When you are in business, it is wonderful to have the learning and interaction of other business owners. The community helps you grasp things often and see yourself different than maybe you considered. Self employed people find it helpful to be part of a mastermind or group to keep them expanding, Having a team of CEOS or Board to find solutions and get feedback. In my weekly group, we talked about Why we are in business.
This question rolled through all kinds of things in me. Why do I do any of the things I do? I think 2020 supported us to realize what we missed and what we were happy to not do. I think often I did things for family or community. I was expected this or that on various levels in many kinds of situations and that was my motive. It has me really noticing why I do anything I do? Do I need too? Does it inspire me? Fill me? Exhaust me? Do I have to do it? If so Why? Am I obligated or is it just a belief I have? In this wise woman stage and my daughter just moved to another country, why am I in Colorado? Will I stay? What are my whys these days?
I find this a very powerful reflection and am asking myself about many things I am doing. It has the great power in business I believe , for when it is in a lull or you feel stuck, your why you started is your lifeline. I started in water for my daughter wanted too and it hit the health and sustainability criteria for me. I also heard inwardly so many times, Get Into Water! That was the beginning why. Then I moved to Colorado during 2020 and there really was no other thing to be doing. No one was going anywhere so I was glad to have a mission and learn about this business.
Then I used the water and found such a difference in energy and taste. That was a good why as I drink mostly water. Erika lost a bunch of weight. A girlfriend of hers with IBS said the water was helping her. It became about the health aspects. I didn't have the extreme skin rashes. As I learned about using the water to clean the bathroom, veggies, clothes and how to use it for mouthwash, face spray, window cleaning, over 64 uses, I was digging on the sustainability. I didn't have to get toxic products and so much was eliminated from my grocery list. As an organic grower and green gal, this was really juicing me. What a savings from one investment!
Now that my daughter has moved and I am here alone, my why is even different. Yes it fits the bill, it's big ticket, lucrative, useful and now it is because I can! I can do a business online with automation and less effort on my part! I can be in cutting edge technology with product and system. I can make more money than I ever did at all the other endeavors I have been involved with. I can have a laptop lifestyle soon enough and have that freedom to be wherever I want. On adventures, visiting others and still take my phone and I can do work. My why has changed to because I can and I want to. Being in a network direct sales company and hitting top ranks making lots of money, I like that. Online training and cashflow automation. I want that now that I am alone out here. I want flexibility.
I also can share this with others. Other families can get a few thousand a month to help with expenses, take vacations, do whatever with all while drinking good water. No other opportunity has the big results of this. I am in that later chapters and I want to work less and be enjoying life more. Where else can I find that? And......with training on how.
I started looking at why I go dig free at the farm down the road? Because I can and it fills me. Why do I do my tai chi and shaking routine in the morning? I like it and I can do an easy workout and still look good! Why do I write? Because it fuels me and I have free time too. Why did I have a landscape job here for a bit? I wanted to be outside, reconnect with my body and the earth. Why do I get up in the morning? Because I have a great life unfolding. Why did I help my friends with kids? It is fun and silly for me. Money doesn't always run the equation although many times in life it did. But even then, most times, my heart sang from the work I did.
It is powerful to realize why you do things. I have done many things for reasons other than because I can. They were more for obligation, money, social norms, so many reasons. Not that they are bad but be aware of what motivates you. Make sure there is plenty in there that fuels you deeply. Connect with why you do things for it adds deeper, richer joys to the work. It has been a week of revelations and joy for me. Freeing to say because I can. Freeing to realize I can do all these things just because it sings me too. That is empowering!
Embody your whys and watch things mean more! If you seek an opportunity to be part of something better, big ticket so few sales make the difference and cutting edge online tech created to plug and play, reach out. I am really sinking into a new level of commitment to this business and it sure feels good. I want others to know this feeling as well. Change lives and paychecks. Yep, because I can!!
Pick your why's rather than they pick you!
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|Lyn Ann Hicks
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