The Montana flower knows…

How often have you thought:

“When the situation is right/perfect/better, I will really get motivated and totally commit myself. THEN I’ll make things happen.”

Years pass. That perfect situation still has not come around. You’re still holding back, saving it for that perfect time. But the Montana flower knows. It doesn’t put off blooming in Montana because it would prefer to do so in California.

It knows it has one chance at life. And commits to bloom right where it is.

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Kim Klaver


  • Recently, at one of our company meetings, our Sapphire manager said, “forget the books … forget the tapes … and go out and start telling people about our products and our business.”

    It reminded me of the first MLM book I read, “Your First Year in Network Marketing” by Renee Yarnell. Somewhere Renee basically said the same thing, something like, people get so caught up in ‘learning’ how to do the business that they don’t ‘do’ it. JUST DO IT was her advice.

    I suggest to my downline that they first create a ‘chicken list.’ By Kim’s standards we could call it the ‘pukie list.’ This is a list of people that you think will say no. You practice on them, and imagine how good it will feel if you’re expecting a ‘no’ and get a ‘yes’ … you’ll be one step ahead of the game.

    After all, practice makes perfect so why not practice on those you think will say ‘no’ anyway?


  • Kim,

    This is a great post!

    This reality about “life” is something we all as network marketers always have to deal with.

    Life will always “be happening”, it is just up to us to fit this business into our life or not…

    One of my past mentors taught me… “You can either make excuses or you can make money…but you can’t do both.”

    I finally found A Product where people literally “Sample and Sign!!!”

  • This analogy has been one of the hardest lessons for me to learn.

    Mistakes are okay. Not taking action is not okay.

    Wayne Gretzky said: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

    I treat every “shot” like it was practice. That is how I overcome my mental tendency to want perfection.

    I don’t worry about the outcome. I treat every action as a success.

    Ironically, a lot more shots make through the goal posts when I don’t worry about the outcome.

    I wonder why that is . . .

    Walter Reade (from Wisconsin)

    I’ve finally found a product I can share easily!

  • Brilliant.

    It is never the ‘perfect’ time to do anything really is it? Like it’s never quite the right time to have a baby or quit your job (or not quit your job).

    If it needs to be done, just do it, get out of your comfort zone, seize the day!

    ‘Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” Thomas Alva Edison

  • Does anyone ever think that things aren’t perfect because they aren’t involved? Sometimes waiting for perfection is just an eloquent way of procrastinating. I’ve learned a lot from the mistakes I’ve made. And sometimes, I’ve made things better…just by being a part.

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