Is Your Reason Good Enough?

Everyone is looking for some kind of “Change” in their life. For some it’s to change their current financial situation for others it’s a change of status or lifestyle or even where you live, but “Change” is a common desire for most people. This desire to change current situations can be a growing experience or, for some it is the change itself that holds so many people back from their dreams. Many people want to change but they don’t have a big enough reason to make the change so today we ask; “Is Your Reason Good Enough?”

Sometimes this “reason” is also referred to as your “Why” and it really determines your ability to make the change you desire. If you are seeking to change a situation then you have to have a big enough “reason” or “why” that is going to move you to do the things necessary for the change to occur. Too often we meet people that want to change this or that but when you really drill down, we discover that their reasons just aren’t big enough to make them commit to the task needed to see the change come about. This change can also be smothered in fear and doubt that squashes many personal dreams and goals. Your reason for change has to be the core motivation that is going to move you away from your comfort zone and toward your desired change.

commitmentThe second level of this “reason” is your commitment to your why. Are you committed and determined to this “why” enough to actually do the things necessary to change? Sometimes we want change and we even know why but actually doing something about it is a whole different story. Your degree of commitment is going to determine the outcome of what you want to change and this commitment must be strong for some reasons and even stronger for others. If you are totally committed to making a change in your current situation then you will find a way to make it happen but if not, you will just find an excuse why it didn’t. The infamous Jim Rohn had a saying: “If you don’t like how things are then Change, You are not a tree!”

If you really want to change things in your life then you need to connect with your “Emotional Why”. We normally change things from an Emotional stance more often then an Intellectual stance because our emotions have more effect than just a thought. If you just think about a change, it can become just a passing thought but when you are emotional about making a change then you have a bigger reason to find an answer to the situation. This emotional why is what can move you and cause you to work out a plan that will increase your chances of success and change. We ask people “Why are you starting a home based business?” and we often here “I want to make more money”, and though that is a good reason that is not an emotional why. The bigger question would be “What do you want to do with this money that is going to make you want to get busy and build your business?” Is it pay off your mortgage? or buy a new car? or help send your kid to college? or what? See, this is an Emotional Why and not just a quick simplified reason.

We have to dig deep and define Exactly what the reasons are that we are going to dig-deepsucceed in our new business endeavor and change our current situation. Don’t throw out generalizations about why but find specific reasons and desired outcomes that will define, to a tee, exactly what this success or change looks like. Create a mental picture of Exactly what you want the outcome to be and build on the exact reasons you are willing to go the extra effort to get there. This emotional why is going to determine if you actually get there or not and if your “reason” or “why” isn’t strong enough then you will not find the will and determination to create the change. So we ask again, “Is Your Reason Good Enough?”

We have been working with children fighting cancer for almost 9 years now and really love this blessed work. The need is Great and there are many families that are fighting this horrible disease of childhood cancer. We started out just doing small fund raisers to help local kids and quickly connected with many others with the same needs. We then started a Hope Box Program where we sent boxes of presents to brave fighters all over the country that included whatever they wanted and needed to bring just a moment of happiness into their troubled lives. We always included the other siblings in the household so no one gets left out and really enjoy the smiles and joy that we get back when their parents send back pictures. This continued to build until we had to create a legal Non Profit Foundation 501 c3 because it was just getting to big to do as a hobby and we needed the funding to continue our mission. We now hold many big events for our fighters and families throughout the year and we enjoy getting together with all these families on a regular basis. We Love what we are blessed to do, but childhood cancer is a horrible world to witness and watch as families see their children experience treatments, hospital stays and even the loss of their baby and loved one. It really is heart wrenching but the joy of loving and giving to these families is what makes it all worth the effort.

b4acThis is our “Emotional Why” and the reason we are completely committed to being successful with our home business. In times of doubt and frustration we know that we have no choice but to get up and do it again because we have so many depending on us to help them in need. All the programs and events we do cost a lot of money and we are blessed to be able to do this work. Our success in business is what is going to connect us with like minded people and companies that are going to help us carry on this great work and bless these families with Hope and Love in anyway we can. We are 100% committed to our Emotional Why and know exactly what the reasons are for making sure we expand our value to this cause. It’s not just a want-to attitude, it’s a Must DO attitude that keeps us going and moving forward so we can help more brave fighters and their families in a time of great need.

So, “Is Your Reason Good Enough?” We don’t tell you about our “why” to gloat or brag about the work we do, we tell you this to help you connect with Your Emotional Why. If you are looking to change something or achieve a desired goal in life then you need to connect with the REAL Reason that you are going to make it happen. What is IT that is going to make you jump out of bed and get busy, what is it that is going to make you step out of your comfort zone and do something that your future self is going to thank you for? Change is easy to talk about and simple reasons are a dime a dozen but true Emotional Why’s are the core of creating change. We should all spend more time talking with the person in the mirror and digging deeper to understand the real reasons that we are going to “Go For It” instead of just talk about it. Take a little time to truly connect with your Emotional Why and you will start to see things in a different light and seek out answers instead of excuses.

Our Why is bigger than any one of us and constantly moves us to be more, do more amandaand experience more in this Wonderful twist of events we call life. If you need some help discovering your true Emotional Why then Please reach out and let’s connect. Sometimes if we just ask better questions and dig deeper we find out what is really important in life and what really matters to us all. Our Foundation is called Battle For a Cure Foundation and we would love your support. We Stand with the Smallest Fighters in a Battle of a Lifetime and support the whole family in Great times of need. We funded our first clinical trial into brain cancer last year and we are getting ready to fund a new trial this year to help find a cure for this horrible disease. These trials are very expensive but without the trials into new medications and treatments they will never find a cure. These events and programs we do take funds to make them happen and we always need the help from volunteers and donations. You can find our webpage at Battle4aCure.org or connect with us via Facebook by clicking here. We try to keep everyone up to speed on what is going on and provide updates on many of our brave fighters. If you find it in your heart to help, it would be Greatly Appreciated.

We are building a Team of like minded Network Marketers that want to make a difference in the world and are looking to connect with their own Emotional Why. We would Love to visit with you about what we are doing that might Help You move your life experience to a whole new level. We have the experience and all the tools you need to find Your own level of Success in life, we just need to connect with You. If you want to learn a little more about who we are and what we are all about you can always visit our personal website at DeanAndDena.com or connect with us on Facebook by clicking here. We are committed to Helping You connect with Your Real Reasons for Success so please let us know what we can do to Help You out. Join our Simple Dream TEAM Today!

We can’t wait to meet you ALL, on the Beaches of the World!

Ever Onward, cause that’s how we Roll!

Spreadin the Love
Dean and Dena

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How to Avoid Optional Failure

 If You Fail, is it by Choice? We hear about this “high failure” rate in Network failMarketing all the time but in reality, most people who “failed” did so by their own choosing. It seems that the term “failed” in Network Marketing is used very frequently to describe those that fell pray to the system. Maybe we should try and define the term “fail” when relative to Network Marketing. The dictionary says that Fail is: “to be unsuccessful in achieving one’s goal” or “neglect to do something”. This is a pretty good definition of “failing” because it is usually the “neglect to do something” that keeps people from Success in Network Marketing. This term is usually used when someone didn’t do the work, choosing again to watch TV instead of working their business.

So, is failure a choice? Yes and No, yes because to often the failure is a result of just not trying or not willing to do the things that need to be done to feed your business. No, because sometimes people never get the training on what to do and how to do it to have a Successful Networking career. We see people joining all the time with great intention because they just want something different in life than their soul sucking J.O.B.. But just because you are unhappy at work and want to quit everyday doesn’t always transfer into a true commitment to succeed in business. Sometimes the same people that didn’t want to do any work at their job are also Not willing to work at their Home Based Business. They join with great intention and big dreams only to realize that there is work involved to be successful so they just return to their comfort zone and go back to watching TV instead. We know,  because we have been there too. The TV and one’s comfort zone are much easier than actually learning how to run a business from home.

change2Network Marketing has the ability to create Life Changing incomes and lifestyle, but there is a price. Not that it’s Rocket Science or anything but you do have to learn new skills and put together a game plan that will get your business up and running to build an organization that pays Big Money for your efforts. We personally know people in this industry that make a million dollars per year with their Network Marketing business. This is life changing income that practically anyone can achieve if they are just willing to Commit, Educate and ACT. The only way you could ever make this type of income outside of Network Marketing is either illegal or takes a massive college education and years to create, plus you would be hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. And after all that, all you did was create a high paying J.O.B. that most people don’t enjoy anyway.

If you want to get ahead and live a Dream Life then you have to be willing to learn new skills and most importantly ACT upon them. We call it the “Four Year Career” because you can find the right mentor, learn some new skills and create Massive Action that can launch Your Networking career in such a short time. Here is why most people “fail” at their Networking business. They treat their business like a game a social event or lottery instead of like a Serious Business. They just show up when it’s convenient, or they feel like it, instead of working their daily task that will get their business going. They only do what is easy or comfortable instead of doing all the things that Have to be done to see Success. Many use motivational approaches like “I hope” or “I’ll try” instead of “I Will” or “I AM” going to make my business a Success. Or, a real killer, they just want to “do it” their way instead of the way their mentor teaches that has proven results over and over. Again, too often this “failure” was self imposed.

To fail in Network Marketing is much easier than to Succeed because anyone can SOS-button“choose” to do what is necessary or they can choose not to do it today or tomorrow or when ever the case. But the opposite is also true, Anyone can Succeed in Network Marketing if only they will choose to step out of their comfort zones and get busy on the task at hand. Don’t fall for shinny objects and promises of overnight riches because these are just games and schemes that will take your hard earned cash and leave you in a pool of regret and failure. The best way to succeed is to find the right mentor, someone you can relate to and who will lead you down a path to starting your business up and moving it forward toward Success. Commit to your goals, Educate Yourself on the process and Take Massive Action that moves your business forward.

Most people fail because they don’t have a big enough “Why”. The first thing you need to do is figure out “why” you are going to succeed and not accept excuses for failure. You need to really understand your why and define it down to the smallest details. What is it that is going to keep you going when things get difficult or your comfort zone cries out for your old self? If your “why” isn’t big enough then your old self will creep back in and take over telling you lies like, “it don’t work” or “I can’t do it”. Make a vision board or post pictures all around your work space that reflect this “reason” why you are going to be successful, no excuses accepted. Without a “Why”, and a really big one, you are destine to fail and miss out on that Dream Life you want so bad.

battle_for_a_cure_proof_4Here is our “Why”. We have been involved with children fighting cancer for the last 10 years. No we don’t have a child with cancer but God led us into this situation to help these brave fighters and their families fight this horrible disease. We formed a legal 501 c3 and became a non profit called Battle for a Cure Foundation. We work to help support these brave fighters in the battle of a lifetime through the dark journey of cancer. We deliver Hope Boxes, we support families with needs in the hospital, we hold several big events for these families throughout the year and we do Lots of great work to help these families out. We Love what we do and want to do more. We are a non profit and so we rely on donations from individuals and businesses to support our cause and it’s a constant struggle to keep funds available to do this great work. Our “Why” is to support Battle for a Cure and fund this great organization and all the great work we are blessed to do. You can learn more about Battle for a Cure by visiting our site here or check us out on Facebook here. This is a BIG WHY and it keeps us going and will not allow us to fail because we have so much at stake. What is Your Big Why? Maybe it’s a new house or a sports car, maybe it’s to support your family or church that needs help. But whatever it is Define It so you know why you are going to Succeed, no excuses accepted.

Failure really is an option. You can choose to work hard and do the things that have to be done to Succeed OR you can choose to let your old self win again and let your TV and comfort zone steal your Dreams, it’s Your Choice. Failure is never permanent or fatal so if you have failed before, learn from it and get back up to fight again. The only time you really fail is when you accept defeat and refuse to fight another day. Failure only wins if You let it.

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We work daily to find people that truly want to make a difference in the world and learn the process that leads to a Dream Life of their making. We have all parts of the puzzle so that You don’t have to guess what works or what tools you need because we have already done all the work to put a plan together. Your Success of Failure really depends on You but we want to make that journey as easy and fun as possible. Connecting with the right kinds of people can enhance your chances of Success or chance of failure so choose wisely. We are only looking for those that are looking for us and we sure hope that is You.

If you would like for info on who we are and what we are all about you can visit our site at DeanAndDena.com to get to know us and see if maybe we can work together toward Massive Success with Simple Dream Team. We have spent a lot of time and effort to bring you the absolute best opportunity, best training and tools that you will need and most of all, the best group of people that are all working in the same direction and supporting each other along the way. Please reach out and connect via Facebook, email or what ever works for you but just connect so we can Help You Reach Your Goals and Dreams.
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Can’t wait to meet you ALL, on the Beaches of the World!

Ever Onward, cause that’s how we Roll!

Spreadin the Love
Dean and Dena

 

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What is Your Big Why

Your Big Why deananddenaWHY?  When starting a business, one of the first and most important questions that you are asked is “What is your Why”.  With everything in life, there is a purpose or a reason; Why are you doing it?  Your “Why” is what drives your passion and it is the soul purpose in your heart and business.

Ask yourself these 3 questions:

  1. What am I most passionate about?
  2. If I could make a difference for anyone or anything, what would it be?
  3. What organization, cause or group do I feel a connection too?

Your “Why” is what makes you get out bed every morning; It’s your desire to make a difference and it is what keeps you going when times in life get tough. When you are motivated to make a difference, it is your “Why” that drives you.

Our “Why” became very apparent to us as we witnessed our 21 year old daughter at the time take on a passion for children fighting cancer.  We did not have any children in our family who had cancer so this was new for us.  As we watched her interact with these children and their families, we felt a desire to help.

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The Battle for a Cure Foundation is our “Why”:  The hope boxes that are sent out to these children and their siblings on Christmas are the most memorable, exciting event to see.  It makes us laugh, cry, and feel so blessed that we get to be a part of it! Not only do we send out hope boxes but we plan events so that the children can have fun and just be kids.

Battle for a Cure has brought our family together; we have Aunts, Uncles, sisters, brothers, grandparents, cousins and grandchildren and lots of friends and volunteers who have made Battle for a Cure what it is today because they chose to make it their “Why”!

 

your why deananddenaSo when someone asks you, “what is your “Why”, take the time and search your heart and your soul before deciding!  Your “Why” is a very important decision and it not only makes a difference in your life but it makes a difference in someone else’s too!

 

 

Spreading the Love,

Dean and Dena

B4AC Snow Spectacular!

Snow Spectacular deananddenaAs most of you know, The Battle for a Cure Foundation is near and dear to our hearts!  Dean and I spend most of our extra time planning and assisting with the events.  This year Battle for a Cure is putting on a Snow Spectacular Event benefiting Children Fighting Cancer and their Families. We are having 26,000 pounds of REAL SNOW blown over a 1230 square foot area for the kids to play in! We are also offering light hor d’oeuvres, an adult beverage cash bar, a hot chocolate/coffee bar, a live band, a silent auction and SO MUCH MORE!

 

snowman deananddena “The Snow Spectacular Event will be our biggest fundraising event of the year. Our hope is to be able to pay for our Christmas Hope Box Program with the proceeds of this event. Every year, our Christmas Hope Box Program provides toys and gifts to families who would otherwise have nothing under the tree for their children to open on Christmas morning. Along with a pediatric cancer diagnosis comes many struggles; we are helping to make sure Christmas morning is not one of those struggles for these families. Proceeds will also be used to keep all of our outreach programs available year round for these families!” (Amanda Harbin CEO of The Battle for a Cure Foundation)

 

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

 

We are in need of sponsors to help us out with this Awesome Event so if you or a business that you know would like to be a sponsor go to BattleforACure.org  and  click on the Events and scroll down to the Sponsor Packet.  Feel Free to fill it out and share it. 

The Snow Spectacular Event will be Saturday, December 7, 2013 7pm – 11pm at the Twin Creeks Country Club – 3201 Twin Creeks Club Drive, Cedar Park, TX 78613

 If you would like to see what Battle for a Cure is up too, please go to our Facebook page by clicking HERE.

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Thanks for helping us make a difference!

 

Spreading the Love,

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