“Once you have dreams, your abilities will grow to meet them.”
“WHY” are you doing what you are doing every single day?
If you wish you were helping more people and you want to make more money, I challenge you to take a step back and define your “WHY”. Network marketing is not easy, but the income potential is forever!
I have always had a burning desire to succeed and make a difference, but at times, I have struggled to articulate and define “WHY” I do what I do, and what drives me do things that other people won’t do.
My “WHY” is much larger than me and incorporates many different things. I have a burning desire to create a different life than what society, my schooling, and even my family has taught me to accept.
My “WHY” is constantly evolving and I consider it a work in progress that changes and evolves with my own personal growth. However, the primary themes that remain constant are freedom and family.
I want to have the freedom to do whatever I choose to do every single day of my life. This freedom includes time freedom, financial freedom, and the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. I also want to give my family an extraordinary life. There are deeper and more personal components to my “WHY” but it all revolves around freedom and family.
What is it that gets you really fired up? Is there a thought or a memory that gets you emotional? Is there something that gets you out of bed every single morning? Is there one thing that you would do anything to change? One person that you would do anything to help? Is there something that you love doing that makes you happier than anything else in life? Whatever the answer is, put it down in great detail on paper and read it daily.
Maybe there are small daily occurrences that remind you why you do what you do, or better yet, make you want to change. This morning I was clearly reminded of four reasons “WHY” I have become a Professional Network Marketer.
1. Frantic Morning Routine– I am in the process of moving and I had to spend the night at my parent’s house last night. I woke up to the frantic pace of both of my parents hurrying to get to work at jobs they don’t enjoy. They were both flustered, moving very quickly, and didn’t even have time for breakfast. Just being in their presence made me extremely anxious and I almost felt sick to my stomach. I was actually kind of pissed off that I was even up so early, and then I realized that this was what most people accept as normal and do every single day for the rest of their lives. The sad thing is that most people in this routine are not as financially secure as they would like to be.
2. Crying Kid– Already feeling anxious and sick to my stomach, I left my parent’s home and went to the gym. As I drove down the street I began to slow down as a $70,000 black SUV was quickly backing up and did not see me. A father was dressed in a suite and appeared to be late for work. A young boy, approximately three years old, was standing in the driveway holding a stuffed animal and crying as his dad left for the day. I don’t have kids, but I want to someday and this really hit me. My parents are forced to leave their children for 90% of the day and they completely miss the little things that happen on a daily basis as their children grow up. I will not accept this!
3. No Dad’s at School– I passed three different schools and I saw dozens of kid’s walking to school. As I observed all of the kids, I also saw numerous mothers talking and walking with their kids. Upon passing the last school I realized that I did not see one father walking his kids to school or giving them a hug as they left for the day. I concluded that most of them were already at work and likely won’t see their family until much later that evening.
4. European Bakery– After I left the gym, I then picked up my friend and business partner to give him a ride to the airport and we stopped by a neighborhood European Bakery to grab coffee. My friend previously lived in Europe for three years while playing professional basketball. He told me how different things were in Europe and explained their priorities and way of life. We walked in at 9am on a Thursday morning both wearing gym shorts and a t-shirt. Everyone else was in business meetings and wearing dress clothes. As people stared at us, we both knew what they were thinking. I am sure they all wondered, “What do those guys do and why are they dressed like scrubs?” We casually walked away and I said out loud, “Thank God I do not have a real job anymore!”
What is your “WHY”? I challenge you to take a step back and put it on paper. Look at it daily and make changes whenever you feel like it. When you have a big enough “WHY” you will not care what anyone says and you will do whatever it takes to get to where you are going.
I know that I do not need everyone to be successful in network marketing, and I am done chasing people who do not want to be helped. Please share your “WHY” with me or at least one other person.
When you have a big enough “WHY” it is impossible to fail!