Being a part of ACN has not only blessed me and my family a Plan B financially, but this business has also taught me tremendous life lessons (as proven by this blog). One of the best lessons I have learned in the course of this journey is to carefully pay attention to my associations.
I am a very friendly person and as I've told you before, this image of being a friend to all was really important to me. This is the very reason why, when we were just setting up the business and I'm very excited to bless my "friends and family" with this treasure that I have found (isn't that the first inkling anyway? To share the blessing one has stumbled upon to his/her lovedones first?) and most of them not only said no, but also started ignoring me (and for some to totally cut off relationship), I literally became so depressed! I couldn't understand why would people, who told me they have "my back" were never heard from again just because I wanted them to listen to 30-minutes of information of something that I believe can change my life! I was shaken to the core with disappointment because there was no explanation why...
But after really understanding the meaning of the lesson: that not all friendships/relationships are forever and that there are some that will only serve a purpose for a season, I was changed. My perspective in relationships has changed. All of a sudden, I welcome these reactions because my business became a gauge of which relationships I should really keep... those people who I need to invest my time/love/devotion/loyalty/trust/etc. with. Since starting my own business, I can proudly say that I've lost a lot of "baggage" and am now left with people whom I am for sure that God has placed in my life. The people who I really have a true relationship with... not just the fair-weathered kind... it's actually the "go-through-the-eye-of-the-storm" kind of deal! And I tell ya, life has never been so blissful :-)
How will I apply this today:
I love all people. But I have since learned how to love people where they are at. This means that I will not have every person in my inner circle, but for sure, the people I have in my inner circle will be the ones who should be there in the first place. No more life suckers! Life already throws you ALOT of that! So why not choose wisely when it comes to your associations. It really is life changing.