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If you were to do an informal polling of successful business owners in your community, you’d likely discover that many of them got started on their path through a search related to personal development. Even then, a good number of them wouldn’t have started out specifically as business owners. So many successful businesses are born from the need for a life change, whether by teachers, construction workers, stay-at-home moms, accountants. They could come from someone whose career hasn’t materialized, yet has financial debt to unload. No matter the walk of life, people are all susceptible to that proverbial roadblock that almost everyone is sure to encounter at some point in their lives.
This is that point where personal dissatisfaction and professional stagnation meet, and the feeling of desperation for change can become overwhelming. This leaves you with two choices: you either succumb to it and ignore the fact that you always have options, or you set about discovering that new venture, that new passion, that will invigorate you and open the doorways to a brighter future that may have always seemed out of reach.
In terms of common advice, this might simply be called “finding your passion.” But while “find your passion” is well-intended advice, it might not always be the best advice. Why? Sayings like “find your passion” carry hidden implications, including real challenges that can make people doubt their ability to grow further. And when they do, that mindset makes it more likely they’ll quickly give up on their newfound interest. For some, difficulty may signal that it wasn’t their real interest after all, and so they hop from one to another, never latching onto any one pursuit.
Indeed, the search for new personal interests has led to many successful businesses, but it’s led to even more not-so-successful businesses. Why? Because real personal development depends on the understanding that new interests are never actually “found,” and they’re especially never found fully formed. As the name implies, they must be developed.
Whenever you want to go up, you invariably have to start from the bottom.
The work you put in along the way, as trying as it might be, is where the bulk of the development occurs.
Every LIMU Promoter starts at the exact same place, with the exact same income, having the same understanding of the products and business as everyone else who ever stood in their place. That is to say, with no income ($0.00), having attained no pin levels (0K), and knowing very little about the products and business (¯\_(ツ)_/¯). But the successful ones attend local Experience parties, corporate trainings and destination events, they use the products on a daily basis, and they do the things that are proven to grow a business from the ground up. That includes mastering the LIMU Process, using the tools and running the 4 Bases Method.
An incremental approach—celebrating the small successes—is the surest way to not just build self-esteem, but true character. You start to look at any setbacks you face as trivial occurrences that are just milestones on the way to your next success. In a Network Marketing organization, leading through this kind of example builds watertight trust with those building under you. It’s been said that LIMU is a personal development company with a pay plan. As you sharpen your skills and mindset, and grow as a person, leader and influencer, you’ll probably also notice a spike in your commissions.
You must be willing to be bad before you’re good and good before you’re great.
The most successful Promoters see novel connections between their existing interests and those they wish to develop. Turn your passion into an additional paycheck while still doing the things you love! Weave it into your daily active life for as little as an hour a day. Are you into helping others and giving people a hand-up? Do you have friends that are struggling financially and running out of money before they run out of month? Share how the LIMU Experience is taking the pressure off and easing the stress of so many families by providing a way to make it to Friday. You don’t just work on getting good at “business”; you build bridges between your desired growth areas and your current strengths.
We live in an increasingly interdisciplinary world, and personal breakthroughs start with a growth mindset. Let go of your narrow focus on what constitutes personal development; otherwise, it could prevent you from developing interests and expertise that you need to do that bridging work. Instead, develop your passion.