Going through a difficult divorce, about to lose her home and face bankruptcy, whilst coping with the needs of two of her five children who were struggling with Cystic Fibrosis, one of whom needed a double lung transplant to survive. This was a snap shot of Collette Larson’s desperate situation sixteen years ago.
With sky rocketing medical bills, Collette started her home-based business with the goal of earning enough income to simply pay for the nutritional products her children needed. However, within a few months she realised her business might also provide a way to cover her family's basic needs.
As her vision of where her business could take her expanded, Collette set a goal to dig herself out of debt. As the months and years passed, the possibilities became realities and a life beyond her wildest dreams manifested itself.
Today, Collette, a 57-year-old grandmother of 12 is the top income earner in USANA Health Sciences, Inc., has achieved complete financial freedom and assisted to set up businesses internationally including Australia and New Zealand.
Her home-based business has become an international family enterprise allowing her to expand her philanthropic vision and travel the world.'
So how did a financially frazzled and emotionally battered Collette fight back to become USANA's top income earner? Here are her top-ten secrets to success.
Determine your ultimate why
Declaring your intentions and attaching a value to what you are doing helps you stay focused. Also involving friends and loved ones will assist you to stay on track and remind you of why you have chosen to do what you set out to do.
Build your belief
It is imperative to have a strong belief in what you are doing. Having confidence and belief in the industry, company you are working with and most importantly in yourself will greatly assist you on your path to success.
From the realistic to outrageous, setting both short and long term goals will help you identify your success and need for improvement. Goals ensure you are continually striving for success.
Expand your warm market
Networking is imperative in the making of a successful business. By initiating conversations, building new relationships and nurturing old ones you will find that exciting business opportunities will arise.
InvestInvesting in yourself, your business and your future will ensure you continue to grow as a business owner and person. It will also make sure your business is evolving and not being left behind in a world that is constantly changing.
Identify those around you who have leadership qualities. Mentor them and assist in their growth, let them fly! They will develop into a confident leader and integral part of your business.
Get involved locallyBeing involved in your community will keep you connected and in touch with the evolving trends and needs of your local consumers who are often the most important people to your business.
Live gratefully; Give generously
Humility and generosity are important aspects of business. Nurturing your relationships and taking the time to show you care are small but essential components to not only a happy workplace, but a balanced life.
Love what you do
Having passion for your work will show in everything you do. It provides you with the drive and confidence to succeed and makes going to work every day an exciting prospect.Collette will be one of many inspirational women sharing their success stories at the USANA ‘Women In Business’ series. For more information and dates, click here