Day 33 of #100daysoflovingmoney
Well I am no expert but if you got money hangups like I was having and you are looking to bust through those--Like I was wanting or you are looking to get out of your comfort zone --just like I was doing, then WELCOME to Network Marketing !!!
I entered into my first network marketing company a year ago and I will say it was the Catalyst for driving me to change my money story. Not because I wanted to become the next millionaire, or have an empire and a massive down line. What I wanted was to escape the constant agitation and discomfort I had every time I went to an event or even tried to build my business. I wanted to be able to discuss money with people without feeling like I wanted to hide under a rock and I certainly wanted to STOP blocking myself from making any money because of my mindset !
I have worked for myself before but somehow this was different. This was on a whole new playing field and I was trying to learn how to play. For starters, like any business, you have a product/service to offer and in exchange you receive money. Why, this seemed so much harder out of the confines of a brick and mortar I have no idea. It felt more personal, it felt more vulnerable and it felt A LOT SCARIER. What is crazy is, that if you put these products in a store and came into buy them )_I would have no trouble talking to you about them or your money and then I may even ask you to bring your friends back in with you ---so why was I making this SO WEIRD !
I now know WHY! Every person and every encounter was presenting me an opportunity to face my money mindset and my own personal mindset. This my friends is quite unnerving !!! However, I would not change a bit of it because it really was a powerful motivator for me to adapt or got back to my hiding hole and feel sorry for myself.
After a big event, well actually several of them, which are meant to get you super pumped and inspired, I nly found myself agitated and extremely uncomfortable. I just telling myself that maybe this just "wasn't for me". What I understand about that feeling is it was really just pushing the buttons on the areas that my soul was yearning to expand and grow into. These are MY areas where there was
So of course I was uncomfortable!! If you have ever heard of the term cognitive dissonance --that is what it was like for me and I could feel it in my body viscerally.
I had such a disconnect between my belief systems and what those people were sharing on stage that instead of being inspired I wanted to run for the hills !!! I haven't yet because I feel this particular style of business has a lot to teach me about myself and about business in general. Well and lets face it --I have a lot to relearn about
I have learned a ton this past year and now that I am shifting my money mindset I am anxious to see what I will learn from this next year. With Network Marketing you HAVE to talk about MONEY !!!! It is part of what you signed up for and you can either realizes it is no big deal or you can keep being afraid of it !
I am choosing to FACE it FULL ON !
I taught Nutrition Classes, I do Reiki sessions and I charge for my time and service so why this was different was ALL in my head! I love the products I offer to people, I use them myself every day, my family uses them and we will continue to use them. So this again had nothing to do with the products, not even the company, which I love as well. This had everything to do with how I saw money and my relationship to it.
so I honor the journey that Network Marketing is taking me on and I love this version of me that is emerging from all of this.
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