Last week I shared how I earned a trip to the Bahamas. As you’ll recall, this took 2-3 years of dedicating a lot of time, effort, and some stress to accomplish. Here are two things I hope you can take away from this blog.
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First, when you read 2-3 years, it may not sound that long. However, as my mom used to say, “The days are long and the years are short.” Keep in mind that on top of a full-time job, I committed a couple of nights a week, every week, and weekends (even ones where I took little trips, like at the dunes) to make this happen.
Second is to understand that I was doing this to meet my financial needs and hopefully gain financial independence – not to earn a trip. Honestly, I had heard from top leaders about Avon having trips like this, but never thought I would be on one, or even knew what was required, which is why I returned the call to say they had the ‘wrong’ Mary!
So let me put in a plug for Avon here.
Back in 2006, when I paid $10 to get started, I thought I would by a few products and that would be it. It didn’t take long to realize how amazing the products were – along with the unlimited earning opportunities. Right now there is no cost to join with the product line continuing to expand. This is not to say it’s easy, yet choosing Avon has been instrumental in my success. The support I received from Barb and earning the all-expenses-paid Bahamas trip encouraged me to keep going, especially when I felt ready to give up.
Believe me; the all-expenses-paid trip was wonderful. It made me appreciate the fact that I had earned it based on my efforts. Along with lots of good food and balmy breezes, I mingled with other successful representatives whom I had previously heard speak on calls. It was amazing to meet them in person and get even more ideas on how to better approach and work my business.
It takes an average of 3-5 years to build a business…and…you have to fail a lot before you succeed. Hearing stories of successes and failures made me realize (once again) that I had to measure progress, not perfection. It was a comfort to know that they too had times when it was a struggle to keep going.
I also learned how to expand my network by joining my local Chamber of Commerce (which I finally did in January of 2020) as well as adding more networking events. Talking to as many people one-on-one as possible is an invaluable tool for improving both business and personal accomplishments. That’s why I’m happy to have you text or call me at 480-684-2866 or click HERE to see how I can help you progress to where you want to be in life.