When you love what you do and you have this HUGE purpose in life and huge goals, it ultimately doesn’t matter what you are selling as long as you are working towards that bigger greater good (whatever that looks like for you, it will obviously be different for everyone). I read a quote recently from Grant Cardone in his book Be Obsessed or Be Average that said, “You don’t have to like what you do to love what you do”. That really hit home for me and this is the second time I have read this book in the last year!
So often I see people complaining ALL THE TIME about things that are out of their control; such as, price, timing, change and products. Every time I see them bitch it makes me think, “You don’t have to like something to love something”. Just because you don’t agree with a price, product, change or even the timing of a release its still in your best interest to rally around it, find the positive and roll it out as if you freaking LOVE IT. WHY?? The more you look at rallying around it and how that will impact your bigger purpose, the more you will start to sell your belief to people. Whether that is selling it to your team, your customers, your family or whoever you are trying to convince this is the next best thing.
What are you pushing? Are you pushing your negative thoughts and beliefs because I can guarantee you this, if you don’t agree, either is anyone else. Meanwhile, you sit here in complain mode and other consultants and people in your company are just obsessing over the positives, passing you right up and moving their business forward. Don’t get me wrong; is there a difference in complaining and asking for help to fully understand a product or decision? SURE but again it’s all in the delivery. If you already have a sour attitude that this sucks, then your question is going to come off negative and complainy (yes I made that word up). If you truly have the attitude of you know what, I don’t have to like “this” to sell the most, push it the best or offer it to everyone; however, I would like to dig deeper and increase my knowledge so I can be the best. Then your question is going to come across as such.
“You don’t have to like something to love something”, just rings so true about so many facets in the direct sales world and really in life. I hate doing the dishes and cleaning the house but if I am going to do it I might as well do it better than anyone and ultimately Brandon likes a clean house and I love him so it’s worth it. I may not love recruiting and team building (I actually love it, but it falls in line with helping women which is my fav) but if I am going to do it I am going to give it my 100% and do it my best because ultimately I love what I do, I love my team, I love helping women provide for their family. So it’s worth it. Do you see what I am getting at here? I dislike sending mail but I love seeing my team get their recognition for a job well done and feel amazing about being a part of our team. So it’s worth it. Really I hate being positive sometimes but I love when my ideas transcend me and are taking on by those I am trying to sell an idea to. So it’s worth it.
I mean if you want to just be negative all the time and miserable go for it. Really no one will stop you but no one will also want to be around you and you will start to wonder just why you aren’t were you want to be in life and maybe even your business. Hate me for saying it but it’s so true! Mindset plays a HUGE roll, in “you don’t have to like it to love it”. If you are having a hard time figuring out how to love something, then it’s time to take a step back from your day to day, your income producing activities and look at your purpose, vision and your WHY because girlfriend you will find burn out FAST if you don’t know what your big picture ultimate vision/goal is! Don’t like setting goals, well love it because it will do WONDERS for your life! Remember you don’t have to like something to love it….. and always remember your bigger purpose because there is something bigger in everything we do!