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.


Little Doubt Creeps In

So it is 3:30 on Monday. So far today, I woke up and dressed professionally (a rarity lately), kiss my boys as they play the wii for the last day of break, kiss my husband, and then I headed to a business partners house to help her talk through some goal setting at 9:30. I really do still have a huge business to manage besides my new goal.

Then I headed to the TBC for my first presentation of the day at 11. She loved it. She was a category 3. She had No Form of Payment! Yikes...for real? C'mon who doesn't have a form of payment in 2010? We scheduled a time to talk at 5, but 99% chance she will not pick up the phone.

So that puts me at 4 hours and 50 mins of my week of work. 2 presentations. 1 no, 1 yes.

At noon, I talked with two other business partners. We set some goals and planned some future times to talk and group presentations. Again, not part of my 20 hours of work for Senior though.

At 1, my next presentation began. It went wonderfully. She loved the store, loved the green, loved the idea of shopping from home. As we filled out the paperwork, she said she needed to talk to her husband about it. UGGHH! Another no. We scheduled to talk on Thursday, but it is a 90% chance no!

So that puts me at 5 hours and 50 mins of my week of work. 3 presentations. 2 nos, 1 yes.

On my drive home I talk to my sales manager, and he asks, "Where is the volume going to come in your business this month?" I think, "Heck if I know."

So with a fourth of my week gone, and only one enrollment, I can start to feel the doubt setting in. I hear things like, "Really Rachelle, Senior in 6" or "You have lost your touch in your time off," or "Just be happy with your life as it is."

Again, I refuse to listen to that. I think about all of the people I want to help. I think about advancing, I think about winning President's Club. I think about all of the reasons this WILL work.

So, now I turn off the work side of my brain, and I am off to play with the kids. I am anxious for routine as they head back to school tomorrow, but I sure am going to miss them.

1 comment:

  1. Rachelle, you are SO BRAVE to put this out there: this big (do-able!) goal, your doubts, obstacles, all of it. What an inspiration you are! I was on a coaching call last night and thought of you and your SD-in-6 goal when I heard the following:
    - To live the life of your dreams takes courage!
    - Failure is just feedback
    - Success is jumping from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm or equilibrium!

    Stay in the joy and commitment!