4 Lessons I Learned From My Granddaughter

Have you ever wondered what goes through a child’s mind or ventured into their little world??? I have a little person in my life and she has impacted everything I do including my approach to network marketing. I know this seems far fetched to say the least but hear me out as I take you on a journey into her carefree world. If you are a grandfather I know you will understand how such a small person can have such a huge impact on your life.
I have watched her go from an infant to a toddler with awe and anticipation of her very first word, her first step, first solid food, first birthday and the list just goes on. Everyday something new for both of us to learn everyday we both play the role of teacher and student. If you don’t have one of these precious gifts yet I highly suggest a discussion with your married kids.

 

  1. Don’t be afraid to embrace every phase of your development. It seemed like my granddaughter went from crawling to running seamlessly overnight but I know that was not the case. She mastered crawling before she took her first step and she fell often while learning to walk but that did not deter her in the least. She would just get up and give it another go and with each new try came a new level of confidence.
    Here is what I learned from that and how I applied it to my network marketing business. My focus from the start was helping new entrepreneurs in the network marketing field get off on the right foot so to speak. I want them to embrace every phase of their growth, learn from their setbacks (falls), and increase their confidence slowly along their path to success. Circumventing this natural growing process will lead to more setbacks (failures) that may discourage you to the point you stop trying. Embrace your learning curve it will be paramount to your success.
  2. Believe and you can transform your role in the world. You can be who you want to be or what you want to be and my granddaughter is so convincing even I believe her. I’ll tell you this she can rock a princess outfit along with the best of them. When she puts on the dress and tiara she is automatically transformed and no one can convince her otherwise. To see this confidence in her is contagious and as the saying goes out of the mouth of babes come words of wisdom and an opportunity to learn.
    Not believing in success when it comes to network marketing is a huge obstacle some may never overcome. If I learned anything is that you have take the approach of a toddler just succumb to the magic of the outfit and rock the role. Once you get past this very important part the rest will come easy, your confidence will grow, and success will surely follow.
  3. Risk is worth the rewards regardless of how scary it may seem at first. I still remember her first day of swim class. We were more scared than she was maybe because we knew that swimming was more than just getting in the water. This was something she would soon discover and sooner than most as she did not bother with dipping her toes she just jumped in. This was when we first discovered her fearless nature which certainly worries us some. On the plus side she is not afraid to try new things and she is now participating in gymnastics and loving every minute of it.
    Risk taking is an important part for success in network marketing or any other venture for that matter. Too many people are afraid of the water and spend an inordinate amount of time toe testing or kicking tires. They have not learned yet that you will not learn to swim until you are fully immersed and it will not happen immediately. They seldom give any opportunity a fair chance or invest the time and effort that may be required for success. They say that risk takers reap the greatest rewards and there is a reason I am sure. It is really simple as Zig Ziglar once said “you don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”. Having said that some due diligence is advisable especially with network marketing, just don’t toe tip till your toes get wrinkled.
  4. Learning is paramount in growing. My little person is in a continuous learning mode and if knowledge were water she would be the biggest sponge ever. Even at this young age she is confident in her knowledge as she proved to me one morning at McDonalds. She had spent the night with us and I decided to treat her to breakfast at the golden arches down the road from our house. When we left she was in the mood for pancakes but by the time we got there 5 minutes later she wanted French fries and a burger. Unbeknownst to me they do not serve fries at McDonalds before eleven only hash browns. I patiently tried to explain to her that they did not have fries for breakfast to no avail. First she showed me a picture of fries on a table top ad and I calmly told her I know sweetie just not for breakfast. Next she saw a French fry wrapper on the floor and quickly brought it to my attention, same drill. Finally she pointed to the big menu behind the counter with a yet bigger picture of French fries. I was speechless at this point but knew one thing she was getting fries. It was not just her belief but her confidence and perseverance that eventually led me to ask the manager if they could make a small exception to their policy. He obliged me before I got through the whole story and my little princess beamed with pride at her accomplishment.
    It is no different in network marketing it will take more than your belief to be successful just like it will take more than getting in the water to start swimming. It will take knowledge through continuous education, the confidence to take risks along the way, and last but not least perseverance.

There are many ways of learning and the best I have found is by teaching others what you have learned. I use my blog to teach others what I have learned as well as to share entertaining stories occasionally. If you remember growing up there was always a moral to the story and that is true of this one. If you are like me and like to share what you learn and this venue for sharing resonates with you then do yourself a favor and check this out now. Just click on the link below, watch a short informative video, then get your own blogging platform and you can start sharing tomorrow.

To your success
Roman

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    2 Responses to 4 Lessons I Learned From My Granddaughter

    1. Gary Loper January 28, 2015 at 4:14 am #

      A wise person is one who can learn something from everyone they encounter.

      • Roman Deluna February 9, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

        Love your comment and totally concur.

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