It’s Moving Day!!!

Hey everyone, so yes, I have been gone for a while…BUT I’m happy to say that it’s MOVING DAY!!! That’s right I’m moving to my new site! I invite you all to join me over there, it’s a nice site and I will be posting there from now on. Now I’m still working out a few kinks here and there, but it is open for business. 😉

Don’t worry I have moved most of my posts from here, over there, so if you have shared or liked something on this site I assure you that you will find it there and if not, know that it’s on it’s way!! I have some new posts up as well, so be sure to go check them out!

I will leave this site up for a little longer, but don’t stay to attached, because I will be shutting it down once I have moved all my blogs over to the new site. Which reminds me!! You need the new site url!! Silly me!! Come on over and join me at: www.kellyleffler.com

I hope to see all you amazing people there and be sure to share my new blog out to everyone you meet!! Have a great and blessed day!

 

Brightest Blessing!!!

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Changes are Coming

I’m so excited right now I can’t hardly contain myself!! There are some changes coming and sadly it involves this site being shut down. Now don’t worry! I’m moving EVERYTHING over to a fully hosted site, so you can all follow me there! It’s going to take some time, but I hope I will be fully moved and ready to go by the middle to end of next week!

When I do, I will make another post with the link to my new blog and I hope that you all will join me over as I have enjoyed having each of you a part of my life! I will leave things up here for a month or so, to give time for everyone to catch up. But…keep an eye out and I promise it will be well worth it! In fact with the opening of the new site, there will be at least one new blog, if not two or three! So more new content to read and to enjoy!!

Brightest Blessings

4 Steps to Finding the Right Business

In this blog I want to touch more on the Network Marketing/Direct Selling field. This can include any of those work from home businesses. You might also find it helpful if you are considering starting a business in the Network Marketing/Direct Sells field or even if you are looking for a “traditional” job. However know that I am speaking to a select group of you who either: Go from business to business or who have multiple businesses that you have jumped into at once.

successpictureIf you fall into anyone of these areas and you are struggling on figuring out a path, are discouraged or frustrated with where you are now, then these steps are here to provide you with a sense of direction on where to go next.

I’ve come up with 4 Easy steps to figuring out where to go and what to do next. Three of these steps are fairly easy, but one is going to push you to be honest and to do a little bit of work. Trust me if will be worth it in the end. 😀 So let’s jump right in shall we?

There are 4 Steps to Finding the Right Business, as I call it. These steps are: Stop, Step Back, Re-evaluate, Decide. That’s it! I’ll break these down for you, so you can follow along in each step.

Step 1: Stop
No matter where you are at right now in your business or businesses, stop. Just put the phone down, put the pen down, close the book, get up and walk away.

Step 2: Step Back
At this point, take a step back, take some time and relax, clear your mind and your emotions and feelings. Find a calming place where you can go and not think about stress or what is or isn’t working. I would recommend no more then 24-48 hours if possible. You don’t want to wait too long before you move on to the next step. So take no more than 24-48 hours to step back and clear your head.

Step 3: Re-evaluate

Now comes the fun part, in order for this to work, you MUST be honest with yourself. You may not like it, but you need to be honest about what you are doing and what you aren’t. Keep in mind that the only person who is going to see this, is you. So if you are telling others that you are putting in 5 hours a week, when you are only putting in an hour a week, then you need to be honest and write that down. No one will know, but you.

You will also need some paper and a pen before you get started, find a quiet place and sit down. Got it? Great! So let’s get started.

First Step:
Write down every business you have or are in right now and what they are about.
Write down how long you were in each?
Why did you join each one?
What were your expectations for those businesses?
How much time did you put into your business? (be HONEST!!)
What did you like about each business?
What did you dislike about each business?

Second Step:
What do you want?
What do you like, what is your passion for?
What do you not want to do?
What expectations do you have?
What is your why? Why do you want to do this? What is so important to you that you want to take this step?

Third Step:
What do you want from a business?
Do you want to stock product?
Do you want a business that will benefit your family now? Or later?
Do you want a business with competition or without?
Do you want something that you may spend money to get in, but get it back? Or do you want to just drop money on it?
Do you want a company that has a good training support?

*People can be in the same company, but have different visions.

Forth Step:
What are you willing to do?
How much time are you willing to give to your business a week? (again be HONEST!!!!)
Are you willing to plug into your company training?
Are you willing to go to your company’s training meetings?
How much are you willing to spend? (This is inevitable…you will have to spend money, how much is up to you.)
How much time are you willing to commit before giving up? A few months, a year, three years?
Are you willing to get in on phone calls?
Are you willing to talk to people?
Are you willing to step out of your comfort zone?
Are you willing to make yourself teachable?
Are you willing to set realistic goals or are you going to expect to make thousands out of the gate?

Once you can answer these questions the next step is Decide.

Step 4: Decide

For this one, you will need to decide between the companies you have been in and or are in at this time. Which one of those fits into what you are looking for? It’s going to be important to know that whatever you decide, you will have to put the work into it and be realistic. Don’t think that you can make 2000 in a month if you are going to only put in an hour or two a week. At the same time, don’t expect that you will be successful right off the bat, give yourself time, you may need to learn and grow yourself, before you can get where you want. Either way, make a decision at this point. Pick a business that fits and then stick with it. If you have multiple business, pick the one for you and drop the others.

Now you may be saying…”But I like the products and the discounts!” Great!! But take a closer look at the discounts. You might find you get a bigger discount by being a preferred customer, than by being a rep.

But what if what I want isn’t any of the ones I’ve done!” GREAT! Then start looking!! The best place to start, is to check out the 2015 DSN North America 50 List, it’s a smaller list and it’s a national list. If there is nothing there, than expand to the 2015 DSN Global 100 List for Direct Selling Companies. Those companies have been around for a while, they are established and they are growing!! You can also compare this year’s list to the previous one to see the growth of each company.  All in all, I think that those would be good places to start! Go through list, if you know you don’t want a make-up company, than mark off all the ones you know are make-up companies and look at the remainder ones on the list.

From there look up the company website, mark off the ones you come across that doesn’t mean your requirements. These days you can’t tell what a company sells just by looking at the name, so looking up their website will allow you to make sure. Some of those sites will also allow you to search for a rep in your area to reach out to. Once you go through the list and find a company (or companies), reach out to the reps to get all the information you can from them. Remember they are also customers, so they can tell you about their experience as well. Also remember talking to a rep doesn’t mean you are committed to that company, it just means you are getting more information to make a decision! After that it’s time to make a decision and go for it! Let go of the other businesses and focus solely on the one at hand, but be sure to put in the time it will take and do what you say you will do!

Do you want to help others? Have no competition? Be a part of a Global company? Have no worry of risk? Have a great support system? Or do you know what you want, but don’t know what where to start? Whether you are looking for a company or trying to decide, Click Here and to start your journey!

Dedication=Credibility

When I started with my business, I quickly started learning something very important, Dedication = Credibility. What does that mean? Well, in my industry there are so many choices of what you can do and choose to pursue for yourself. The problem though, is that many people either don’t know what they want to do or their expectations of what they are doing are way too high.

Unfortunately, this can lead to behaviors that can destroy a person’s credibility.

You see to have dedication to a company, raises your credibility. I am more likely to believe someone is serious about what they are doing and that they have belief in their company, if they stick to one business and focus on it.

At the same time, I’m less likely to believe someone is serious if they keep changing companies or adding new ones on.

You cannot successfully build a business if you keep changing companies or adding new ones on. Building a business is hard, it can take up to 7 years before you can get solid, but to many times people expect things to happen overnight and when it doesn’t they get very upset over it and give up.

dedicationYour level of dedication to a company or your business will determine your credibility as a business owner. If you want people to believe you are serious, you need to pick one and focus on it.

I get approached a lot about signing on with other companies, however I find myself telling people over and over, I am not interested. Sure there are times when the temptation is there, but the key is that I choose not to act on it. Instead I’ll pick up a motivational book and do a lot more reading and listening to keep me moving. I have a high level of belief in my company, I have experience firsthand what this company can do for me and my family. I also cannot successfully build this business if I am having to split my focus on another business. I want people to take me seriously, because I take my company seriously and I take my business seriously.
My dedication, thereby determines my credibility.

Now there are times when people just don’t know what they want to do. So they bounce around from one company to another. Sure this can be great, but it also works against you. My suggestion, look around at the many different options, think about what it is you want to do and how you want to get there. See what’s out there, then make a decision and act on it, but just stick it out.

Example would be, that I knew I didn’t want something that I would have to store product on. I knew that I wanted something that would benefit my family now, not 6 months from now. I also knew that I wanted something that wasn’t audience specific and that had been established and was having consistently large growth. Anything less than 6 years for me was a risk, because statistically if a company fails it will be within their first 5 years. I also wanted a good track record with the founders of the company, I didn’t want to see that the founders had started a company, failed, started the same company up under a new name, failed and then did so again. The founders had to be confident in their position and they had to have a firm foundation. The final thing was that I didn’t want something that was over saturated in the market, meaning four different kinds of makeup companies or health companies or food companies. All these things are what I found with my company.

So it’s important to find that one thing you like before you decide to sign up, rather than sign up, test drive it and then quit it for something different.

Now this doesn’t mean that once you are committed to a company, that you can’t be a customer for someone else’s company. Because you most certainly can own one company and be a customer for another! Ladies we all need make up, so if you own a fitness company, there is nothing stopping you from being a customer for someone else. Or how about owning a makeup company and being a customer for someone who owns a food company or fitness company? There is nothing stopping you, but you. There is no rule that says you can’t, just remember to stay focused on your business as a business.

All too often we see the grass is greener on the other side, someone is really successful in their company and doing really well and we want that. However what we don’t see is all the hard work that goes into it. The constant self-improvement, the talking to people, the no’s, the yes’s, the time away from family, the late nights, these are all thing that people have done to get to where they are now. They didn’t just sign up and instantly had success, it took time.

focusquoteSo remember that, the next time you decided to take on another company or even change companies. Figure out what you like now, what you want and then search for it. Make a decision to commit to it and don’t let yourself get distracted, your time will come, you will find your success, but you will need to stick with it. Build your credibility up, show others that you are not going to give up because it gets hard, that you have a firm belief in what you are doing and where you are going. When you do that, they will see it and either they will join you or they won’t. I will be adding another blog this week to give those who are struggling with this some easy steps in how to narrow their choices down.

It’s hard when you feel hopeless in your personal or family life. We each struggle trying to find the answers. We work hard sacrificing our families and our lives to get through one day at a time. But the good news is, you are not alone. There are 1000’s that have found the Secret to regaining our hope and you deserve to know what that is. Click Here to learn the Secret that is changing lives on a Global level.

Generosity: What do you give?

Generosity:

noun, plural generosities.
1. readiness or liberality in giving.
2. freedom from meanness or smallness of mind or character.
3. a generous act:

changeWhat I get isn’t equal to what I give, because I give way more than I get. From the outside looking in, one might see the life I get to live now and the things I get to experience. They see my dreams written out, my desires for my family and my children, and me setting goals, but they miss the bigger picture.

Some see what they see and they know what they think they know, but in truth, it’s only part of something much bigger. All those things are important to me, yes, but it’s what I get to do above and beyond those things that make it worth doing.

The things I get to do for others, for God, while working hard every day for my family, for our goals, are the things that give me the chance to help change the world. I’ve been given a gift and blessed to work hard every day for my family, to secure our futures, all while helping those in greater need.

I get the humbling honor to give to something that gives back by:
Building schools
Providing clean water programs
Building basketball courts for kids
Giving to children, men, women and others in need
Giving hope, faith, love, encouragement, passion and trust
Providing roads to building dreams.

I get the chance to give back every month, in a way that most people can’t even begin to imagine. It’s not about the money, it’s not about me personally, it’s about those I care about and about all those around the world who I get to help directly and indirectly.

createchangeIt’s about making a difference, a positive change in the world, while being able to live out my dreams in the process. We were meant to do so much greatness in this world, but all too often we forget that and focus solely on ourselves. The best feeling in the world is giving back to those who need it most, no matter how big or small.

So again, it’s not about me, it’s not about the money, it’s about the change that I can help bring to this world, both near and far. It’s about helping others find their paths, it’s about being a light in a world that seems, all too often, filled with darkness. It’s about building and leaving a legacy for my children to do the same.

Generosity, starts with us and ends with us. If we focus on what we can give, instead of what we can’t, than we start to see the changes that we can each make in this world. When we don’t let limits and obstacles prevent us from practicing generosity, we overcome the negativity that we face every day. As human’s we do have the capacity to be generous and we can start by doing small things every day and building from there.

I know thousands of people every day who are practicing Generosity every day. They are making a positive change in this world, whether directly or indirectly. If you would like to know how they do it and how you can join this amazing movement, then Click Here to find out more.

A Future Worth Investing In

A future worth investing in, is a future worth having. As an owner of a business with a direct selling company, I can tell you that I have seen it said a thousand times over, about how if you have to invest money, it’s not a real job and therefore you should run.

moneyHowever I am going to say this, that thought process is wrong. You see, any business out there costs money to get started, it costs money to stay moving. Whether you have to get a bank loan to start a business, or you invest money from your paycheck to put gas in your car, buy tires or eat meals. The fact remains that you are in fact investing money into a company or business.

The only difference between those examples and a direct selling business, is that the cost is less, the risk is less, you get to write off your expenses, and you are investing into YOUR future.

Any company is going to ask you to invest, no matter if they are a company that hires for office work, if they are a chain company like Walmart or Target or if they are a direct selling company. Either way you HAVE to invest your money into them. For some it may mean uniforms, a certain type of shoes, perhaps you need some tools or equipment, either way you will HAVE to invest money into a company.

With this information, it stands to reason that investing money into a direct selling company makes sense. Sure there maybe start-up costs, perhaps a couple of hundred dollars even, but it will be way less than obtaining a bank loan and far less risk! You may need to even consider investing personally in yourself with self-help books or training for the business, but in the end, the best person to invest in should be none other than yourself.

dreamsSo is investing in a direct selling company a bad thing? No, it’s not actually, because whether or not we are investing in a company, we should at least be investing in ourselves. But what better way than to invest in ourselves, than to invest in our dreams. Even freedom wasn’t free, it costs lives, and it required people to invest their lives into something that was far greater than themselves.

Does it cost money to start with a company? Yes it does, but if freedom is important to you, if building your dreams are important to you, if freeing your family from financial struggles are important to you, than investing in them should be as well and no amount of money should hold you back.

However most of us don’t how to find the right company to invest in and usually people go about it in the wrong way. There are companies out there that are scams, no doubt about it, but the task falls on us to filter those out. If you are wondering how you can sort through these companies, then stay tuned because I plan to touch on that topic in my next blog post. 😀

So, whatever you decide, wherever your dreams take you, if investing in a direct selling company either doing makeup, health, food, books or any other industry, is something you have thought about. Then I encourage you to keep an open mind and to not listen to those who say to “run” if you are asked to invest money into a company to get started. Because in the end, you will have to invest your money into a company, whether you want to or not. So, instead do your research and keep in mind you can invest your money into someone else’s dream, or you can invest your money into your dream. Freedom on any level, costs money, the question then becomes…is your freedom worth the cost?

What is your freedom worth to you?
Is it worth 30 minutes of your time?
Is it worth a financial investment?
Is it worth your own personal growth?
If any of these are true, if you are willing to step up to the plate, like thousands of others around the world are doing RIGHT NOW, then Click Here and I’ll give you a plan that you can use to start taking back your freedom today!

Grant Yourself Permission

Permission

noun
1.
authorization granted to do something; formal consent:

IMG_0967Every day as we go out into the world, we voluntarily give people around us control over our lives. We allow them the right to decide to grant us permission to either: be happy, find another job, go somewhere fun, or make a change in our lives.

Now while, this is key for certain ages and in certain circumstances, a majority of the time we freely continue to give up that right to other people to decide for us. So I ask you, why should someone else get to decide whether or not we can have permission to follow our dreams, to be happy, to live fulfilling lives? Why do we need their permission to do so? Why not just decide that’s what we want and do it? Even better is why do we give others permission to make us unhappy, but we don’t give ourselves permission to make ourselves happy?

This may come in the way of just about anything from jobs to personal relationships. I’m reminded of a quote that goes, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” (Princess Diaries 2001)

This quote is so true…no one can make you feel stressed or unhappy without you giving them permission and yet we do!! We wait for others to say that we can start to make changes in our own lives for the better, to start being happy, to start living! But we never give ourselves permission to do just that! We allow others to have control over us, to decide if we are worthy enough or not to be happy, to live and to experience fulfillment. We wait for them to give us permission, like we need their permission to do any of that!

The only person we need to get permission from is ourselves. We need to stop waiting for others to give us what we want and start allowing ourselves to take back control of our lives and to start making those decisions.

Now don’t get me wrong, please. I’m not saying quit the job you are unhappy with now, before you have another one. No not at all!! Find another job you can take, but in the meantime, look for other options!! You can read a book, listen to audios, open your mind to other options that you can start now that will direct your focus on more positive things. Then when that new job comes along, you are already working towards a more positive goal in your life and you can continue to do so while working that job. Don’t wait for someone to say, “your hired!” before you start making changes in your life now. Don’t wait for someone to “pay you more” before you decide to follow your dreams. Do it NOW! Because you may not have tomorrow to do it in!

Do you have a dream? Don’t let people hold you back from it! If helping others is what you want, then chase it! You don’t need anyone’s permission to start a project or go to school or to search out ways that you can give back now. You just need to give yourself permission to do so. Don’t let others tell you that you won’t make it, it’s a waste of time, it’s a waste of money, it’s not realistic, etc. If your dream is important to you, than give yourself permission to go after it. The ones who tell you that you can’t are doing so because they aren’t strong enough to go after their own dreams. The ones, who tell you that you aren’t allowed, are the ones who won’t give themselves permission to do that pursue their goals and dreams and instead rely on the permission and approval of others.

Don’t listen to them! Find those who are doing it, find those who are making it work; find those whose desires far outweigh those who would be negative. Take back the control in your life, stop giving others permission to hold you back. Don’t listen to them or the thoughts that sound like them, give yourself permission to be you, to live, to be happy and to experience fulfillment!

 

1000’s of people are taking back control over their lives. They are granting themselves permission to be happy, to live and to have a fulfilling life. There is nothing special about these people, as they come from all walks of life, all kinds of circumstances. If you are ready to take back control and to start granting yourself permission to do just that, to be happy, to live life, to experience fulfillment, then I invite you to Click Here to see how you can do just that!!