. I am brave about inviting people to join my business, my support groups and ask people for their business and referrals! It is not easy. No one wants to be thought of as a dirty sales person. But I know I am not a dirty sales person. So I ask people. I talk about my business. I share how I want it to grow and I really, really do want to help people! So I let people think whatever they want to think. If they think anything ill of me or if I annoy them, so be it! They can move right along and ignore me. No big deal. But if they DO take the chance to join me and my team, well then they are going to have an AWESOME support system and INCREDIBLE community to be a part of. So I am willing to be brave enough to put my self out there and take that chance on other people's judgments. I sure as heck would rather be selling something for my own business rather than sombody else's business. And EVERY business is selling SOMETHING. Why not work for yourSELF? It is none of my business what other people think of me anyway. An old boss of mine taught me that many years ago and it was the best advice I had ever heard.
Faith, Consistency and Bravery
Do these three things fearlessly and happily each and every day, constantly work on yourself and devote your life to BELIEVING in yourself and your potential, and my friend, you will NEVER fail. Now let's go make a million dollars, shall we?
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