A friend posted this on Facebook. I have no clue who wrote it. However, I think it’s worth sharing. Enjoy:
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnais
e jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’
The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..
‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—-the small stuff.
‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.
Take care of the golf balls first—-the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.
Motivation drives everything we do in life. We also all have our own motivation in business. We started working in the direct selling industry with the goal of being money AND time free. To truly achieve this one must have the right motivation as well as the right skills and training. My motivation came into my life initially on February, 29th of this year when I saw my future child for the first time during an ultrasound. I have definitely seen more success in all aspects of my life as I prepare to bring this child into the world. My motivation has turned from wanting to be financially stable so I can have fun to being financially stable and working on the internet so I can spend every waking moment with my son.
I truly believe if the only reason you are in network marketing is to make massive residual income you are in the wrong industry. This not only is a selling business but a people business. Straighten your motivation up! You should want to make others succeed. That is our main objective. If you succeed, I succeed. This is our business.
I digress. I’m talking about motivation. Find yours. Whatever it is. Are you part of the 99% of network marketers who have never earned a penny? Why do you think that is? Your motivation must not be right. If properly motivated you will do whatever it takes to make sure you reach your goals. NOTHING will stand in your way. I have seen more business success with my network marketing businesses in the past 6 months since I got motivated then in the prior two years combined.
If you need help with your motivation I am here for you. I am a real person with a real life. Not only do I want to build business relationships but I want to build friendships with those I work with. I also suggest you get on the Weekly Webinars. Not only are these amazing training but by signing for free you get added to my personal list. So take some time, sit down and really think about what your motivation is in business. Or even in life. I have definitely found mine. Enjoy the video of our future son’s gender reveal party.
Something that the super successful have realized is contained in this video featuring Aimee Mullins. Aimee is a record breaking Paralympic athlete. Challenges are just opportunities for you to find the strength and courage in yourself to conquer them.
When you have learned how to turn all your challenges, tests, and obstacles into opportunities to improve and progress your life a unique shift happens. You go from having a negative mindset about things to seeing how everything can better you in the end. You see challenges as a way of achieving greatness.
So take a listen to Aimee today. I promise it is worth it.
Came across a great article on mindset by Michael Hyatt. It’s a great way to see negatives as positives. Do this everyday and I guarantee you’ll see changes in your own life and your business.
In 2003, I was named President of Thomas Nelson. It was an extremely busy time. I made some major changes to my executive team and had two vacant positions. As a result, I essentially had three jobs.
One morning on my way to work, I grabbed my computer case in my right hand, a fresh cup of coffee in my left and headed downstairs to the garage to leave to work.
Four steps from the bottom, I slipped on the carpet. Without a free hand to grab the stair-rail, I tumbled forward. The next thing I knew, I was flat on my fanny on the landing.
I wasn’t immediately aware of any pain. However, my dress shirt and tie were soaked in coffee. I remember thinking, Shoot! I’m going to have to completely change my clothes. This was particularly frustrating, because I was already running late, and I had a very busy day ahead of me.