Having coached thousands of network marketers over the years, one thing I’ve noticed is that we ourselves are our biggest obstacles in reaching success and the life of our dreams.
When we get started in the business, we try to change everything and everyone around us. We persuade, convince, and sell. This can produce minimal results, but they won’t last. External motivation doesn’t work long term.
Over the years, I learned to look within and overcome my past ways of thinking by finding out what truly mattered to me and how I could use this to propel me forward. That’s when everything changed.
Today I teach people to lock themselves in a quiet room and spend time without any distractions to find out what truly matters to them, what motivates them, and what they value, so they become crystal clear on the reasons why they are going to build a network marketing business. Unless we become clear on why we are doing this, naysayers and well-meaning loved ones will try to convince us it’s silly and that we should get our head out of the clouds.
Always remember: the crabs are going to try and pull you back in the bucket. Being around you makes them uncomfortable, because you are a constant reminder of what they are unwilling to do. While on the couch eating Cheetos and telling their kids they can do anything they set their mind to, unfortunately they are not showing their kids how to do it.
What an incredible blessing and opportunity we have to go out and show our children and the world what it takes to create true success. We are lights on a hill made to shine brightly to inspire others to overcome themselves and their old ways of thinking, so they can live the life of their dreams.
I consider it an absolute privilege to be able to work with people who are willing to fight for their freedom and create a family legacy; to change the way they think, so they can show their kids a different way and the next generations can enjoy time freedom and financial independence.
As Warren Buffett said, “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted an oak tree a hundred years ago.” I want to be that person who planted the oak tree for my family and I want to teach everyone who is willing to change and grow how to do it as well.
When we overcome ourselves and our old strongholds in our thinking, we can create something beautiful for generations to come. I encourage you to get your head in the clouds and get your hopes up. As the saying goes, “Shoot for the moon! If you miss, you’ll land among the stars!”
GREG GREENOUGH is a Double Black Diamond in an established international wellness company. His purpose and passion is helping people overcome themselves and reach new heights in their lives.