Everyday we’re confronted with tips and ideas for how to live a more enriching life: commercials inform us how to get a chiseled body, television tells us how to have the perfect home, posters show us where to travel. Magazines teach how to be a better spouse or how to make a delicious and low calorie meal. The list goes on. It seems that if we follow a step-by-step guide then we can create a perfect life for ourselves. This is the formula for fulfillment: get the numbers and decimals correct, add and subtract where necessary, and we’ll be successful in all our endeavors.
Life isn’t so easy, however. Raising a family isn’t easy, and succeeding in the MLM business isn’t easy. So why are we being told there’s a tried and proven method of living an enriching life? There is no secret formula for fulfillment or wealth. There’s just this: you. It’s time to weed out all of the instructions for how to live and tap into our own hearts to listen to what’s calling us. Jordan Kemper knows this all too well, and he offers up the four “non-negotiables” in life and in growing an MLM business in the video clip below.
Life and Business: The Non-Negotiables from Jordan Kemper
Be someone who wants to be motivated.
If we made a scrapbook of all the things in our life that we consider our drive, all the things that influence us, inspire us, lead us down the path we consider our life experience, what would it look like? Would it be sparse with only a few words of encouragement and a few photographs of some influencers? Or would it be packed with color, quotes, people, pictures, and landscapes?
Inspiration can be found anywhere, if only we open ourselves up to it. Like a photographer who widens the lens to let in more light, we can widen our scope of perception if we start being more attentive to the world around us. Everyone has a story to tell, there’s beauty to be found in every landscape, and the world is filled with natural art. In MLM, success stories, positive encouragement, useful tips, and motivation can be found if we look for them. If we let ourselves be inspired by those that have paved the way, we can let ourselves be the inspiration in someone else’s life. Build your downline and your list of prospects based on motivated people, people that open up the doors of inspiration and are passionate about the helping the world around them.
Be selfless, humble, and service oriented.
In an effort to find “me time”, or space, legroom, leisure, relaxation, self-awareness, individuality and identity, we often forget that the world doesn’t have eyes trained on us. The heart of the universe will still beat even if we expect it to stop on our dime, and the individual is not at the center of it. We live in a culture that focuses on the individual, a culture that constantly adheres to the notion of Me, or Why me, Why not me, I deserve this, My wants and needs are central to who I am, This is my unique identity. If we turn it around and recognize that life is truly about serving others, we could radically change our own attitudes and be a part of the positive shift.
Jordan teaches us that success cannot be measured through money, power, and the accumulation of material goods. These are just superficial; life is about the connections we make with people and not things, and if we do for others, we will build relationships and reach a fulfilling existence. When people near the end of their lives, it’s rare they regret not making more money, but it’s often they wish they had made more connections. What are our regrets? Now is the time change our minds and our values.
In the movie Liar Liar, Jim Carrey plays a man who is a compulsive liar who goes through a transformation because an outside force prevents him from telling lies, and eventually he has to adjust and learn to tell only the truth. How different would the MLM reputation be if there was an outside force that prevented people from making excuses? Here’s some lines we’d never hear again: MLM is a pyramid scheme; The product wouldn’t sell; I was set up to fail; or It’s impossible to recruit.
If we live a life of discipline, we begin a trek into the land of no excuses. It’s up to us, and only us, to succeed, to grow, to live the life we want to live. We can’t blame anyone but ourselves when we decide to quit.
In the words of Jordan Kemper, have a powerful, positive presence. Enthusiasm isn’t something that’s handed out at birth, it’s something that can be tapped into. But how? Find your passion and follow it. It would be almost impossible to not be enthusiastic about the things you care deeply about. Take risks, keep the ones you love close to you, and surround yourself with positive minded people.
Leading an Enriching Life
Attitude. Commitment. Service. Are these the secrets to success? No, the secret to leading a successful and enriching life is within us, our own bodies, our own hearts, our souls. We need to tap into our own psyche in order to understand what we value and how we’re going to nurture these values. We can’t be influencers without being inspired; we can’t be driven without discipline; we can’t be heroes without helping.