I used to believe in luck. But the past 2 years made me realize that nothing happens by chance... but by the choices we make.
This marks my 18th vacation in the past 18 months because of one decision I chose to make 2 years ago! Looking forward to our next big trip where this time, I'll be taking my mum Wendy Hui and my dad Jeffrey Lee along to take the helicopter and fly right beside "The Statue Of Liberty", taking the "Maid Of The Mist" into the Niagara Falls, and taking the helicopter and land right in the middle of "The Grand Canyon"!
But always remember that whatever choices you make, begin it with the end in mind. Because at the end of the day, you will get the one thing that matters the most, the thing you cannot put a price on; and that is the experience you gain through the journey.
There was a point in time where I had a friend who asked if this Grand Canyon picture was photoshopped. He went on to tell me that "WorldVentures is WEIRD. People in WorldVentures are WEIRD. My career choice to do WorldVentures is WEIRD."
I TOTALLY AGREE with him because 60 vacations in 2 years is WEIRD. Making a monthly passive income of what normal people make in 6 years is even WEIRDER. So if you were to ask me to choose between being WEIRD or NORMAL, I would choose to become like the WEIRD people living a WEIRD lifestyle in my WEIRD company every single time!
When I first got started with Network Marketing in 2012, I had a lot of difficulties to even just invite someone to sit down and listen to what I had to share. Especially to my own warm market because I was a student who had no experience and completely no credibility to talk about business. Even if by some chance I do get someone to sit down, I wasn't able to convince them that I had a great business that they can venture into. People don't join you because of your business, people join your business because of you. So how do you get people to join you even when you have no credibility?
There was one time where I met a very direct and straight forward lady at cafe cartel in Plaza Singapura. She dressed sharp, looked confident and the first thing she said to me was "Ok you've only got 5 minutes. Tell me what you've got". At that time, I was pretty intimidated and nervous . But somehow, halfway through the presentation, I unconsciously used some of the statements and words I read from a book the night before; and I could tell from her facial expression and body language that she was very impressed. Even though she didn't join, this experience gave me a valuable insight.
I went home, took out my books, wrote down some impressive words and incorporated them into my presentation. They weren't fancy and pretentious words, they were just simple business words to make me appear smart. Some example were "scalability", "leverage", "cash flow", "perpetuity" etc etc. After enough practice, I became very natural in using words like this. The people who understood these words were impressed; while the people who don't, will pretend to act as if they do so as not to look stupid, which puts them on a defensive mode; and they wouldn't even question about my credibility.
Very often, we get nervous about telling people how big and incredible the potential of our business when we ourselves are not even making any money especially if we just got started. With no results and no credibility, I didn't know how to get people to believe me and join me.
But one day, it just dawned on me that I am on a direction towards a big dream, a vision that is way bigger than most people whose future in the next 10-20 years was to continue the same thing working and paying bills every month. Because of that perception, I started becoming more confident not because of my current situation, but because of where I was heading and will eventually become. I started talking, sharing, and casting my vision and it never failed to make me enthusiastic and excited whenever I talk about it. The right people started joining me because they see it and were also excited about the vision and direction that we would be heading towards together.
Narrow minded people only see what you have now. They can't see ahead. You don't need these people in your business. So don't be ashamed of what you don't have right now. Be proud of where you are heading, and be proud that you are on a direction towards something way bigger than most people dare to ever dream.
Although I had no success story nor any results in the beginning, but I know people who do. Even though they don't know me, I took the initiative to ask them for a picture together if they could tell me their story. People who are successful would usually be glad to share their story especially if it's of any help to anyone.
What I did was posted the pictures of us on Facebook and Instagram and shared their success story. People and friends connected in my social media would be able to see it and naturally associate me with multiple successful people which in turn perceive me as someone credible too. That gave me leverage to easily invite people out. There was even a time where someone privately messaged and requested to meet me because of my association and she even signed up.
During presentations, I would also show the pictures and share their stories as well. This would not only allow me to show that I am associated with people who already have the credibility, but also at the same time, I wouldn't be perceived as someone arrogant as I am not blowing my own horn. Even today, I am still using this powerful method and teaching my team to do it because it's very easy and very duplicable. People's perception of your value is based on who they perceive you to be associated with.