the worst thing about success
There’s something just awful about SUCCESS and you’ll never guess what it is… Okay, I LOVE this quote from Stephen Hawking:
The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
If you have had some success with your home business (which means you’ve been pretty excited about what’s happened so far), that doesn’t mean you are successful. I mean, think about it.
Success in a small, part-time business, like Young Living, at least to me, is making a difference in one life, and then more and more lives, regularly, and this results in a very strong, solid, consistent income that frees you up to give more and do what you value most. If you’re not completely free to give to those you want to give to, do what you value most, any time you want, and help more people, you’re not successful. Yet.
Is it the money that frees you? Nope. Money isn’t the end goal, even if you believe it is like I did at one time.
A big income is not the ultimate goal. But the income usually shows how many people you’ve helped, inspired, motivated, led, blessed, encouraged, etc. — directly or indirectly.
It doesn’t matter how fast you hit a rank. It doesn’t matter if you hit a special rank in 6 months. It doesn’t even matter that I hit the top .1% of the company faster than anyone I knew. Did that mean I’d reached the ultimate success? Nope. I have much more to do in life than to just make a lot of money. I want to help others get FREE too. Free to give. Free to do what they value most. Stay home with their kids. Get out of debt. Get out of that second or third job.
The worst thing about success is a little bit. -Dani Johnson
Do. Not. Stop. Learning.
Invest in your own personal growth and keep developing YOU. Your own knowledge about your company. Learn new people skills. How to relate. How to empathize. How to handle criticism or exclusion. Learn how to forgive. Learn how to speak in public. Learn something new about technology. Learn how to dance. Learn about grace, mercy, love. Learn how to…be a learner.
If you want a bigger and better business, make a bigger and better YOU.
If you’re not growing, learning and investing in YOU, you’re basically saying you’re satisfied with your current level of knowledge and skills and really don’t need more training or experience to get you where you really want to go. Stop that ridiculous thinking. Take time AWAY from investing in your business, and in others, and invest in you. YOU are why you even have a business. If you want a bigger and better business, make a bigger and better YOU.
I want you to BELIEVE you can soar, and I want to see you FLY. If you don’t believe you can soar, that’s the first thing you need to get to the bottom of.
Why don’t you believe you can soar?
1. “I don’t know enough.” Read a book.
2. “I don’t have any friends.” Network. Make some. Be the friend you want to have.
3. “Everyone already knows about oils.” Stop believing lies.
4. “I don’t do technology.” Spend a few minutes a day learning a new tech skill.
5. “I’m an introvert.” So are a ton of other VERY successful people. (That’s an excuse.) Learn some new people skills.
6. “I don’t have the money to invest in me.” Get it. You can always find money if you need it. Ask friends to invest in you. Sell stuff. Garage sale. Partner w/someone. Use a library, Google, YouTube.
7. “I’m afraid to fail.” Get over it! Is your fear of failure stronger than your desire to succeed?? Has any excuse ever gotten you closer to your goals?
8. “All these kinds of products are already saturated here.” Myth. Stop believing lies.
9. “I don’t have my own stories yet.” Use others’ stories. And remember, especially in Young Living, the products sell themselves. Who doesn’t want more energy? Who doesn’t want a little extra income? Who doesn’t want stronger nails/bones? Who doesn’t want to wake up happier? Who doesn’t want to feel better?
10. “I don’t have time.” We all make time for what we want to do. Are you on FB scrolling mindlessly? Do you have set work hours? Can you get up an hour earlier? If you really want to, you will find the time.
11. “I don’t like sales.” Then make sure you stop telling anyone about anything you like. *wink* (We’re all in sales. Some just earn money while doing it.)
BOOM. Get moving. In heart, mind, soul and in action.
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