Sunday, February 3, 2008

I Took A Deep Breath And Jumped...

As I went for my morning run...on my treadmill...I happened upon the movie Flashdance on the TV. It seemed to make my run go smoother than planned, actually very fast. The reason it went so fast was that I got caught up in the moment. The movie was about dreams and making them become a reality. Watching this movie many, many years ago I could not relate it to my life and to business but now that I am older I am able to understand the meaning.

Many people are very scared of the thought of network marketing, direct sales, mlm...whatever term you want to use. People get cold feet thinking that they will be thrown into this business without getting support. I am not going in to the story of how a ended up with FreeLife..that will be a topic for another day...but I knew if I wanted to make this happen and make my dreams become a reality I would have to take a deep breath and jump right into the business. I could not let anyone convince me or persuade me otherwise. I just had to get busy and not let those dream stealers take away what was going to become my reality.

Many people get cold feet because they do not want others to think of them as one of those people soliciting for a ponzi scam or pyramid thingy. For those that lack the knowledge of what this industry is about you need to just ignore them for me when you get active and start earning, with your business, they will come back to you. Most likely, those people are the ones working for someone else and are told what to do and how much they are worth. They are the ones that need to take a good hard look in the mirror and stop trying to knock you down.

When you are looking for a company to join make sure you are passionate about the products you will soon be sharing with others. Your business should work as easily as you being able to slap a peanut butter and jelly sandwich together (my favorite binge food). If you are confident and love the product it will be conveyed through your voice and body language. Others around you will be aware and will ask you what is happening. That is the trigger to tell them about your new "thing". Of course, there are other aspects like support from a good upline, compensation plan and a solid company with good management to consider before jumping into a new business.

Just remember to never give up your dreams or let others allow you to put what you want on the back can take small steps if that is all time permits. I chose FreeLife because it allows me the opportunity to not only support my family (my and my WHY in the pic) with good nutrition but I also have the opportunity to help others feel better physically and in turn I feel better emotionally because I have made a difference in this world. I also get to help others reach whatever monetary goals they have to answer their WHY.

If you give up your dreams than what is life all about...


Haney said...

Network marketing is indeed tough, especially when you have to find referrals. But I think those who could easily influence people, then they should be fine.

Ronald Lee said...

Hi Shelley
Sometimes it pays to jump first then think, this it leaves no room for excuses. Find a right reason to get aboard is a good start, if you don't try this one you won't try the next one and you do not know which one you are going to succeed. It just get better each time.

Ty Tribble said...

Hi Shelley, Great to see you blogging. Keep up the great posts!

If I can help in any way, be in touch.

Warmest ~

Ty Tribble

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