Sometimes the best thing you can do is Opt out.
It was a hard lesson to learn. I read something that said “What can you quit, in order to do more”?… WOW!
So, I quit worrying about the numbers.
I quit trying to keep up with peers.
I quit trying to fit everything into my day, week, month.
I quit subscriptions that weren’t paying off… like my company’s lead program.
That was yesterday.
It took all day to opt out of the unneccessary.
But today, I took time to join my husband and our good friends for lunch. I left my phone in the car. We rattled the whole hour and a half, without alcohol, without business. We enjoyed each other. My husband and I ran errands together and drove over to the lake to check out the water.
Then, we took a nap! Each to their own recliner! How different life is when you just take care of what you love.
Now, I don’t have to read all the social media to keep up with everything and the newest trends. I changed my social media email to Weekly updates! I’m thinking I’ll read one update a day and get on with life.
I won’t be worrying about updating all those dang leads. If those people really were interested, I wouldn’t need to be constantly contacting them. They would want to be my acquaintence, my business partner. They would want what I have.
I switched back to my journal agenda, and I’ll just use the electronic agenda to set alarms.
I’ll write notes and letters, because they mean more.
I removed my contact list from the living room. Put the product brochures in the car – not within reach at all times.
I’ll tell people who are interested in my products, about my opportunity. I can find my own team members… they’ll match me and my business. We will fit, because we will already have our relationship established.
I’ll support my team when they need it, not when I think they should have it… or because the company “recommends” it.
All this, because someone suggested I could quit trying to be so, so bossy and be more accomodating to myself, my family AND my team.
So, how would you choose what to give up?
I took a look at my day. Social media was a real time suck. Somehow I fell into that trap of keeping up with everyone. Not friends, but business peers. Not neighbors, but people I don’t even know. This is a def streamlining challenge, but I will.
I love recruiting. With purchased leads, I had a specific time frame to make contact, develop and close the enrollment. Like a machine. – Gone!
When I naturally, spontaneously recruit, there are no deadlines. It’s about them and their needs. It’s about whether or not my opportunity offer can fulfill their needs. If it will not, then why should we waste our time.
Better to be friends for a lifetime than business partners for a year. Better to earn trust and security in our relationship than a $500.00 bonus. I think I’ll spend more time building relationships.
Subscriptions are now all cancelled. I wasn’t reading any of them regularly, So now we’ll see where I can put that extra 76.00 per month.
Worrying about numbers? I’ll have to practice to streamline this. It’s an old habit that needs breaking. Instead of trying to achieve more than I need, I’ll try to not NEED it, but enjoy the surprise!
So, now it’s about doing for others and building relationships.
As my load becomes lighter, my goal will be to meet 5-10 people each week. I’ll intentionally find time everyday to meet someone new. I’ll make a ton of new friends… some will / will not be business partners… and that’s perfect.
Opting Out may be the best idea ever! It’s definitely about living better!
This I believe:
When we do the right thing, for the right person, we receive the right rewards.