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MY WHY

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If you are in network marketing and you want to be really successful at your business, you should figure out your why and write it down where you can see it all the time.  Your why makes you push past your fears and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Your why could be as simple as saving for a car or as big as buying your parents a house. Your why is used to keep you motivated daily.

MY WHY

I want to be financially free. This is My Why.  Being financially free can make your future brighter and inspire others to do the same. I worked as a full-time teacher for about a month and a half in 2014. This was my first and only full-time job and it will be my last full-time job. The pay was great for a single person, but they wanted you to work on all these projects in addition to teaching 6-7 classes a day. The pay was not worth what they were asking me to do. My leadership was disorganized and this made me see that I didn’t want to work for other people. I wanted to work for myself and I wanted to keep it that way.

I started my own business as a voice teacher and I had more success with this than I had when I was searching for jobs for a almost a year and a half. My marketing for the business helped me get a job as an independent contractor at a local private school. It also helped me teach vocal lessons to students in the community.

I love having my own business because I made more money, worked fewer hours and still got to perform on stage, which is my dream. However, I know that I cannot support myself for the future with this business. My business has helped me pay my bills and support myself month to month, but I am still living paycheck to paycheck. Many Americans live this way and it is not a great way to live, especially when emergencies happen or when you want to retire in the future.

I realized that if I work my network marketing business consistently, I can still work on my own time and perform professionally in musical theatre.  If an emergency occurs, I could pay my doctor bills with no problem. I am going to make a  seven figure income so that I can support myself without worries and inspire others to do the same so that they can change their lives forever. I believe I can do this, but this belief didn’t happen overnight.

I have had to work on my personal development by reading books, watching videos, listening to audios in my car, and writing in my journal. I’ve done this over the course of the last year. I am formerly shy and I will be successful at my business. Anyone can be successful at network marketing, but you have to change your mindset.  Network marketing is not a get rich quick scheme. If you are serious about changing your life, you have to work on yourself, remove yourself from negative people, and build relationships with people daily. As my sponsor says “What do you want your Monday’s to look like? Begin dreaming again.”

I hope this helps you with your business,

Dominique Duarte

Key to Success in Starting a Business

“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.”

Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur & Motivational Speaker (1930-2009)

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I realized recently with the help of Jim Rohn that in order for things to change, I have to change. Working on personal development is the most important step when starting a new business. It takes self-discipline, courage, persistence, time management, belief in yourself, and a willingness to succeed no matter what the cost to get a business off the ground. Since these traits do not always come naturally to most people including myself, time must be invested in helping yourself develop the skills necessary to become better. You have to develop yourself mentally, physically and spiritually to be your best. This includes reading books and listening to audio recordings by successful people consistently, making time for spiritual growth, limiting your time with negative people and surrounding yourself with positive people. Most importantly you have to be open to change and be teachable. I am starting this blog to chronicle my journey of starting my own businesses to help other people see that there are many opportunities in this world, but sometimes you have to create them.  Have a Blessed Day!