In the beginning, I was reluctant to share the coaching opportunity with people. While I believe wholeheartedly in the opportunity and feel passionate about what this business means on so many levels, I was afraid that people would think that somehow I was self- serving. I grasped fully the concept that your success in this business is directly related to the amount of people that you help- both in getting healthier and in helping to growing financially- but I had a hard time getting past what I thought others would think. Lets face it, at the end of the day network marketing has gotten a bad rap. I rarely approached anyone about sharing my business unless they expressed interest to me first. The exception was when I timidly brought up the coach discount to my longer term home direct clients- it only made sense for them to save money by becoming a discount coach instead of putting money in my pocket.
Then a series of events happened that help me gain clarity. A friend suddenly passed away. A Mom that I know was diagnosed with a terminal disease. It felt like there was heartbreak and uncertainty all around us. It became very real to me that life is fleeting and moments were precious. I thought about my own children and how they would be provided for if anything happen to Ken or me. We have been through other financial near disasters, sudden joblessness and serious illness that was a huge strain. The opportunity to be self-employed meant great deal to me. I was given the very real gift of lasting health as a result of my association with my company as a consumer, the idea of playing a small part in connecting other people to a new path to health was both exciting and rewarding. It seemed right for me to share that.
But inviting other people to join my team of coaches was another matter. It wasn’t until the very real notion of my mortality and its impact on our finances came to the forefront of my thoughts, that I realized that this opportunity is a gift to others. The thought that you and I can create a business, a financial legacy that can pay our children and grandchildren long after we are gone is amazing. I don’t know many “jobs” that provide those benefits any longer. You can’t get downsized. You can’t get eliminated. You have absolute control over the course of your financial life with this opportunity in addition to doing meaningful work to help other people live healthier, more fulfilling lives.
Even on its smallest scale, by sharing I can help another family. The income may pay for dance lessons, new shoes or a merrier holiday. It may even pay your gas bill, college loan or car payment. Maybe you’ll use the extra income to plan to buy a house or get out of debt. The point is- how selfish of me not to share it with you and allow you to make your own decision. Coaching has been a blessing in my life in so many ways, it is high time that I pay it forward and offer the same rewards to you. I’ve gotten clarity now. So know that I will talk to you about what I have to offer because I care about you and want you to have a choice.