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Thank you for visiting my blog! Here I share my ups and downs of being a mom who has tried working from home, but most importantly wants to be healthy and share it with others. If you can make money while doing it...AWESOME!

I have a passion for LIFE and that includes my family, working out, eating healthy, and sharing what works and doesn't work with others.

I LOVE working with Xango and their new product Favao, it gives me the opportunity to mentor others to reach their health and wealth goals!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My Why's Help to Reach My Goals!

I found this old post and it's always inspiring when I look at my "Why".  It's how you achieve goals, success comes from within yourself. So I'm reposting some of the old post here, but have made changes to fit where I am today!  If you really want to accomplish something in life for yourself and be successful, YOU MUST KNOW YOUR WHY! I've heard this before, and I've heard it work for many successful people. 

In order to stick to your goals, you really need a strong "WHY" and need it to be written down somewhere you will often see it. This is how you keep going no matter how tough times may get. So for this blog, I wanted to share my "WHY's"!

Why I want to be successful in my home-based business (while still finishing my Masters in School Counseling):
My #1 "WHY" is definitely my family. The reason I was drawn to network marketing before, was to have more time with my family. I want to be able to be there for my girls, they grow up so fast! They are now almost 4 and 6 years old, I don't want to miss a thing. I also want to have a lot of time with my husband, alone and with the girls!

My #2 reason is to be able to take some of the pressure off of my husband as he has been our only income since I quit my last sales job in August of 2008. He does well enough that I am fortunate enough to not work. But I've always worked, before kids I was a work-a-holic! Always sales, but I got burned out on sales. I wanted something that would give me more flexibility to be with my family, but still give me a way to help bring in extra income and in a way that I could feel good about doing it.  Selling products and healthy weight loss systems that are truly healthy are what I can be passionate about.

My #3 reason is to help other people be successful for themselves. I would love to learn to be a great Mentor to others.  The "heavy hitters sales" approach I have worked with before never felt like the right fit for me. I like the idea of a coach MUCH better! In fact, as one of my earlier blogs told, I found myself lost in the last couple of network marketing companies because I felt their way of doing it didn't fit me and I was not successful because of it.  I then looked into becoming a personal trainer. I LOVE working out and learning about health and wellness. I thought that might be a great way to help others feel better and be successful...however, I realized in order to be successful I would have to work a lot of hours, therefore going against my #1 Why!  This is when I made the decision to go back to school to be a school counselor, something I've thought about many times (also told about in a previous blog).  It gives me time with my family...but, it doesn't get me a job for 3 years! 

So, re-writing my top 3 reasons "WHY" brings me back to network marketing. However, it's with a different company who has a different approach! The leaders and company are there to mentor you to your success to reach your "WHY". They have created a comp plan and system that truly seems to help part-timers make money too, not just the top 2% leaders! Therefore, part-timers also see success. That's where I fit in for right now...long-term, I want to make a lot more money. But for now, I'm a part-timer looking to make extra money each month for my family, spend more time with my family, and build some awesome relationships within my company and those who join me!

So there's my "WHY's". Where will they take me in 5 years?  Who knows...but I'm loving the journey they've taken me on so far and am VERY excited to see where it goes from here!  I've put my "WHY's" in writing and put them out there for others to see, so you can see how passionate I am about them! I'd love to hear, what's your why? Email me at mnicholsonww@yahoo.com

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