Month: October 2016

Each person is a unity of several facets, and these facets may have different and isolated interests.

For example, as an entrepreneur and leader in Network Marketing, my main goals are to reach the next goal, to encourage my team to always release their full potential and to train more confident leaders who would have a winner personality. As a woman, I have special interest in making more and more natural and common in companies an even number of men and women working there. And as a mother, there is always a constant concern about the world we are creating for our children.

There is a general idea that unites all my facets: to prepare our children for the world of business of tomorrow.

We can educate our children so that they know that, being boys or girls, they can aspire to the same things. And though their decisions on what they want to do in the future is entirely theirs, we can give them a basis for business that we (women, especially) have had to learn on our own.

Maybe we could start to promote the entrepreneurial, adventurous spirit, leadership, confidence … in the same way in boys and girls, on a par. They will know that there are no limits, there is nothing that both cannot do, there is nothing that both cannot choose.

Let’s be an example.

We are the main inspiration for our children. What they see in us is what they will consider normal. Even as adults always having the final decision on what we do with our lives, it is undeniable that the education we have received is an important part of decisions we make. So, whether you’re a father or a mother, you are a role model. Try to be the best you can.

It’s not bad not to fit. Creativity comes from differences.

Preparing your children for a successful future doesn’t mean not letting them be who they are and suppressing their creativity and personality. In fact, while encouraging girls to have the same interest in business and entrepreneurship as their brothers, for example, a very smart move is to let them express their restless spirit. The fact that boys or girls are somewhat different from their peers, want to play other games, want to learn other things may mean that they have inquiring minds, that they will not want to conform to the world as it is but to create their own.

It’s also essential to promote the importance of our own voice, that of the children and particularly that of girls. We create a worthy exchange of ideas and confidence in using their own voice, expressing their own ideas and not trying to fit, as these qualities can be a source of the next major global company. We usually have more leeway when it comes to letting our children express themselves and create, invent, run, climb. And this is perfect. The problem is when we try to protect our daughters more, make them fit and behave themselves… And maybe that’s a big mistake. A girl running without fear of falling and hurting her knee will become a woman who is not afraid to take brave decisions. Decisions of success.

It’s ok to make a mistake, it’s even better to fall down.

In our quest to make our children confident and prepared we sometimes deprive them of necessary knowledge for the future. We must allow them to make mistakes and help them see that they can learn from them. There is a lot of pressure in trying to do everything right and perfect from the beginning which can result in developing panic about failure in the future. If we overprotect the girls they will be afraid of making decisions, scared of risk. Of life, in general. It’s very far from making them become entrepreneurs, as an entrepreneur is someone who makes decisions, takes risks, whether afraid or not. Teaching girls to never take risks and adapt to the safest solution, especially in the environment where nothing is 100% sure, makes them put up with jobs they don’t like, with conditions that don’t benefit them, all because of pure fear of risk.

We face disappointments every day and we must learn to deal with them. It’s okay if we do it as soon as possible. If the next generation learns how to fall and get up. Not to be perfect, but themselves, always.

For example, a defeat in a game doesn’t make them bad athletes, and neither need they to be the best in order to satisfy us. They must be themselves if it is really what they want. It’s a very important lesson, for boys as well as for girls. Learning to deal with their frustrations and turn them into a way to focus on their goals can make a big difference when it comes to finding a more balanced and respectful working environment and probably with much less stress.

With these small details, we are beginning to prepare our sons and daughters, equally, to have the most necessary, the most basic set of qualities to succeed in business or whatever they want: self-confidence, perseverance, originality and determination.

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Humans can draw inspiration from nature, from the animal world, for example, in order to learn some things that can help us in our daily lives as entrepreneurs, leaders of Network Marketing. We can find a way to motivate ourselves by an analogy with an animal that would fill us with confidence and let us go for that goal. Or we can just draw on what we learn from these natural lessons facing a new situation which we have never dealt with before and remember that the instincts needed to win in any business are also found in the natural world.

It is clear that the goals of animals, such as salmon, for example, are different from our goals. Usually the great goal of almost all animal species is to survive as individuals or to survive as a species. Fortunately, we are now far from caring about simple survival. We have a different and a very definite idea about what is to exist and survive and what is to really live.

So, maybe it sounds strange that this example is something that can inspire us, but once we understand that the goal can vary from one person to another, we can consider the general idea

The Salmon Race.

The salmon has a very basic goal in life and it’s to breed. The salmon grows and survives with a single mission that it should strive to achieve at all costs: to grow, to survive up to breeding age and to return to the place where it was born in order to leave there the next generation.

nws-st-alaska-salmon-run-grizzly-2It is a very basic objective that has no purpose other than to perpetuate the cycle of life. However, being simple as an idea doesn’t mean being easy to achieve. The salmon has a long way ahead, full of obstacles and predators that wait for their food. Many salmon don’t reach their destination having become a bear’s lunch, many other die exhausted trying to jump and swim upstream … But if this were the end of the majority, there would hardly be any salmon left. Many salmon die but an impressive number of salmon keep coming to their ultimate goal, and these are ones that will leave a new generation of even more agile, even more determined and stronger salmon.

The most effective assets of the salmon are its high swimming speed, agility in escaping from predators and an passionate drive to reach the goal. They are able to swim thousands of kilometres and to jump over more than 3 meters high rapids.

What can we learn?

We shouldn’t sacrifice ourselves to the point of stopping eating and breathing because of deadly exhaustion when we reach the goal. But salmon’s devotion to their mission is one of the toughest but inspiring things that nature offers to us.

  • If something is really important for you you have to do your best to achieve it.
  • There are no such frightening and dangerous obstacles in your race towards your goals as those the salmon faces.
  • Adapt, persist, develop your best skills to dodge, jump or get over any obstacle that arises.
  • The winners of the salmon race create a generation of even more capable salmon. Be prepared and be part of an improved generation, more capable and better trained in business, that would teach the next generation. But first, you must achieve your goals.

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I collected a series of unique and special moments for me more than a week ago but now the euphoria is still present. Even if I have to get ready to go back. Because I know this hasn’t been but the beginning of an even more magical time.

The days at the resort were a little relaxation that prepared me for this new stage with much more force. So I finished my vacations and set to work immediately, because on September 30 I was going to hold a presentation for experienced leaders.

It is a huge responsibility and therefore it is a great honor to be chosen to present some things to people who are not exactly beginners, so I can be happy with my work in that regard. On the other hand, from the point of view of a leader, conforming is never an option … so I always have various dates of this month in my mind.

As for the yesterday event, I was almost speechless …

It was really exciting just to be there surrounded by so many fellow peers and having that experience. We were not just witnesses, we were living a key moment in the history of the company. I don’t remember any other event, show, festival or anything in which I felt so excited and amazed about the things we were sharing. It was a very powerful moment and I was there, that’s all I can say.

In addition to the moment when the company set this milestone in their own history and everything we felt at that moment, I can say I had a great time with my colleagues. I enjoyed the presentations and even the musical performance. All that without having met those people before. I would like to mention Dr. Ruja Ignatova, because it is always a pleasure to hear her talk about the company and her vision.

And after the fun, it’s time to arrange agendas … so I see you soon!