This past month, I achieved one of my life goals. I became a Gold Director in Usana Health Sciences. For those outside of Usana and networking marketing, this is the first step in our Leadership levels. Simply put, it’s a matter of achieving a certain sales goals (with my team) every Friday, for 4 weeks straight. Every Saturday, we started again at 0. It’s a kind of business marathon. This is a goal I have had ever since I started my business almost 6 years ago.
I wanted to share with you some of the amazing things I learned and saw during these 4 weeks. One of the most challenging things I have come across over the past 6 years, is learning to have patience. I have been confronted with many challenges to try my patience and often, I would not be able to deal with it. It has been said that the only way to build patience is to be giving trials again and again, until we finally develop it. That is what happened over the month of November. There were so many moments where I had to be patient, waiting for a call back, someone to enter an order, a credit card number, a follow-up call, a scheduled appointment – and what I found is that I was finally able to deal with the waiting, by remaining calm and centered, and having FAITH.
Faith is something else that I have really struggled with for many years. This past year, I started attending my local French church. And even though it has only been a year, I have noticed that it is easier for me to have faith. Going to church isn’t required to build faith, because you can have faith in any number of people or deities – it’s really up to you. Having faith in God or the Universe or whatever it may be, that is what is most important. And for me, it took going to church and developing my faith in God in order to have faith in all of the aspects of my life.
Most importantly, what I saw was an incredible amount of personal growth and leadership from my team. This is the first time where a team is ESSENTIAL for success, in fact, it’s not recommended to even attempt this challenge without a solid team. I saw my leaders step up into their greatness, many of them creating orders out of thin air (or so it seemed). They took on the role of leadership within their teams as well, and inspired a collective moment to succeed together. Many of them also achieved new levels and other recognition. And those who were really by my side the whole time, well, they are now ready to achieve some of their major life goals as well.
This is only the beginning of something truly amazing. I love what I do and the people that I do it with. I am excited to get up in the morning to work with my team. It energizes me to work with like-minded people who are working towards new goals every single week. We are caught up in an amazing momentum right now, and it’s really fantastic. I am so grateful and so honoured to be a part of this. And I am inspired by my team and all of their successes.