Happy New Year to all of you. It seems like we just said that only a few months ago and yet here we are 2013, my how time flies. My prayers and hopes for you and your families, is that this past year was rewarding and successful, in relationships, goal achievements and finances. As with the New Year, we turn a page, and what may not have transpired as we wished, may become a reality with the proper use of visualization and goal setting. What makes your aspirations and hopes even more attainable is the scope of incentives we want to offer for you to build your business career.
As we look forward to this fantastic New Year, I’d like to have you look at the incredible contests and opportunities we have designed for you. Think about them… The Consistency Bonus, where you produce 15 or more members per week from January 2, 2013 – December 25, 2013, and receive $50 the first week, $100 the 2nd consecutive week, $200 the 3rd and thereafter consecutive weeks. Holy Cow! Then you’ve got the Mentoring Bonus for the Mentor that has a new recruit with the most members over 20 from January 2, 2013 – March 27, 2013, and earn $1,000. Are you kidding me? Now, if you are indeed mentoring and building your business (And, why wouldn’t you? Isn’t this your own business and life long career?) …anyway, here we go… Be a newcomer that achieves employee status and maintains employee level numbers, you earn an All-Expense paid trip to the Home Office for one of the best times and wonderful experiences you’ve ever had. TMC University in Oklahoma City where you are with the finest and most fun staff, showing you how everything works and more importantly, how we handle claims and help solve problems. You don’t want to miss that occasion. And last – but certainly not least!-you can earn $10,000 by writing 500 new members by July 3. WOW! So, 19 new members a week average gets you the money!
I know I get excited… and hope you do too. Why? Because of the terrific opportunities and outstanding contests that help you build your business but more importantly provides extra income to you and your families… and who couldn’t use that? OK, back to the point…are you beginning to see and understand the potential that you have in front of you? Guess what? It’s there for the taking. Better yet, it’s there with the assistance and support from Gene, Mark, and me. We are a phone call or an email away to help you develop and build the business you truly want.
I know what some of you might be thinking “It was a tougher year than I wanted it to be.” “I didn’t meet my goals.” “I’m embarrassed by my past performance… it wasn’t as good as previous years.” “I took time off because I thought I earned it… but now that I look at it, maybe I took too much time off because I didn’t earn what I should have for my family” “I feel like everyone is looking at me now that I’m back in the game.” Who cares what other people think! Haven’t you been reading my articles? This is your business! The three of us really do want you to succeed and excel at what you do. Why? Because we all grow this company and share in the rewards. How’s that? So, pull out a sheet of paper and start writing down what you and your family want. Then look at what easy and simple steps are in front of you and begin one step at a time. Is this making sense to you? That reminds me of a story about a young lady who felt she was dealing with adversity… things didn’t go the way she wanted. Maybe, other things got in her way. So here goes.
A daughter who was dealing with difficulty complained to her father about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.
Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In one he placed carrots, in the second he placed eggs, and in the last he placed ground coffee beans. He let them sit and boil, without saying a word.
The daughter impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing. In about twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then he ladled the coffee out and placed it in a mug. Turning to her he asked “Darling, what do you see?” She replied “Carrots, eggs, and coffee.” He brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots.
She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. She smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. She humbly asked “What does it mean, Father?”
He explained that each of them had faced the same adversity, boiling water, but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. But after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed. “Which are you?” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?”
From where I’m coming from, the past is the past. What do you want to do? What is good enough for you? You decide, and we will work with you to make what you want to have happen in your life become a reality.
In the next newsletters I will talk about mentoring and then recruiting – its importance and how you can use it to grow yourself and the people you bring on board. I’ll also talk to you about recruiting and the importance of sharing your experiences and developing your business partners. As they say in my neck of the woods… bar the door, Katie… here we go… remember it’s in your hands.