"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals." ~ Melody Beattie
Where’s That EASY Button!
Dang don't you wish you could find one of those? Sure would make life easier wouldn't it?
So many people I've spoken with over the years say "Sue I want to be JUST like YOU!" Wow that’s a nice compliment and sure anyone can do what I do if they really want it bad enough. Thing is, everyone wants to become an overnight success. They want to get rich quick, they want everything right now!
Sorry to have to put this out there but there's no EASY button in life, especially when you're a business owner.
I developed a solid career in Network Marketing and a profitable home business but did it the hard way by working for it.
It would have been great if there had been an EASY button for all those times I called and called people who were not home or not answering their phone or not calling me back or not messaging me back on social media.
for all those times people said NO, and/or hung up on me...
for all those times I thought how come no one is interested in signing up in my business? I've contacted, messaged, called and put the message out there for so many people...
for all those times people said YES I am going to do this and then they just quit...
for all the thousands of dollars I've spent building my business. Isn't there a big pot of money somewhere under that EASY button that will jump start my business and capitalize it for the next five years?
for all those times people said I'm going to make you rich and then fell off the face of the earth never to be heard from again...hmmm…maybe they won the lottery?
for all those times when something went wrong with a delivery, or the company messed something up, or my upline didn't call, email or message back for over three weeks...maybe they found the EASY button? Nope afraid not…
for all those times when I was NEW at building a business and could not figure something out. Pulling my hair out trying to figure how to build my business online and do the basic stuff and no one was there at that moment to help me. Since there wasn’t an EASY button I had to figure things out myself and guess what? I did!
for all those times when our younger son was about four years old (he’s 25 now) and would come crying into my office right in the middle of a conference call or three-way call with someone! Will never forget the time someone hung up on me one time when this happened. Way back then that wasn’t fun!
for all those times I was trying to balance my business putting God first, my husband, my family and there was no EASY button to help...
Any of this stuff sound familiar?
Thanks to God for helping me with persistence and perseverance..
Nothing great worth having is ever EASY though is it?
Especially running a business and running one from home when we have kids, pets, spouses, bills, chores, or have an outside job, etc.
So many times, I felt like throwing in the towel, this isn't easy, it's not working, no one’s interested, no one’s doing anything, this business is a total failure! My business isn't growing fast enough. Maybe if I just had an EASY button it would be different?
God doesn't give out EASY buttons either! HE wants us to learn and grow and develop. So we go through hardships that make us stronger. It's called the 'refining fire'.
If we had an EASY button to do everything for us what kinda growth would we experience? Would we be able to hold on to success very long if we’re not given a chance to grow into our authority and/or leadership position?
If everything was EASY and given to us how EASY could it be taken away?
Think about your life purpose. Decide to GROW and STRENGTHEN yourself instead of just reaching for the EASY button every time you feel this is too hard. Think about how many people you'll be able to help by becoming the best you can be.
Every time you think you want that EASY button think about how much stronger you'll be by not reaching for some false easy. Truth be known, God is our real EASY button. That’s why we often hear Let Go & Let God.
Decide to become the best you can be no matter how long it takes. No matter what life hits you with this is always easy to repeat - "I can do all things through Christ who STRENGTHENS me.” That's the scripture that has always kept me going when things have gotten tough.
Even though I've worked hard to become the best I can be there's always more growing to do. There's always something amazing to learn and many more people that can use my help.
Life's not always EASY but it's well worth it when you discover your true purpose! The best part is when you're able to help other people discover their purpose in life! That’s when you'll reap a true harvest!
"Keep on doing good and in proper season we will reap a harvest if we do not give up"! Galatians 6:9