In a previous post, I focused on defining my why but it was my broad why. It helped me to determine what things I needed to keep in my life and what needed to go.
Now that I have been with my health supplements company for almost 4 months now, I can say that I truly have my why for being in this business. This business is changing my life every day. My goals and visions are stronger than they have ever been.
What makes this direct sales adventure different than my other 2? Well, it would be that my why makes me cry. I discovered my deeper why. I originally thought it was purely to help women fit a healthy lifestyle into their busy lives. It was more than that.
When I met my upline a year ago in a vendor group, I was immediately drawn to her energy, focus, and positive attitude. I knew I wanted to work with her in some way beyond the vendor group. Her Facebook posts were always positive and talking about how well her team was doing and how they truly function as a team with one goal in mind and not a bunch of people all competing with themselves.
However, I didn’t think I’d join her team. I already had 2 direct sales companies right, another 3rd would be foolish. So I planned to have a party to support her and learn more about the products so I could find a way to network with her since it was a good fit with the all natural food company I represented.
In the back of my mind, I had always been concerned with my weight and my health. When I graduated high school, I weighed 105 lbs. That was 14 years ago. Now, weighing a little more than twice that, I knew I needed to do something different than what I have always been doing. I didn’t feel like my positive upbeat self and I was always tired and worn out. Nothing I had done for the past 2 years to lose weight had helped. I just didn’t have the type of support in my life that I needed.
When I had my party, I heard my friend’s story (her why) and about the products and I realized that if I wanted to change, I needed to be submerged in an environment that supported a healthy lifestyle but in a positive way. A place where transition was ok and encouraged.
The cost to sign up was low and I knew I was dropping one of my direct sales businesses. I was going to work this business as a business and not a hobby. I needed this for my health and sanity. I also didn’t realize it at the time, but I needed a focus.
So my why makes me cry when I tell other people of how full of life the half size version of myself was and how I want to get back to that. I want to be surrounded by people with the same goals who care about me and my success, not only my weight loss journey but my journey to have a successful home business.
I found the perfect place and fit in my health supplements direct sales company. I am determined and focused and I work my business every day. In less than 4 months, I have built a team of 10 with month sales at $4,000, I’ve promoted twice, I’ve lost 8 lbs and it’s only the beginning.
If your why doesn’t make you cry, then you didn’t dig deep enough. Sure, I want to make some money to buy a new car but that doesn’t compel me to push a little harder when I’ve had a bad day or ask one more person if they are interested in hosting a party after I already got 9 no’s that day. Your why needs to be the thing you think about every day. The thing that you are so passionate about that your brain doesn’t know the difference between your dreams and your reality. Without a clear vision and goal, you cannot be successful. You have to know why you are in this business and where you want to go.