Last weekend, I heard a wonderful quote from Les Brown: "It’s not where you start, it’s where you are going." What this means is that you have the power to change everything in your past and point yourself in a new direction – a direction of positivity, success, and happiness. All it takes is a DECISION and a COMMITMENT to DO IT. I was lucky enough to see Les Brown speak these words in person. His inspirational talk was the culmination of one of the most exhilarating events of my life. I was holed up in a ballroom in the Mirage hotel in Las Vegas for 24 hours over 3 days listening to and being inspired by some of the most committed, dedicated, and richest networking marketing leaders who shared their stories and tips for building a successful business.
I ventured to this conference alone because I want to be successful with my business. I know if I am serious about this business, I need to learn a lot. I know I need to surround myself with role models. I felt in my gut it was a conference I could NOT afford to miss. And WOW, did it not disappoint!
What I’m doing is HUGE and SCARY!!! Some may say I’m crazy. I have a 6 figure income in a fairly secure job in a very solid profession. BUT, at age 55, I am on my way to switching careers. I am NOT WINDING DOWN. I am just GETTING STARTED! I work my day job and come home and work my part time job, often staying up until midnight. I work hard because I am filled with PASSION & EXCITEMENT. This is my destiny – I know it - and I WILL NOT STOP.
I want to learn how to be a better leader. I want to learn how to make a profound impact on people’s lives. I want to help people live a better life. I want to teach people that there is a better way – that network marketing is a solid business that pays huge rewards to those who are hungry, persistent, patient, and open to learning. And that people who have been successful professionals in other careers are PERFECT for this! (But interestingly, those are the ones most skeptical, as I was in the beginning!!!)
One of the most exciting things that happened this weekend is that a new documentary was released. It was produced by Eric Worre, author of "Go Pro" and is called The Rise of the Entrepreneur. It gives a whole new perspective on the network marketing profession. Did you know that it is one of the most secure jobs of the 21st century? Did you know that it has unlimited income potential? Did you know it’s the only job that ANYONE can sign up for? No degree, no pedigree, no background check, no skills, and no connections required? And did you know that the upfront investment is minimal and the rewards are immediate?
I feel so fortunate to have found my purpose. Even if it’s a bit late in life, I know I have years & years to do good in this world, and I can’t wait for what is to come.
One of the last exercises of the weekend was to think about and write down where you will be 1 and 5 years from now, and then visualize those things. To keep me accountable to reaching what might seem like crazy goals, I’m sharing them publicly today:
- Earn a 6 figure income in my new career - Be in the top 100 in my company - Be the most successful over-50 coach in the company’s history
- Be a speaker at the conference I just attended - Publish a book - Have Not Your Average Grandma be a recognized & admired brand
Crazy? Yes! Determined? Yes! Unstoppable? Yes! Slowing down? Not a chance! Scared? Hell yeah! Giving up? Hell no!
Now you know where I’m going. Where are you going? Do you need help? Click here if you want to talk.
And check out the picture below with one of my mentors, Eric Worre. It was so cool to meet him in person. Surreal might be a more accurate description!