WE ALL HAVE PIVOTAL MOMENTS IN OUR LIFETIME…
I believe we all have those moments meant just for us, moments that can sculpt and change us for the better forever.
Perhaps the following story can make a difference for you.
I had to be told!
Years ago, I was a divorced mom raising 2 sons and working in small town plywood mill. We had taken multiple wage cuts and what used to be a good income was now beginning to threaten our livelihood. Work at that mill was dirty, way to hot in the summer, and freezing cold in the winter! I hated it, but it was good money back then. One day my life began to take a turn as my thinking changed. I wanted more! I wanted a better life.
It all started the day my sister won that $10,000 lottery scratch ticket! It was such an exciting moment for me and her! And, then it began, a shift that possibly there was a glimmer of hope. I began to dream!
My sis says to me, “Lets take tomorrow off and drive to Spokane and cash it in!” “I will give you $500 so you can afford a day off and enjoy some of this with me.” “Taking a day off from that mill was something I could get used to”, I thought to myself. Then I began to dream….”There must be something better out there for me”.
My high school friend, Debbie, phoned me from California, with a money making opportunity and was asking me to “just be her customer.” I surprised her when I asked her, “Debbie, can I do this too?”
I am certain she thought that I, Rose, who never ventured away from our small town, who was afraid to be bold, could have what it takes to work this business!
Debbie offered to pay my investment fee, probably thinking I had little money and it might now work… but my pride said “NO!”. I quickly scraped together the $295 it took to get started.
“ONCE THE MIND EXPANDS, IT CAN’T EVER GO BACK TO its ORIGINAL POSITION!” Paul Orbison, Millionaire
In that moment, I had all it took to be a HUGE SUCCESS!
I had THE #1 INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS – “An UNSHAKABLE FAITH” AND THIS WAS… that I was going to make a WHOLE LOT OF MONEY!
The leaders in the company said we would all be wealthy and I believed them! Plus, I had a sample of what wealth felt like the day my sister won the lottery ticket. I really, really felt there was something better in life and I too, could have more! AND THIS WAS surely my ticket out!
It was beginning to pay off!
Debbie, had signed up her babysitter, Kathy first and I was her #2! I did not like being #2 and I developed a healthy competition with Kathy. I would ask Debbie how many she had signed up and I would have her fax me her downline report every other day or so. Debbie, loved it! I was signing people up right and left. And so was Kathy.
I remember one day at work, I would drive my forklift from end to end, stopping to talk to my co-workers. I would say things like, “If you would sign up her and she signs up him… WE COULD ALL BE RICH! WE COULD GET OUT OF HERE!
I would invite them to my business opportunity meetings that I would hold in my tiny living room. Debbie flew the 1,000 miles to come to help me get started. She knew little more than I did and we were quite funny at our inexperience. But, we were making it happen! I had signed up quite a few people and it was beginning to grow.
As my organization was growing, I began getting more and more attention from some key players in my up-line. They were offering help to me. And would help me over the phone and sometimes coming for a business presentation in our town. I was traveling and working with people all over.
Then it began getting difficult to go to work! I was calling in sick almost daily. My income was picking up, and finally one day, I called in QUIT! I told them I couldn’t afford to work there anymore! I Quit!
That was the best day of my life!
The day my first big check came in the mail was even better! That check was for over $5,000! I had been telling everyone that I was making $5000.00 a month. Even though I hadn’t hit yet, I knew I was well on my way. My belief and expectation came to fruition! The day happened! My boys were so excited. We went shopping right away! They deserved it too! They sacrificed a lot as I was busy building this business and unable to focus on them.
Even though I was making a lot of money now, my inner belief within myself was drastically flawed. I had little self confidence.
My up-line, Guru, Kevin Pine (who by the way went on to become a millionaire within this company) was meeting with Debbie and I one afternoon. Even though I was beginning to make good money, I still had the mill-worker mentality.
Kevin must have sensed my self-doubt and lack of confidence as he suddenly surprised me with this question; “Rose, who’s better than you?”
Immediately, I replied without giving it a thought, “Well Kevin, you are!”. … my thinking was… after all , Kevin, you are a very successful professional. You are smart and articulate… of course you have to be better than me…
Again, he asked, “Rose, who’s better than you?”
I still did not know the answer! I looked at Debbie for help, and she just shrugged her shoulders! I realized she didn’t know the answer either!
Finally, I said, “I don’t know Kevin, who is better than me?”
He then said to me, “Rose, nobody’s better than you!”
At first I was shocked! Then Amazed! And even Jubilant!
No one had ever had said that to me before! Best of all I believed him!
What Kevin Pine said had changed my life forever!
I became quite a star for several years. I made a lot of money. I spoke on stage at our company event in front of 4,000 people!
QUOTE: Said the Master to his student…. Go out and make a million dollars, but not for the money, but the person you become in the process. ~ Anonymous –
There are still times when I might have doubt or lack self-confidence but then I remember those words from Kevin Pine and I quickly say to myself, “Rose, who’s better than you?”
Then I remember who I am.
So I ask you, who’s better than you?
And you had better say NO ONE IS BETTER THAN YOU!
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