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So today is the day...the start of the 90 day GLOBAL, company wide action plan! ARE YOU READY? HAVE YOU DECIDED to go for it?
If you have, chances are you've been hit with at least one challenge that has tried to set you off course or has made you feel as though this isn't the time to step into this next 90 days. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
I don't have to tell you all the things that have happened for me in the past week...but let's just say I wasn't expecting a dozen challenges and road blocks would come at me...but they did. Some much worse and more challenging than others. What I can say is that because I knew (from Eric Worre's caution to us) that once we make a decision the universe has a way of challenging us to knock us off course or to test us to see if we really do want this or not.
"You'll be more disappointed by the things you didn't do by the things you did. You must develop your personal growth and skills in this business. This will build your confidence." - David Wood If you don't work on these components you cannot expect anything from the next 90 days. How does a person do this? TAKE ACTION! You have to let go of the habit of getting ready to get ready...and just JUMP IN WITH BOTH FEET!
My hope for you is that you will STOP expecting something magical to happen and that you will be willing to invest in yourself. Give up the expectation that someone else (your sponsor, your spouse, your mail carrier, etc...) owes you anything. YOU are the one responsible for your success or failure...TAKE ACTION & have a great ATTITUDE and you will become a magnet to others. "if it is meant to be, it is up to me"
Have a GREAT week ahead! YOU CAN DO THIS!
When a parent tells you they are proud of you, it can be a reminder of exactly why we do what we do.
My mom Janet Zimmerman, had eye surgery just over a week ago and she has been forced to slow down and have her head down while laying on her stomach for more hours than she can do anything else. For those of you that know my mom, that would be a hard thing to do because she is a person that NEVER stops to sit still.
She asked for my audio cds on personal growth and business tips and she is grateful that she was "forced" to lay down and just learn all week. She is still unable to see very well and was actually told to keep visual stimulus to a very small amount. She took time this morning to simply watch this 20 minute video of the interview I did with Paige Dawson McNaughton and Ryan McNaughton last night.
She called me just before she left to go for her eye follow up appointment in Toronto and is feeling nervous about that. But she took time just minutes before she was to get picked up by a friend to tell me one thing, "Tara you are so talented, I don't know where you got that talent but you are doing such a great job of sharing stories of others and helping them reach their dreams, Dad and I are so proud of you."
My thoughts were...my talents came from being your daughter. My mom and dad taught me so much about respect, helping others in need and when we start from very humble beginnings we know even more about where we don't want to live our life and it also helps me to gain perspective when I learn about a person or a family that feels as though they have no options to get out of their situation (whatever that might be). Our parents always do their best to provide for us. They never want us to give up on our dreams even though they may not really know how to support us in reaching those dreams. The fact that my parents always believed in me, that was all that I needed. They have given me more than they even know.
The best feeling in the world is when we can learn from our past and pay it forward even when at times it may feel like we don't have much to give. As I give and support people I continue to grow as a person...so my message to anyone watching this video...start where you are. If you truly care about others, you will be successful - get out of your own way and just impact the world - even if you have NO IDEA what that looks like right now. Start where you are and the rest will take shape as it is meant to as long as it isn't forced...be you, be natural, be real and transparent - that is how you can be relatable to others!
If you wish to see the video my mom watched and called me about: click here
A great question was posted on Facebook last evening on the Isagenix Business group. I loved the question because for years and years I asked the very same question and I even still find that I ask myself at times and then I am reminded that everything starts with US and how WE show up. Maybe this question will help you with where you are at.
Anyone else have tons and tons of isagenix customers but struggling to have like minded self starter type builders?
Looking to duplicate myself but wondering the best approach.
Those who have amazing builders, how'd u find them? Inspire them? And any advice of how to attract those types who WANT to work hard and have a vision of the business?
To be transparent, it begins with us. We attract what we are, how we show up. It wasn't until last year (my 4th year) when I started to show up as the leader I wanted to attract. It took a lot of work to get myself to that place, but it changed the people that I was attracting into my business.
Up until that point I was 100% attracting product users because that was my focus (my messaging and all), when I switched my messaging to be more about empowering others to create a lifestyle of their dreams and when I really went through some personal growth myself - everything changed. It will happen...just never give up and imagine who your ideal person is that you wish to join you...from there, become that person and the rest will happen. It is always a work in progress, keep showing up as the person you wish to attract. Cheers!
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
Stare your fears in the face!
Originally written and posted on September 25, 2011 by Tara Cooper.
Ever been someone to allow fear to stop you from trying? Did you give up on something because you had the fear stare right back at you in the face? Why is it that fear is stronger at times than desire, goals, dreams? Likely because fear can create control in your life. Afterall, if you let your fears control you, it makes things easier – doesn’t it? Say for example you have fear of failure. If you are afraid to fail and you decide that fear is stronger than your desire to succeed…fear has won! It has controlled you. Hasn’t it?
So many people make excuses why they can’t or will not do something. This is a form of control…and although you may be reading this saying, no it isn’t control, it is because I truly fear failing…take a deep breath and ask how your fears have helped you achieve success in the past.
Don’t let fear stop you from living your life as you deserve to. Stop and STARE your FEARS right in the FACE! Overcome them…how? Push ahead, know that in order to grow and change and reach your desired goals, you MUST overcome some of your fears! You MUST in most cases get out of that COMFORT ZONE! In order to really live your life to the fullest, live your dreams – you have to be willing to overcome the things that are stopping you from personal growth.
Do yourself a favour…make a list of the things that you feel are stopping you right now in your life. Then make a very honest attempt to decide how you are going to take the steps needed to push forward and breakthrough to your own success. The life of your dreams is waiting…you are in the driver’s seat…don’t let fear take over the steering wheel!
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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