How to Overcome A Mental Block.

First of all, let me apologise for being AWOL recently. This is my first blog of 2019 and we are already in March, yikes. Why have I had some time out, well quite simply I have hit a crossroads in my business life and I started to doubt what I was doing and therefore unsure of what to write about. I had a mental block.

Today I would like to share how I have since taken the courage to start back up and trust my journey and the process. Thus the title of my first blog of 2019 is ‘How To Overcome A Mental Block’. As a mum we often face challenges on a daily basis; some small, some huge. Smaller ones like fighting with our children over what to have for breakfast to getting ready on time to bigger challenges like bullying and financial issues. We simply have to find a way to overcome these and I hope how I have overcome my current block can help you too.

Not sure where to go

First, I decided I had to admit my block to myself, rather than stifle it inside and this allowed me to acknowledge it existed and understand it was having an affect on myself as well as my business. Second I knew I had to share it and this I didn’t find easy, admitting I was unsure about my business, I mean who would trust me from then on but I knew it was necessary to move forward. The best part of this stage was it allowed others, my friends and colleagues to share their mental blocks too and we began to not only trust one another more but help one another. Then I sought coaching, this was from various people who I found I could be truly honest with and not judged, there is nothing worse than trying to be open but inside holding back through fear of being criticized.

Finally I began to journal and seriously if you haven’t tried this yet, I would strongly recommend it. I hadn’t believed in journalling before but it has allowed me to often write down my thoughts, without over thinking and question myself on paper and then give myself answers in a pragmatic way. Simple but effective. With the help of two courses I’m currently taking let’s get the show of 2019 back on the road.

So to sum up actions to take if experiencing a mental block
1. Admit it to yourself
2. Share with others, they may be able to offer some advice
3. Ask for expert advice, people who can be non partial and be prepared to listen and take action
4. Journal your thoughts on a daily basis

Thank you for reading and if this has helped in any way or you could add to the tips, please leave a comment below. If you would like to know the courses I’m currently taking then comment below or message me via @linktr.ee/shaz_crowley

See you very soon,

Sharon x

Why I love Network Marketing

Most people these days have heard of Network Marketing, Direct Sales or MLM, many have tried it with companies and it hasn’t worked out for them so why do I love it?

First of all, my situation. My teaching job that I gave up when my daughter started school, she has Down’s Syndrome and my hours included night classes, travelling and not always the same school holidays due to different boroughs. I wanted to be there each day to speak to her Teaching Assistant and I knew before and after school clubs wouldn’t be for her. So from a family perspective, I became a stay at home mum. However after always being a career minded person this didn’t sit too well and that is how I stumbled across working from home.

This was nearly three years ago and I haven’t looked back, why?
Here are my 5 top reasons

1. Simple, I earn money; it really is that simple in that for every order I place I earn commission. For each level both myself and my team achieve we earn a monthly income and if I work towards certain company incentives then that is more money again. This money means I have my own independence and I can use it on any treats I want so therefore not impacting on the family money.

2. I make new friends; being at home most days it can become hard to connect with new people, however with social media as it is I now connect with new people daily and often find that they turn out to be long lasting friends who I can chat too.

3. I love learning; Network Marketing really is a profession rather than just a hobby so recently I have started treating it like a business which means learning skills. Skills that are needed most are confidence and people skills. In this profession people share regularly their tips, advice, techniques and it is great to be part of this culture.

4. I am my own boss; I seriously work my own hours and take time off as and when I like. In addition to the school runs I can attend Sports Day, Assemblies, have lunch with friends and a pamper any time I choose without asking permission.

5. I see the future; so many jobs are no longer secure, so many shops are shutting down, so many companies are relying more and more on technology, in that our future of employment is changing. This profession has only just started and the future looks great.

I hope this has been of value, if you are in Network Marketing, do you agree with my five tips? Have I missed any points. If you are not happy with your current situation could this help you? If so, please get in touch and we can chat, what I do may or may not be a fit for you but we could still chat. Feel free to share if you agree.

See you next week
Sharon 

How to stay motivated in Network Marketing.

Most people these days have heard of Network Marketing, other names for it includes MLM and Direct Sales but quite simply it’s the same thing. Lots of people have tried it for one of two reasons, they love the products or they want to earn some extra money; maybe even both. However many have quit and that is such a shame.

I feel this profession is just starting out and with more and more companies closing, job security is at a low so why not give the one thing that you can personally control, your all. Many are making their success and creating the life they want simply by giving it their all until they eventually reach their goal. Quitting isn’t the answer, learning the skills and taking action is.

So how to stay motivated in Network Marketing as it isn’t easy once your friends and family have purchased your products and the buzz starts to wear off, this is simply the phase where the work actually starts. Learn the skills and remember there are people in the industry, in your company too, that have made it, so why can’t you!!

Here are my top 5 tips to staying motivated.
1. Invest in Personal Development every single day; this is my biggest tip by far as this is how you will learn the skills; learn what to say, learn simple techniques, and learn how to keep up to date with technology

2. Have regular 1:2:1’s with your upline and your team; this will help you with action points and keep you focused to stay on track

3. Love your products; it is hard to recommend products that you don’t love or even use and your passion for them or lack of it will come across to your friends.

4. Go to events; this time last year I was at my company global event in Poland and oh my, seeing real people walk away with certificates, cars and stand on that stage was amazing. At events, leaders are born as they can see what the future has in store for them and it all becomes real.

5. Finally, believe in yourself and that this will work; this is a serious one and can take years for some to actually believe that it works, I’ve been there. Remember if someone in your company has already done it, then you can too, just follow these 5 steps to staying motivated daily until you reach your goals.

I hope this has been of value to you and if it has feel free to share.
If you have been thinking of joining Network Marketing for some time, then today is the best day to do it. I would love to have a chat with you so please get in touch (linktr.ee/shaz_crowley).

See you next week,
Sharon