Find Faith When Life Is Unfair
Sometimes in life the deck really is stacked against you. But if you are not being faithful with what you’ve been given, you will never be made ruler over more. In fact, you are setting yourself up to lose it all!
When I was in Germany recently, I had time to reflect on some of the experiences we’ve had during our trip. I really feel compelled to share one of those […]
When I was in Germany recently, I had time to reflect on some of the experiences we’ve had during our trip. I really feel compelled to share one of those things with you because it affected me tremendously, and I know it is going to impact you, as well.
I talked about a concept called "Expose, Involve & Upgrade" in Grooming the Next Generation for Success, as well as in our business conferences. It’s a very powerful concept, and I actually just experienced its power.
You may not know this, but I am not a big fan of working out. In fact, I really haven’t worked out since I was pregnant with my first child 27 years ago. I was a competitive athlete when I was young — I played a lot of basketball, volleyball and softball. But working out in the gym and lifting weights has never been my thing. I’ve maintained my weight pretty well throughout all 5 of my pregnancies with good nutrition habits.
But here’s what’s interesting: 22 years ago, I was introduced to the concept of supplementing. Prior to that, I really struggled with my weight. I had gained and lost 50 pounds 4 times between the ages of 18 and 22 (and that was between pregnancies). It wasn’t until I was introduced to the concept of nutrition and supplementation that I actually have been able to maintain my healthy weight all these years.
For the last couple of weeks, I was on a ship with 3 of my 5 kids, and we have been touring some different European countries. When we were on the ship, I had a conversation with a nutrition professional about some things that happen in our bodies as we get older.
Through this conversation, I was reintroduced to some knowledge I have not visited in a long time. I thought to myself, "I know why my passion for nutrition has not been as strong as it was 10 years ago." I began to think about why I was so passionate about it, and I discovered it was because of the concept of "Expose, Involve & Upgrade."
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I was actively involved in the nutrition industry. Every 3 months, I was an active participant in a meeting with some type of doctor who presented information about the body and how different kinds of food affect the body. These regular meetings would keep me engaged in the knowledge. I was talking about it and learning more about it every day. My commitment was strong because I was actively involved in nutrition.
I have to tell you, my commitment to health and nutrition has increased again with just a few conversations I’ve had here in Northern Europe. This happened through the concept of "Expose, Involve & Upgrade."
This concept applies to your business, your career, your personal and family life. Here’s how it works: You are first exposed to a concept. If you are exposed to it enough, you then take a step into the next stage, which is getting involved.
This does not mean you’ve made a commitment to buy a product or service or to get actively involved in it. It could mean that you’ve simply begun to do a little more research, and you’ve broken the barrier from not interested to becoming somewhat interested. That involvement process happens naturally as you begin to research and ask questions.
Through that involvement, your commitment upgrades, and that’s when you actually take action. It is through the involvement process. People generally do not go from Expose to Upgrade. There is a natural process of thinking through it and learning more before you make the commitment, which is the Upgrade stage.
That’s what happened to me in the nutrition industry. It happens with everything in life, even your spiritual life. I’ve noticed that if I don’t spend time every day exposing myself to God and His principles, I begin to go dry and my commitment is not as strong. But when I stay involved, my commitment gets stronger.
So if you want to succeed in something, whether it’s your family, your career or business, it all depends on the time you spend engaging in that specific thing, researching and getting involved with it.
Today I want to encourage you to make sure you are getting involved in things that are moving you toward your goal. Get involved with things that will move you and your family forward in life.
I am really blessed that I was re-exposed to so many great conversations about health and nutrition over the past couple of weeks, and it has intensified my passion. I was able to see exactly how I went from being so committed to nutrition to not being nearly as passionate as I once was, and it is because I slowly stopped engaging in conversations like this. It’s all about expose, involve & upgrade.
Like I said, you can use this concept in everything. Large corporations and small businesses use it. If you are trying to get someone to take advantage of a product, service or opportunity, you have to understand the process. There really is an art to this, and if you don’t know that art, you are likely to miss the mark.
In your personal life, whether it’s with your kids or spouse, or you seem to lack commitment in your health, education, or any other area, keep exposing yourself to it and stay involved, and your passion and commitment to that thing will be strengthened. Wherever there is commitment, there is ownership, and anywhere there is commitment and ownership, there is success.
I’m so excited to watch you use this concept to succeed in your business, career, relationships and family! I’d love to hear your stories and comments, as well. (Just leave them in the comments section below!)
Also, please share this message with your friends, family and co-workers. This concept is even more powerful when it’s shared with others! Just post it on Facebook and Twitter!
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In great faith,
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