It’s just like riding a bike! First you start off with training wheels. Then the day comes where you want them off. You practice, fall, skin your knees, but your young and fearless so you keep getting back on and trying again! Finally, you do it! You take off riding! Next thing you know your riding no handed and pooping wheelies! That’s exactly what owning your own IT WORKS business is like! And just like learning to ride that bike everyone has a different story on who taught them, how long it took, and just how good they got with practice!
When we are young we are fearless! We don’t quite realize that there is such thing as failure! So we keep getting back up. We aren’t thinking about how silly we look or if anyone is watching! We just know what our end goal is and we don’t stop until we get there! So what happens? Why can’t we just jump right in to our business and not be scared? Why can’t we see the end result we seek and make it happen? After all, or entire child hood was one failure after another until we reached success! From crawling to walking, from reading to writing, even to learning tio drive a car! They say that 95% of becoming successful is mental! I’d say if we analyze our life that’s 100% true!
So now we need to get our minds right! Get back to knowing we will succeed and accepting we will fail many times before doing so. The first time I got the nerve up to BLITZ I was terrible! I fumbled my words and honestly I was so nervous I couldn’t remember what I said! The second time was even worse because now I was scared I was going to flop like I did the first time…..but I did it any way! The third time I was getting super excited about all I was learning and I literally vomited information all over the person…in fact I vomited over my next 100 blitzes! Finally, after attending some trainings and learning from my peers the correct way to blitz, I began to get better! I was booking more appointments and parties and more people looked excited with me instead of like they couldn’t wait for me to shut up. Soon, over four years, I have the perfect way I like to blitz!
I remember my first training! It was in a very small salon and there were 8 people! Now those that knew me before the business were very aware of the fact that one of my biggest fears on the planet was speaking in front of others! It was so bad that this fear was debilitating and held me back from experiencing many things in my life. I use to actually skip school if I knew I was going to have to read our present something in class. I refused to join any kind of clubs in fear we would have to stand up and do that silly bit where you would have to introduce yourself to the group. This carried on into adult hood and was actually why I almost did not sign up to become a distributor with it Works. I was told that we were not a party plan and I only had to stand in front of people if I chose…lol! So when we began growing the people under me wanted a training! Now mind you 3 of the 8 people at that first training were Barry, myself, and Angie so only 5 were people I didn’t know well. Boy did I think I was going to die! I felt like I was going to get sick and had an anxiety attack. I was sweating and I honestly couldn’t tell you what came out of my mouth….but I did it! The second time there was about 15 people…and let me tell you it was no better! I would grab Angie’s hand and put it on my heart so she could feel how it was about to explode! Time after time bigger and bigger the number of people got and to my surprise it started getting easier! In fact some say I have a natural gift! Never would have known if I wouldn’t have pushed myself!
I could go on and on! How my first year my parties lasted three hours and people were drooling and falling asleep and how no one was signing! Or how my voice would shake so bad on a conference call and I said “ummm” FIVE THOUSAND times! The point is once again it’s all a mind set! You fail and fail until you get it right but if you do it enough times you WILL GET it RIGHT! See I knew this was my last shot to change our situation! I knew that it had to work. I was willing to fail, look silly, and try try again! I saw the end really in my head and knew that it would happen! No matter how long it took, how many mistakes I had to make, eventually I would get there! My mind was right!
So it comes down to you and you only! Your the same person that learned to crawl and walk on your own and that same person that learned to ride a bike and read! That person is still in there! So get your mind right…failure in the end is not an option!!!