I love this pictures, we have so many choices that come our way everyday! As I looked back over the last year, there have been a few defining moments that have shaped my convictions of who I am and what I should be doing. My mission and purpose in life is becoming more clear. And as I prepare to set my goals for 2015 there are a few questions that I stumbled across (in a church magazine) that I realized could also be worded to help me make choices with where I'd like my business to go this year as well. We cover these a bit differently in detail on the call but I'll list them here as well with some more thoughts on each.
1. Will you choose to increase your knowledge?
There have been many years as I look back where my learning and growth was almost stagnant. I was wrapped up in my babies and trying to be both mom & dad as my husband was first deployed and then over the road. I didn't feel I had time to learn anything new. Now I realize, I have to make the time and I do. Otherwise, I'd still feel that way - I mean now I have a house full and several are teens, can you imagine how busy we are? I now carve out time each day to study for ME.. And it has made a world of difference in my life in terms of confidence, self worth, and peace of mind...not to mention all I've learned as I've been doing these calls!
2. What kind of life will you choose?
The more I think about this question, the more I realize its many facets, both the ones we talk about on the call and in the picture above, but there are probably at least 10 more that just ran through my head as I typed this. Will you choose to stay in one place or will you choose a life of travel? Will you choose to be married or be single? Will you choose to work for someone else or for your own dreams? Will you choose to be sick or will you choose to research and implement the changes necessary to be healthy? Will you choose to be a negative influence or a positive one? Will you choose to be a leader or a follower? I could go on and on... but I hope that you're getting the idea that YOU get to shape your life the way YOU feel is right for YOU! No one else can make that choice for you.
3. Will you establish priorities to help you achieve your goals?
One day I will read more Stephen Covey books... I've loved the one I've read so far. But this is a good quote from him about setting priorities. There's an object lesson about a professor and a jar that I've used over and over again because I love it. And Dr. Covey used it too... I won't repeat the whole lesson here but I hope you'll go and read it as Dr. Covey told it HERE. We have to decide what's important and put those things first at least as often as we are able. I realize life throws curve balls and sometimes we just have to do what it takes to survive, but you should always keep your eye on where you want to go and as soon as you are able get back on that path.
4. With whom will you choose to associate?
Don't hang out with people who constantly bring you down or make you doubt yourself. Who needs those kind of friends?? Surround yourself with people who lift you up and support you on your path to success.
Don't believe this? I can tell you from experience its true.. I realized in the past few months, I've let people close to me influence how I behave and act. I've let those people shape who I've become and I've realized I don't really like me anymore. So for me, 2015 will be all about finding myself again. I'll be working on finding my courage, my ambitions and rediscovering who I want to be.
So be careful choosing your friends... And if its all you can do for now, you can always plug into the various networks in doTERRA - I can't help but be positive around this company! Get plugged in to the various calls, webinars, meetings, etc. Make some new friends...
5. Will you choose freedom or bondage?
I'm not talking slavery here... Although depending on your job that may somewhat apply. We are talking about the possibility of financial freedom... And also freedom from illness, depression, anxiety, etc. All of that is a possibility with doTERRA. We've seen it happen time and time again. I'd love to see it happen with all of you!
6. Will you choose to follow our Diamond leaders or will you choose to go it alone?
Whether you want to make just enough to pay for your product, or you want to be a Diamond, the steps are all the same. And no matter which Diamond you talk to they will tell you the same things:
Get plugged in to a system.
Make your contacts.
Always follow up.
Be accountable to a mentor.
Support your teams.
I hope no one chooses to go it alone. Alone is just another way to say lonely. You need your team to succeed and they need you to help them to succeed as well. Don't give up on each other,
7. So how will you prepare for your future?
What choices will you make today that will lead you to the future you desire? Will you choose to take the next step toward your dreams or will you choose to stay where you are? people who choose to let the wind decide their fate will ultimately be disappointed in their direction. Take charge and make the choices that will steer your life in the right direction.
I'm setting some major goals this year (I'll unveil them after I've refined them - sometime around January 1st). My goals will be leading me back toward my dreams and who I am supposed to be. I hope all of you will start putting down your goals and revising them to fit your needs and desires. I hope you'll all realize the importance of finding a partner or partners to help you succeed and follow through - there's nothing like friends who help keep you going when things get tough and you want to quit! Let's all plan to make 2015 the best year ever!
Enjoy listening to the call!