James is in a different, much tougher, industry than ours.
His post today is GOLD. Deeply inspiring stuff. And I totally agree.
24 hours after crying in my car I was back knocking on doors.
In 2009 I was trying to build up my lead generation business.
We were getting a few leads online a...nd I had taught myself how to build a site, Google ads and copy writing.
But the real business was being generated out on the streets. Knocking on doors. Face to face.
I had a sales team but getting people to turn up consistently and reliably was dam near impossible. One young lady even claimed her brother had just died 30 minutes into working but that's a story for another day..
So I got out there. Knocked on doors. Made the sales and worked on the sites in the evening.
Once I sat in the car and just cried. The sheer pressure of trying to keep everything going overwhelming me.
Building a better version of yourself is hard.
Knocking on doors and getting rejected 99% of the time is hard.
Spending money you barely have on ads to make more money is hard.
And it should be.
It's the barrier to entry that most people won’t pay.
My ROI on that time of my life has been gigantic.
My hard years are what makes my current life possible.
Take action always. It will feel imperfect. It will feel stressful.
It will feel uncomfortable.
Do it anyway.
Last night when my family sat down to dinner, a familiar debate began with my youngest daughter about whether she would be eating pumpkin or not.
After much harrumphing she allowed a small-ish piece onto her plate, we dropped the subject and all tucked into our meals.
About 5 minutes later she made an astonished announcement:...
“If you eat something you don’t like, without making yucky noises, it tastes better!”
She’d polished off her pumpkin and discovered an important truth.
So I thought I’d share it with you.
Keep someone handy who has more wisdom than you. They can tell you whether those parts of your business you’d rather ignore are actually necessary.
And then, if they have to be done, don’t fuss and bleat and beat your fists as you go about doing them.
You’ll find they don’t stick in your throat the same way.
They’ll taste better.
See you on the road,
PS If you are feeling like you need to make less fuss as you eat your pumpkin...a rare opportunity to work with me one-on-one is happening right now.
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Lordy I LOVED speaking today!! My facial expression says ‘School Ma’am’ in this picture but it was actually so much fun - we laughed, we didn’t cry...but we DID think about some very important things. Like what it takes to build a NWM business. And people really got it.
Bonus = LOADS more people are going to be reading The Networker tonight! 🎉⭐️
Accountability and why it’s so much juicier than it sounds! 🍯
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Move from fatigue, procrastination and a sense of overwhelm about your business into FRESH, ROBUST and action-focused....
Seeing Liz Gilbert speak was darn inspiring - I blogged about what she had to say about fear, and how to make it your friend:
The art of RE-FRAMING and why it’s so useful...
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Would love to hear any useful re-frame phrases in the comments (a before and after phrase) - you’ll probably inspire other viewers!!...
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Bethany Hamilton is one amazing woman. Have you seen the movie about an enormous event that shaped her life...and helped her find her brave? It's called Soul Surfer. Watched it with my daughters and it threw a new light on what it means to be an athlete, and what it means to be beautiful.
Today I’m answering a reader’s question about whether it’s a good idea for people to sign up for the business when they’ve only just seen a presentation.
This is a whopper long response of 25 mins or so (I was trying to keep it under 10 mins 😆😆) because there’s SO MANY important parts to this question and its answers.
Give me a ❤️ and tag someone you know who’d benefit from today’s message. It can be good to get your team to watch these weekly FB Lives so you can discuss them... together 🎉
And if you’d like a question potentially answered on a FB Live, message me or email email@example.com
Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter just messaged me and shared this FB live clip he did.
It’s VERY FUNNY and cuts to the chase. This was absolutely me when I started my business - to the point and straight up.
It’s a 3 min clip - let me know in the comments if you laughed out loud too!...
A friend from Australia read my blog post about 7 ways to Find the Time and Money...
...in that I mentioned what a big impact decluttering had on me - and that I'd write a blog about it if anyone wanted to know about that.
She asked! And I wrote it. It makes for good reading! Tell me in the comments about your experiences with this...have you decluttered? Or has it got you stuck?
This week I had a guest blogger Helen Jamieson whom kindly shared her decluttering story and how the process took her from fatigue and overwhelm to more energy ...and clarity, but not without some commitment and hard work.
A great read, thanks Helen for your honest account and sharing with us how it's helped you in your life and business.
Perhaps your husband would benefit from seeing this! James’s stuff is very good.
This HAS to stop.
I don't want to be the White Knight here but this is pissing me off....
If you're wife/girlfriend/significant other has a vision and dream it's not your job to tell them...
..all the reasons it might fail..
..that they're wasting their time..
..that they should get 'other' things done first.
It's your job to support them, encourage them, enable them.
It's your job to create the environment where they can start a business/movement/dream.
I will be eternally thankful to my wife for seeing the potential in me and encouraging me to go get it. Even before I saw it in myself. She demanded I walk the walk rather than just talk the talk. Because she believed in me.
If you expect your partner to constantly prioritise others before herself you are storing up a world of hurt.
For both of you.
When she finally achieves her dream she will remember that you we're the one who tried to hold her back.
If she isn't able to at least try then she will resent you because you can't suppress hopes and dreams.
They can fade but they never go away.
Yes, she might stumble.
Yes, she might fail.
Yes, you will have to step up and take things off her hands that she currently takes care of. Deal with it.
If your ego is too fragile to deal with your significant other having her own identity, being more 'successful' than you or earning more than you.
Thats YOUR problem.
Deal with it.
It's the only way.