“Anything that gets your blood racing is worth doing”.
When you build a business from your authentic self and do what makes your heart sing then you naturally align yourself with like minded people who share your passion. People buy people not products, your authentic way of doing business will attract your tribe to you.
Sometimes if a passion you have found is based on a multi level marketing model lots of things might come up for you to work through. I was one of those people (for me it is essential oils) ! Why is this? Because of your own stories around this model, or perhaps the stories you have heard from others.
1 Getting Out of Your Own Way
However if you are passionate about something, and the business model happens to be a multi level marketing company, you can often let this get in your way of going forward with your business.
You might form a story in your head around the whole scenario. Maybe you feel people will run a mile from you because they think you are trying to sell them something! The very fact that you are in a sales position may frighten the living daylights out of you!!! You may tell everyone you are not a sales person. You are literally standing in your own way.
You can ask yourself a very important question and by answering this question honestly you can shed light on your core beliefs. What is wrong with working in a multi level marketing business?
Writing down honestly your story around it, will reveal to you the belief that may be holding you back. You might realise you are giving your power away to someone else’s beliefs!!!!
2 Believe in your product.
If you sell products that you believe will benefit people then you are doing an injustice to yourself and others by not sharing them. This is the way I feel about natural essential oils. I have a knowledge and a belief that they offer a solution to a person’s health and wellness. Does everyone want them? Of course not but a lot of people want natural products and when I sell products I have the firm belief that the products will support and maintain their physical and emotional health.
If you struggle around belief in your product then maybe you are not selling a product in alignment with your soul purpose or the very essence of what you believe in.
3 Taking steps in alignment with your business
When you get out of your own way and do business because you believe in it you are doing business with purpose. Helene Scott calls the actions you do to go forward “branding on purpose”. You have identified your story, ascertained your reason for doing it (often known as “finding your why“) and each step you take is in accordance with this alignment.
You are at the same time growing and gathering your tribe and finding those that share your beliefs about the products you offer. You are working in alignment with your story and those around you. Everything you do is transparent and honest.
4. Your digital footprint tells your story
If you love your business and your products and use them and blog about them and educate people about them, then people can begin to understand the story you are creating. On the other hand if you are selling for the sake of selling and doing so without soul this is part of your digital footprint too. People may “hear” you say one thing but “see” a different story.
Sometimes you may not even realise you are not in control of your business, it is only when someone tells you something, that you see past the story you have told yourself. If you work on-line your digital footprint is there for all to see. Each action you make tells a story, each blog you write tells a story.
If you don’t make each action one that comes from your heart you are not creating an authentic business nor are you attracting a tribe in alignment with your soul purpose.
To get out of your comfort zone takes courage and a lot of personal development but you will often hear people who work at their passion saying it doesn’t feel like work at all!
If you would like to work with me as part of my tribe educating and sharing natural essential oils please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time .. keep following your passion