Margi Starr Springfield, Ohio, USA
A single voice pierced through the murmurings of the secret meeting that had been called
to discuss the recent threats against the Colonies.
“Gentlemen! No longer can we remain in such a state of indecision and chaos. Our families
are at risk. Our futures are hanging in the balance. The time for procrastination is over. Today
is the day that we must make a Decision about these Thirteen Colonies and the Crown,
even if it means death.”
All eyes turned to the man standing in the middle of the room. With jaw set and eyes resolute,
Samuel Adams walked over to the door, locked it securely, and turned around to face his
A holy hush fell upon upon the room as they watched him take the door key and firmly
drop it into his Pocket.
His next words were spoken with what seemed Divine Authority inspiring them:
“No matter how long it takes, no one will not leave this room until a Decision has been made.”
We may never be in a situation like this one that birthed a nation, yet all of us face Decisions
that can ultimately change our destiny.
As we walk through this journey of network marketing, we sometimes find ourselves in
Recently, I had two distributors who quit before they ever got started. Was this a bad decision
on my part to enroll them? No. It’s part of my journey.
I spent many hours preparing a display for a Vendor Fair this week and the results were far less
than I had anticipated. Was I a failure? No. After all, you never know what connection, no matter
how seemingly insignificant, may result in something later. Plus, I had a wonderful time with
my granddaughter who had a table with her homemade jewelry next to me.
This week I came to this chapter needing to be “recalibrated” and found much needed inspiration
and motivation. The life and death Decisions made on September 5, 1774 have given me new
perspective. It was a fresh reminder that I have opportunity to make Decisions every day that
will move my business forward. Some of the actions will reap results: some will not. Doesn’t matter.
It’s part of the process of learning and growing and failing forward.
Network marketing requires you to make a Decision (and many Decisions thereafter) that will
stand resolute against the distractions. Sometimes it will seem crazy and chaotic; other times
it seems like it’s going backward. Doesn’t matter. As long as you keep growing you will get there.
Samuel Adams locked the door and put the key in his pocket until a Decision was made
about the future of the Colonies.
Similarly, I have made a Decision to DOUBLE my efforts in building my network marketing empire.
In the spirit of Sam Adams, I’ve locked the door on Doubt and Distractions. The “Success Key"
is safe in my pocket:
Desire, Self-Talk, Specialized Knowledge, Organized Planning, a Mastermind, and Persistence.
P.S. “If you always make the right decision, the safe decision, the one most people make,
you will be the same as everyone else.”—Paul Arden