When I was introduced to network marketing, I was working in a job that was sucking the life out of me. Making money from home and being my own boss was something I dreamed about, and I eagerly embraced the business opportunity.
My goal was to quickly earn an income to replace my full-time job, so I immediately immersed myself. It didn’t take long before I realized I had no idea how to build a business. The one thing I did know was that other women were succeeding, and I thought, “If they can, so can I!”
Determined to succeed, I was so focused on my business that, suddenly, my life went out of balance. Any free time I had was spent figuring out what I had to do next. I was consumed by the thought of having a lifestyle of freedom and flexibility, a life I desperately wanted, but it was having the opposite effect—and my health and relationships were compromised.
Today, I’m happy to say I’m living the life of my dreams. I discovered what I needed to do to balance my business and life. My first step was to recognize what was out of balance. If I had known how to accomplish this before starting my business, I would have avoided pain for myself and those around me.
When I gained insight and knowledge, my health and relationships dramatically improved and my business took off. Here are the three main things I learned to do:
For me, balance means being true to my heart and living my life’s purpose while being aligned in my values and beliefs.
JULIE HENDERSON is a coach, speaker and author of Expect Success, Be Unstoppable: A Woman’s Secret Recipe. Passionate about empowering women to create a lifestyle of freedom and flexibility, Julie teaches a simple formula for turning prospects into profit and changing lives.