Sherry A. Phillips

Suspense Author

How To Decide What You Really Want

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How to decide what you really want.

That sounds simple, doesn’t it?

However, I don’t think many of us consider what we really want or what would really make us content with our lives.

For instance, some people would say they really want to be a billionaire. But do they consider the time, effort, dedication and sacrifices necessary to make that dream a reality? Probably not, which means if they sat down and considered everything required to make that dream a reality, they would come to the conclusion that it was not worth it.

Network marketing is a great business model. You find a product you love and you share it with others who hopefully will love them as much as you do.

There are many companies who sell the network marketing lifestyle to attract people into the business, but do not mention the reality of the work it takes to get there.

You don’t just sign up and 6 months later you’re on a beach in the Caribbean working on your tan while the checks role in. That’s not real-life and it’s not a business.

That’s a fantasy.

Network Marketing is a great business and it is just that. A business. It needs to be treated as such and not as a hobby.

I was taking a course from one of Young Living’s top leaders and she said, “If you’re only talking to a couple of people a few times a month, this is not a business for you, it’s a hobby.”

She’s right!

Regardless of whether you are pursuing a career in Network Marketing, or another path, it will require hard work and perseverance. You will need to educate yourself and grow into the person you need to become in order to realize that dream.

Anything is possible for those who believe. Just be sure you’re willing to work for what it is that you want.

I’m currently reading John Maxwell’s book, “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.”

One of chapters has a series of questions to ask yourself when considering your dreams. They are:

1. What would you like to do?
2. What talents, skills and opportunities do you possess that support your desire to do it?
3. What are your motives for wanted to do it?
4. What steps must you take (beginning today) to start doing what you want to do? (Awareness, Action, Accountability)
5. Whose advice can you get to help you along the way?
6. What price are you willing to pay? What will cost you in time, resources and sacrifices?
7. Where do you most need to grow? (You must focus on your strengths and overcome any weaknesses that would keep you from reaching your goal.)

I highly recommend this book and other books by John Maxwell.

Remember the slogan, “The dream is free, the hustle is sold separately.” Don’t leave out the hustle when you dream.

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