I have never gone to my MLM Company’s annual convention in the almost 3 years that I have been with them.
Excuses abound…usually the one that “I can’t afford it.” After all, what would I do with my kids? I can’t take them all with me. I certainly can’t take the foster children in my care with me, and I have to pay to have them in respite.
More “I can’t afford it.”
Well, this year I am going through a transformation.
I decided to make a New Years Resolution early and start living it NOW.
I have made a choice to Live in Abundance, and not in Poverty.
Living in Poverty means coming from a mindset of lack. When you come from lack, there never is enough money and there never will be, so you never go anywhere or do anything.
Living in Abundance means coming from a mindset of prosperity. You recognize what you have and are thankful for the blessing of having it.
You know that God (or the Universe, or whatever your spiritual belief is) will provide you with your heart’s desires and everything that you need.
This week, I registered for my MLM company’s convention.
I paid the $25 deposit with a payment plan of paying $50 June 1st and the remaining $50 July 1st.
January 1st, I will pay the $50 deposit to reserve my cabin on the Cruise ship. (Yes, my company is holding convention on a cruise ship!). This will leave 7 payments of $103 a month, which includes airfare.
I made a commitment to myself that I am going and that my business will grow and produce the needed funds to pay for my trip.
I expect it to happen. I expect the money to come.
This is in sharp contrast to saying “I’ll go to convention when I can afford it.” With that kind of poverty mindset, it will never happen because there is no expectation of the money coming.
When you want something that before you thought was unattainable or unaffordable, you need to write it down.
But speaking your desire and writing it down isn’t enough.
You have to write down your plan on how you will pay for your trip & expenses and how you will pay to have the kids and household taken care of while you are gone.
Make sure to cover every expense you can think of and include it into your budget.
Figure when you need to pay your deposits, when installments or final payments are due, and how much you need to save each month.
Start making arrangements for childcare, pet care, and housesitting now and plan for at least one backup plan!
Again, figure when you may have to pay deposits to secure services and how much you will need to put away each month to pay the final bills.
When budgeting total amounts for your trip to convention, be sure to add in airfare, transport to & from the hotel, hotel room, food, tips, taxes not already added to rates, and any extra entertainment or events you might take advantage of.
Don’t wait until January 1st or until your team leaders start talking about your company’s convention coming up in a few short months.
Make your plans to attend the very next convention.
If your company’s convention is right around the corner, and you don’t have enough time to budget your money, then start planning for the next year’s convention.
It is never too early to start saving money…$50—$100 a month seems much more doable than looking at the total cost.
I have always heard that after a person attends convention, they come home and work their business with such enthusiasm, drive and focus, that their business booms.
So, get crackin’ and I’ll see you there on deck!
Believe In Your Success, I Do!