Member of the Month?!!? Me? …Crazy!!! When I received the email from Melanie, telling me that I had been chosen, you better believe I was excited! I have admired past members of the month so much and really aspired to be recognized in that way…because that would mean that I was creating an impact, making waves and helping a lot of people reach their goals..and that is super cool!
It is especially so, because a little over 3 1/2 years ago, when I had my first taste of network marketing, success was totally elusive. Back then, I never truly believed I could do it. At the time, I was a stay-at-home mom, who desperately wanted to remain at home with my kids but I was forced to entertain going back to my busy life as a hairstylist, commuting daily into the city. We needed the income to support our family, but it totally destroyed me to think about being away from my children all the time. So when my aunt asked me if ‘I’d be open to checking out her side project’..I was a bit skeptical… but pretty open.
I’d like to say that I seriously rocked it out from day one, but that would be a huge lie! I was failing in spectacular fashion! It was humiliating. I could not get ANYONE to take me seriously and even those closest to me thought I was deluding myself. I quickly realized that I totally lacked influence and no one really saw me as a business person. I had a lot of work to do, especially on my mindset.
In truth I’ve always been a pretty successful, fun loving and quirky kinda gal. I love to laugh, heartily, shake it out on the dance floor, and do whatever I can to make people feel good about themselves. And yet, I myself, had a lot of limiting beliefs, lacked feelings of worth and feared others’ opinions of me in a big way. The word ’no' was my kryptonite and I’d crumble like a cookie at the mere hint of it. Clearly NOT the perfect combo for home business success. Am I right? lol
Then, thank God…I had what would turn out to be one of the smartest ideas of my life. I decided to reach out to Steve Krivda for ‘advice’ on my floundering career.
It should come as no surprise to anyone, that when I finally found MLSP in August of 2015, I was the classic case of someone coming online out of total weakness. I was looking for a place to hide from myself and others. Of course, THAT didn’t work because I just took myself with me! I spent a solid year totally lost down the rabbit hole of confusion and frustration…words I don’t even acknowledge anymore. I was battling myself instead of being coachable and just taking action.
The one thing I did do though, was keep learning. I voraciously consumed book after book, course after course and event after event. I listened to every morning wake-up call, sought out mentors and poured myself into personal development in a very real way. Over the next 6 months, I found myself blasting through some serious mindset issues that were holding me back. I forgave those who needed forgiveness, including myself and I got to work.
Honestly, in recent months, I made a decision to stop selling myself short and acknowledge that I DID have greatness within me. By playing small, I was selfishly withholding the value I could provide, that might change lives in a very real way. That saddened me profoundly. In that moment, I stopped caring so much about what people might think of me and started focusing on how I could effect change.
That shift in thinking catapulted me into massive action in a way I’d never experienced before. I started doing things that terrified me and just ploughed through. I took on Facebook Challenges after witnessing what some in the community had accomplished. I went hard! I didn’t stop. I got committed, consistent and focused on my vision and my goals.
The results…well …they speak for themselves…I’ve gone from L1 to L3 in a less than 2 months and as I write this, I am on the verge of L4…it’s coming! I’ve been hanging out in the top spots on the leaderboards with rockstars, who I’d only dream of sharing such rarefied air with, a year ago. Now, I have a steady lead flow, I am placing in affiliate contests, have turned into a recruiting beast lol and have significantly increased my online income. Not bad if you think about it!
What is truly exciting for me is that I am really just beginning. I have only scratched the surface of what I can accomplish and I’m truly excited to see what’s in store. Whatever I choose to do, I know that I will have my amazing MLSP family with me every step of the way. Thank you all so much for having my back:)
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