Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel

Destination Addiction

Has the name of today’s blog made you curious?  Are you wondering if I stumbled across a new addiction?  The truth is that during the ETTM Conference, Jennifer Bronsnick of “The Mindful Mommy” had this great quote

“Beware of Destination Addiction – a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is the next place, the next job or with the next partner.  Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where we are”

It got me to thinking about my latest struggles – nothing major just not really being mindful or intentional about my business.  Wondering what changed over the last 6 – 8 months that my passion seems to have changed.  Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE my Thirty One business and I am truly in my element when I am talking about the products and sharing the opportunity.  Something changed in me, and I am searching for answers to JUMP start the momentum again.

During Thirty One’s National Conference this year, we talked a lot about being intentional with our business and I thought I came home focused on being in the present.  As the summer was just okay and the fall started off slow, I am beginning to realize that the problem is ME! Like that is a surprise, right?

Mindful Business = Successful Business

One of the things that really struck me hard was the whole multi-tasking thing.  I used to think it was a compliment when people told me that I was great at it.  The truth is, it is not really a good thing in today’s business world.  The end result is that I miss cues from people so I miss opportunities.  This is going to take some practice but my goal is to become MINDFUL about my business and as a result STOP multi-tasking.  Do I think this is the end all to be all of building my business? NO but I do think it will help me to focus on the present, paying attention to the things and people around me.

I keep stepping in different directions but as Roe Coutoure DeSaro of Gutsy Girl said “a step in the wrong direction is better than no step at all”.

So, where are you?  Are you a destination addict?  Are you always thinking that you will find happiness when “I get a new job”, “I earn more money”, “I get the next promotion”, or “(fill in YOUR next)”?  What if you were to be mindful – in the moment just for today or maybe even this week?  What do you think you would find?

I challenge you to try for one week – don’t multi-task and be in the moment!  Can you do it with me?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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