I have been around the Direct Sales industry for quite a few years, and one recurring piece of advice I always hear, no matter the company, is this:
If your why doesn’t make you cry, it isn’t big enough.
My why has NEVER made me cry…like, ever.
And do you know what?
That is perfectly valid!
I have managed to build a wonderful team, have great personal sales, and contribute to my family’s finances because my why is big enough!
On Mother’s Day 2013, my family took me to Charming Charlie to pick out some new jewelry for myself! I adore this store, filled with costume jewelry and all color coordinated! It’s the kind of store that just makes a jewelry-lover’s heart happy, you know? I picked out 3 pieces of jewelry, and the total was around $40. Not bad, right?
At the time, my youngest child was just under 2 years old. The first day I wore one of my new necklaces, I picked him up, and he pulled on it. Beads went everywhere….and I cried. I knew how much the necklace cost, and I knew at the time it was a lot of money for us to spend on something so frivolous.
I remembered back to the vendor event I attended, where I saw that $5 jewelry from Paparazzi Accessories…and I knew I had to be a part of this. I was positive I was not the only person who felt guilty spending too much money on trendy jewelry, so I found a way to earn the $300 it took to start this business at the time.
Now, when I tell people what made me start my business, I tell the story with pride…not tears…because I know I can make a difference in other people’s lives, too.
It makes me happy.
It makes me proud.
And it reinforces the notion that your why doesn’t have to make you cry for it to be big enough!
I’d love to hear from you…what is your why? Leave me a comment and share!