Imagine you are at one of your company's major events. You know, where they have some of the top leaders speak?
You watch them walk across the stage. The crowd is going wild. They “share their story” … and share how they are now living the life of their dreams…
And then one of them says, “I am going to give you the exact formula I used to get where I'm at”.
So you scramble to grab your notepad and a pen because you are about to get the goods!
And then what do they do? They point to their heart, and say, the secret is in here….. You have to “Believe”.
I can't tell you how many times I heard that. I seriously thought I was going to get the “secret formula”…. and for a long time, I walked away disappointed. Thinking I got the short end of the stick.
For those of you that don't know me, I come from a corporate background… then in 2004, I became an insurance broker. In 2007, My personal life was changing… I got married, I knew my mom was going to need to be taken care of… and it was then I started to drink from the “work from home” koolaid bowl.
I joined one company after another. Would recruit a few people and fizzle. Looking back, I realize that I was like a little lost lamb. I had the DESIRE and I had the WHY… so why did I continuously give up?
I knew I didn't want to be “bugging my friends and family” to become business partners with me… so I started looking for ways to blog and use social media. I was searching and searching for the perfect “system”… the “magic formula” that would catapult me to financial freedom.
And along the way, I kept hearing these messages from top leaders about “Belief”… Of course I believe I could succeed! So why wasn't I?
I did two things that changed my life.
Ray Higdon is one of my mentors… and a couple things he says should be in your daily routine, is constantly be learning something and create new content daily. And if you have a true vision of where you want to be, you will be consistent.
I was always, always, always learning… and then I was always, always, always sharing it — whether it be in the form of a video or blog post.
Slowly but surely, I started to create a following of loyal friends on Facebook, YouTube and my blog who have looked to me as someone that was always providing value and inspiration. That means so much to me!
I Started Having Success!
I joined (another) network marketing company in March, 2014 — and because of some relationships I had, I have been able to personally recruit 32 people.
Here's the kicker…. out of those 32 people, can you guess how many people are actively working as a business?
A grand total of about 5.
Thankfully, because of those 5, I have a team that has grown to over 3,000 reps.
Which Gets Me To Thinking
WHY is that those 27 people haven't done a thing with their business?
Then I watched a live Periscope with Ray Higdon, a successful network marketing trainer (who went from bankruptcy to millionaire status). The reason I love his stuff so much is because (besides the fact that he's a guy and I'm a girl) his “style” is so similar to mine.
What he said hit me like a ton of bricks!
I came to realize that what he was saying, is something that took me years to learn! It's FINALLY sinking in!
Because this is something that you can't just flip on on like a light switch.
For me, it took going to events, reading and listening to good books, connecting with successful people… and then listening to this to made me realize, what those leaders meant all along!
I Saw Many People Give Up
Over the last couple years, I've been connecting with entrepreneurs on a daily basis, mostly on Facebook … MOST of them brand new. What's sad to me, is most of them have given up. They've gone back to their old jobs or have chosen the easier path.
One thing I noticed, is they weren't applying the steps that I'm going to share with you here.
He Blogged EVERY DAY for 6 years
Does that mean you should blog every day? If you have never blogged before, then NO.
But that's what Ray decided to do… he has been blogging every day for 6 solid years!
What in the world would give him the drive to be consistent like that?
Is it a strong drive to succeed?
Is it a strong “why”?
What i'm about to share with you, has to do with getting rid of the “external” influences and truly tapping into your “internal” influences by doing these seven things I discuss.
- wake up every day and set your mind to INTEND it to be a great day.
Have you heard the story of Mel Fisher (from Indiana) who spend 16 years hunting for a certain sunken treasure (called the atausha)? He went through amazing trials to reach his goal. In fact, he would wake up and say, “Today's the day”. He did this for 5480 days!
Don't be worried about what happened yesterday —
- Exercise Daily!
This comes from a billionaire, Richard Branson (virgin airlines)
exercise: walking around neighborhod, biking. WHY? It keeps your body healthier, blood circulation, immunity so you don't get sick
- Invest time (& possibly money) into your education
- Get a book
- Read blog posts
- Make sure you are following great educators
- Create a piece of content every day
- video, blog post, article, periscope
- don't get tangled up doing this.. I took my periscope from yesterday and made a blog post out of it.
For Example, CREATING VIDEOS: Richard Branson spent $25,000 for a coaching session to be told…. he needs to create a 2-3 minute video every day
Did you know: There are 10 million people on periscope but only 4% are actually broadcasting? We have access to technology now that makes it soooo easy! How would we have been able to do this in the 1800's?
- no matter what biz you are in….IF you aren't generating leads daily, you need to prospect “x” number of people a day.
If you are building an MLM – 5 presentations a week, at the absolute bare minimum!
- Focus your intention on TOMORROW before you go to bed.
Scientists still have no idea exactly how the brain works. But guess what? You have a supercomputer right between your ears….
So WHY are we programming our supercomputer with negative stuff — murders, rape, storms, death… by watching the news before going to bed?
Instead, intend tomorrow — SEE that tomorrow is going to be an amazing day…
- People are going to be reaching out to you
- You are going to be impacting people like you’ve never seen before
- Program your mind
Do you believe this?
Because many people won't… those people that are get-rich-quick seekers…. this isn't for them… this is for people that are serious about getting better.
I am SO GRATEFUL that I HAVE been continuously working on my mindset. There were times when I was wondering if it was really doing any good… but over time, I began to CRAVE my daily mindset teachings.
And after applying the steps I discussed above… I think that is why I have not given up!
Just like a little mustard seed that needs to start somewhere….I am now realizing WHY it has taken me this long to “get it”…
I really hope you got value from this. It is my passion to share tips like these to help you build your business using Social Media!
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