It's time to begin again.
Do you ever just feel like you need a do-over?
I think we all do sometimes. It's probably the new year that has me all excited about new beginnings and beginning again. But the new year also has me reflecting on the past year and looking at challenging myself to do this year a little differently.
This year, I want to choose my business because I believe it has the ability to change people for the better. I've watched the Scentsy family help people change the course of their lives. How could I not want to see that happen in others?
To live the life you always dreamed of. That's the goal right?
To be finically free. To stand behind a product that you are passionate about....a product that you love. That's what I want.
So this year, I'm choosing my business, not because I have to, but because I want to.
I want to see life change in others. I want to share the incredible opportunity that our company allows people. I don't want to be stingy. I want to generous.
I want to lead and love and share. That's what direct sales is really all about.
Some of you may feel like you've just been going through the motions for a while. Honestly, all of last year, I went through the motions. Somehow, I lost a little bit of my passion, and it showed.
So that's why I'm campaigning for a new start. A do-over of sorts. Let's scrap last year, and start again.
Maybe you've never really run your business at all. You've sold a little here and a little there, but you've never looked at your Scentsy, Velata, or Grace Adele business as a business. Maybe you've wanted more, but never known how to go about getting more.
Wherever you find yourself today, I proclaim today as a new day! Let's just start again. Let's remember why we signed up, what we hoped to get out of all of this, and let's run businesses that thrive.
I want a business that creates value in the life of others. I want my business to contribute to my community and the lives of my customers and the lives of my team members. That sounds a lot better than mediocrity doesn't it?
But before we move towards choosing our businesses this year, there is one more thing we have to address. That nasty F word.
It stops us in our tracks and keeps us from moving forward. Running a small business isn't scary, but putting yourself out there and failing is. It's what we're ultimately all afraid of.....what if I try really hard to make this work, and it doesn't?
I get the fear. I was there. But there has to be something bigger than the fear. For me, it was the face of my little girl. Addy was 9 months old when I started selling Scentsy and I desperately wanted to be at home with her. I wanted to take care of her. I was willing to take the risk of failure if it meant that I might succeed in the process.
So what is your Big thing? What is it that will allow you to push past the fear and do something great? What is it that makes you want to be a little better everyday?
Let's name it.
This is your year. Choose your business this year. Forget about the fear. Push it out the way. And let's start over together.
Your challenge is to commit. Post this picture to social media with the hashtags #IChooseScentsyFamily #IChooseMyBusiness and tell us what your reason for working is. Let's hold each other accountable. Let's do something big this year.
Then follow along. All year long, I'll be blogging about my business. We'll start from the beginning. We'll do things that make successful consultants, and we'll do it together.
What do you say?
Are you choosing your business this year? I know I am.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson