This morning, as I was setting up my computer to do my Zoom meeting, I was feeling kind of odd because my work desk is my bed!
Why am I doing a Zoom meeting on my bed?
The reason is because, it’s Monday morning and both my daughters are having their online classes as the same time.
My daughters are occupying my work desk and the dining table, therefore I have to do my online meeting on my bed.
Is this a bad thing?
No, I don’t think so because both me and my husband work from home.
We run a successful network marketing business in Asia and we have associates in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Hong Kong.
We are used to being with our kids 24/7 and sometime I think our kids took it for granted that their parents are with them all the time.
And I couldn’t help but think about how few people get to experience such simple things in life.
I mean, sure lots of people have their dream, stuff on their vision boards and bucket lists.
I am sure they have things that they wanted to experience and places to visit.
But in reality, how many people actually get around to crossing off even a FRACTION of the items on their wish list?
The majority of people never come close.
Instead, they put things off.
Thinking… someday I’ll take that vacation.
One day I’ll drive that car I’ve always wanted.
At some point, I’ll be able to buy my dream house.
Unfortunately, that day never comes for most people because they’re always putting things off into the future.
I’ve noticed this is especially true in the network marketing industry.
Network marketers are encouraged to spend time writing down and visualizing their goals.
But when it comes time to get into gear and create some forward momentum… most are stuck in neutral.
They’re too busy getting ready to get ready!
Truthfully, I am no stranger to procrastination also.
I’ve cleaned the kitchen instead of following up with a prospect.
I’ve created to-do lists and then reprioritized those to-do lists, instead of actually doing anything on those to-do lists.
I’ve gone down YouTube and Facebook Watch “rabbit holes” about cooking shows, Taiwanese gossip shows, Korean dramas, funny TikTok videos etc.
I would rather do something else, instead of working on our business.
In fact, when we first got started in network marketing, we spent over a year making frustratingly little progress before we had our “moment.”
And in that moment we decided to make a BIG change to how we were doing business.
We decided that instead of chasing inspiration, we were going to relentlessly do all the things we knew we needed to be doing, but was putting off until tomorrow.
And that’s when everything changed.
So, my question to you is this…
Are you still waiting to get started?
Are you putting your dreams on hold, getting ready to get ready?
And if your honest answer is “YES”…
Well, then how long are you going to wait?
How long before you shift into gear and put the pedal to the metal?
It took over a year before we made the decision.
And while I don’t have any regrets, my #1 goal is to help my downlines get there faster.