by Dioni Morales, Director of Stylist Services
Yesterday as my husband and I were working in our home office, our 5-year-old twin daughters came in. They started talking about their future - their future husbands (which gave my husband an instant headache), their future children (one wants 4, the other 5), the names of their future children, what they would feed them, how we would take care of them when they went on dates, etc. They went on and on for at least an hour and they were very specific! It was really quite funny and a bit emotional ... but more than anything, it was eye-opening.
I thought, it's not common to have kids so young be so detailed on what they see in their future. It got me thinking and I might have the answer: my husband and I are ALWAYS talking about our dreams and goals, places we want to travel to, houses we want to buy, electric car we want to get, people and organizations we want to help, etc. Obviously my daughters have been paying attention.
The same way we have an impact with our children, we can have an impact with our team. We talk about being a great example to our team all the time - showing them how to work the business and making it duplicable, so as to develop independent Stylists. Shouldn't we be an example as well for the way we dream and we set our goals, on our positive attitudes and our motivation? Wouldn't that have as great an impact on our team as anything else?
My suggestion to you today is to start sharing your goals and dreams with your team. Let them know that you have no doubt that you can reach them with the help of your Vessel business. Let them share their goals with you, and tell them that you will help them reach their goals as well. They will see you in a different light. They will see you as a big contributor in their lives. And if they ever have a "not so good" day, you can remind them about their specific goals. You can help them to not lose sight of their dreams and they remember what they are working for.
There are two quotes from Zig Ziglar that I love and reflect upon often:
"You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want."
"True joy comes when you inspire, encourage and guide someone else on a path that benefits him or her."
So allow yourself to dream big and help others dream big as well! And let Vessel help you and your team get there!