Some truth about TIME...
Have you ever used these words?
"I don't have time to do that", or "I'm too busy"?
Have you ever told your kids, "I can't right now"?
If you have ever said anything that is the same as admitting that you are a slave to time... read on.
ARE YOU A SLAVE OF TIME?
If you are reading this and you go to bed every night feeling like you are behind, then consider the possibility that your Time Management system needs to change.
If you are reading this post and you make lists every day and still go to bed feeling like you are way behind, then consider the possibility that making lists doesn't work.
If you are going to bed at night feeling like anything but a complete success then consider the possibility that this might be why you wake up feeling like you are already behind.
SOME TRUTH ABOUT TIME
My goal with everything I do is to accumulate more and more LIFE EXPERIENCES that uplift me. The only way I can measure my life is by measuring how much TIME I have to do the things I love.
I have come to realize that TIME is the only measurement of how much LIFE I have. The longer I am around the more I have to play with.
CONCLUSION: Everything I do is exactly how I want to invest my LIFE. Wether it's doing LIVE VIDEOS on Facebook teaching, or playing with my kids, or holding my wife in my arms, or paying taxes or even cleaning out the car after a long road trip with my family.
YES! That's how I am choosing to invest my life.
Hopefully now you are taking a look at how you spent the TIME (Time = Life) you have been given today and asked yourself if you have spent it wisely. To be honest, I think I throw away about 15% of my day scrolling through facebook trying to numb myself or something because I am tired, or lost, or just plain unfocused and not sure what to do next.
What's really uplifting about that is that I once threw away about 40% of my day doing that. So I am super excited about the fact that I am heading in the right direction.
HOW DID I MAKE THAT IMPROVEMENT?
I finally learned the truth about time and it changed everything for me. I go to bed feeling accomplished. I wake up feeling accomplished. When I feel accomplished all I want to do is accomplish more by teaching others and helping them feel accomplished.
If you are tired of feeling like you are always behind and not being able to enjoy it when you really do accomplish something then I have TWO GIFTS for you.
The first is a short video where I get more in depth about TIME. (That's the video at the bottom of this blog post). If you like what you hear in that video then CLICK HERE and message me with the word "TIME". I will then send you a FREE TRAINING on how to improve your Time (LIFE) Management Skills
If you get value from either of these then please share. It will really help others like you and me get more LIFE!
Watch the video below. Then CLICK HERE to get that free Time Management training.
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I DO MEAN ACTUAL MONEY $$$
JULY of 2011 was the final straw.
I was walking home from work... actually it was not "work" anymore. It would be the last time I would ever work in the apartment industry.
I was done with that business. In fact that's exactly what I told my (now former) boss.
She had come into my office in the middle of the day to fire me. In front of the entire staff. She did close the office door but the entire event was visible through the large windows. She handed me a check and said, "The company sent me here to fire you". My stomach dropped. It was the second time in 60 days. I must have looked like a deer in headlights.
Simple. I wasn't the right man for the job. I WAS A SALES PERSON AND SALES COACH! Not a person who sits behind a desk and deposits checks all day. I was only doing that work because it was the position that paid the most in an industry I once loved. I had ZERO gratitude for the job but had no problem accepting $55K per year to do it.
She looked so perplexed. "What happened?", She asked me. All I could tell her was, "I don't know". I then I did the only thing I could think to do. I told her about a couple issues on the property that I was dealing with and then proceeded to fill a box with my personal items that were on my desk. A couple pictures, some binders I had created to help me better manage the property and a couple awards I won at my other job that I brought in to remind me that I was good.
As I slowly began to make my way out of the office she said, "You know you are a great salesman. If I had a leasing manager position open I would..." I interrupted her, "Ummm... I think i'm done with this business" And I walked out.
I remember the last person I saw as I headed out was one of the young kids who worked there. He was shocked that I was fired and I thanked him for that, as I walked off the property wearing my suit and holding my box.
I then walked home. 5 miles.
Why did I walk home?
We only could afford 1 car at the time and I didn't have the guts to call my wife to tell her why I needed her to come pick me up 4 hours early. Oh my poor wife.
As I walked home I was trying to figure out what I was going to do next. I had no interest in ever going to work for someone again and so I couldn't think of anything.
When I came home early I saw the look in Angela's eyes. She knew.... She knew and she was about to lose it. I pulled her into our bedroom where we could have some privacy and I told her what happened. The shock in her face. The feeling I had while I imagined her second guessing the decision to ever marry me.
This feeling I was having was what created the anger, the depression and the desperation I would experience later on.
Then she just said the words that would change our lives. "That's it. We're doing dōTERRA"
I WAS NOW DESPERATE
After this we both set out to do the business together but I was so desperate to make this business work I called everyone I could think of. Called people I use to work with, Old friends, ...Family. EVERYONE!
I enrolled a couple people but I chased so many more away. My desperation was obvious, it was costing me money and prospects were not responding to my calls or messages anymore.
This is where my message about the power of gratitude comes in. Watch this video below so you can hear how things changed for me and our business.
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Things turned out for the better
As of writing this blog it is now October 30th 2017 and we are on the verge of hitting a new rank in our business that would catapult us into an income far beyond what I thought could ever be possible. Allowing me and my wife to do things for people (who are where we once were) on a massive scale.
The sky is the limit and we are about to see how amazing life can truly be when you just take the most painful experiences in your life and turn them into the greatest blessing.
My gratitude for the events that occurred has tripled with every day our organization grows. As of today we have over 100,000 people in our business.
If you are reading this blog post and would like to know more about doing dōTERRA as a business message me HERE
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I am so sorry to say this. The truth is I don't like it either. In fact I HATE IT but it's law. The law of growth and expansion is discomfort.
I learned this a couple years ago when I overcame my fear of public embarrassment by doing things that frightened me. VIDEOS! I had a fear that people would watch them and just make fun of me, tell me my ideas sucked or just plain tell me to stop immediately.
What I learned was that as soon as I got comfortable doing videos on a regular basis I suddenly ran into a new fear. NO ONE WAS GOING TO WATCH THEM!
Isn't that weird?
I actually shifted my belief from, "Everyone's going to watch my videos and tell me to shut up" to "No one is going watch my videos and I won't matter!"
I learned that no matter what you do there will always be a fear. No matter what you do your comfort will always have a limit. NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO there will always be something you need to overcome in order to have more.
In order to play in this game called, "Expansion" you have to consider that for once in your life it's not ok to just stay where you are. It's not ok to just accept the cards you have been dealt.
It's not OK to be anything but AMAZING!!
YOUR SUCCESS ZONE WILL ALWAYS EQUAL YOUR COMFORT ZONE means that in order to have more than you have right now you are going to have to be more than you are right now.
Give the video below a watch and find out how to take that next step!
YOU WANT IT!
First off I need to be honest here and say there is a reason I know a lot about this subject.
Bottom line... I wrote this blog post for me.
What is getting stuck?
Have you ever had a dream where something is chasing you and your feet just don't work? You want to run so badly but your body will just not take action. It is the worst kinds of dreams to have and also the most common... WHY IS THAT?
According to an article found at dreaminterpretationtoolkit.com
"...there is either something going on in your life that you want--or need--to get away from, or there is something or someone that you need to run toward, but you don't have what's needed to do it."
That is PRECISELY what is happening!
There is something you desperately want to be able to do but you CAN'T! Why? There's two possible reasons
1. You lack the skills/capacity
We are a fast food society and we want massive success right now... but it just doesn't work that way. You have to take risks and that means you could work real hard for a long time and never have success. THERE I SAID IT! (Yeah that is a really crappy belief to take on).
2. You lack the belief
Often times we want to have everything the successful have (6 figure work from home businesses, loving marriages, fit bodies, more confidence, etc etc) but we are unwilling to change who we are or (God forbid) actually do something uncomfortable.
WARNING: The next line might actually inspire you so... YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
TRUTH BOMB: You can always have more than what you have because you can always be more than what you have been
Why should that inspire you?
It means that ANYONE can do it! Anyone can be more. It doesn't matter where you are in life. You can always start where you are and take one step forward!
SO! What is stopping you from taking that step?
Watch this video and maybe my story and how I talk to myself will give you some perspective.
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Eddie Villa is a determined, uplifting, often obsessive and strong developing Network Marketing professional thanks to the success his wife Angela Villa had with dōTERRA. Meaning, it wasn't where he had originally thought his career in Property Management would lead him.