Many of us have built our business without placements from our uplines. Growing your team, is then a challenge set out for you... and of course your leaders alongside you. Within this journey of growth, things shift, things change, you will adapt, you will grow, you will move on... you will find yourself discovering things you didn't realize you had in you. Today we are going to talk about how growing yourself, has a direct impact on your team, and a direct impact on your team expanding as well.
In my own journey in this business, I have waxed and waned like the moon. I have strayed from parts of myself, and ultimately come back to myself. I'm tired of hiding my hippie-dippieness from others, and I'm at peace now with where I'm at. Continuing to learn, and to grow, is something that has always fascinated me. I remember sitting on the floor in the bookstore (in the self help section) poring over books as a tween, and it's still the first place I go to whenever I'm in a bookstore. Let's get raw and real here for a second...
Self growth is effing hard.
and most people don't want to take the time to do it.
Don't let this be you. I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, that I wouldn't be where I am in this business today, if I wasn't constantly working on my mindset. Mindset work is what got me through the rough patches in my business, through difficulties in my friendships, through trying times in my marriage, through difficult days as a mom, and through moments in leadership where I have felt like I failed my community. If you are a perfectionist, I'm sure you can relate to feeling like what you are doing isn't enough. This is a feeling I have struggled with since childhood. Working on my mindset, has really helped me to squash those negative feelings and (honestly) false beliefs about myself, so that I can rise up and better serve my team.
We are in the business of serving others. Your community is there for you to serve, and to keep on serving. If your brain is maxed out on negative crap, you're not going to show up for your people in the way they need, or maybe even at all. Remember I said that Self Growth is effing hard? That also means that this business isn't for everyone. If you aren't even willing to work on yourself, to make sure the very best version of you is showing up to serve... things are not going to pan out the way that you'd like. Just being honest with you.
So... I will share a few books with you that have helped me grow on this journey, and I hope that they support you well in yours.
- Being the STARfish
- The Big Leap
- Unleash your Inner Money Babe
- She's Killin' it
- The Slight Edge
- You are a Badass
- You are a Badass at Making Money
- May Cause Miracles
There are so many more, this just scratches the surface. I didn't want to inundate you with a list so long that you felt overwhelmed. This will at least give you a place where you can get started and get moving forward in your own self growth. I would love to know which of these you have read, are reading, or plan to read next! Share with me in the comments so I can cheer you on!