When you started your journey in direct sales, did you have a vision or dream? Maybe you wanted to quit your JOB. Maybe you wanted to pay off debt. Maybe you wanted some ME time. Maybe you wanted to travel. Maybe you wanted to do fundraisers. Think about it for a moment, what was the FIRST reason that you joined your direct sales company.
For me, it was for the discounts. With the discounts, I could provide gifts to women and children in need. I wanted to fundraise to help others. Somewhere along the way, I tend to venture off that course. Here is my “why” that I wrote just 6 months ago:
I want to make a difference in people’s lives. I want to help women plan their first party in their home after a messy divorce. I want to make people smile when they are down with my silly happy mail. I want to help raise funds for that family that just can’t afford to pay for their child’s extra activities.
Most say that our “why” is what motivates us towards our vision. It is the emotional connection that you have every day with why you are doing what you are doing. For some this takes time to find – I can attest to that. For others, it is very easy.
Sometimes our vision will hit us at the strangest moment and it is like a SMACK on the head from God. Last week, I did a radio interview to talk about my FIGHT HUNGER Campaign giving thermal lunch totes to homeless kids for Back to School. As I talked about the campaign, there was an explosion inside me, a passion to do something, something that others may think is crazy, that is so far beyond my reach that it will truly take faith and trust in God to accomplish.
I want to create a non-profit that focuses on bringing smiles to the faces of women and children in need.
I know that sounds very general, right? The truth is “kids are my heart” and anyone that knows me, knows that I have been saying that since I first started with the South Jersey AIDS Alliance all those years ago.
I want to be able to use my Thirty One business to CELEBRATE -ENCOURAGE – REWARD kids and their moms who are struggling. I want to start with the kids because they didn’t ask to be brought into this world and in most cases have no control over the cards that they are dealt. God has a plan for each of them; even those who are struggling. I want to be the light that shines in their life. I want to show them that there are people who care. I want to make a difference in their life.
The vision is cast, the goal has been set, now the plan is being made to reach that dream. If it is God’s will, it will happen – in his time, not mine.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!