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With every business we have growth, failure, success, change, transformation, learning, leadership, planning, action, course correction, heartache, joy, frustration, loss, wins, yeses, nos, not right nows and many more. We even find that we learn so much about ourselves, so much about others. We can feel hurt, we can feel bruised. We see who is accountable, who is just "talking about accountability". Who we can trust, who we cannot.
Business - especially in the beautiful profession of Network Marketing can bring with it - ups and downs. We all have them, no matter how long we are invested in it, no matter how much experience we've had, no matter how many events, trainings and personal development sessions that we invest in. Ups and downs are reality. The past month, I've had my share of ups and downs and I am not different from anyone - including you. Where we are all different from others is in how we handle the ups and downs.
No matter where you are on your journey, please know that you are NOT alone. The downs help us grow, when we learn from the moments that are difficult. The ups give us a feeling of reassurance that we are on the right path.
Something I learned early in this journey by Jeffery Combs was to keep the highs and lows at a constant. Try not to allow the highs to get too high and don't let the lows get too low. Why? Because the highs can at times give us a feeling of security and we may feel like we can coast off the gas to "enjoy the ride". Letting the lows get us really down, can actually stall us from moving forward, for some - they even let it stop them, or they quit. (example, when you hear a new person say that they've talked with 10 people and they all said no - this isn't for them). We all know we need to talk with more than 10 people and no simply means they don't have enough information and chances are they don't see any value in what we have to offer. We also know it takes on average 7 or more times of exposure before a person says yes.
So what does this all have to do with you? Keep in mind that when you communicate the ups and the downs, be aware of how "big" you are making them to be. Social media is huge, people will see your reaction to a negative experience and paint a picture of their interpretation of what kind of business you are involved in...and at the same time the high highs can have you sounding boastful which can also turn off potential business partners. There is a fine line and the key is to stay consistent as much as possible.
I admit the exciting times are enough that we want to shout it out from the top of our rooftops and the lows can be so discouraging that we want to "curl up and cry" or take it personal. I am no different - this is a journey. One where we do try and try again and course correct when something isn't working. I am at a sort of crossroads lately...not playing as big as I could be playing at; and I see that. Realizing that some of the time and money is being spent on the wrong things. Recognizing it and making a change is important. The definition of insanity is when we keep doing the same thing, but expecting a different result.
Is there something you deserve to change? Challenge yourself to keep growing. Challenge the status quo. You deserve it - even with the ups and downs! This journey is worth the highs and lows! Promise!
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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