I am taking this week as a week of reflection, a time to clear my head and get ready for the New Year. I feel more focused in my business then I have in about 2 years – is it the new medicine, the physical therapy or is the remitting MS finally remitting? Whatever the reason, I am excited to think about and plan for the upcoming year.
When I started my journey in direct sales, I had a dream… What about you, what is your vision or dream when it comes to your business?
I wanted to quit my job and work from home. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my job but the commute and the desire to make my own hours again was calling me. Maybe you want to pay off debt. Maybe you want some ME time. Maybe you want to travel. Maybe you want to be able to give back to the community. Think for just a moment, what was the FIRST reason you joined your direct sales company or you maybe are now considering joining one.
Yes, I wanted to have my own business but I never really thought it would be in direct sales; I actually thought it would be a storefront. When I starting with Thirty One, it was for the discounts. With the discounts, I could provide gifts to women and children in need. I wanted to fundraise to help others. Although sometimes I squirrel off my true course, I do always come back to it.
My “why” is and always has been “to make a difference in the lives of others“.
Our “why” is what motivates us towards our vision. It is the emotional connection you have every day with why you are doing what you are doing. For some this takes time to find – I am a true testament to it taking a long time. For others, it is easy.
Sometimes our vision will hit us at the strangest moment and it is like a SMACK on the head from God. As I reflect on the last year, a smile comes to my face when I think about the opportunities I have had with the help of my customers to make a difference.
- Dialysis Bags
- Chemo Comfort Bags
- HERO bags for our troops
- Pamper Kits for new moms
- Random Acts of Kindness with my Give Back With Me Program
My BIG dream is to create a non-profit focusing on bringing smiles to the faces of women and children in need.
The truth is “kids are my heart” and anyone who knows me, knows I have been saying it since I first started with the South Jersey AIDS Alliance all those years ago.
I want to be able to use my Thirty One business to CELEBRATE – ENCOURAGE – REWARD kids and their moms who are struggling. Why kids? They didn’t ask to be brought into this world and in most cases have no control over the cards they are dealt. God has a plan for each of them; even those who are struggling. I want to be the light which shines in their life. I want to show them there are people who care. I want to make a difference.
The vision is cast, the goal has been set, now to put a plan together to reach the dream. If it is God’s will, it will happen – in his time, not mine. I have been casting the vision for two years now, baby steps.
What is your bigger than seems possible (scare the crap out of you) DREAM or VISION? Share it with us.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!