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Daily Success Habits for Entrepreneurs

As you know, running a home-based business requires maintaining a balanced life. On one hand, you may develop workaholic tendencies, checking emails at the dinner table and taking calls at all hours of the night. On the other hand, especially if you’re feeling unsure of how to proceed with your business, you may become lax and unproductive.

Working from home requires that we develop regular habits that bring balance and keep us focused. About a year ago, I created a list of daily actions that enrich my life and my work. These activities are not directly related to the day-to-day tasks of running a business, but they help me to feel at ease with myself and the way I use my time. While I have 15 items on my list now, I started with 8 or so activities that I hold sacred and important to living in alignment with my values and vision. Each item, while simple and seemingly insignificant –form the foundation for keeping myself centered, healthy and happy. When I truly embrace them, they add up to a day filled with all the things that are important to me. Here’s what I hold for each day… […]

May 25th, 2012|Business Vision, Direct Sales, Masterminding|0 Comments

Myths of Direct Selling Success

Despite evidence to the contrary, a couple of myths are pervasive in the direct selling world. Allow me to be your “Myth Buster” and provide some alternative ways of looking at your business success!

Success Myth #1: Success is a numbers game. The more you do, the more you get.

Myth Buster #1: Oh really? If massive action were all it took to succeed in direct selling, there would be a lot more people at the top of your company’s pay-plan, wouldn’t there? The world we live in today responds not just to action but to the “intent” behind the action. Today’s consumers (your prospects) can smell incongruity and ill intentions from a mile away, and when they do, they are running for the hills. What creates success in direct selling today is what’s behind the actions: the intent, the energy, and the value you bring to each interaction. Your success is an internal game. The person you are being, the thoughts you are holding and the vision you are striving for – these are the things that impact the actions you take and the results you enjoy. Your mindset and emotions are your single most important factor in your success as a direct selling leader. […]