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