So, now I find myself needing a new why. I have had a number of why's for doing what I do, but each why has been met with a goal, and each goal has been achieved.
If I am going to talk specifically, I started in direct sales because I needed money. I LOVED the product and knew I could share it. I also had young children and wanted to spend more time with them, so I needed another income so I could take summers off from my job. MONEY and LOVE.
It was the reason of both that kept me going. MONEY was the reason I could keep going too. I was actually accomplishing my goal and living my WHY. Now I needed another.
My next WHY was HUGE!!! It also was attached to a big money goal. I needed to make enough money so I could QUIT my full time job and finally be the stay at home mom I had always dreamed of AND still contribute to the household income. After goal setting and family discussions of what this looked like, a lot of hard work, many sleepless nights, sacrificing time WITH my family, I ACHIEVED WHAT I SET OUT TO DO!!! Done. I quit my job. Now I am a stay at home mom with a thriving direct sales business. I did it. I am happy. I am satisfied.
Then I stop to think. Am I really satisfied? Part of me is. HAPPY, yes. very much so. However, I know there is more. If I stay "satisfied" will I lose my passion? The simple answer is yes. I need a new WHY. I need a reason to continue working hard. I need a goal, and I need my WHY to be able to be envisioned. What do I see myself doing, and how am I going to get there?
I see myself standing on a stage. There are thousands of people in the room and all eyes are on me. I start to speak. People listen. When I am finished, people are happy. They feel good. They feel like they can accomplish ANYTHING. For the time, they feel enough and that feeling will put them into a forward motion of setting those goals to be the best version of themselves. I helped that happen. I want to help people live up to their potential and become the best version of themselves. Live more enriching lives. That is what I want to do.
How do I put that into a why?
My WHY is now this.
The reason I share these products is to help people see how easy it is to make small changes that will help them life a healthier and more fulfilled life. I share the business opportunity because I have witnessed first hand how even small financial changes can impact a person. As the numbers grow on my team, the number of people who I have helped live a more enriched life grow. The more people I help doubles every time I help ONE person, because now THAT person will believe in themselves and share their experience with another. I want to help build confidence in people so they can help build confidence in others. I want to be a change maker.
I feel like I still need to condense and simplify this. I need to take a walk and squirrel hunt with my sweet dog... This WHY is "too be continued"...