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Is Perfect Spoiling Your Dreams

“A successful life is often expensive. It will cost you something to become a champion.Time. Energy. Focus.” – Mike Murdock

Over the last few weeks, I have seen MAJOR changes in my business.  Parties/ Hostess that I didn’t think would turn out have, customers have been placing retail orders, and I have TWO new recruits who are ready to ROCK their business.  Do I think it is anything special that I did?  NO!  Do I believe that God is working in my life?  YES.   There is one other thing that has changed – I have accepted that I am NOT perfect and I don’t NEED to be in order to work my business and be a success.  I am sure for some this seems like a no-brainer (yes, I do use that word ALOT).  For me, it  was a process.

I actually realized that I was sabotaging my success waiting for everything to be PERFECT, do you do that?  You may not realize it but if you have these thoughts you are on the way to de-railing your business:

    Do you think :
  •   I’ll make reach out to my contacts as soon as I have the perfect (or the right)  script.
  •   I’ll book my first parties as soon as I learn how to do a party.
  •   I can’t work if my office is unorganized so I’ll do that first.

Let’s be truthful, we have all said it, thought it or done it  right?  Here are some tips that will help you reach those dreams and allow yourself to be “Im-prefect”.

1. Does practice really make perfect?  The truth is, even with the right words and scripts, you’re going to mess it up a number of times before you’re really good.
Practice = better.
More practice = good.
More practice = great!
Did you see the PERFECT anywhere?

 2. If it was easy – everyone would be doing it.  Easy is not the path to true happiness in any area of our lives. A great marriage is hard work. Raising great kids is really hard work. Earning a degree is hard work, and so is building a solid, successful direct sales business.  WOW!  They didn’t tell you that when you signed up as a consultant did they!  It may be easy at times but then the “pink” cloud will burst and it will be a little tougher and you may need to work a little harder.  It will be worth it in the end – every bit of effort will pay off.

“If we do the things we need to do when we need to do them, the day will come when we can do the things we want to do when we want to do them.” – Zig Ziglar 
3. The ducks probably won’t cooperate.  Resist the urge for perfection. Perfection can be another word for procrastination. That is, don’t wait until all your ducks are in a row.  The pieces won’t ever all be in place. We won’t ever know everything we need to know to do it perfectly.
So, what have I done differently over the last few weeks that made a difference in my business: FIRST – I trust that I am on the path that God wants me to be on.  I am not looking to be perfect or to be in the spotlight.  That is not my God-sized dream.  My dream is to have a self-sufficient business that provides my husband and I (and my family) with the extras – having financial freedom and being able to travel when we want.  When I let go of the woulda, shoulda, coulda, and trust in God – things happen.
Are you looking to be perfect?  Is that affecting YOUR business?  Share your thoughts with us..
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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