Saturday, December 20, 2008

I Did It!!

I have officially earned President's Club for Discovery Toys! This is a goal I have had in the past and set as my minimum goal for this year. Not only would I earn the incentive trip to Acapulco but I would go on to earn President's Club (Double PC was my stretch goal). I have to tell you that the main reason I earned this was because I had made the decision that is was going to happen - no matter what! We had our monthly meeting last Tuesday and I had just found out that one of my fundraisers hadn't gone as well as I had hoped. So I was battling with still believing it was going to happen. I needed $6000 more and it was already December 16th. One of the girls at the meeting asked me how much I had left. My response was "Don't ask me what I have left; just ask me where I'm going!"

And then it happened: my last charity order closed at $5000 (on a side note - I donate my commission on all charity work; it does however still count towards my sales total as I do still submit an order for it). I was elated! Only $1000 left. I now knew it was going to happen, although I still didn't know where the last $1000 would come from. Well, I picked up the phone once again and managed to generate another $2000 donation! Now I have to say that the joy of earning President's Club is not overshone by the fact that I have also raised over $7000 for local charities. It is also a goal for me to do this every year and I am very thankful to my corporate sponsors for their generosity.

So here's my point - and I'm going to pick on one of my team members (I won't name her but you know who you are!). She congratulated me today and said she hoped to be with me next year on the trip. Well, girl. Hope will only get you so far. It really is a decision. No matter what your goals are, when it becomes a way of thinking, it will come to fruition. Ever since I earned my first trip, my mindset has always been "I am going to the Bahamas. I am going to Brazil. I am going to the Claremont Spa on that private jet. I am taking my kids to Disneyland." Our minds are powerful things and we need to give heed to our self-talk.

Now I'm going to pick on my mom. I was talking to her last week and she asked me what the chances that the kids were going to get sick before Christmas were with all the flu and everything that's been going around. I said there was no chance. They were very healthy and would stay that way. She asked me how I knew and I said I just did. She mockingly said "Oh yes, you and your positive thinking. It's not like you did something concrete like got them a flu shot!" :)

I have learned to focus on what I want and not on what I don't want. For instance you'll never hear me say "I don't want to get sick. I hope I don't get sick." Instead you will hear me say "I am the picture of health! I am so grateful for my health!" You might think it sounds hokey, but just try it. I know from past experience if I feel a tickle in my throat and I keep thinking about it and how I don't want to get sick, I quickly deteriorate.

Anyways, I am rabbit trailing. What I am trying to say is that we all have the ability to achieve our goals. We just need to believe it is possible and be willing to do what it takes to get there!

Go for greatness - you've got it in you!!


everydayMOM said...

Congratulations! President's Club is a huge achievement and it's amazing that you pulled in all of those orders at the last minute. You rock!!

I agree that believing in yourself and showing it with your positive talk is the first step toward achieving your goal. While you can't "think" something into existence, positive thinking can only help you, while negative thinking can only stand in your way.

But belief won't get you anywhere without an action plan (as you know!). I wrote about this too a few months ago, if you are interested: You obviously have both!!

I love this quote from Thomas Jefferson:
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Geosomin said...

Wow...I'm constantly mazed at how well you do at selling. You have the knack for it you really do!

You're right...the battle of the mind is more than half the battle.