I fully realize that in nearly all of my social media posts regarding my business, I’m gushing over how much I love it, how amazing it is, and how much it has changed my life. So, why stop a good trend? 😉
I’ve spent this week at an Executive Director Retreat with five other top leaders in Passion Parties learning, planning, exploring, and growing. We do this at the beginning of every year, and each time, I come away from it feeling as though – together – we can take over the world. There’s a lot of personal growth that happens in this business, which is one of the most rewarding and most unexpected aspects, and I am so grateful that my personal growth within my Passion Journey includes these women. All of us fall under the leadership of the same Million Dollar Club member, so while we lead our individual teams separately, we collaborate in leadership. The support we receive from one another is so immense that I truly cannot put it into words. We are more than mere colleagues. We are friends.
It’s amazing to me, the extent to which my life has changed in the last four years, and the person I’ve become because of my business. There are so many personal, psychological, and emotional connections between life, self-worth, self-esteem, and business that I absolutely believe joining Passion Parties and surrounding myself with positive, successful influences has done more good for my personal wellbeing than any amount of therapy could. (Yes, I have seen therapists at various points in my life. I firmly believe EVERYONE needs a therapist! Life can be hard! You can’t get through it alone! And sometimes the world looks entirely different from actual reality when you’re seeing it from inside your own head.) We all have personal shit that we have to overcome, and getting past that big, stinking pile of poo is crucial to sustainable success in this business. After all, you ARE your business, and if you don’t have faith in yourself, that means you don’t have faith in your business, so it won’t be successful. But, when you can dig deep within yourself, face your demons and tell them to fuck off, you can kick some serious ass in this business and help a ton of other people do the same!
I’m extremely grateful to have experienced such success in my business in just four short years, and bursting with excited curiosity to see how far it grows in 2014, and I absolutely could not have done it without the love, support, brilliance, and generosity of the five women I have grown with this week. Together, we are stronger than the six of us could be without such collaboration, and we’re leading others into the same strength. That’s why I stay with this business. I started for some extra money (and, let me tell you, the money is WAY better than I thought possible four years ago!), and yes, this is my real job, so the incredible income is a big part of why I’m here, but even without that, I could never leave this business because of the positive, life-changing connections we have with our colleagues. In this industry, when you stop growing, your business stops growing. With each new success, you become a better Passion Consultant, a better leader, and a better person. Our team is growing, which means we are growing. We see to it that our growth never stops, which is a REALLY good sign for our businesses!
Upon reflection of this week, I’m pretty sure we’re taking over the world. 😉