Business Tips and Tricks, Hope Wissel

Throwback Thursday

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Throwback Thursday,,,,,

WOW!  Thirty One had lots of different gifts in the early years.  The picture of Cindy Monroe and I was taken at my Celebrate and Connect as a NEW Director with Thirty One.  It was actually Spring Premiere in Pennsylvania.  That picture was quickly taken before the flood gates opened and I was overwhelmed by emotion.  Cindy was wonderful despite the tears rolling down my cheeks.

I had flashbacks – the good kind – while cleaning off the shelves in my office.  I was running out of room with lots of binders full of training information from the last 3 years.  WOW!  You know those binders you create when you are training but then never really look at again.

It was great reminiscing and seeing how far I have come in my journey with Thirty One.  There was even notes from that “life changing” coaching call with Hope Shortt when I connected with my emotional why to promote to Director.  I was a sponge back then.  Reading everything that I could get my hands on.  When did I find the time?  I stuck to the basics (book, sell, recruit) knowing that in the end God would provide.  

I found my first DISC profile when I didn’t even understand what the results meant personally or to my business.  I was an “S” then and I am still an “S”.  I guess that never changes which is okay with me.  I LOVE being family-oriented, loyal and easy going.

I found my CORE value top 5 which are the same today as they were then: Family, Faith, Health, Charity, Finances.  What are YOUR core values?

I found my Gift Assessment which I did in March of 2013.  My Primary Gifts were: Culture and Help.  Reading over the explanations of these gifts, I was reminded of how I grew my business.  I was able to create a culturally diverse team by attracting a wide range of people with different ethnic and religious backgrounds.  My strong desire to help other people achieve their goals and dreams has lead to consistency from 95% of my team.  My secondary gift was Connection which is all about building relationships.  A gentle reminder that when I am true to myself, relationships develop and my business will flourish.

My favorite is the Love Language Profile.  My primary love language is “words of affirmation”.  I was skeptical about this test but once I did it, I totally understood why “kind, encouraging and positive words” sent my spirits skyward.  If you haven’t done this, check it out and then share the results with your spouse and even your boss.

What did this trip down memory lane teach me?  First, doing training and then letting it sit on the shelf doesn’t help but I think that one was a no brainer.  The real lesson is to take the skills learned and incorporate them in my business.  Knowing my core values along with my gifts and my personality assessment will help me to stay focused and grounded in the things that are important to me.  When I do that, my business will soar.

I challenge you to do any of these “tests” and see what you learn.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel, Relax, Reflect, Recharge

What is Your Anointing?

Good Morning.  I have been wanting to figure out what my anointing is but first I wanted to really needed to understand what the word meant. By definition it “is a gift that functions easily when it is operating in you to benefit others and the Kingdom of God. If one has to “work it up” one has probably gone outside one’s anointing“.

As I stopped to reflect and recharge this morning, I started wondering what my anointing really was and did I have one?  Honestly, this is not where I am looking for accolades not am  I sitting on a “pity pot” saying “woo is me”.  I really am not sure what it is.  My lack of personal confidence, an occasional lack of of faith combined with my blossoming growth as a professional in direct sales, often leaves me wondering what are my talents/anointing.  What gifts have I been given by God?

I have taken the Natural Gift Assessment by Lyndsey Baigent but is that the same thing?  According to this test my gifts are Culture and Help.  Simply put I find it easy to move freely in different cultures, feel fulfilled in sharing a variety of different cultural experiences as well as helping others to achieve their goals and dreams.  I guess my biggest PROBLEM is my lack of faith in my abilities.  When I get out of the way of myself, these natural gifts take over.  I don’t know about you but I over analyze things, want to look deeper into things.  Truth is I just need to trust and believe in God and the work that he is doing in my life.   As I look back on my life, the winding road through my addiction and subsequent work in social services brought me here.  Before my addiction, I am not sure if I would have found my gifts to be the same things.  From a very negative time in my life, God was able to put me on a different path that allows me to share my anointing with others.

“As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and  as that anointing is real, not counterfeit – just as it has taught you, remain in him” (1 John 2:27).

Where do you move naturally in your life? What do you do that you don’t have to work at it? Chances are that is your anointing. God wants you to walk in the anointing he has given to you.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!