Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with great talent.

Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not;the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence, determination alone
are omnipotent!

~ quote by Calvin Coolidge, displayed in every executive office of McDonald's headquarters by edict of Ray Kroc.


The Last Few Days

Sorry that it has been a few days since I last blogged. After my great day, I ended up with the wonderful flu for Saturday and Sunday.

Sometimes people think that great things just fall into the lap of others. On Sunday I would have rather done ANYTHING than a 48 hour follow up and 3 trainings in a row. I had been so so so sick all day. I just wanted to pull the covers over my head, reschedule and forget that I had any responsibility to anyone neverless a HUGE team. Yet, that wasn't an option. I drove to Lockport to meet this gal in person. We scheduled her first two inhomes for the first two days of February.

When you are a business owner, responsibility comes with that. I have to be responsible to God and my family first, then my friends and then my business. Since illness entered my life, I couldn't just forget or push aside priority number 4 even though I REALLY WANTED to do that.

On Monday I woke up to a sick child. I still kissed my boys goodbye, and headed south. On the drive I had another 48 hour follow up with another builder from Friday. I was still so nauseated, and I would have rather done anything than talk to a stranger about our business. I did it, and she bought a value pack and will most likely be a director in February as well . I was driving the entire time to help my new director develop her first director. We had presentations Monday night at 6:30 and Tuesday at 12, 1, 2, and 6:30. We added about 8 new customers so far and more to come. As I climbed into my car to leave her house Tuesday night, I had a message from my aunt. My grandma was bleeding and taken to the hospital in ambulance. My grandfather was at the hospital by himself.

You see, my mother was one of two children, and I am one of two grandchildren. My dad lives in South Carolina, and my aunt and cousin live in California. So....that leaves me to take care of my grandparents. I happened to be one hour south of the hospital so I drove there and have been there until now.

I drove home today and arrive around 5 pm. I missed my kids so much. We cuddled into my bed, talked, watched tv and caught up. I tucked them in, and now I'm getting ready to crash. Sometimes life is exhausting. Priorities, love, heartache, business: it gets messy sometimes. The important thing to understand is that Melaleuca is here to make all of that easier, better and more enjoyable.

Thank Goodness I am not teaching. Thank God, literally, that he brought Melaleuca into my life. I need flexibility, residual income and fun more than I could ever begin to express.

My new director is shooting to be a 20/20 director this month and her new director already has 5 enrollments and we are working towards more. The BEST PART: we are changing lives in a mighty way!

1 comment:

  1. RACHELLE ROCKS. You rock being a mom, a daughter, a friend, a mentor and leader. Thank you!