WOOHOO! Yes, it is Monday! And NO I do not dread Mondays for so many reasons….I have been told that I am WAY to cheery in the morning especially on Mondays. That is just the way I roll.
I want to ask you a question, and I want you to answer it honestly….
Are you unapologetically you?
Are you truly embracing everything that is about you?
Are you living your authentic life?
I know, tough questions for a Monday morning, right? These are the questions that I have been asking myself for the last few days. I want this year to be different. Isn’t the definition of insanity “doing the same things and expecting different results?
In direct sales, as with most jobs or business, we tend to have an imagine in our mind of what we “should” be or do. We think that we “have to” do what Jane did because she was successful so I will be to. I have been guilty of those same thoughts. Not so much the comparison game but I think of it more like “keeping up with the Jones”.
What would happen if you let your personality shine in your business? What would happen if you are not acting/thinking/doing business like someone thinks you should? Think about it…
If you are in direct sales (especially a party plan business) there are some basics to business that should not be changed – book, sell, recruit. That doesn’t mean that everything you do is going to necessarily look like what every other consultant is doing in your DS company. Your parties may not look like someone else’s. Does it mean that you won’t be successful?
You don’t have to wear certain clothes to be successful. You don’t have to talk a certain way to get people to like you. You don’t have to promote your business according to someone else’s rules.
This is your business. This is you and every wonderfully, lovely, messed up, beautiful part of you. Be yourself and people will come running. Be someone else and people will run away.
I started the New Year knowing that this year would be different. I have squashed my inner gremlins or at least most of them. I have embraced the things that I am good at (or receive compliments on). I am not doing things the same as everyone else. WHY? Because if it doesn’t feel right, I’m not doing it.
I am being true to who I am even though there are times I don’t know who that is. I know that I want to be happy. I want to bring happiness to others. I want to help others to realized their potential. I won’t be dressed to the nines because jeans are my friend. I won’t have the perfect presentation but it will come from the hear. I will be ME! The good, the bad and the ugly!
Will you be your authentic self this year?
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!