This post is an oldie but a goodie from Orrin. Still valid and valuable advice nonetheless! Enjoy!
Three Keys To Success!
In a home too cramped for our growing family, in a relationship where neither of us understood the other, in a time of increasing responsibilities and decreasing hope, in a desperate move to keep my baseball cards, Laurie and I started our compensated community. Can there be a more bizarre beginning to a destiny changing day? Your story is different in the details, but alike in the life-changing opportunity presented to you. Building compensated communities provides people the opportunity to take control of their futures and no longer swim with the current of the times. There are only 3 steps to master to accomplish nearly any goal or dream that you can imagine through the power of the of Community:
Life is not always a bowl of cherries as it pulls us in so many directions, requiring more than we would give in three lifetimes, forcing us to clearly define what we want to accomplish with the time God has given us. Clearly defining your objectives, narrowing your field of vision to the critical few, painstakingly visualizing, repetitively experiencing in your mind, and developing your game plan are essential features of all successful lives. DO NOT WORK THE BUSINESS, BUT CHASE YOUR DREAM THROUGH THE BUSINESS!! Businesses are not built with an employee mentality, but with an ownership mentality, meaning, to do everything with a specific intent. Why do you go out night after night to build this business? You didn’t have a dream as a young child to build a community did you? The business is just the vehicle to accomplish your dreams, just as you buy a drill if you need a hole. No one buys a drill because they have always dreamed of owning a drill. A drill is the specific tool used to get the specific hole you need.
Building compensated communities is the specific tool to give you the time and money to get your dreams. When you know what you want, learning and doing become the necessary steps to achieve what you desire. If you do not take the time to clearly define why you are in business, then you are setting yourself up to fail. Why share the product, why show the plan, why start the process, if you have no reason to? If you are not showing the plan 15 times a month, it’s not because you are lazy, it’s not because you are loser, it’s not because you are incapable, it’s only because you lack focus by not beginning with the end in mind. Where would you live if you could live anywhere? Who would you choose for neighbors? What car would you drive? What charities would you support? What vacations would you take? What random acts of kindness would you do? It must be defined, imagined, and experienced mentally before it will happen physically.
Learning is one of the most natural things that we do as human beings. Anyone with children has experienced the endless questions that your kids will ask you as they seek to learn. But daddy, why is the sky blue? Why do we drive on the right side of the road? How do our brains see the pictures from our eyes? We are born hungry to learn, but society quenches this hunger through ridicule and scorn. Building compensated communities has reversed societies rules and created a culture that is hungry to learn. No one is above learning and the quicker you learn, the quicker you will apply, the quicker you will have. Learning is not a part-time hobby, not a full-time job, but a life-time of joy. Have you experienced the joy of learning lately? Are you listening and learning from CD’s and your upline’s advice? Are you reading books, brochures etc? Are you pounding through the information from the best of the best? If you’re not, perhaps you need to revisit your dream.
Making contacts, picking up the phone, showing the plan, talking in front of people, were some of the most fearful things that I had to overcome. In fact, the only thing that helped me get over my unbelievable shyness and corresponding fears was the power of my dreams. It makes me want to gag when I hear people say, “Well you have to be a certain type of person to build a network,” assuming that you are born that way. Yes, you have to be a winner to build a network, but anyone can be a winner with the three steps that we are covering. Winning is simple, but it isn’t easy because you must swim against the current. It you want to win, then you must Define your win, Learn how to win and then JUST DO IT! No guts, no glory! We do only one conference call open for everyone in our organization and that is our Go-Getter call. 15 plans per month and you spend several hours listening and learning from the biggest leaders. Are you going to let 15 plans per month stop you from obtaining your goals and dreams?
Are you going to let the negative thoughts of others deny you from the destiny you desire? Laurie and I decided to follow our dreams, not our dreads and it made all the difference? Are you dreaming, learning and doing or dreading, lying, and dying? The choice you make weaves the strands of your destiny. Your posterity will either be blessed by your courage or cursed by your cowardice. Choose wisely, my friend. God Bless, Orrin Woodward