“NO TWO PEOPLE HAVE EVER MET”
That’s right. You heard me right. I don’t know the true originator of that concept, but when I adopted it with curiosity I experienced a transformation in myself and in my relationships.
I HAVE NEVER MET MYSELF. I discover new things about myself all the time, things change inside me in an instant when I have an insight or paradigm shift, and I can choose to reinvent myself in any given moment.
I LOVE business, and specifically entrepreneurship.
I see entrepreneurship as:
A canvas on which to create a work of art… a medium for creative expression.
A platform for impacting lives and serving powerfully.
A direct and clear metric of feedback on how well you are serving measured in dollars.
A playground in which to play.
An opportunity to stretch beyond your comfort zone,
“I forgive myself for judging myself as not good enough for my mother’s God.”
As soon as the words left my lips, tears poured down my face.
I remember vividly the day I got the call that my mother had passed. I had just purchased her a Mother’s Day card. I have since learned that when the inspiration for the expression of love hits me, I better go with it and express it all out in that moment.
Want to create what feels like AN IRON-CLAD STRENGTH OF CONNECTION in a relationship? Eliminate unspoken expections and instead make agreements.
What beautiful, meaningful, sacred connection can be created in our relationships and friendships.
- Agreeing to each take personal responsibility to speak what is necessary to feel “whole” in the relationship.
- Agreeing, as the listener, to not hold it against the speaker as they are sharing openly, but instead create a safe place to be heard without judgment or accounting of hurts.
I won’t forget his parting words to me… “Slow Down. Pay Attention.”
There it was again. The heed I have previously ignored so many times in my life. Not just with regards to my driving (I have my dad’s genes to thank for my lead foot :)), but with regards to my living. I don’t slow down and next thing I look up and my youngest is three and the little “baby chubs”
One of the questions I get most often is…
QUESTION: Can I build a substantial network marketing business without losing my friends?
ANSWER: ABSOLUTELY! ….but it depends on the way in which you build your business.
Often times, people in this kind of business will teach you to just go out and spew your new passion and excitement for the new business you are a part of.
You know what?
It depends on where you are in the life cycle of your own business.
You will find it very difficult to build two businesses which are at the ground level and trying to get them to a state of momentum. You are better off building a business and getting it to a place of maturity, it’s now on autopilot. You’ve build the infrastructure so it’s now on cruise control. Now you can focus on building another business effectively.
Well,…good news and bad news.
The bad news is…you do need to have some friends, know SOME people.
The good news is….it doesn’t take a lot of really good people to have something really substantial here.
If you don’t know a lot of people, get out there.! Get to job fairs, trade shows. You can market your business on the internet or through ads. People in this economy are looking for ways to build a residual income.
Well, …..almost anyone.
There are critical components you need to look at:
- Compensation Plan
- Most importantly: System ….What system is in place with your prospective company that ensures the most success for the most people. Is it simple to duplicate? Or even better, viral in nature, giving it an inherent nature which people can’t help but share.
A resounding, YES! Absolutely it matters!
It matters IF you care what kind of return you want to get on your time, energy and effort.
It matters IF you’re going to do this for more than just a hobby.
If you are really in this as a business to earn a substantial income, not all opportunities are created equal.
There are a couple of really KEY things you want to look at when looking at a potential company:
- Where are they in the time cycle of building their business?