Harnessing our potential for success and living a life of impact.
One of my greatest joys in life is to travel around the world and spend quality time with members of the NeoLife family. I love getting to know people, learning about their cultures, and experiencing life with people who share our passion for making the world a healthier and happier place. I would like to take this opportunity to share what has become increasingly evident to me as a core truth about success and living a life that makes a difference in the lives of others. Something that I have witnessed to be true no matter what country we are from, or upbringing we had.
In order for us to harness our potential for success and live a life of impact, we need to BELIEVE. This may seem like a simple word, but I love to look at it like a diamond—every time we shift our perspective we get to see a new beautiful aspect of it. But for the purposes of what I hope to communicate here, I’ll just focus on a few key aspects of what it means when I speak of how important it is to BELIEVE.
1. We must BELIEVE in what we are doing. Because of the profound impact that whole food supplementation had on my own life as a young boy, I have always had an unwavering belief in the power of giving the body good nutrition. I also have always believed in the Direct Selling model as one of the few ways a person can truly live the American Dream, where it doesn’t matter where you come from or who you are as long as you have the drive, heart, and passion. Around the world, people who have success with NeoLife share these beliefs. Without it we fail because at the root of effective leadership is trust. Trust comes as a result of character, and when we have character we would never encourage others to do something we don’t truly think will be in their best interest.
2. We must BELIEVE in ourselves. Believe that you were created with a unique and special purpose, and you were born with all of the ingredients necessary to live a life of impact beyond your wildest dreams. God doesn’t make mistakes. You have both strengths and weaknesses for a reason, but maybe you just haven’t figured out why and maybe never will. By the way, I have never met a person who is 100% confident in themselves because we are all human and we all have insecurities. One of the most important things for my own success has been to surround myself with people that are better than me. Partnering with people that are strong where I am weak has allowed us all to grow and accomplish so much more than we could individually.
3. We must BELIEVE in others. We were not created to go through this life alone. By simply being an encourager to others we can help empower them to do great things. Sometimes it takes someone believing in us to build that belief in ourselves. That is such a powerful gift that doesn’t cost us anything. There are enough people who will discourage us out of fear and their own insecurities, but it is so precious when you find just the opposite. I learned how important this is while growing up with a father who always discouraged me because he honestly didn’t think I would be able to accomplish my dreams. I wasn’t the best at school or taking direction from others who only wanted to focus on my weak points. But my mother was always there to encourage me, believe in me, and love me. It is heartwarming to see that same quality in you and other members of the NeoLife family who are stepping up as leaders.
When we believe we open ourselves up to the opportunity to live an extraordinary life because we are empowered to take action. Throughout history we see examples of ordinary people who have gone on to accomplish the extraordinary because they believed; in what they were doing, in who they were created to be, and in others who would partner together for the same goal. My favorite stories are the ones found in the Bible where God loves to use the most unexpected people to accomplish great things. Just think if we were to have evaluated his 12 disciples on paper: some fisherman, a hated tax collector, a political activist. They often were shown having doubt, bad attitudes, and argued about whom was the greatest among them. Yet despite all their weaknesses, they lived extraordinarily significant lives. Another great example of this is the Apostle Paul who was well educated but he was once a murderer! Or how about King David from the Old Testament who was only a teenager when he faced off with the giant Goliath. I truly believe that if these ordinary and flawed people could accomplish the extraordinary, so can you and I. This gets me so excited for what the future has in store!
Thank you for choosing to be a part of the NeoLife family and for your dedication to making the world a healthier and happier place.