Thursday, March 22, 2012

Maybe a little ranting but also some explanations.

Guess what?  I am trying to start my own business with ACN.  Here is their website if you want to know who that is www.acninc.com.  Here is my personal site if you want to get a service through me and be a customer of mine which helps me a lot tammyshumway.acndirect.com.  I sell services you already have but you can just go through me so I get the credit of bringing a customer.

Guess what?  It is network marketing or multi-level marketing (MLM).  You do network marketing every day by telling people about your stylist or restaurants or whatever you like but you just don't get paid for it.  Dare I say religion is network marketing?

Guess what?  MLM is my only option if I want to work from home right now.  An MLM offers lots of good things that make it a lot easier to have your own business then if you were just to try to start a business on your own.  There are some bad MLMs out there but they are not all bad.

Guess what?  There is lots of money to be made with ACN and why not me? 

Guess what?  I am not stupid and would not get into anything stupid or something that was a scam.  I would not attach my name to something or tell my friends and family about it if I didn't think it was a great thing.  I did a lot of research and I prayed a lot to make sure this was the right opportunity for me.  Although it is the right thing for me I am aware it might not be the right thing for other people.  That doesn’t bother me or make me question my decision.

Guess what?  It is not a “get rich quick” scheme.  I will actually have to work really hard if I want to be successful.  Did you read that?  IF-I-WANT-TO-BE-SUCCESSFUL.  It is up to me and working really hard does not necessarily mean tons of hours.  It means I can’t get discouraged and I can’t give up and I have to just plough through the tough days to the successful ones.  It means I can’t get scared and I must exhaust all my options and network and learn and grow and train and all of that.

Guess what?  People who I thought would be really supportive are not and people who I was scared to approach have been really supportive.  (Don't worry if you are reading this you have been supportive.)  It is really hard to put myself in a vulnerable position and sell to people.  I have been my own worst stumbling block so far just because I get nervous and anxious even though I totally believe in what I am doing and really like it.  I have never really questioned or doubted my decision just gotten discouraged and scared.  But I have given myself some realistic goals for how long I will work at this and I am going to work toward those goals.  I am not just going to up and quit my current job.  Some people have voiced that concern.  Don’t worry I am not counting my chickens before they hatch. 

Guess what?  I know a lot of people who might be interested in working with me but they want me to be the guinea pig for them to see if it will work.  By the time they are happy with my results the opportunity will have passed them by. 

Guess what?  I might fail at this (though I am determined not to).  This might not be the thing that gives me what I want but guess what it takes to actually be successful?  Here is the formula:
"Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success."
- Thomas J. Watson 

I am working hard.  I am on the right path and I feel great about it.  It feels like there are lots of people who are hoping I will fail but that’s not what I am worried about and that’s just me taking things too personally anyways.


Here are some more motivating quotes for you just in case you need some:

"Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly."
Anonymous 

"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death."
James F. Byrnes 

"The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work."
Anonymous 

"It's the man who waits for his ship to come in who's always missing the boat."
Anonymous

"Success doesn't come to you, you go to it."
Marva Collins 

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will." 
Vincent T. Lombardi  


I had a home meeting tonight.  It went well.  I love the people who were willing to come and support me even if they weren't interested.  I had a few people cancel on me at the very last second which was frustrating because it is just kind of rude to just cancel an hour before.  Just say no to begin with!  But then the meeting happened and I realized, again, why I started this and that it is their loss not mine.  I am apart of something that is pretty great and that I will be great at.

Love and goodnight.



1 comment:

Ms. Hobbs said...

Hey! Good for you. The hardest thing about it is the reaction from other people, but you just keep plugging away. I know you can do this! You are working with some really great people who already have and you are willing. It's a process that is about putting one foot in front of the other. Just stay in that process and keep moving. I may not be walking the same path, but I am rooting for you and I am pushing for your success. You deserve it!

Love -

T

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