you reap what you sow

Treat your network marketing business like your garden

 

We are all familiar with the expression “You reap what you sow“. It is  biblical, Galatians 6:7-9. Simple definition;  Everything you do has repercussions, what goes around comes around, and basically all your actions carry consequences.

While sitting and enjoying the view of our vegetable garden and thinking about the expression “you reap what you sow” it hit me how the process of preparing, planting seeds, caring for, and harvesting your garden is the same very process of preparing, planting seeds, caring for and harvesting in your business.

Preparation

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In the spring at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

I watched this year as my husband diligently prepared the soil in  advance. He researched, and read several different books on preparing soil, and the technique and benefits of compost. Then applied what he had learned. We found that this was the deal breaker, this ultimately produced the best garden we have ever had. This is what was missing the prior years. The preparation.

This too can be the deal breaker for your network marketing business.  Without the correct preparation, your business will likely fail.  Or just like our garden, it may produce some success but not enough to flourish. It’s important to invest in personal development and attend events and training courses, but over-preparing alone will not lead to success . Activity and action will lead to success. Again, just like the garden. If you spend all your time preparing the soil and never taking action and planting the seed there will be no growth.

Planting the seed

This requires a plan. You need to strategically plan your crop. What plants work well next to one another, what matures when,  and do you want a variety of plants or do you want to focus your attention on just a few? What are you going to do for pest control? On a side note, because we stay organic we only use pure essential oils on our garden. You can buy them here.

The most successful network marketing businesses are guided by strategic plans. If you start your business without having a plan in place, you will likely be skipping around, trying different approaches, and never really find true success. But, when you start with a plan that is designed to make your business grow. Creating a business plan is a matter of laying out exactly what you need to do to make your business work.

Time to Grow

This requires dedication, hard work and consistency. Stop and start gardening never works. Just like stop and start business practices don’t work. The shock of not watering consistently and then over watering, not pruning, weeding or fertilizing areas struggling can stress your plant and limit the productivity. This is too the case for your business.  You have to roll up your sleeves and do the work.  You cant just dabble in your business and hope it works. You cant do something today and nothing for a week and think it will take care of itself. Just like the garden, there are no guarantees it
 will be a success, but I can guarantee  you without putting forth the work, it will fail!
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Always do your best, what you plant now you WILL harvest later!
Harvest!
If you have taken the time to weed, fertilize and care for, you will now be seeing the results in both your business, and your garden. Now you will begin to see results both in the abundance of vegetables and your bank account! This is not the time to get laxed.  Get to work. Laziness is not an option! You have applied all this effort to your garden, allowing it to overgrow, missing out on the ripe ones (your vegies and your prospects) , and allowing them to rot and be wasted will lead to frustration and disappointment.   Tend to your success.
End of Season

Time to celebrate your success. Did you “reap what you sowed?” My favorite part of the garden is

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You reap what you sow

being able to bless others by sharing a portion of our crop, and having enough to freeze and can in order to hold us over until next year. Do the same for your business. Celebrate it! Prepare for the next step. Repeat your experiences, and what you have learned so far in able to gain new fresh prospects, and new business builders.  Bless others. Take your knowledge and pour into your others, help them along on their journey whether in their garden or in their business.  Prepare, plant, care for, and repeat.

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