Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Patience of a Diamond

Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul- Simone Weil

I read this and it is like...hell, yeah...that is what I am talking about...I wish more people could "hear" those words and get what they mean...

I used to be an Amway Independent Business Owner (IBO).  I was young and not very experienced in life.  I was told what I needed to do to be successful in the Amway business, but I just did not get it.  I was not willing to do what I was told and again...I just did not get it.

It is now 8+ years later and I ironically came in contact with the Amway business again while I was on vacation at Disney World right before Christmas.  The man I met has reached a significant level in the bonus payments from Amway.  I asked him some questions, questions that pertained to part of why I did not stay with the Amway business.  He had good answers...gave me a lot to think about.

On the way home my husband and I talked about this opportunity that had come around to us for the second time in our life.  It was a no brainer, we had to become Amway IBOs again.  We are mentally in a different place than we were back then, we are wiser, and we see Amway in a whole different way than we did back in the 90s and early 2000s.

Then we get our access as IBOs and we sign up for the training and we are so surprised and happy to find training like we never received before.  We find ourselves being told how to sell the products in a way that no one ever explained to use before.  We see this business in a whole new light than anything we had ever experienced in the past.  We are excited.  We can't wait to market our products and we love the Amway products, have never stopped so it is just like anything else we have experienced in retail, accept that now we get paid for telling people about products that we love and referring them to the store that we got them from.

So, yes...I so get this quote...our efforts before, did not see any results, but in the last two months we have already made more in this business than we ever made in the six or seven years we were in the business before.  So much of that success in the past two months is due to what we learned before and our life experiences since leaving Amway.  With big dreams and goals we can see the light.  With patience and hard work we will be successful and get to have the most fun in life ever.

Don't ever give up on those dreams and goals.  With hard work and the patience of a diamond we can all shine. Banish discouragement and feelings of impossibility by working hard, doing more, and not giving in! A diamond was only made beautiful after millions of years as a lump of coal.  

1 comment:

  1. Ah.......there you are! And that's what you've been up to!

    Isn't it amazing what you 'get' with a bit of time and experience? And I'll hope only for continued good things with this adventure.
    I really, really like that quote!