I’m careful about using that phrase.
It has to do with veterans…people who fought in our Armed Forces, protecting America’s interests and in some cases, America herself. It’s not to be taken lightly.
That’s why it was an honor when I was nominated for the 22 Push-Up Challenge, to bring awareness and support to the fact that 22 U.S. veterans a day commit suicide. There are a lot of wounded warriors who are quiet victims of the stress of war.
But there are also a lot of “wounded warriors” in the space known as home business marketing.
Hurt people who get more hurt. But they keep coming back.
They want something that most “normal people” just don’t care about.
They feel a call within themselves…not just for money, or even lifestyle.
They feel it for recognition. And for passion. And for wanting to reach out and inspire others.
Yeah, it’s weird.
The truth is, most people who go into the home business space, whether it’s through a network marketing program, affiliate marketing or any other kind of direct sales, most will be gone within a year.
It’s not an easy thing to do. Selling a product or asking people to be part of your business team, when you don’t really have the experience to do either one.
And yet some people start from nothing, and break through.
They get hurt along the way.
They challenge relationships.
They strain their finances.
They feel the burn of having to unlearn a bunch of things they always took for granted, and replace them with the principles of prosperity and abundance.
They try and stay ahead of a technological curve that just won’t sit still for them.
I spoke with one of my friends and clients yesterday. He’s going through this very thing right now. All of it.
Like everyone else in this space does at some point, he’s struggling to keep his life in balance.
He sees things he wants. And he sees what’s possible, because others are doing it.
And he’s struggling with rejection from others. And with a “regular career” that pulls him in one direction while his home business dreams lead him somewhere else.
He’s trying to make sense of it.
And he’s hurting.
Unlike most who give up, my friend allows himself to feel frustrated and lost…for a little while.
He lets himself feel the wounds.
Then he grits his teeth and remembers why he entered this crazy space in the first place.
He remembers who he is, and what he wants.
He goes forward…stronger and more determined than ever before.
And the Universe gives him a sign that he’s moving in the right direction. His direction.
Keep moving, warriors. You’re not risking life and limb like your brothers and sisters in the military.
But you are fighting the forces of mediocrity. Your ambition is what built America, and every other peace loving, forward thinking civilization.
Stay in the game. Find your fellow warriors. Laugh and cry about the battles.
Then dig in and come back at it.
Visit the House Committee On Veterans Affairs. Find out what the government is doing…and hold them accountable to it.
And take a look at OnBehalf.org. They do amazing work supporting those who need us most.