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The only regrets I have ever heard from people are:
"I wish I had started sooner"
"I wish I didn't give up when I assumed this wasn't for me"
I learned very early on from amazing Jimmy Smith, "the only way to fail is to quit"
When people say negative things about the business model I am a professional in...the only reason they are being negative is because they have created a story about something they have no clue about OR they have listened to people or experienced themselves that when the going got tough and they actually abandoned themselves and their dreams because they gave up before they saw the true potential they had!
This business is honestly a business that only seems successful for 3% of the population, why? Because the other 97% make excuses and create stories about why it is a business that doesn't work!
That 3% could change if people were willing to look at it as a long term asset they are building for their family as well as a personal growth journey and NOT a sales business.
I realized in the past 5 years that many people are just not willing to get to know their true selves and grow into the person they could be! I am not saying that people who choose to work in a career they love should try what we have...but until people give it 5 years in our business...they have NO right to bash what we are doing here!
Bottom line, lives are being changed for the better and any negativity you hear about it comes from the 97% who either have an idea in their mind - that story they've created, OR they have had a bad experience with the "wrong company" (I had 2 bad experiences), or they claim that they "tried" and it didn't work...when in fact they gave up too soon. OR simply they are listening to people they respect and claim to know what network marketing is. Comments such as, "stay away from Network Marketing" "You are going to lose all your friends if you do that" "You have to pester your circle of influence" Yada Yada!
Let me just say, that is far from the truth...of course some people may do things that create a bad name for us (just like in every profession, we all can relate to a bad teacher, a terrible police officer, an awful doctor etc..) When there is a terrible Network Marketer that pesters you or someone you know, it could be an example of a person just starting out who hasn't been coached yet or someone who hasn't done the personal development they absolutely must do to create success and NOT be a pest! OR you may see their excitement and passion as annoying which seems over the top. Everyone brings their own personality to this business, how one person shares their passion and excitement may be opposite to the way another person does! Just like some people you know annoy you, when others don't - just at a party or get together. We all know those people! And it is simply because they have a different personality than us!
I could have given up knowing how bad my choices were in the past (the wrong company for me twice before)...or I could do what I did, I re-educated myself (without listening to the negative people) and learned what this business truly is. From there I became UNSTOPPABLE! Until you are willing to become educated and have a mentality of NEVER GIVING UP even when the people you love, ridicule you...you may just end up being one of the 97%. I am not trying to be harsh...I am being real!
Who is ready to make that 3% grow into larger numbers? I am ready - educating people and ourselves and not getting defensive is a start. Personal growth and determination is 2nd and Belief and Action is always part of the equation too!
Congrats to all of you who are in the 3% - we have a lot of amazing work to do and, so many lives to impact! How rewarding this journey is!
The other thing to keep in mind, this business model does not work when people are selfish or for those who are not interested in helping others....it is only for those of us who truly cherish people and want to support people in reaching success! Selfless people willing to share and promote teamwork will be the ones that continue and who will succeed! And I am proud to be with you EVERY step of the way!
I know the above may seem harsh, after all if you are like most people you likely have used all of these words/phrases at some stage in your life. Sometimes we use these words as a simple excuse, while others truly use these words because they believe them to be true. If you are 50% or less in the area of chances of success, what do you plan to do to increase your chances?
The messages that you say to yourself and others really are messages that tell others enough to know if they want to follow you or not. If you say you think or you want to be successful in Isagenix, that is not much of a committment. I linked arms with Mike and Robin, Pam and Kevin and Chantal because they used clear language every time I spoke with them. I never doubted where they were going and I knew that if I wanted to be learning from the best, I must also be using the best language too! If you doubt your abilities, please know that you are sending messages to others that may not be helping your "attempt" at finding success with Isagenix. If I was linked to a person that was unsure or using language on the lower end of the scale, I am not sure I'd be where I am today, because I wouldn't have seen the bigger vision and I wouldn't have known it was even possible!
This is a HUGE clue! Change your language if you are using 50% and down, or you are likely scaring others away from joining you!
Originally written on July 20, 2010 by Tara Cooper
Before I hit the sheets last night, I picked up my book written by T. Harv Ecker called Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. I would love to rewrite the whole book here for you, but obviously that would go against copywrite laws. I do however recommend you pick up a copy, it is about wealth – yes, but it is also about so much more in life.
The few paragraphs I wish to share talk about how you want to live your life. It will give you some food for thought.
How do you want to live your life? How do you want to play the game? Do you want to play in the big leagues or in the little leagues, in the majors or the minors? It’s your choice.
Most people choose to play small. Why? First, because of fear. They’re scared to death of failure and they’re even more frightened of success. Second, people play small because they feel small. They feel unworthy. They don’t feel they’re good enough or important enough to make a real difference in people’s lives.
But hear this: Your life is not just about you. It’s also about contributing to others. It’s about living true to your mission and reason for being here on this earth at this time. It’s about adding your piect of the puzzle to the world. Most people are stuck in their egos that everything revolves around me, me, and more me. But if you want to be rich in the truest sense of the word, it can’t only be about you. It has to include adding value to other people’s lives.
….Many of us are not living up to our full potential, in terms of both our own lives and our contribution to others.
…The world doesn’t need more people playing small. It’s time to stop hiding out and start stepping out. It’s time to stop needing and start leading. It’s time to start sharing your gifts instead of hoarding them or pretending they don’t exist. It’s time you started playing the game of life in a “big” way!
In the end, small thinking and small actions lead to being both broke and unfulfilled. Big thinking and big actions lead to having both money and meaning. The choice is yours!
Thanks to T. Harv Ecker for continuing to inspire me to believe I can do more for others and reminding myself and other who read this that it is all within our control to make a difference in our life and the lives of others.
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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