Monday, August 27, 2012

Become A Walking Reward For 10 Thousand

A few years back, I was struggling to make money with my network marketing business.  I was looking for mentors and a community that could teach me how to bring out the best in me AND make money at the same time.  I found such a place called the Million Mind March and I loved it there.

One thing I learned from  Joe Schroeder and Diane Hochman there in the think-tank, the mastermind called the Million Mind March was that you need to surround yourself with people who CELEBRATE you.... not just tolerate you.  I learned about digging deep within myself and being honest with who I was.  And, it was there that I heard the phrase, "Become A Walking Reward For Ten-Thousand."

Now, when you are building a business, 10,000 is a HUGE number.   Especially when you can not seem to find 10 people or even 1 person who sees a bigger picture---a picture that goes beyond a cubicle and the 9-5 rat race.  I didn't know how I would reach 10, 000 people.  But, I knew deep down that I could---that I had to.

I pledged to be a walking reward for ten thousand.  I wrote it down on my goals and I reminded myself constantly.  And, everytime I could help just one person with something,  I knew that the ripple effect would help countless others.  Over time, I realized that I may never know if I hit that 10,000 mark.  And, I decided that if I did the best that I could, I kept a servant's heart and gave my all, that I was okay with never knowing the number.

I didn't have a list to keep count or any other measureable way.  And, somewhere along the way, I pushed the 10,000 number to the back of my mind.  Until, last night.   WOW.  I was really blown away when I did some quick calculations in my head.

See, I had written a book back in May.  I self-published using Kindle.  My book, Flip it Around was being received well amongst the 2,000 friends I have on Facebook.  I also shared it with the 1,000+ followers on Twitter to increase exposure.  And, I hade 4 5-star reviews on my book.  It was very exciting.  But, what really boosted my book was doing Free Promotions with Kindle, where people could download my book for free.

Last night, I did a quick calculation and found there was over 9,500 downloads of my book from May to August.  I said to myself, "wow, what a blessing, almost 10,000 downloads...10,000 people reading my book."  And, that's when it happened.  I immediately remembered myself saying I would become a walking reward to 10,000.


It has been a few years.  I thought I was meant to reach the masses with a network marketing company.  And, when I left that industry, I never thought the goals I had set in the past would be achieved.  It was last night that I realized that I had set this whole thing in to motion years ago.  I realized that goals happen when you don't give may change direction, but you don't give up.

And, as I drifted off to sleep last night, ALL of my other goals came flowing back to my mind.  Ones that I had set years ago, but had lost faith in seeing them come to fruition, using the methods I had previously tried.  If this one goal could happen, finally, so could the others!   And, in one way, it took YEARS, and at the same time, it only took 3 months.  Sometimes, you just have to go a different direction then you originally thought, to get where you want to go.

I want to encourage you today to keep going after your dreams and goals, but also, to be open to going a different path to get there.  I invite you to download my book Flip It Around and I hope that it helps you.


Joy Marino

Author of "The Flip it Around Method" Book (Amazon)
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