I seem to get my most clear thoughts + ideas when I’m running.
Today, on my run, was one of those days when everything came clear to me. Let me elaborate.
We tend to look at people who “have their lives figured out” and think that it must have all just magically worked out for them. They must have always known their path, and seen their end goals in mind.
But I really don’t believe that’s the case.
Happy, successful and driven people simply do more, fail more, and therefore succeed more. Because the more times they do projects that fail, the more they learn for next time. It’s not a coincidence that they produce amazing things. It’s because they produced 5 terrible things that didn’t work, for every 1 amazing thing that did. They tried more. The ACTUALLY started while you were sitting back and watching.
I have fallen into this comparison trap many times in my life. I’ve also been the victim of people thinking that my successes came easy to me.
One thing I have done to make sh!t happen though is that I started. I began without knowing the outcome, but knowing I would work my butt off and lead with lifestyle to find success.
You can do the same.
When I began my doTERRA business, it was easy to fall into the comparison trap. You look at the wild successes of others on your team (we’re a very supportive culture, who celebrate one another’s wins) and see that they hit the rank of Diamond in 1 year, and you think ‘how am I ever going to do that’.
With that attitude, you won’t. If I could offer one piece of advice beyond JUST START, it’s to STAY IN YOUR OWN LANE.
You see, you have a unique gift. Maybe you’ve struggled with depression & anxiety your whole life and found the oils as a tool to boost your mood. Someone needs your experience to be shared.
Maybe you’re a millennial who is out to prove that you CAN find a job that you love, that can be done on your own time, and that network marketing is not an icky biz like our parents believe it is. Someone needs your experience to be shared.
Maybe you have kids who struggle with digestive issues, and you used some holistic remedies like oils to help soothe them. Someone needs your experience to be shared.
The problem is, when you don’t START and CREATE YOUR LANEWAY, you don’t get anywhere. You never feel unstuck or empowered because you’re not doing anything. So start!
If you’re in business for yourself & you have a product to sell- do this.
Tell 10 people about your product.
Tell those same 10 people about your unique story and why you love your product.
If they believe you (which they should), they’re going to go tell someone and/or buy your product. You’ve just created momentum.
This business isn’t hard, but you DO have to start.