Many years ago – in the 80’s – I learned from Mary Kay Ash, Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, a valuable concept.  (Mary Kay built a BILLION-DOLLAR COMPANY as a single mother of three who had no “marketable skills” in the job market.)  Mary Kay told us, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

This concept is true in EVERY aspect of life.

When we share the beautiful Young Living essential oils and supplements, we are indicating that we care enough for others to educate them about something we believe can enhance their lives.  It is NOT about “selling”, but about CARING and SHARING.

I just read something written by a Young Living member, and her words reminded me of Mary Kay’s . . .

“People don’t care how much you know. They don’t care about how perfectly you present your opportunity. They don’t care about how perfectly you explain the pay plan. What they care about is whether you’re human, whether you’re someone they can connect with, whether you’re someone they can share insights with. People care about you being willing to show some of your dysfunction, to be vulnerable enough to share with them, “If you’re like me – if you’re as messed up as I am – there was a chance for me, and there is a chance for you, too.” This is what inspires people to sign up with you”……Erica Combs

As you move through your daily activities, think about how YOU can show how much you CARE rather than how much you know, and you will find that people are drawn to the energy that you send out.  Experience the joy of seeing others shift to a state of greater wellness on all levels – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

Many wishes of joy and abundance as you SHARE,

Setting Goals . . .

Many thanks to Alina Piccone for sharing this!

What are your business goals? Have you written them out and posted them in your space?

If not, now is a great time to do so. Here is a guide to help you create achievable goals:

Do it the S.M.A.R.T. way:

Be Specific

It should be straightforward and should clearly express what you want. Take time to jot down What you want, Why you want it, and How it will be done. As an example, do not write “I want to be successful” instead write “I want to add 10 new distributors to my team this month” or “I want to achieve Executive rank by June 2012.”

Is it Measurable?

Make sure your goal has milestones along the way that you can track and measure to make sure you are on your way to achieving your goal. Using the example from above, Star and Senior Star are two ranks that come before Executive, so achieving those mini goals along the way will help you know that you are on track to achieve your main goal.

Is it Attainable?

A goal that is attainable is one that you know you can achieve and thus will follow through on. If it is too out of reach, you may be tempted to give up on it. Pick attainable goals based on where you are in relationship to your long term goals and then be sure to set new goals once your first ones are reached – set your goals in a progressive fashion. For example, strive for Executive in “x” number of months before you reach for Crown Diamond!

Is it Realistic?

When you choose goals that are important to you and also realistic in your mind, you will begin to think of ways to succeed and your excitement will help you through. If you choose a goal that you do not believe you can achieve, especially if there is not a realistic time frame, you can get discouraged and eventually give up. Make sure you have a goal that is realistic for you in that you can measure your success along the way because those mini achievements spur on your excitement and keep you pressing forward for more success!

Is your goal Timely?

This is key because creating a self-imposed end point for your goal will motivate you to try just a little bit harder to reach for it as well as making it a more valued commitment rather than a vague idea or “wish.” Set an end time for your goal that is attainable, realistic, and measurable. For example, instead of writing “I will be Executive this year” write “I will achieve Executive rank by June 1st, 2012.”

A few other tips for successful goal setting:

·         Write in the first person, present time
·         Make copies of your goals and post them around your home
·         Read your goals in the morning after you wake up and at night before you go to bed
·         Update your goals as often as necessary
·         Hold yourself accountable to your goals by sharing them with a friend or family member
·         Take time to assess your progress and adjust your actions/mindset as necessary along the way