The Ya Gotta Wanna Secret

A strange tropical disease hit me 28 years ago: Ya Gotta Wanna.”

Before that, I drifted from one job to another, until I realized that I hated what I was doing. Once the Ya Gotta Wanna hit me over the head, I never heeded what the so-called normal business world dictated, and now I work because I really love what I do!

But…there are moments in our home party business:
Cancellations, perspiration, palpitations, frustrations!
Believe me, I indulge in a little escapism fantasy now and then, too.
My favorite? “I should have just bought a cart and sold dirty-water dogs instead!”

But you see, Ya Gotta Wanna is what really drives you all your life, and if you are struggling at whatever it is you do, then it’s time to be honest with yourself. It ain’t “them.”

The only real way to motivate yourself is to do what you really love to do—maybe it’s helping people get fun in their lives, maybe it’s having fun being with people, maybe right now it’s paying off all those credit cards. Basically Ya Gotta Wanna is your CORE DESIRE, and without that you may be jumping from one excuse to another…and perhaps from pasture to pasture.

Is the grass really greener anywhere else? No. It doesn’t mean your business or business model is not working any more, slumps and burnout happens to the best of us. Maybe it’s only after a few weeks, or after a few decades.

Know what helps me?
I think about the first few days when I first started, the excitement and reasons “why.”
I take the time to recall all the “firsts” and let those feelings rekindle the sparks that may have been dampened by the stress and disappoints of the day. It isn’t any different today for me or anyone one else—it’s just all the other noise in our lives that is drowning out that precious core desire.  When feeling like this, you just need your battery replaced, not the whole car!

So, drum roll please…
Those who do succeed have a high level They Gotta Wanna, and continually stoke it.
Those who do not have a high level of They Gotta Wanna, will not.

The only time anything ever gets done in your life, is when Ya Gotta Wanna kicks in and makes you initiate an action and follow it through completion, and with a sense of urgency! If there’s no high level of Gotta Wanna, every excuse, every delay, every thing gets in the way!
That’s it.
That’s the secret.

So, don’t get frustrated.
Take a baby step, any small action. That in of itself is motivating!
—What can you do today, and every day to build your business?
—How much review have you done with the manuals and how-to support materials?
—Have you been on any conference calls, taken webinars,viewed recordings, read instruction manuals?
—How many people do you talk to about your business/product each day?

And then…what would you be willing to give and sacrifice to succeed? 
I hope the answer to that question and those above is “whatever it takes.” 
And with that answer my friends, then there is no way you cannot succeed!

Rina Valan