Having Fun in Business (Hint: It Makes You More Successful)

Having Fun in Business

Having fun in business is a hot topic today, and it is easy to see why.

We are connected all the time, to everything. Text messages, smart phones, iPads, laptops, social media newsfeeds, urgent emails, kindles, video games (my 83 year old Mom brought her iPad to a party last night to show her family slideshow) – all demanding our attention – on top of the actual work we need to accomplish!

Compared to what our grandparents experienced, the amount of information being fed to us at any given moment is nothing short of sensory overload. Since we can’t take a time machine back to simpler times, it is up to us to find ways for having fun in business.

Having Fun in Business

Having fun in business… Who has time for that?!?!

I want you to really hear this, especially if you tend to be driven and hardworking: Having fun in business and life is not optional. It’s critically important.

Many folks can fall into the trap of thinking they will take time for fun, leisure, and pampering once they achieve the wealth. Not so, my friend. You need to generate the experiences you want NOW, so you can integrate that feeling of success into your cells. What do you think comes first: happiness or success? We think that success will create happiness, but it is actually the other way around. Being happy creates more success in all areas of our lives.
Besides, who would want to join your team if you are constantly stressed and burned out? A big part of why you and I chose a career in network marketing is because of the lifestyle we get to create, right?

I couldn’t go back to working for someone else now. The perks for owning your own business are fantastic. This morning I worked out at 10am, sat in my garden working till 2pm – you get the idea!

If you want to attract your dream team, people need to see you having fun in business and experiencing life in abundant ways. And if you are having fun in business – it will show up in your personality! Has it been awhile since you laughed so hard that your stomach hurt? Or since you had a tickling contest with your kids?

Here are some tips for having fun in business, and how it can actually accelerate your success:

#1 Tip for Having Fun in Business: Put Yourself in Good Feeling Places

Here’s a great daily practice for you that is guaranteed to make you feel abundant: At the top of a piece of paper, write, “I’m so happy that…” Now list ALL the things you are happy about. My list looks like,

I’m so happy that…

  • My first year of marriage was wonderful
  • My Mom is doing great
  • I get to live where most people vacation

Another variation is answering, “Why am I so wealthy?” Your mind will come up with all sorts of proof, and you will begin to embody the most successful version of yourself.

Why am I so wealthy?

  • Because I’m dedicated and focused
  • Because amazing people are naturally attracted to me
  • Because I’m having fun in business

Having Fun in Business

#2 Tip for Having Fun in Business: Create a Ripple Effect for Giggles

You can’t always control what happens in your life, but you can control how you respond. The other day my husband was starting to make me a little bonkers and, as I felt myself getting annoyed, I stopped and asked myself: “Do I want to create a ripple effect of tension? Or do I want to create a ripple effect of giggling?”

As tempting as it is to be right, let’s be real… giggling is much more fun. So instead of getting testy with my man, I teasingly nudged him in the ribs, and we ended up having a great afternoon! Your assignment for having fun in business? Look for opportunities to create giggles.

At least more smiles! Don’t take everything so seriously! Smile when you pick up the phone. Diffuse tensions with a joke or something light-hearted. Be silly sometimes!

#3 Tip for Having Fun in Business: Do Something FUN

Of course building your business takes work, and you need to put the time in. Yet, understand that it never ALL gets done. So, rather than letting your “To Do” list run your life, why not wake up every morning and ask, “What do I WANT to do today? What do I GET to today?” You may be out of practice and may need to create a “Fun To Do” list. Part of having fun in business is making sure to do things from time to time simply for the sake of enjoyment.

Having Fun in Business

Even if you just pick one Fun To Do item per day, you will notice a huge difference. I love doing something every day that is fun, outside, and for me! Things like:

  • Take a walk along the beach
  • Pick flowers and create bouquets for our house from our garden
  • Bake cookies with the kids

#4 Tip for Having Fun in Business: Whistle While You Work

Having fun in business means making work fun! I noticed our kids drag their feet when it comes time to do dishes but, if we put some music on, dish duty becomes an opportunity to talk and laugh as a family. The kids might still need some convincing!

Having fun in business isn’t about blowing off your work; it’s about making conscious decisions to add the energy of FUN to whatever you are doing. Sometimes, I listen to music while I work. Sometimes I work in my garden or the local coffee shop.

My team and I just started a 10 day blitz and we text each other at 3pm to share what we accomplished in the blitz day. It creates some friendly competition and revs up the energy. We’re having fun in business together!

#5 Tip for Having Fun in Business: Dream!

Having Fun in Business

I am a big fan of dream boards. Standing in front of your dream boards with your morning cup of coffee is a great use of your time, and starts your day off with a sense of fun, peace, and success.

Here is one of my dream boards that I created about 6 years ago. This is an amazing story – When Mark and I were choosing my engagement ring, we found the one we loved on the first day out. Later, I took a look at the ring I had placed on my dream board SIX years ago and gasped out loud – the ring we had chosen was the EXACT same ring I had on my dream board.

Dream boards are a fantastic way to help you get very specific about what you would like to create in your life! Get a group of friends together and have a dream board party. Better yet, let’s have a dream board party on Pinterest right now!

To join my Network Marketers’ Dream Board, leave your Pinterest URL in the comments below and I’ll add you. Let’s support each other on our commitment to having fun in business!




Daily Success Routine for Network Marketers

Daily Success Routine

Daily Success Routine… do you have one?

If you look at the daily habits of successful people, including top earners in network marketing, you will discover we all have one thing in common – we have a disciplined daily success routine.

Small Daily Improvements

Why is it important to have a Daily Success Routine?

Whenever people ask me how I made millions in network marketing, I share this quote from Keith Cunningham: “Ordinary things consistently done create extraordinary results.” There is no magic bullet in this business. It’s the specific actions you take consistently that build upon each other and, over time, your team grows and your paychecks multiply!

Did you know a penny doubled every day for 31 days becomes over $10 million dollars? It’s true. Do the math, or check it out HERE. Here’s the catch: Double that penny every OTHER day instead, and you will end up with a mere $300 bucks.

If you wonder how some people achieve the top ranks in their company so quickly, it is because they are disciplined to take action consistently, with a daily success routine. Being inconsistent doesn’t work in any business, and certainly not in network marketing.

Here is Your 10-Step Daily Success Routine for Network Marketing:

1. Review Your Goals

Your daily success routine begins with reviewing your goals every morning before you get swept up by the day. As you review your goals, act as if you have already achieved them. Look at your dream board and feeeeel what it is like to have that life. Post your rank goals somewhere you will be sure to see them throughout the day.

2. Say Affirmations

When it comes to breaking through to a new level of success, we are our own worst enemies. What you say to yourself every day really matters. The YouTube kid sensation Jessica, has a daily success routine we can all learn from. Who cares if it seems silly… building a positive mindset is critical to your success.

3. Read Empowering Books

Having empowered thoughts and actions comes from feeding yourself empowering content. Instead of watching violent TV (including what is often called “news”), relax with a book that develops, motivates, and inspires you. I created a specific space in my house where I keep uplifting books that move me…


4. Call 5-10 New Prospects

Set up a daily success routine where you reach out to new prospects at a scheduled time. Scheduling this outreach in your calendar means you are more likely to do it, which is important since contacting prospects is a key income-generating activity!

5. Follow Up with Prospects

Following up with prospects is just as important to your daily success routine as reaching out to new ones. If following up makes you nervous, pat yourself on the back. As Dr. John Maxwell says, “If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone.”

6. Get 10-20 NO’s

Why set a goal to get NO’s? Well, because not everyone is going to say YES and, if you are getting NO’s it means you are out there talking to people. Let go of the attachment of needing YES’s, and sharing your opportunity becomes easier. (And, psssst… it’s hard to get all those NO’s without a few YES’s slipping in!)

7. Help Your New Distributors Get Started

Are you being the sponsor you would want to have? Properly training the people in your downline is how you duplicate your efforts. Support your team by helping them create and stick with their own daily success routine! 

8. Promote Events

What live events and webinars are the leaders in your business putting on this week? Be sure to promote those to your team and prospects. Social media updates, emails, and phone call reminders are all great ways to spread the word. 

9. Host an Event

Here’s a little mantra for your daily success routine: “The host earns the most!” Host a party at your house or at a coffee shop, share your opportunity via webinar, or ask your upline to jump on a three-way call with you and a hot prospect. A host has more skin in the game than a guest, so make sure you’re playing! 

10. Plug into Your System

Your system includes a set of tools, resources, and repeatable methods for sharing your opportunity and products. If everyone did their own thing, the results would be haphazard. Duplication is key and the wheel is already invented, so get your team on the bus and roll with it.

Now that you have your daily success routine planned out, what’s next?

First of all, congratulate yourself. Celebrate the small successes, like sticking with your daily success routine, and reward yourself with bigger treats (like dinner out or a weekend getaway) when you achieve the goals you have set.

If you are ready to move through the ranks and earn your fortune in network marketing, print this article out and post it somewhere you will see it every day (like your mirror or next to your computer).

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