A huge thank you to all of you for your amazing support after I shared my blog post yesterday, I surrender. I am very excited for the next evolution of this blog and I hope to serve you in even more wonderful ways, now that I am ‘free’ to be fully authentic.
Gratitude Tip: Being authentic or true to yourself publicly can be a challenge. Even though we know that the only opinion that matters is our own, we still tend to worry about what others think of us. When we decide to peel back the layers and go deeper and let people in on a whole other level, we may find that more people are attracted to us and in fact, we end up being able to serve so many others by being real and vulnerable.
I spent the day yesterday watching the live stream of Leaders Multiply, The Largest Leadership Event in the History of Direct Selling. It was a phenomenal event, and I wished that I have made the choice to travel to Atlanta to see it live. The room was filled with leaders in our profession, world-class entrepreneurs who are changing millions of lives every day. There is a lot of wisdom to share from the event with all of you. The most powerful thing for me was that every single leader talked about God during their session. These leaders are all earning at 7-figure income with their respective companies and God is a part of their team. They shared their faith and passion openly, which had a HUGE impact on me – especially considering what I had shared yesterday morning.
I’ve heard Jordan Kemper speak many times before as he is one of the leaders in USANA. When he spoke yesterday, it was the most powerful and influential talk I have ever heard from him. The theme of his talk was ‘Living like someone is counting on you, because someone always is.’ He shared a wonderful story about the Red Key (which brought tears to my eyes), and I won’t share it hear because it’s best heard from Jordan himself, but the lesson is that the true prize is found in other’s success, and how can we make others the prize? He talked about the fine balance between self-care and being of service to others – both are essentials and tip the scales too far in either direction and you won’t see the same success.
One other speaker (besides John Maxwell – which I will address in another post) who really impacted me was Monique McLean. She shared her story about how she had found her sparkle, lost it and found it again through network marketing. It was a very emotional journey for her and really impacted me. How many of you know what it feels like to have lost your sparkle? I remember feeling like that when I spent six years working in corporate Canada, I knew that this wasn’t what I was meant to be doing but I didn’t know how to get out of it, because of the money that it paid. What she shared was that in order to get her sparkle back, she had to put her priorities back in order, starting with God first. She shares the full story here on her blog. The most important thing I learned from her talk is to ‘use your gifts in worship to me (God)’. Whenever you are using your God given gifts, you are in worship. Nothing makes God happier than to see you using the gifts He gave you.
What an amazing end to the March Break! I feel closer to God and closer to all of you. I am very grateful for every single one of you who takes the time to read my blog, even if it’s just every once in a while. Thank you!