30 Day Personal Development Challenge
Have you ever sat in an ACN event and been in awe of a leader? For many years, I would attend the international events and dream of being a leader like the ones that I saw on stage. Those leaders were so confident and inspiring – true difference makers. Not only were they amazing, but they had teams packed with other great leaders just like them. I used to dream of being a strong leader and having a winning team like that. I worked hard and followed the system but for many years that leap to the next level just never happened.
So what was the turning point? Personal growth! I had read some personal development books and listened to some audio, but only when I made the commitment to submerge myself in personal growth did I see my ACN career change. It all began with the John Maxwell book “Thinking for a Change.” In the book, John Maxwell tells the story of a woman in a direct selling business that had success but fell short of achieving the highest leadership position. The woman began devouring personal growth books until she changed her thinking and ultimately achieved her goal. After reading this book, I decided to try the strategy and dive into personal development. I made a commitment to do 30 minutes of personal growth every morning for 30 consecutive days. It didn’t matter if I read a book or listened to audio, and it didn’t matter who the author was. I mixed up John Maxwell, Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, etc. There were 2 rules to my commitment:
1. I had to do it in the morning so it shaped my thoughts for the day.
2. If I skipped a day, then the 30 day clock would restart.
I cannot begin to tell you how much this 30-day challenge changed my life. Initially, it started to reveal some of my weaknesses that needed attention. I realized I had negative self-talk and didn’t truly believe that I would ever make it big in ACN. I realized that though I desperately wanted to be a great leader and have a great team of leaders, I honestly couldn’t see it happening for me. Slowly but surely, the great daily lessons being poured into my brain started to alter my thoughts. I had better thoughts, carried myself with more confidence and started to believe that I could learn to truly lead. As my thoughts changed, my actions changed and ultimately my results started changing.
The bottom line was that I had to replace my “Stinkin’ Thinkin.”
Please try this challenge and watch what happens. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain
ACN Senior Vice President and Circle of Champions Member
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