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Are you selling shakes or are you SELLING THE DREAM? Maybe it is time to try a new approach!
I am so very excited for you. If you are reading this, you believe that you have potential to create the life of your dreams. 2013 is just about complete and with 2014 in view it is an open book, one that you get to create. How was 2013 for you in Health, in Business, in Relationships, in Finances etc...? Did you accomplish what you set out to accomplish or did your goals somehow get sidelined? How do you feel? Where can you improve to create a better year ahead, or is there something you deserve to re-focus on? For me life is about learning from mistakes, about getting over my fears (one step at a time) for squashing my doubts and limiting beliefs and for continuing to improve myself along this incredibly rewarding journey called Life!
As an entrepreneur, I know that as I improve my skills, increase my level of belief and as I continue being honest and supportive as a coach, everything improves. As a leader for my team I also know that it is my responsibility to be transparent (not superficial), to be honest even when it is hard to develop other leaders (not to win friends) and to continue to learn and grow myself. One thing that I continue to do is fail forward. Learning what doesn't work for me and being open to changing it is a decision I've made as I know doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result is not going to help us move forward to a place we desire to go.
A few areas that I intent to shift are in my leadership skills and also in my ability to "sell the dream". Who doesn't want to believe their dreams can become reality? As Jeffery Combs says in this podcast, many people stop dreaming at 25-30 years of age because they get into the "real world" after school and cannot see a way to earn more in their jobs with the amount of debt they have. As a business owner in this Evolved Economy I am only just starting to "paint the picture" of another way, a plan B for those who know they can create the life of their dreams but just may not know how yet.
If you are like most of us, you are focused on presenting our amazing products to your friends and family...yes, Isagenix products are a gift to us all...but don't be afraid to "sell the dream"...everyone deserves to live a life of their dreams and it is up to you and I to show them the way.
I know what some of you are saying right now..."but I am not even making enough to pay for my products yet"...I know that, but do you KNOW where you are going? Do you believe you are on a journey, going through a process to your own freedom day? Because if you don't speak about where you are going, how can anyone join you?
If you are ready, and I mean READY to take your business to an entirely new place next year...take time to listen to this podcast (the really great content starts about 5 minutes into this call). You just never know WHO is waiting to hear from you. I'm afraid to imagine where my life would be if my friend Vicki didn't share this gift with me 4 years ago. You may just be the person that gives another person the gift of dreaming while they are awake! http://jefferycombs.podomatic.com/entry/2013-12-18T08_26_12-08_00
Do you know the TRUE value of your Isagenix Cycles? Many people feel that $54 isn't much per cycle, especially if you are buying these amazing groceries each month to remain active...however when I look back to January of 2010, when I was receiving $54 every two weeks I knew that it was the stepping stone to $54 per week, per day, $54 per hour or more eventually.
I had 100% belief that I would be successful here. It started with my LOVE for the products, my love for the products made the $200 investment a simple one. I did find it challenging at times to pay for my products each month, but nothing would stand in my way from where I knew I was going.
I did deserve to CHANGE my MINDSET! When we speak in words like, "too expensive, will it ever become successful for me and is $54 worth the effort" I will tell you - these statements will STOP you from moving forward. You will attract people with the same mindset, people who don't starting on a qualifying pack, people who start and stop because they claim it is "too expensive". I am not trying to be "cheeky" but in all reality, I haven't found a superfood like we have for the prices we have. Like Dr. Paul Biondich quotes, "Ferarri products at Ford prices". If you can find a highly nutritious meal at under $3 like we have here, I love to hear about it! If you agree that it starts with how we talk, how we think and what we believe, we also know that we have the power to change the "thoughts and excuses" from others. If you truly want to know the power at your fingertips right now...check out this document to see the true value of your Isagenix cycles and what you would need in the bank to create the residual income you are making - whether you are simply starting out or not! click here:
The true value of your cycles
A few short weeks ago, I had a person email me out of the blue, a person I don't know but she knew that I was a mom building this business. She mentioned that at the beginning of the Isagenix journey the business seemed promising but now that she's been doing it a bit she feels that there has been an abrupt stop. She isn't sure how to approach people and how to not feel defeated by family and friends that say no.
This was my response and you may find it helpful for you or people you know that are going through this same process.
It is certainly a process. Takes a lot of personal growth. I struggled at first too because I was so desperate and wanted the people I cared for most to join me. They are usually the most skeptical. They will eventually join you but you need to be the example! Keep moving forward. Don't let others bring you down! Express where you know you are going with or without the people you care for. People you don't know may be your business partners. Go at it from a place of passion to help people reach new goals and dreams, focus less on what you want, you'll see a shift.
It took me 1.5 years to attract my first business partners and they were not my personally enrolled members. I didn't give up even though it would have been something many would have done. I was solid in my belief and I linked arms with people who were succeeding. Learning constantly and remaining an ambassador for our amazing company and products were always in focus. The rest fell into place when I stopped thinking about me.
I am hosting a 5 week call series if you would like to join us. I've recorded the first few weeks already but you can listen at your leisure. (as this is published all 5 weeks are done and can be found here: http://www.seeitwhenyoubelieveit.ca/live-your-dreams-series.html with password believe) If you want access I will add you to our private group on facebook.
Another thing that helped me was to always raise my level of belief. You must be a 10/10 in these areas to be unstoppable. Belief in company, compensation plan, products and network marketing. Belief in yourself will always be a process we constantly work on improving. (stay tuned to the page linked below as I update ideas that will help you get to a 10/10 in all areas) A great book for building your level of belief in yourself is by John Maxwell. The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. I will ask that you get to as many events as possible, get on at least 1 call weekly and surround yourself with people that believe in you and lift you higher. My own husband was very negative about my choice about Isagenix. It lasted a full year and a half. He didn't see it until the money started rolling in. I knew from the day I started that this business would set us free, ask yourself where your belief is.
When we come from a place of lack or defeat we often do have a more difficult time and may even give up. You will want to really dig deep, where are you in belief and dedication to trust the journey and growth that you are about to experience. We will never become successful if we expect people will join us, I ask myself every morning.... How many people will I add value to today? In the end it is about how many I can impact and the success just comes with that approach far more than the first year and a half when I was always focused on me and my desire to succeed! Good luck and let me know if I can help more. I've typed this on my cell phone so I'm not sure if I have mistakes.
Tara is a mother of 3, a former elementary school teacher, insurance broker & tutor. She enjoys life as a successful mom-preneur and now has time freedom to enjoy empowering others in reaching their true potential. (testimonials about Tara - click here)
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