I regularly get asked how I climbed to the top of the Scentsy compensation plan in only three and a half years. Dedication, hard work, consistency, mindset… Those would be the answers you would expect to hear (and all would be valid). However, in the last six years of my business, I’ve come to realize it’s been a lot more than that.
Reflecting on who I am and discovering my true passions are more to credit.
Of course I didn’t learn that overnight. I actually didn’t learn that until just recently. In mentoring a global team, I had to figure out (exactly) what it was that I did.
- How did I make this happen?
- How can I make this duplicatable?
- How do I build my organization bigger and stronger than before so that others may follow my path?
I had to take a long hard look at what it was I was really working for. What is it that makes me get out of bed every morning and run for my computer, work until the wee hours of the morning or want to teach others? It’s passion. It’s a passion for something more.
But what I’ve come to realize is that it’s something that everyone has intrinsically. Discovering what that passion looks like for each individual person, not so simple.
What is our WHY?
We all hear things like “I need more money” or “ I don’t want to work for anyone anymore” or “I don’t want to be a slave to the 9-to-5.” But is that really what our passion is or is there something deeper? And if there is something deeper, how do we discover what that looks like?
It’s a lot of questions.
Luckily, they can be answered fairly quickly – just be prepared to dig deep.
Consciously or unconsciously, every single one of us has something that drives us. Let’s take for example, the stay-at-home mom. Does she want to run a business because she wants to make more money? Likely. But what is it really for? Is it so that she can be a better mother? So that she can provide more for her family? So she can take pressure off of her husband? So that she can feel better about her own self-esteem that she’s doing the right thing?
Does she have some kind of guilt complex from her childhood that makes her feel like she isn’t good enough and that if she does this ONE thing it will make her be a better person? Is this more a self-esteem issue or does she just want the money?
Digging deep isn’t easy.
If you’re asking yourself questions right now, keep asking yourself why. For ever answer you give, ask again, why?
- Why do I need a better car?
- Why does it have to be shiny?
- Why does it have to be black?
- Why do I even need to drive?
The answer is always within you. Once you discover what it is that motivates you at your deepest most intrinsic level, getting up in the morning will become much easier. Driving your business will also become much easier.
When you are laser focused on what it is you truly want in this world, nothing can stop you. Not a 9-to-5 job, not a pension or benefits that could be yanked out from under you at any given time. There is nothing certain in this life except what it is that you want most. Once you know what that is, you will be unstoppable.
Letting go of your fears, letting go of all of those little voices around you from insignificant people becomes much easier to do when you know what’s truly important to you. Defining who you are as a person and who you want to be as a person will directly determine how you will excel in your business.
People don’t follow you for your business. They follow you for your passion. They follow you for the person that you are. They want to be a part of something more. They want to understand themselves and to be “better”. Because ultimately, we all have the same problems. We all have the same self-esteem issues. We all strive for more, not ever really knowing why.
Today’s your day, go find your why.