Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Feed Your Focus!

Happy New Year!

I took a vacation day yesterday and didn't get on my computer much at all, so my new year's greetings are coming to you late.

Did you make New Year's resolutions? I'm not really big on making those, as I prefer to make new resolutions each night before I pillow my head or each day when I wake up. For today, and each day, I find it a struggle to do what this image says. Can you identify? There are so many distractions available to us!

I am a business builder with Avon, as in, my Avon business is not just a "hobby". Hobbies are not designed for making money, while business building is. In fact, hobbies generally cost us money while business building should make us money. Business building requires focus and dedication. It requires not expecting overnight success but working toward the long term goal. It requires not giving up at the first frustration that comes along but instead seeing each frustration as a challenge to be overcome. (I believe we call that "stick-to-it-ism", or something like that.) It requires not jumping from business to business every time some new "ground floor opportunity" is presented to us as the "best payment plan in the industry" that we need to dive into NOW when we can be "among the first to join" and therefore be "positioned for success". Do any of those terms ring a bell with you? Time after time I have seen someone talk that way and within a few weeks I'm hearing the same thing from them about another company and I'm left wondering what happened to the previous one?

For 2019, if you want to build a business (not just have a hobby), whether it be with Avon or another firmly established company, I encourage you to starve your distractions, feed your focus, and whatever you choose to devote your time and effort to, be ready and willing to GIVE it time and effort.

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