Thursday Tips and Tidbits
20 Seconds of Courage
Remember that "20 seconds of courage" that Jessica Herrin always talks about? Check out this story that Christina Welch shared with her team a couple of weeks ago about a CNN interview that caught her attention. They were featuring the founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely, and as Christina has long admired her business model, she tuned in.
"Sara shared how other entrepreneurs would ask her how in the world she got Neiman Marcus' attention as the first store to carry her line when she was an unknown. After all, these other entrepreneurs and companies were going to trade shows, hoping the Neiman's buyer would come by their booth. They'd send prototypes and fancy presentations to their offices, hoping that someone would call them back. And Sara, in her naivety, simply answered with what she did: "I picked up the phone and just asked."
And the rest is history. She hopped on a plane to Dallas from Atlanta, took the 15 minutes that the buyer gave her, including a special trip to the bathroom with the buyer to show her how Spanx worked. The buyer was sold and the rest, as they say, is history. Talk about 20 seconds of courage!"
What will you do with your 20 seconds of courage this week?
Envision You Life
What would your life be like if you created success on your terms with Stella & Dot? Would you travel more, reduce debt, have more “you” money? Is it the thrill of accomplishment, the community, being a better role model for your children? Or is it the thought of switching careers to work from home and be your own boss? Whatever drives YOU- dream big and set stretch goals! Share them with those you love and your Sponsor to get the support and success you deserve.
1. What I want most out of life is:
2. What I want most out of my Stella & Dot business is:
3. In the next 3 months, I want to earn enough to eliminate the phrase “ I can’t afford to _____”:
4. 3 years from now, I see myself:
5. 6 months from now, I plan to:
6. In a year, I will be able to:
7. Your business can be a vehicle for personal growth. What habits would you like to form to help you be successful?
You’ll be able to ask yourself the right questions. “Am I willing to do what it takes to get what I want?” instead of “ Do I want to pick up the phone to call a prospective hostess?”. Keep a journal. Create your own mood board. Stay focused on your why!
Your Challenge This Week
Rene Kauder, Independent Star Stylist and Mentor
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