You learn so much about yourself in Direct Sales, and you also learn so much about others.
One saying that I have always loved that circulates among #BossBabes is “She believed she could, so she did”. It’s that simple. If you believe you can do something, then you will accomplish it. Think about little kids when they are learning to talk, or walk, or climb. They BELIEVE they can and they NEVER GIVE UP until the DO IT. At least that’s my daughter, and more recently that is me.
I got this bracelet from my #LuLaRoe sponsor, and I also get this message daily from my C+I manager – she believed she could, so she did. I wear it EVERY DAY. I tell my daughter every day to believe in herself.
I made it through college because my parents knew I could. But I made it all the way to where I am today because I also believed I could.
In March 1993 I was BORED out of my mind working retail at Nine West. I also needed a higher income. For some reason – even though I had never waited on anyone before – T.G.I. Friday’s seemed like a good option. Back then Friday’s was a hopping place where you could make TONS of money. I filled an application and got called for an interview. I WANTED this job. I needed to get out of my comfort zone and learn to talk to strangers and seem NICE doing it. I totally bullshitted my way through the interview with the fantastic Lois Quartochi – who later admitted to me that he knew I was lying, but if I wanted it that much he was going to give me a chance.
And he did. And I EXCELLED as a waitress. It became my fallback job later in live. I believed I could and I DID.
Got a Master’s degree, moved to Miami and found a job, got married, got a Ph.D., got an academic job, became a Mom on top of a wife, and got into sales.
Had I never believed I could do all these things, I never would’ve – no matter how much others believed in me.
This will be my mantra moving forward. This will be the mantra of 2016.
I need to get in shape. I need to lose about 50lbs. I need to eat healthier. I need to organize my life.
I BELIEVE I can so I WILL – Do you believe in yourself?