Rock Stars! Day 4 is here! Who’s still with me on the #RYNMB30 Challenge (30 Days To Rock Your Network Marketing Business!) It’s not too late to join us! Start your 30 days on whatever day you find this challenge! For more info, and for a tracking sheet CLICK HERE!
It’s Sunday, and I’m snowed in here…so I thought I would share an oldie but goodie story, along with some of my recommended resources (books, CDs) for the 30 day challenge (perfect to snuggle up to on a Sunday)! If you’ve heard the story below share it with your team, and skip down below to the rockin’ resources I recommend! This will also give you some time to catch up on the first few days of blogs for #RYNMB30!
The Story of the Starving Baker–
Have you heard the story about the starving baker? Imagine– there was a brand new, beautiful bakery built right down the road. The aroma of fresh pastries filled the air. This is where hot, delightful treats would be served all day long. You go in. This baker is brilliant. You order your treat, and watch as the baker does his thing! It is magnificent watching. He does everything himself. He cleans the tables, tends to the cash register, bakes the goods, and greets the guests. You start to notice that he’s surprisingly thin. You began to think, “he’s so busy baking for others, he’s forgetting to eat! He’s starving himself”.
Are you that starving baker? Most of us are so busy that we fall into starving baker mode. We get so wrapped up in our jobs, the house, errands, and everyone else and their matters that we never push “pause” and take the time to feed ourselves. We feel hollow. Sometimes we feel fake. You are not fake. What you are is a starving baker. You’ve gotten busy and you’ve stopped growing. We’ve all been there before.
Taking time for our personal and professional growth provides nourishment for our souls, and it fuels our minds. It makes us more effective for everyone in our lives we influence—our families, friends, and our teams. You can only go as far as you grow!
I like to spend time each morning devoting attention to my personal and professional growth! It’s the perfect way to power start my day! I don’t start or end my day with emails, TV, text messages, etc. I feed and fuel myself with prayer, devotions, reading personal and professional development materials, and listening to positive and uplifting music. I even fill in the “empty time” when I drive listening to training CDs, and I make my car a “rolling university”. I listen to things that teach me how to become a better person, and more effective leader. I am extremely intentional about my daily self-programming so I am more effective as a wife, friend, sister, daughter, and leader. My business can only grow as much as I do.
People ask me all of the time for coaching, and book/ CD recommendations, so I want to share some rockin resources with you. I will be posting more here on the blog from time to time, but I find if I post too much, too soon we become overwhelmed, so start here=>
Rockin Resources From Sarah “Rockin” Robbins=>
Book to start the Challenge: Rock Your Network Marketing Business by Sarah Robbins (this gives you all of the ideas of how to power prospect and add to your list–and language and ideas to reach out to your “2” every day!) Grab it here.
CD to keep in the car to make it a “rolling university”=> The Network Marketing University (this was my first passion project and has been a top selling CD in the profession! It’s much more detailed, and it’s like having me personally coaching you! It’s the perfect companion to the book, and an excellent way to make the most of your “drive time”! I found out it’s still 52% off here. The lowest price ever offered! That price was supposed to be taken down by Networking Times, so pick it up before they change it here.)
These 2 resources are everything I know, and everything I teach when it comes to network marketing.
Personal development is, well…a personal thing! I like faith-based trainings to help me grow! I’ve loved Me And My Big Fat Mouth by Joyce Meyer (power of your words), Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer (power of your thoughts), and The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson (power of prayer & big goals). What I suggest you do is to start with one area you want to grow this quarter, ask some friends for suggestions or research books and CDs to help you grow in that area. Then, be consistent in reading/listening a little bit each day!
When blocking out your 10-15 hours of “income producing activity” per week in 2014 (sharing your products and business) be sure to schedule time for personal and professional development too! Remember—you must take control of your time, or your time controls you! The only one who creates your busy schedule is YOU! So outsource where you’re able (hire someone to clean your home, carpool, etc!) Make healthy “exchanges” where you can (it may be time to cut back or completely cut out TV programs). In the process, you are able to prioritize your time without sacrificing your “why” (time spent with friends and family!)
Success truly starts “between the ears”! Grab at least one personal development resource, and one professional development resource and commit to being a student of the profession, and growing in the areas you desire this quarter! It’s important for your team too–they’ll only GO as far as they GROW! A snowy Sunday (or sunny Sunday–depending on where you are) is the perfect time to start!
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