The biggest thing you are going to have to do is to change your mindset and build new skills.
You can’t start a new career without researching it right? Then the same way you have to develop new skills for a new job, you have to develop new skills and mindset for going into a business you have never done before.
Sharing experiences is a way of helping others who are in a similar position to you. We don’t know what is going on in each others lives, but by talking, it opens gateways.
Today I want to share how a shy mother of two young boys, found herself in the most daunting position in her life. What was that you may ask? We all have ups and downs in life. Each of us think we are all going through a unique situation, and are the only ones experiencing it.
You are not the only one going through changes in circumstance in your life! There are tons of self help books on every imaginable circumstance you can Google…
I went from happily married mother with a lovely family to becoming a single parent with two young boys. By the government standards my kids were in a family unit that did not stand a chance to progress in life, and even more so they were boys!!
My marriage broke down after 17 years of being together. Nothing new here. But to me it was my world crashing around me. Two young sons aged 6 and 11, a huge mortgage and bills and food to find money for, my clerical job at the bank just was not going to cover it all.
So, being my proud independent self, I didn’t want to be seen as a failure, even though I really felt like one, with a failed marriage behind me. I won’t tell you here about what it did for my self esteem, that is another blog post! My logical head kicked in, and I had to find a way to replace the salary that just walked out of the door.
So I had to find something that I could do while still doing a full time job… I wanted to be around my kids, they needed me more now than ever being a single parent.
So I researched companies and things I could do online to work from home in the evenings when the kids were in bed. That was the start of my Network Marketing Journey!!!
With The New Mindset My Career Took Off…
Network marketing has helped me to find a way to generate the additional income I needed, it also helped me to develop a new mindset, one of an entrepreneur, a mindset that has helped me move up in my career professionally and helped me in my business personally. I would never have had this opportunity if I was not into Network Marketing.
In this industry you are knocked back every day, so you need to develop your mindset to cope with the knock backs, reading self development books helps you to develop your tenacity and resolve. There are so many different topics to help you develop different skill sets and grow.
Find a Mentor who you want to aspire to
My tips for helping you improve your mindset is to find a mentor in the area you want to develop in. Preferably one who you can relate to.
I have had so many great mentors and teachers along the way such as the late great Jim Rohn, John C Maxwell (met them both in person), Tony Robbins, Eric Worre, Diane Hochman, Ray Higdon, Jordan Schultz, Abdul Waheed and many more. This is a world I would never have entered if it were not for my circumstances of a failed marriage back then. So I guess I should thank my lucky stars that things happened they way they did.
Often we do not realise that we are being held back from our path of greatness, life gets in the way and distracts us as to the reason that we are here. Circumstance or fate whatever you wish to call it, brings you towards your path of greatness sometimes through tragedy, sometimes through ways which do not seem favourable at the time.