READY TO QUIT? WHEN IT’S TIME TO PUSH AN « EMERGENCY BUTTON »

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Thinking of quitting your business?

You are not alone… The truth is – all successful people think of it at least once, more probably many times during their career as an entrepreneur.

The difference is that (eventually)  successfull people might think of quitting but never do, while those who don’t give themselves a chance to succeed, often quit before they even start, and they don’t even know it!

So, what are the warning signs? Here are top 5:

1. Beginning to justify why you don’t really have to do this business.

2. Avoiding contact with your support leader/leaders or a person who introduced you to your company/opportunity.

3. Finding new things to do or simply keeping yourself so busy with « stuff » that it is simply « impossible » to consider doing anything else!

4. Avoiding getting involved in a process, eg reviewing information that you were supposed to get familiar with to start your business, participating in team’s events, webinars, conference calls, Facebook groups… thus making the business process look « difficult »

5.  Avoiding using products/services of the company or looking for possible faults or negatives in them (yes, even if you were SO excited just a short while ago about them!)

And there are many others – to keep you from achieving your goals and dreams! The bottom line is this: if you are thinking of or doing whatever makes you justify why you don’t « have to » do this business, you are talking yourself into quitting!

The difficulty is that we never want to admit that this is what we are doing, and often it is hard to see. Funny thing is that your leader already knows, however, in the « quitting » state of mind it is almost impossible for you  to accept guidance and advice…

What is the solution?

First of all, ADMIT to yourself that you are talking yourself out of business!!! I learnt a very useful expression a while ago through a Personal Development program by Bob Proctor «  You Were Born Rich » : YOU CANNOT ESCAPE A PRISON, IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOU ARE IN ONE! How very true! If you don’t know that you have a problem, you will not be looking to find a solution.

Secondly, review your WHY – reasons why you started in your business, your company. Don’t « push » those reasons away, justifying why you don’t « have to » achieve your goals. Be honest to yourself!

Thirdly, reconnect with your Sponsor or your Leader and seek advice on how to start more efficiently, honestly stating your reasons why you haven’t done much yet or why you stopped or « disappeared ».

Another useful strategy that always worked for me was PLANNING. When you think that you have to do your business « full-on », it is always more difficult to start. However, when you plan even 15-20 minutes activities per day, the seemingly « huge «  task becomes much easier to handle.

I personally experienced those « thinking of quitting » moments many times in my business. All of those moments had, what I thought at those times, very valid reasons for me to quit. After all, woudn’t it be better to stop « wasting energy and time » and put my efforts into something else, like, going back to « normal » job and have a stability of a regular (and very mediocre) income? Plus, who wants to handle those emotional challenges, when people can easily « let you down » or criticise you?

The truth is: there is a price to pay to become a 6 and 7-figure income earner: learning to handle emotions and staying in the game regardless how tempting and seemingly logical the ideas of quitting can apprear.

Some years ago, while I was in the middle of one of those « moments of doubt » and seriously considered quitting, instead of stopping my business, I decided to « put myself in a position to win » as one of personal development trainers once said. I went to a special seminar and had a privilege of personally meeting Jim Rohn, a true pioneer in Direct Sales industry. Not only that, I had a special time with him among 20 or so other people to have extra time over a lunch break to ask some questions.

This was my question to Jim Rohn: «  Why people quit this business, when they really want it to work when they start? » 

Jim Rohn’s answer to me was: «  People TALK THEMSELVES OUT of the business or they LET OTHER PEOPLE TALK THEM OUT of the business » . 

How true is this! People don’t quit for any other reasons – we don’t really invest money to build a Direct Sales business, we don’t mortgage our houses to do that, we don’t even need an enormous amount of time… The only reason to quit is to « convince » ourselves to do that.

In my opinion, it is better to spend our emotions and energy on convincing ourselves why we should continue, rather than spending the same amount (or even more) of emotions and energy on justifying why we should quit!

If you are thinking of quitting, push that « emergency button » and reach out for help – connect with your leader and get some guidance on how to move forward!

It seems hard to do but, in fact,  very easy – to get back in a game. I promise, you will feel much better when you do that.

If you are in a place where you are so « stuck » that you don’t know what to do, you can send me a message through a contact form and I will be happy to share some ideas from my personal experiences.

I WANT YOU TO SUCCEED AND CREATE THE LIFE THAT YOU DESIRE!

THIS IS ME WITH THE LEGENDARY JIM ROHN….

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NO TIME TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS?

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So, you came across a great idea how you can create extra income working part-time from the comfort of your home!

You found a great company and an awesome team with a fantastic support system – all in place for you to create your residual income and enjoy the rest of your life AFTER you build your business to a certain level.

The key word here is “AFTER”, which can happen in a few years , or even in a year or two if you find the right opportunity and a right team that is a perfect fit for you. But before that “AFTER” you have to actually find some time to build your business!

So what do you do when you have a busy, demanding job and often have to stay overtime, and when you finally come home there is a dinner to prepare, kids to take care of, piles of clothes that need to be washed and when you finally finish what you absolutely cannot move to another day, you are so tired that you can’t even think about anything else, let along DO something else on a top of what you are already doing???

I can totally relate to this and know exactly how you feel, because I felt the same way when I started building my home-based business.

When I found my opportunity, I was a full-time high school teacher, plus I had a tutoring business that I ran at home outside my work.

With 2 children, ages 10 and 15 and a husband who traveled so often for his job that he hardly was at home, it was all up to me to find that time to fit my new business in to create my future.

First  I had to get totally clear why I was prepared to sacrifice some of my valuable  time to get my business going. I realised that THE FACT THAT I DIDN’T HAVE TIME WAS THE VERY REASON WHY I HAD TO FIND TIME TO DO MY BUSINESS because I never wanted to be in the same situation again – struggling to fit everything in, feeling constantly guilty that I couldn’t spend time with my children, being stuck  in a job that was so demanding that I found myself not even enjoying it any more…

Can you relate to this? Wasn’t the reason you started with the opportunity was to get out of the situation you were in and to change your life so that you can create the future you so dream about? Are you prepared then to adjust a few things and to actually make it happen? What will it really take?

Here are 3 key things that worked for me to find time to build my dream future:

  1. PLANNING AND PRIORITISING.  There were things I absolutely had to do each day, like going to work, picking up my children from school, preparing my teaching lessons for the next day, getting dinner organised (to name a few), so I simply blocked in my diary what had to be done and was not negotiable. Then I looked for “windows” in my schedule where I could fit my business. One was my lunch time, so I made sure that I was prepared to make a few phone calls during my lunch break to book a few appointments for other “windows” of time, like weekends or evenings.  Where do you have some “windows” of time that you can utilise to fit your home-based business? Maybe spending less time in front of television? Perhaps allocating extra 30 mins per day to get involved with your support team and learn a few extra things to get moving?
  2. ATTITUDE. I had to change my attitude from a “spare time” business to a “serious, real” business. I heard an expression that when we do our business in spare time, we get spare cash, which might be fine for some people, but wasn’t OK for me as I wanted a substantial serious income. Therefore, I started treating my business as a serious business. Yes, I had a limited time at the beginning, and still had to work, but I knew that it was going to change and my business became my priority and my focus. So I planned it together with other important things – my family and my work, so my diary contained everything that was important – work, kids and  my business.
  3. KEEPING IT SIMPLE. Sometimes we get overwhelmed thinking that we have to jump in and go totally full-out, and because we can never find time to “go full out” we might never start. So the key is to do a little bit every day without trying to ” do it all” in one day. I found that it was better to be consistent on daily basis instead of having “chunks” of full involvement in the business that leads to feeling overwhelmed and tired, and then do nothing for the next few weeks. It is always more realistic to find 15-30 minutes every day , rather than wait until you have lots of spare time available to build your business. That time might never come!

Building your dream future is not as hard as you think! But you have to start with what you have right now, and adjust along the way. If you are waiting for a perfect time to start, you might miss out on creating an amazing future for yourself and your family, that you so desire. Not having time is the very reason you should find time to build it!

Contact me if you are looking for more ideas that can help you fit your business into your busy life!

 

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The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

It is amazing that when I reflect on my business, how incredible the journey has been! Only seemingly yesterday we arrived to Australia with absolutely nothing, well, actually, with a debt of $3,500 to pay for out tickets to get from former Soviet Union to Brisbane, Australia. We did have our little daughter with us, who was nearly 4 y.o., 2 suitcases and a burning DESIRE to achieve something significant in our new life!

Fast forward – here we are! From nothing to an amazing lifestyle, businesses, residual income, investments in Australia and overseas and an amazing family with now 2 grown-up children and a beautiful little boy – our grandson.

As an entrepreneur, I understand those who are seeking change. And I firmly believe that change is possible! My desire is to help those who are seeking by sharing my personal first-hand experiences and insights while building my successful international business.

One of the things I learnt was that the CHANGE IS NOT ONLY POSSIBLE BUT VERY PROBABLE when you are ready for it and BELIEVE that it is just around the corner!

THEN – miracles happen and the opportunity finds you! The only challenge for you is to SEE THE OPPORTUNITY and DO SOMETHING WITH IT! Otherwise it passes on to others…

Feel free to connect with me if you experienced it or if you are searching for your “around the corner” opportunity to create a better life for yourself and people you love! The more successful people there are in the world, the more we can do for the world!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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