Good Morning! I have a question and you need to answer it HONESTLY – is your DREAM/GOAL big enough to make your heart burst? A strange question, right? Well, Mary Christensen asked us that question when she began talking on Super Thursday at Thirty One‘s National Conference. If it isn’t, then we are putting qualifiers on our goals and dreams. How many times have you thought about a goal for your business and then modified because you didn’t think you could do it? Have you reduced your dreams to something that “others” would approve of or think is obtainable? Have you given up your goals entirely because you have hit a valley in your business?
I know that I have done all of this at some time in the last year. My dream (the one that makes my heart burst) is FIRST, for my family (hubby & I as well as Belinda) to have financial freedom and SECOND, to build a team with Thirty One that helps other women to grow in self-confidence while meeting their own personal and business goals. In other words, my ultimate dream is to be an Senior Executive Director. WOW, that is the first time I have said that! I have put qualifiers on my goal though, wondering if I would be a good leader, if I was as good as or could be as good as other SED/NEDs or by just letting FEAR and DOUBT join my party.
TODAY, I am giving myself permission to succeed. I am going to stay focused and not get distracted. I am going stay focused because if I want this – truly want this – I can’t get distracted by all of the naysayers. As Mary Christensen said, “I can’t fail if I don’t stop before I succeed”. Set aside your fears and go back to the basics of your business for it is the basics that first got you to be successful in the first place. If you are in direct sales – it is book, sell, recruit. It can’t be much easier than that, right?
I challenge you to write down you DREAM – the one that makes your heart burst. Pray on it and then let God take control. Share your passion for your business. Offer the opportunity to party to everyone and anyone. DREAM BIG where the sky is the limit.
Here is a poem by Marianne Williamson called “Our Deepest Fear” that Mary read to us:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!