Everywhere I turn, people are on a mission to get “swimsuit ready”. We start thinking about the warmer weather around Easter, by Memorial day the reality hits, by mid-June school is over and then July 4th – the official start of summer (at least on the East Coast) SMACKS us in the face.
I know I shutter at the thought of bringing my winter body out of hibernation and squeezing it into pieces of nylon and spandex. Despite the weight loss there is still a lot of skin. I actually fit in last year’s suit just not happy about the excess skin hanging around.
I know, what does tho have to do with getting your business ready for summer, right?
If I’m being completely honest, I actually love being in the water and have ever since I was little (young not size – LOL). I just let the way I look and what people will think take over. So I usually avoid the pool or sit on the sidelines all covered up worried about what others will think.
Think about your business for a minute. As a direct seller, I have always heard “the J months are the worst” and yes I have talked about it ALOT! We send encouragement to others and share with our teams, to face their fears, put themselves out there, not worry what others think and to serve people even when it seems scary or uncomfortable. But do we practice what we preach?
What would we be teaching them if we just hid and never put ourselves out there? Think about all the missed opportunities we would have. Think about the other people who may see you and think, “If she can do it so can I.”
To be brutally honest – just like your body (or at least mine), your business may never be swimsuit “Ready”. You will probably always have doubts, insecurities, or even question if people will look, stare, and point at you for thinking you can actually ROCK your business.
The bottom line is you have a passion for what you do. You have people to serve. There are people who need you – yes, they need exactly what you have to give RIGHT NOW not when everything is 100% perfect.
Because let’s face it… nothing is ever going to be 100% perfect. Are you waiting for perfect?
We have two choices in our business AND this summer:
1) We can sit on the sidelines watching the rest of the world having fun, making memories, launching businesses, and serving others.
2) We can STOP waiting for perfect. We can suck it up, put our businesses out there and ROCK it stretch marks and all!
Start today putting your business out there, whether it’s perfect or not. Be a walking billboard with your products. Start connecting with other people, growing and serving. We aren’t getting any younger and you’ve got a lot of people who need your voice and your message!
I know, I get it – you still feel like your business is not ready, right? Share with us what’s holding you back. Let us be your cheerleaders!
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!