I’m so excited…in just 4 short days, I will be leaving NJ to head to Columbus Ohio. Okay, for some that may not sound exciting but for me it is a HUGE milestone. It is HUGE for me because health challenges have subsided enough that I can travel. I will be attending Thirty One’s National Conference. I will be entering my pink bubble to re-connect with old friends and connect with new ones. I will soaking up lots of training and getting a sneak peek at the NEW Fall prints and products. WOOHOO!!
So this week, I will be talking about working from home and building a business that you love. For those who say “I don’t have a business so this won’t pertain to me”, if you are a stay at home MOM, you are working. Here are some things that I “gave up” in order to become successful in my business…
It’s selfish to consider my own needs first.
As women, we take care of EVERYONE! We continually place our needs at the bottom of the list. Not only can this mindset stop you cold in your ability to sell your products and recruit new team mates; it can also leaving your cup empty with nothing to give to anyone else. If you are overly focused on everyone else you will have a hard time asking for business (or help with household tasks). It is important to fill your cup on a regular basis.
It’s my fault if others aren’t happy.
This is a tough one and I struggle with this in all aspects of my life. You are not responsible for the feelings of others. Read that again and let it sink in. There is NOTHING that you can do that will make unhappy people happy. The reverse is also true that no one can make you unhappy either. I encourage you to focus on what you can control (yourself) and let go of what you can’t (others). I know this can be easier said then done.
I must say “YES” when people ask me for my time.
No is a very powerful word. If you can get comfortable with it, you can free yourself from a lot of unnecessary commitments and headaches. If you are leading a team, saying NO to complaining, excuses and drains on your time can be empowering. Running a household, don’t allow people to suck you dry. Invest your time where you want and allow others to feel however they choose (check out #2!).
I wish things were different than they are right now.
Do you think like this? When you feel like this, are you ready to quit before you even get start? Forget about pursuing your dream, right? This is part of the comparison game of life. Here’s a secret….you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Trust the process, keep working and know that each day you are making progress, learning new things and becoming the person you need to be
Tough lessons no matter where you are in your life. I have found in the last month or so, when I began to accept 100% responsibility for my own actions, thoughts and attitudes, I am able to smile more and stress less. My business is blooming (again), and there is more harmony at home.
Share your thoughts with us…Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!