Tuesday, June 27, 2006

'Never Take Your Eyes Off The Horizon...'

Today I received this Training Email from David Ledoux. Enjoy! And let me know what you think, ok?

Never Take Your Eyes Off The Horizon...'

There is something life-altering about leaping from a perfectly good airplane with 12 lbs. of silk and string tied to your back while flying at 10,000 feet.

Like many other enthusiastic hobbyists, I fondly recall my first experience with skydiving. It was about ten years ago when I was in the Northwest Territories in Canada. I went through the standard lecturers and trainings from experienced teachers, but nothing can prepare you for the initial terror of crawling out on the wheel of a tiny airplane about the size of a Mercedes.

The first blast of air that hits you at 120 miles an hour wakes you up to the reality that you are two miles above the Earth, preparing to jump. You take a deep breath, hang from the wingstrut, smile nervously at your teacher, and release your grasp.

The first moments of anything new can be unsettling, and leaping from 10,000 feet is no exception. You feel the sensation of weightlessness as you remember to do as you were instructed. 'Arch! Arch!' You silently scream to yourself as a dizzying, spinning blur comes into view.

Your senses begin to realize that the twirling blue line is where the ground and sky meet. You recall your instructor's words, 'Never take your eyes off the horizon.' As you crane your neck to stay focused on one spot the world stops spinning out of control. You stabilize and begin to enjoy the momentum of freefall, plummeting earthward at over 100 miles an hour.

Believe it or not, it takes a full 45 seconds to free-fall a vertical mile. After the chaotic first few seconds, you have what seem like a lifetime to ponder, internalize and enjoy life before your altimeter reminds you to throw your pilot chute.

While screaming down at 100 miles an hour you calmly reach down to your belt, grab a 2 foot square of silk and toss it into the air with the hopes that the drag caused by the pilot pulls your larger, life-saving chute open.

You count silently to 5 and feel the welcome tug as your chute fills with air and you peacefully glide down to earth!

Building your networking business is a lot like skydiving for the first time. People tell you how to do it, you read about it, you watch others do it, but there is still incredible apprehension in attempting it for the first time. Family and friends try to tell you you're crazy. 'What if you fail?', they cry. The last seconds before you take the plunge are filled with self-doubts. 'What if I really do screw-up?'

You finally work up the courage to leap, only to find your world spinning out of control moments later in unfamiliar surroundings. Panic sets in, and unless you take control of your situation you'll quickly give up, merely another statistic of failed networkers.

What is the solution?

Focus your entire being on your desired outcome and ignore the distractions. Pick that one spot on the horizon that represents your goals, dreams and aspirations and stay focused no matter what.

Watch as the annoying, spinning distractions drop away and life comes under your control once again. Feel yourself and your business accelerate towards breathtaking momentum. Notice the onlookers on the ground cheering you on.

Enjoy the excitement!

Continue the ride until your trusty altimeter tells you it's time to prepare for a soft landing.

The parachute called 'Time and Financial Freedom' is what turns an exciting ride into a life-changing one!

Passive income is one of the true rewards of a successful networking career. Nothing worth having in life comes without effort.

It takes the same courage to leap from an airplane as it does to make a life-altering decision to take control of your financial destiny. Remember that although it seems like a long and scary journey ahead, in reality life goes by faster than we ever believed as kids.

The first few chaotic moments will give way to breathtaking speed and excitement. Squeeze every moment of opportunity out of life and take nothing for granted!


Until next time,

David Ledoux
Massive Marketer


David Ledoux has been involved in the network marketing industry for 15 years. He is an author, speaker and million dollar earner. To discover more jealously-guarded secrets of making $100,000.00 or more every year through MLM check out his new book, The Ultimate MLM Blueprint for Massive Success. The book and a FREE MLM Training ezine are available online at www.ilovemlm.com