I have an entire pinterest board dedicated to quotes.
Funny, sad, happy, relatable, they are all there. Some have found their way onto my Young Living board as well (link in the side bar!). Why are they there you ask? They are motivators for my business and for me personally! Because really, I check my Young Living board far more than my quotes board. And the quotes I am going to share with you today have motivated me to keep going, even though I've been temped to quit many MANY times (and numerous people have been spoken to for guidance when I felt this way).
BE YOURSELF! Not just when you share young living but in everything you do! I love being a nerd and being geeky. Yes, some days I am self-concious about it because not everyone gets it but that is THEIR loss! Never be afraid to be yourself!
Trying too hard to be someone else is tiring (trust me, I speak from experience). Don't try to be someone who isn't you. When you're sharing Young Living, speak about how Idaho Balsam fir smells like a lusty lumberjack if you wish! Share tid-bits about yourself when sharing to be more relatable because you would be surprised how many other people are just like you when you talk to them.
This one is tough for me. My day dream was teaching, and now it is the reality. After 5 years of hard work at university, I am happy where I am as a teacher. That being said, transferring this saying to my Young Living is tricky. I can't honestly say that I'd ever quit teaching, even if I hit Adam Green status in the industry.
But even so, striving to keep my day dream of Silver in Six one day and going on my silver retreat, and getting the aroma complete... *sigh* (Dear Santa, I want ALL the oils!) is tough. My big goal right now is getting a permanent teaching job, and Young Living is tough to maintain. But whenever I see this quote, I am always reminded of my other goals and get right back on the horse. Never stop dreaming. It may become a reality one day!
No joke. If I hadn't reached out to my friends, reached out to teachers at the schools I am subbing at, reached out to friends I knew who were even humouring the thought of sharing the oils, I wouldn't have made it this far.
I am quite happy with my comfort zone, but who isn't?! But breaking free of your comfort zone is so rewarding too. You wouldn't believe what you are capable of when you reach out of that bubble you hide in and take a step outside. The air is refreshing, you feel better and you're a better person because of it. What's holding you back? Fear of people? Crowds? Speaking? Do something today to get you out of that vicious cycle. Like making that follow up call, meeting up with that person for coffee, calling your upline to see what you can do next. Be coachable!
Have goals and stick to them. Do you have a binder with your 'why?' and 'how's?' Do you have goals, both long and short term? Do you know how to achieve your goals?
As a teacher, flexibility is key. Assembly at 2pm during our spelling test? No problem, we can do it tomorrow. You need to borrow 2 kids to read with them when we are working on something to be sent home? No worries, I can catch them up. Emergency staff meeting today after school? Yep, I'm free! And so on. You have to be able to give your schedule some breathing room. It can't be your way or the high way because you are blocking so many paths and doors. If you can't be coached or you don't have goals, where are you going? Who is helping you? Reach out to a leader today and ask them about their goals and how you can create or attain yours.