I am a marketer. I go by many names, direct seller, work at home mom, solopreneur, entrepreneur, business owner, networker…. bottom line: I make a living with my own business.
I got started because I BELIEVED….. I believed that my idea could make a better life; for me, for my family and for others.
I keep going because I have HOPE…. hope that tomorrow I will meet someone I can help. Hope that the work I did yesterday will bring results. Hope for a brighter future.
I wake up in the middle of the night. With WORRIES about quotas and bills, thinking about you, my customer, and wondering if I could have done more for you.
I get up early and stay up late… learning, stretching, GROWING, trying to discover how to make things better. Working harder than I ever did for a boss.
I LEARN… about “multi-tasking” and “getting out of my comfort zone”…. I balance a phone on one ear, stir dinner with one hand and post to Facebook with the other.
I study… I learn a new language, words like; marketing, taxes, quota, networking, upline, downline, ROI, target market, MLM, WAHM, optimization, and BNI become part of my vocabulary. My family and close friends don’t always understand.
I CRY… I hurt… when I can’t fit it all in, when the my closest friends say what I do is “a scam”, or buy from someone else. When I’ve done my best and it’s not good enough and the goals I’ve been told I must set aren’t met.
I LAUGH… I rejoice… when things work, when what I’ve dreamed seems right around the corner. When my “team” and my “customers” are happy and see the value in my product, service and business. When everything I’ve been dreaming for seems possible.
I get TIRED… I have no “paid” vacation or sick days. Every day it’s up to me to keep things moving forward. I forget to rest….
I SMILE… When you cancel your order and that means I don’t get paid this month. I remind myself that it isn’t about me, it’s about the customer and the value I can bring to them. I take every bit of energy and “make something positive” out of the situation and “learn something” from it.
I LOVE…. I love my family, my kids and the time I get to spend with them now that I control my schedule. I love my life and wouldn’t change it for the world.
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