Why Someday? Why Not Today?

I started this post last week.  I guess it has been kind of busy and I have literally left this tab open on my computer since last Tuesday because I didn’t want to forget why I started it.

Each week my company, Rodan and Fields Skincare, offers a training call on Sunday night.  Do I listen on Sunday, NO! I am not nearly organized enough to make that happen.  However, the call is recorded and I listen to the playback on my drive to work on Monday mornings.

Last week, it was all about our WHY.  Why do we do what we do?  Why is it important? Why does it HAVE to work?

Whatever you are doing, you have to have a reason, a WHY.  If you don’t then what’s the point?

Think about this.  

At the end of your life, people will say nice things about you.  That’s just what happens.  So by all means, be a good person, a good friend, a good husband or wife, a good parent.  But this is life, what are you going to do with it?

What do you want your best friend, son, daughter, or spouse to stand up and say about you?  What’s the picture of your life in the end, what did you love, is it being a parent raising healthy happy giving children? Are you out to teach every child to read, do you want to help fund a certain children’s shelter do you want to improve education in your community? Be specific.  If you aren’t specific, then you are just hoping things will happen, you are looking for your someday.  Guys, SOMEDAY isn’t a day of the week.  SOMEDAY never comes, it is like what Annie says about tomorrow, it is always a day away.  

Your “someday” is today once you commit yourself to SUCCESS.

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My why has taken a lot to develop.  My instinct is to just say that my why is my family.  Well it is, but what about my family?  My kids are grown and I have a granddaughter on the way.  Family means the world to me.  Specifically, what I want for my family is financial freedom.  I want my granddaughter to be able to graduate from any college she wants to attend without having to work her way through.  I want her to be able to focus on her classes without having to worry about paying bills. I want my kids to be able to finish college and graduate school without having to worry about paying.  I want to take my family on trips to places we weren’t able to go to before.  I want to pay off all of my mother’s bills because she has always taken care of me and provided me with things I never deserved.  I want to build our dream home and purchase a truck for my husband because we have spent years sharing a vehicle.  Beyond family, I want to provide students in poverty stricken areas the opportunity to express themselves through art without their parent having to pay a dime for the supplies or classes.  I want to donate to art programs in schools because art programs are not funded properly.  These are my dreams, these are the things I want to accomplish.  This is why I do what I do.

What is your why?  What would you do if time was abundant and money were no object?

Think about it, comment on this post.  Let me know your plans to accomplish this.  I know one way it can be done, I would love to have you all as business partners if you are committed to making it happen.

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When I joined Rodan and Fields 14 months ago, I had no idea what I was doing.  My journey started over Christmas break 2015.  You see, my friend announced on Facebook that she was retiring from her 18 year teaching career to work her Rodan and Fields business full time.

I had watched her for a year on Facebook.  She had never reached out to me directly, but I had seen her posts.  Although I had no idea what R+F was, I was definitely interested in anything that could replace income and allow someone to retire after only a year in business.  I contacted her immediately and we had lunch.  She brought me a folder with some information and a mini-facial.  We talked about the business and the products.  I remember she had used product on one of her hands and not the other.  The difference was astounding.  This stuff was for real.

Previous to Rodan and Fields, my skincare regimen was basically non-existent.  Most of the time I slept in my make up and washed my face in the morning before applying it again.  That was all about to drastically change.  And WOW  the difference in my skin is amazing! before and after

Over the next couple of weeks, my husband and I talked about the business opportunity.  We quickly decided that it was something that I should not pass up.  I jumped in with the $695 business kit.  The kits range from $45 to $995.

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Now, I am not ready to retire just yet, but that day is coming.  Rodan and Fields is said to be a 3-5 year retirement plan.  Some have done it in a few months or even in just a year, but that is not the norm.  Three to Five years! That is amazing.  All you really have to do is stay consistent.  I have attempted other direct sales before and was not at all successful.  This company is set up so that it’s consultants succeed.  When consultants succeed, the company succeeds.  Fourteen months in and I have a team of 8, 4 are directly under me and 4 are on my second generation.

Wow, already 8 on my team.  I cannot wait to see what the future holds.  Onward and upward!

LET’S GO!

If you are interested in joining my team or purchasing products, you can visit my site, Sami Simmons, L1 Executive Consultant. Contact me on Facebook , email at samireessimmons@gmail.com or text/call 870-273-5751.

Small Business Saturday!

Mom and Pop stores, entrepreneurs, Pop-Up shops, Boutiques, Direct Sales, crafters, artists………the list can go on and on.

Support your local small businesses today.  Support your friends who are working on a dream, who are saving for a new house, paying for karate lessons, paying for dance lessons, paying for traveling sports (Lord knows I have done my share of this).  When you buy from small businesses you are keeping your friends in business.  You are letting them know that they have value that the big box stores don’t have.

Here are a few links for small businesses that I know of who I will be supporting this Christmas Season.  Buy from people who have a dream, help them achieve their dream.

Buy from me!

Buy from Audra!  

Buy from Angie! 

Buy from Susie! 

Buy from Hope! 

Buy from Samantha! 

Black Friday!

For years I worked in retail.  More specifically, the children’s department at SEARS.  Now, this was back in the early 1990s.  This was a time when the children’s department consisted of clothing from newborn to size 18, baby furniture and supplies and video games.  Black Friday was a nightmare!

Because of this nightmare, I am sitting here in my cozy little home in my comfy recliner with my cat, writing this post.  Am I going out later, yes, because it is my youngest daughter’s 20th birthday and I don’t have a gift.  Other than that, I am fairly confident that my shopping, for the most part will be done online.  There is something exciting about a package being delivered right to your door.

For all of you our there today, be safe, be kind and be generous.  Happy Shopping! May the Christmas madness begin!

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