John Thurman, Counselor, Speaker
Friday, May 24, 2013
professional Christian counselor, overcoming depression, Crisis Response Specialist, anxiety, infidelity recovery, affair proof marriages, men's issues,sexual addictions, infidelity,
Growing Your Premier Vision
By John & Angie Thurman
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18
What is vision? You must understand what it is in order to live in it and experience what it can lead to.
Steven K. Scott, author of The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: King Solomon’s Secrets to Success, Wealth, and Happiness, has one of the best definitions I have ever read.
He says, “A vision is a precise, clearly defined goal with a detailed plan and time table for achieving that goal.”
When you have a vision, a dream, you are energized, hope-filled, intentional, and resilient.
When you don’t have a dream or a vision a bad sequence of events car occur. When the Bible says, “where there is no vision the people perish.” So how does that work itself out.
When you loose your vision or dream the joy of living becomes replaced with the mere act of just getting by. When you are stuck in the rut of just getting by things can continue to digress. You move from joy to subsistence and from subsistence to depression and ultimately to despair.
Let’s take a look at Jenny the Jeweler. She and her husband have been struggling for months with both their budget and her being torn between trying to be a stay at home mom or going back into the work force. She had been to a couple of home shows and had recently decided to ask Maria, her jewelry lady, what she need to do to sign up. When she had heard Maria talk about “Big Money,” she never thought she could make big money, but felt that she could make four to five hundred dollars a month from her Premier business.
She got off to her Quick Start, getting her nine shows in forty-five days, she even got to go across the stage at the California Regional. She was pumped. She had more than achieved her vision by making more than five-hundred dollars a month. She has made back her initial investment and had just made Builder when life took a turn foe the worse.
Within three weeks of coming home from the Regional Rally her 4 year old came down with the chickenpox and her dad had a heart attack. Being the first born daughter she did exactly what she needed to do to be a good mom and daughter. Within about five weeks, though exhausted, she was ready to begin her re-entry into her Premier business.
The good news was that she was getting back into her normal pace, the bad news was that she was tired and tapped out from all the giving she had done. Three shows had cancelled and one of her new jewelers was thinking about quitting because her husband was getting a “bad attitude.” She felt desperate and fearful. She called Maria, her sponsor, and asked for some help.
Jenny realized that somewhere along the way she had lost her vision, her focus. Life had rolled back her dreams. She had lost her vision, in doing so she had fallen into a rut that was filled by the compassion fatigue she’d built up while caring for her child and her dad. She had spiraled down from a place where she had vision, purpose and a dream, to a place of despair.
She and Maria met at Starbucks and in the next hour or so they both cried and prayed for each other. Then Maria, tenderly and purposefully asked, “Have you lost your vision, your dream?”
Jenny thought about it for a few moments and said, “I believe I let life throw me off course.” Maria laughed with Jenny and said, “Life does happen, and starting today you can dust off your vision and re-engage your business. Premier is a business that let’s you start over again.”
Jenny thought about it, and wrote out some action steps with Maria to re-engage her vision and her work plan.
Looks like Jenny will going across the stage as a Builder at the Rally in Fort Worth!
Life happens to each of us all of the time. We must daily remind ourselves what our vision for our Premier business is and make solid and positive affirmations to ourselves. Regardless of what is going on around us, it is what is going on inside of us that will triumph over the circumstances of life.
When you struggle with your vision, your dreams, or you plan remember that your upline is there to help.