If you’re looking to start a business to change your life, I suppose it ‘may’ be possible, BUT only if you’re willing to change you first!
This post is inspired by a call I received earlier this morning from a lady, Tracy, who found my website and was obviously looking to make some life changes.
I asked Tracy what she hoped to accomplish and what prompted her to call. “I want to change my life” was her response, “but I have no idea where to start.”
I have to admit, that as sad as it sounds, I can totally relate to where she’s at as a few years ago; I was in the same boat!
You see, although I have always felt blessed, there was a time when ‘things’ (a lot of things) just were not as I had imagined and I was plain fed up.
I knew that some ‘things’ I couldn’t control, but I also knew there were some that I could.
In other words, we cannot always control the actions of others or some of the challenges life throws our way, but we can control our own reaction and how we use these experiences to improve and create a brighter future.
I believe we all go through phases of needing to make life changes during our ride on this cool planet.
As I’ve already said, thankfully there are solutions, but as I explained to Tracy that while I really admire the fact she took that important first step to contact me, I couldn’t change her life for her, nor could my business… I could only share the details of my turning point.
You see, my turning point was when I swallowed the hard pill to start with ME.
In other words, I had to embrace the fact that in order to change my life, I had to mend the condition of my inside before I could shine on the outside and progress.
Many of us don’t like to admit that change has to come from the inside out…. I didn’t either initially.
As many of you know already, although I am a huge proponent of personal development. What I don’t like to admit is it took me 40 years to recognize the importance!
When I first started my journey as an internet entrepreneur, I began distributing a multi level marketing product and opportunity. Although I loved the company and the products… and even today I still feel it is a first class organization… I just wasn’t able to make it happen.
It wasn’t anything to do with the opportunity itself… it had everything to do with me.
I know looking back that even then I recognized this… though I was originally hoping a financial improvement might result in a personal improvement automatically. My old mindset was putting the cart before the horse!
It wasn’t until I was tired of trying that I was able to switch on the light bulb of reality, and when I did, I for the first time, found a business that put personal change in priority of financial change. In other words, I found a company whose main focus is to fix you; before it helps you fix your bank account.
After going through the program and being spit out at the other end feeling like a brand new person , I was refreshed, rewired and in a much better position to build my business.
As a mater of fact, I still enjoy the same business, personally and financially three years later!
Now don’t let me give you the wrong message here. As much as my business acted as the important navigation tool to strengthen my overall perspective, it was actually the choice I personally made to make things happen.
Once I explained this to Tracy, I was pleased to hear that she had recognized the same need within herself and this was actually the real reason she reached out.
In conclusion, I firmly believe that if you are looking for a business opportunity in order to change your life, you’re barking up the wrong tree unless you’re willing to work on you ahead of anything else.
If you do have this important first step in place, then in my opinion you will go further to make life changes, regardless of the route you take, the business you choose, or anything else you do in life for that matter.
A positive mindset and healthy attitude can take you places you never thought possible and based on my personal experience since becoming involved in my business, as well as seeing the personal transformation in others, it was one of the best decisions I made.
If you’re searching the web and thinking to yourself “I want to change my life”… don’t look for a magic wand. Instead look in the mirror.
If you would like my assistance to point you in the right direction to help you change your life (business opportunity aside) …and also to see if what helped me might also help you, contact me at any time