You Can Hope Again!

I am thrilled to be able to finally start my Blog! This is my Blog Page where I will be sharing my LIFE – personal, emotional, spiritual, financial. If you are reading or participating in my Blog, it is by no coincidence. Somehow, there is a lesson you could learn from here or you have something valuable to contribute into my life and the lives of those who seek wisdom, just as I do.

This initial post is specifically written from my Network Marketing or Relational Marketing friends out there. While I have been able to build a successful team in our organization using the traditional ways of building a network marketing business, I must admit that I am a newbie in Internet Marketing. Having majored in business I really thought that such education would be enough for me to succeed in any business of my choosing!

In 2002, I established Bella Gemma Jewelry and while it thrived, I felt lost and confused. When a good friend of mine introduced me to a Network Marketing opportunity, all I could think of was “no way – no network marketing for me!” Nevertheless, I was intrigued by friends who were succeeding at it so I figured, why not give it a shot. Looking back, being involved in this industry has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my entire life! I always say: “Network marketing business is a simple business but not an easy business.” Once you get involved, prepare yourself for a constant evolution. I don’t even recognize my life now from where I was only 2 1/2 years ago!

I am writing this Blog with hopes that it will inspire otherswho – like most of us – struggle with jumping in head first…A good friend Marshall Sylver once said “fail, forward, fast”. Your indecision is a decision so just decide on doing something…Yes, there are distractions, obstacles and challenges that stop us from taking a step towards the right direction.

First why don’t we all go back to the basics and understand that there will be people who are going to be ahead of you – they will be ahead of you and have more toys, more knowledge, more gadgets, more influence, more beauty – more, more more! The key is to identify, what does YOUR success look for you and not look at other people’s successes. If you choose to look at other people’s successes and what they’re doing to achieve them, BELIEVE that you too could get to where they are if you keep on pressing on and just never give up. Winners never quit and quitters never win, as an old adage goes.

When things get a bit overwhelming and almost unattainable, that’s when we need to keep on telling ourselves: You can hope again! Remember, if you think you’re defeated, you’re right! Truly, it’s easier done than said…talk is cheap…faith without action is dead. Follow the leaders, do a little something everyday and realize that procrastination never got anyone anywhere…live a life by design and not by default!

If you have any suggestions on time management, books to read, websites to visit, and strategies to implement in it’s simplest terms, we just might be able to “connect the dots” and find the missing link from where we are to where we want to be!

First, let’s go back to the basics and ask yourself…where are you headed? What do you believe is your ultimate purpose in life and how does that tie in with everything that you are doing in your life right now and what disciplines are you implementing to get as close to your target as possible?