It’s all about the people!
Juliet Johnson of www.vizzitopia.com tells us her story about why she left NAMS8 learning a different lesson than she expected!
I apologize. I came into NAMS8 with everything on the line. Not “a lot on the line”, everything.
Recently, I gave up all of my clients so that I could stop trading hours for dollars and start building a business with residual income. I’ve invested in a serious (and expensive) coaching program, assuming I would see results quickly if I applied massive focus and all of my daylight hours to the quest. I am seeing results. It is working. But 3 months (with no ad spend) does not replace what it took 4 years to build. I charged into NAMS8 like a bull in a china shop. I had to forge alliances that would be meaningful. I could not go home empty-handed.
I knocked over a vase or two, and maybe ruffled some feathers with high-energy assertiveness (not at all masked by a smooth British accent). I did not realize I was barging into a close-knit family quite happy to welcome new members. Arms were wide open. People I had admired from afar for so long are even more impressive in person. Speeches I had heard half a dozen times or so on calls made even more impact when hearing it live and watching the heart-open delivery opened my eyes with fresh understanding and perspective.
I went into NAMS8 looking for relief from enormous pressure. I found relief, indeed. Not what I expected, but a lesson far greater in depth and value. I found the relief that comes from being part of community; the relief of accepting where you are realistically, on a journey that can sometimes feel like a dark tunnel, with a whole host of sparkly lights forecasting and twinkling all the way to whatever that big “light at the end of the tunnel” is for you. Lights you can talk to and seek advice from. Lights that are living and doing the same things as you are, every day.
I came into this thinking it was all about the money: I left knowing it’s all about the people.
It’s the people on our list we need to serve. It’s the people in our peer group we need to raise up and it the mentors we need to listen to without expecting more from them than we have earned. Seeing real people connecting in warm, authentic, open ways touched me deeply. It inspired me that I no longer have to act tough, that it’s okay to show heart and vulnerability.
Ours is a people business…yes, David, with an online channel! The more sincerely we serve one another the more we all serve the greater good.
David’s right. Business is spiritual. You work systematically, every day, to move things along. You can’t push; it has to grow organically. It takes time to build. And that’s okay.