The above picture is the vision board I created just the other day. Even though 2017 is almost over, a lot of these visions are on my To Accomplish list. If I had to pick two things that I want to happen more than anything else, it would definitely be the first square and the last square. Can I say the last two squares? Because seeing my Spudnik is on his birthday is just a Given 🙂
So why these two? I believe accomplishing these two will open the doors to everything else; including marrying the love of my life! He is a very sweet but very practical man, so I can’t blame him for wanting to wait a little bit longer until I’m more financially stable.
Being a successful entrepreneur has been my dream since I started being a Beach Body coach back 2012. Clearly, that hasn’t happened yet, but I also know so much more about network marketing and consistency and the value of good training. I sit back and I see all these people on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram who made it; like REALLY made it with whatever company they got involved with. I always ask myself, how did they do that? I watch the videos, take the notes, make the changes, follow the steps, and yet I’m still a Bust. If I’m honest with myself, consistency has never been my strong suit. And having the knowledge I do now about getting in on the ground floor at whatever company makes a HUGE difference too. I’m not on the ground floor with Beach Body, so building my Beach Body team isn’t my main focus. I mostly do it because it keeps me accountable and healthy. I earn just enough through Beach Body to cover my own Shakeology order each month. If more people get on Shakeology and work out more because of my encouragement, that’s great, and if not, I’m okee with that too. My main focus on a business opportunity is through Direct Cellars and Melaleuca.
So why Direct Cellars? With Direct Cellars I’m a part of the Ground Floor. This particular company opened up to network marketing less than a year ago and it’s exploding pretty fast. I mean, who doesn’t like free wine, right? Watching the ground floor video in the link above help put it in perspective. So then why Melaleuca? They have been around since 1985, which means I’m no where near the ground floor within this company. But this company helps me and my whole household be healthier and free of chemicals by being able to choose from over 450 products that are all eco-friendly, biodegradable, toxin and chemical free that we use all the time. Being diagnosed with PCOS, my hormones are very sensitive and very easily disrupted with things such has dish soap, laundry detergent, lip balm, snack bars, water flavoring, lotions; the list goes on and on. More and more people are realizing natural is the way to go and I believe this route has true potential for me to grow into a full time Director.
The second square I chose from my vision board was Growing an Amazing Team. Team works makes the Dream work. I can’t become a Master Cellar or a Director and be able to work from home full time, get out of debt, and help others all by myself. Life doesn’t work that way. It’s a little frustrating because at one point in time I had 11 Beach Body coaches under me, but they didn’t work the business aspect. And I was new to network marketing so I was teaching them as I was learning. The business opportunity fell to the wayside, but we all got healthy and happy together, that’s for sure! Now I know how to recognize people with that entrepreneurial hunger and trainable mind. Leaders are Readers and Mentors, always! And we also get mentored from others so we can pass on the knowledge, not to mention the new people coming aboard with their new ideas…it all contributes to a team that grows and moves forward together.
I want to be financially independent. I want to be able to send money to my parents, take Greg on vacation, donate to charities, pay off all this ridiculous student loan debt. I want to prove to myself and everyone else that it IS possible, that I’m not a useless failure. I want to be free to travel with my future family and just not worry about debt or bills.
I know I will be able to visit Spudnik on his 13th birthday this coming December. I know that I will be down 15 pounds before New Years, and I know that Greg is my soulmate and that we will be married and have a family one day. What I need to do now is put all that “knowing” towards myself, knowing and believing that I can become a Master Cellar with Direct Cellars and a Director with Melaleuca. I know that I encourage and motivate people with their health. Now I have to know and believe that I can encourage them in their wealth, to follow their dreams and be financially free.