Hmmmm, well this guy did it as an entrepreneur building a traditional business which is more risky than building a direct sales business. Being ambitious enough to have a dream to be lazy?! Really? Is that what it takes? What about OUR why? Why do we sit back and think, "man, this is hard." Isn't our why good enough to work our tail off to get to the sandy beaches, Disney with our kids, to be able to "retire" at a young age & enjoy life? Don't we want to live debt free? To have a choice in life to do something we enjoy instead of what we HAVE to do to survive? To give our family options? To live our life to the fullest? To give back to our churches, charities, schools, people? To help hundreds of OTHERS achieve this life too? It's important enough to get off our duff & get MOVING?!
Imagine you had the cure for cancer, would you keep that knowledge to yourself? Or would you share it with the world and save lives? THIS (direct sales) is the cure to the economic cancer of our world! With residual income & high salary potential, why wouldn't you give it a chance? Why would you choose to work 12 hours a day at a job with no chance of advancement? Banging your head against your desk? No chance of making enough for your family to thrive? Working to make enough to live pay check to pay check? I KNOW that what I am working for will get my family beyond THAT!
It's not about the money. Nope, really. It's about having a choice. Being able to choose to put my sons in football and my daughters in dance/gymnastics and not have to BLINK at the fees. It's not about the toys, or the electronics, or the house. Nope, it's about spending time with my children before they are grown, making MEMORIES, TOGETHER! It's about giving my husband a choice to do what he WANTS to do and not what he HAS to do.
Do you see? If spending 10 years (often times less) on a direct sales business can get you THAT, why not just give it a try? I'm over 3 years in now. There is still a lot of work to be done, but I am STILL excited about the direction Scentsy is going, our products, inspiring others & changing my own legacy. I have watched my business grow every single year I have been doing this and it's EXCITING! I have worked HARD for where I am today. Often times I even feel I could work harder! But it's my decision to run my business my way & it's only going to slow down when I get there. But, I WILL get there.
But life happens, right? What if your child is sick & you have to call in to work. What if you have multiple children, like me & each one gets sick, one after another. Could you imagine calling in to work for a week or more straight? What would happen to your job? Would it still be there when you get back? What if you were in an accident or had a devastating illness & couldn't work a traditional job because of your situation? What would you do?
What if you had a job that worked around your schedule, was there for you when you needed it, had people to help lift you up when you are down. What if you took a necessary 2 weeks off work & you didn't even blink an eye. What if you continued to earn an income while you were not working? What if YOU had control?
What if you were empowered, encouraged, celebrated, inspired, congratulated, energized, stimulated, praised, motivated? What if you were proud of yourself for doing something you didn't think you could do? What if it just meant showing some one a warmer and some wax? Would it all be worth it?
What are you afraid of? Is it failure? Only YOU can define failure. To purchase a kit for $99 and have a hugely successful company backing you, making the product and all the marketing material for you, encouraging you to succeed, training you, rewarding you and all it takes to make that investment back is an average of $550 in sales?
I can lead you to water, but I can't make you drink. I am here to help, teach and inspire you. But you have to do the work. You have to apply what you learn. You have to jump in & do it, even when it's hard. But here is a secret, It's totally worth it!
“If you can’t believe in miracles, then believe in yourself. When you want something bad enough, let that drive push you to make it happen. Sometimes you’ll run into brick walls that are put there to test you. Find a way around them and stay focused on your dream. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
― Isabel Lopez, Isabel's Hand-Me-Down Dreams
“Doubts in your mind are a much greater roadblock to success than obstacles on the journey.”
― Orrin Woodward, L.I.F.E. Living Intentionally For Excellence
“You. You are standing in your own way. And that means whatever it is scares you. It won't forever...but take your time. Nothing good was ever rushed.”
― Suzanne Palmieri-Hayes, The Witch of Little Italy