Each of us draws motivation from different sources.
I draw mine from the need to be better than I was yesterday. I am a full-time employee but I want to earn more. Because I want to earn more and buy more stuff. That’s the shallow reason for it. The more profound reason is that I want to explore other skills while at the same time, expand my bank account.
I recently got into selling make ups from one of the direct selling brands. I got into it because someone close to me (let’s call her Make Up Influencer) made me try on the products and seeing the amazing results on my skin, made me a patron.
People started noticing my skin improvement and asked me if they can also try on my make up brand. After a year or so, I would be the one pushing my Make Up Influencer to sell this product or order that product. Then I noticed recently that she was not doing the pushing on her own.
I know that selling is a whole lot of challenge but it is not insurmountable. Otherwise, no one would ever sell make up or real estate or pre-need plans. I am just sad to see her giving up without even trying. I am sad to see the fire in the belly disappear. I wish I can figure out a way to help her get back to the groove.
I am a full-time employee and I recently found myself, selling make ups–going through catalogs and offering what might be good product for a colleague, riding a congested train just to purchase the make up. I would sometimes ask myself, “Why the hell am I doing this when I am earning more than enough for a single woman such as myself?”
Fire in the belly. I hope I never lose this. And if I ever do, I wish someone will help me figure out a way to get back to the groove.