If you are either in network marketing or considering a network marketing career you may have run across the phrase it takes ‘team work to make the dream work.’ The people you surround yourself with is absolutely critical to your success. Another friend of mine Stephanie Tanner calls this your “Love Posse”. It is absolutely essential to your continued success to assemble your Success Team.
What is an Success team you may ask? I consider my Success team a collection of people from, mentors, coaches , supporters, colleagues, and my own team members as I start to grow a team within my network marketing business.
Taking more action is a matter of changing your focus and your associations. It has been said, we are more motivated as humans to avoiding our fears than attaining our desires and goals. I found this post by Katie Frieling, thought provoking. If you are not familiar with Katie she is passionate about personal development, personal growth, and an expert in optimizing social media and online marketing. She is a gem and you can gain so much from her blog and the great content she provides.
Taking More Action, Harnessing the Power of Fear by Changing Your Associations
In Katie’s post and video she takes the time to dig behind what motivates us and how we can make that work to our benefit. When we operate unconsciously there is no hope for transformational change and progress. Simply by becoming aware of the power of fear in lives and our desire to avoid that which we are afraid of can be used as powerful tool through creating new associations.
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Jonathon Budd Shares a Process, the Ultimate Experience is Freedom In keeping with my theme this week on personal development and meditation this post from Jonathon felt more than relevant. In fact this is a post shares a process that will certainly assist all of us on the road to enlightenment. You may be thinking […]
I am blessed to be apart of a fabulous blogging mastermind with two other amazing female bloggers. We are writing and creating videos on a series of topics that are pertinent to online marketing. Today’s topic is pertinent to all areas of our lives, the art of connection. I love the words the art of connection because it truly is an art. Connections with others is to be cultivated and elevated to an art form.
Starts with Caring About Others
I thought where would I start with the discussion of the art of connection? I knew my discussion had to start with caring for others. One can not truly connect until one cares. If I am self absorbed I will not be a good connector with others. I will not put myself in their shoes. So truly connecting has to do with caring, empathy with another person. When I put myself into another person shoes I now have the opportunity to connect. What is the phrase do not judge another until you have walked a day in his moccasins. A powerful code to live by.
I think one of the biggest mindsets that gets in the way of a regular meditation practice is the thought I don’t know how to do this, or what if I don’t do this right? Meditation is actually easier than you think. Below I am going to include the necessary guidelines for a successful meditation.
Some Myths of What It Takes to Successfully Meditate
Before I cover how simple it really is to meditate successfully, I’d like to point out some myths.
Must be in an Yogic Posture to Successfully Meditate.
Must Know Mantras to successfully mediate.
You Must Meditate for Hours Per Day
You Must Know Exoctic Breathing Exercises
Must Have A Special Chair For Meditation
Must Have a Guru You Are Working With to Successfully Meditate
Meditation is Hard Work
The Good News Meditation Can Be Easy To Do and Maintain
The good news is successful meditation is much easier than you think. Anyone can meditate. As children we would naturally meditate as we day dream or get quiet and listen, our ability to naturally meditate gets programmed out of us as we grow into adults.
Meditation Connecting with Your Higher Source Leads to Inspiration
Mediation Often Takes a Back Seat in Our Western Culture
We are such an outward focused society especially here in the west that meditation and contemplation often take a back seat in life. Most my life and my conditioning has been wrapped up in what I do and how much I get accomplished. Nothing wrong with accomplishing goals and creating results in your life but what if there were an easier way? Rather than through using our will (driven by our egos) what if we allowed inspiration to guide our lives?
Two years ago when I set out on my online marketing journey there was a lot to learn and do. I found myself so stuck in my head by virtue of the learning curve I was on, I could feel myself getting out of balanced. Again, there is nothing wrong with learning new things and expanding myself and my skills however when I come from a balanced living there is a grace that envelopes my life.
When I Least Expected It
Just when I least expected it, Larry and I were at our health food grocery store in Sedona, New Frontiers. I was eating in their cool little deli restaurant when I noticed the bulletin board. There is this great bulletin board with tons of announcements, events and seminars listed. I was drawn to one in particular. It spoke to me. I grab the information on the flyer. It was for a 8 week meditation course.
Funny How We Often Wait Until Our Backs Against the Wall
Memories flooded my mind when back when I was 30 having just gone through a divorce and living on my own for the first time since college I found myself at a cross roads in my life. It was financially challenging time in my life and I knew I needed help. Just how bad had it gotten, I hadn’t paid my rent at the time for 3 months. Fortunately my landlord was a good friend. I went to see an Episcopal woman minister. She counseled people who came to her and she was highly recommended by friends of mine at the time.
I told her many areas of my life were great but there was this one challenge in my life which was my finances. What seemed to me at the time an insurmountable challenge. She said, something to me that I will never forget. ‘You don’t have a financial challenge you have a spiritual challenge. You are not taking time each day to connect with your higher source, to connect with God.’ I remember laughing all the way home. I knew immediately I could do something about that.
She shared with me that through prayer and meditation I could access this higher power. I am a good student so having tried everything else I just got off the merry go around of life and meditated, prayed intentionally each day, twice a day. Over the next 40 days or so I felt tremendous inward changes taking place in my life. I started having more mystical experiences in my life on a regular basis. Experiences that blew my mind.
I attracted a six figure income over the next 3 months into my life, I’d think of friends and they would call me within minutes the list goes on and on. Now back to present time. Unfortunately my mediation practiced has been sporadic in my life and guess what my life has reflected this. I have had just come through a bout of adrenal and thyroid exhaustion and without getting into the whole story, it was just another reminder of not tapping into my higher power.
Kenny Keils reveals 5 simple steps for overcoming patterns in our behavior that hold us back from our goals. I was drawn to feature this content because of how crucial mindset is to our success in life. Given the amount of information that hits each of us each and everyday, Kenny’s simple recipe for programming our mind is a breath of fresh air. Simple things that you can do right now that will create immediate results in your life.
Personal Development Starts with Accountability, What is Accountability and How Can We Cultivate it?
Personal development as the name implies means to grow as a human being to step into your greater self. A key component to personal development is accountability. Until there is accountability there is no true and lasting opportunity to grow as a person. None of us grow in isolation, we grow by our interactions and our relationships with others. It is our accountability that develops our leadership and gains the trust of others.
Regardless of where you find yourself in your life and your career path, your business, mentorship is essential. I have had many mentors in my life and I can promise you when I have had active mentoring is when my life grew by leaps and bounds. Reading books, seminars and networking all play an important part in our lives and yet they do not replace personal mentorship.
Having a colleague/coach to speak to on a regular basis is invaluable. The challenge and the opportunity is finding the right mentorship for where you are in your life journey. The individuals I mentored with in years past around my profession were invaluable to me and yet today they would not be the mentorship I would seek out.
I have grown spiritually, professionally and it is important to me to attract a person who not only do I resonate with, but who is living their life at a level I want to emulate. I have attempted to work with coaches in the past who were life coaches but did not respect or even understand my career path of network marketing for me of course this was a total disconnect.
I now seek out people who are actively growing themselves personally, spiritually and in business. I am passionate about network marketing thus I seek those who are making a huge contribution to our profession as a whole.