Wake Up & Be Awesome

Succeeding at life is always about your perspective! Focus on being AWESOME, and the rest will fall into place. Patience, persistence, and passion are all you need to succeed. https://happihomemade.com/wake-up-be-awesome/

By: Sarah Koontz

I am reading this great book about blogging right now. The whole point of the book is to teach you how to build a profitable blog, but what I love about this author is she doesn’t glaze over the fact that you need to have an AWESOME blog FIRST!

Before you ever think about making money at something, you must develop your skills and build trust with the people you are working with.

I am a stay-at-home mom, not a business expert. I am a college drop-out (but my husband has 2 college degrees, so I figure that it all evens out). All of that said, I still consider myself to be a business savvy individual.

I built my first network marketing business when I was in my late teens. I was living on my own, and I was able to support myself because I was focused on becoming awesome (not on making money)! I really think people can see straight through you when you are just in it for a buck, but if your primary focus is building your skills it changes everything.

Wildly successful or a complete failure, it simply does not matter! If you succeed, you learned something. If you failed, you probably learned something even more valuable. If your whole focus is to develop your skills, to become awesome, each day becomes a learning experience.

Each meeting is a stepping stone towards your goal of AWESOMENESS. Each person you meet is an opportunity, not to make money, but to learn something new!Succeeding at life is always about your perspective! Focus on being AWESOME, and the rest will fall into place. Patience, persistence, and passion are all you need to succeed. https://happihomemade.com/wake-up-be-awesome/

If you are constantly learning, striving to become more self-aware, and build the skills necessary to be successful in whatever business you are in, you are WINNING!

Since I have been married, I have had seasons of my life where I have worked to become awesome at different things. It is my personal belief that when you prepare yourself, when you study to become proficient in something, when you learn everything you can about a subject, you are preparing yourself for opportunity.

Opportunity finds people who are ready for it. People who are dedicated to being the absolute best version of themselves; people who are focused on becoming AWESOME at whatever it is they are passionate about. Those are the people who end up getting “lucky” time and time again. Those are the people who are at the TOP OF THEIR INDUSTRY, the people who have financial security.

Maybe your business right now is being a good mom, are you constantly working on your skills and looking for ways to improve yourself? Maybe you are learning how to coupon, organize, or garden. Apply yourself, study, and dedicate yourself to the process of becoming AWESOME.

Maybe you are sick of your 9-5 and are looking to start your own business on the side. You can do anything you set your mind to, if your heart is in the right place!

I am currently building my second network marketing business, and after spending half of my life in the industry, I feel like I have finally found my own AWESOME in this arena. I know who I am and what I am capable of; I know what I have to offer to people, and I know that I can inspire them to be awesome if they are willing to do the hard work.

I am also pouring my heart and soul into this blog project. So far, I am proud of what Sammi & I have created. I know we have a long ways to go before we truly find our awesome in this arena, because there is so much to learn!Succeeding at life is always about your perspective! Focus on being AWESOME, and the rest will fall into place. Patience, persistence, and passion are all you need to succeed. https://happihomemade.com/wake-up-be-awesome/

Patience, persistence, and passion are necessary traits if we want to become successful in business.

Our primary goal is to become AWESOME; to open the door to opportunity & prepare ourselves to walk through it. The rest is in the Lord’s hands! He will either bless this business venture, or use it to lead on to the next (and always better!) thing in our lives.

Succeeding at life is always about your perspective! Focus on being AWESOME, and the rest will fall into place. What area of your life are you working to wake up your AWESOME in right now?

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  1. Sarah,

    You continue to inspire me daily. Thanks for the reminder on getting to the Why and becoming awesome no matter the task. The only thing I would add that I am working on changing is being of service. I find myself sometimes so focused on me that I forget God wants me to serve. If I can get all those things in line, Why, Awesome and Service….that is a recipe for doing some good in this world.


  2. LOVE this! Patience, persistence, and passion pretty much sums it up!

  3. I was just listening to a How They Blog podcast on this topic. Their phrase was “own your awesome,” which I thought was just fun. It sounds like you girls are driven, focused and doing great things! Best of luck with your blogging project!

  4. Such a catchy title and a great way to live life! If you can focus on being awesome and putting more good into the world, everything will fall into place.

  5. Preach it, sister! Thanks for the motivation!
    Thanks for sharing at Talented Tuesday! Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  6. You guys ARE awesome! Your plan is working! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us on the Momma Told Me Link Party!! See you soon!


  7. Great post! Being awesome can be hard to do but I just keep on trying and am having fun doing so. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  8. I am working on a part time on a venture with much potential in addition to blogging. I love the motivation I felt reading your post. I will wake up each day and try, learn, share, and just be AWESOME!

    • Elena, I am so glad to help! There is only so much we can control in this life, and our outlook and perspective is one thing that is entirely within our ability to control.

  9. So true, you have to focus on being the best you can and the rewards will come when the time is right. Doing anything solely for the money takes away from the experience and seems to often end with dismal results. I may have to check out this book!

    Glad I found you at the Momma Told Me link up!

  10. What an inspiring post! It’s great not to measure success by how much we make or the end result but how much we grow and learn – it gives me a more positive outlook on my current goals. Thanks! Great read. Visiting from Mom Blogs Party.

  11. Fantastic title!!! Thanks for sharing at the Mom Blog Party this week & I look forward to learning more about you ladies.

  12. There is so much truth in this post! Love the focus on being awesome leading to creating the things you desire and dream about. I’m slowly building my at home business so I can do just that. I take every chance I can to learn more and make friends as I go!

  13. Great title, love it 🙂 I totally agree with you! I have very recently started my blog (like this is my first week posting!) and am also beginning to offer doula services. I’m luck to be in a position that while it would be awesome to make some money at either/both it is most important for me to rock at it. To love what I do, help other, and make some money… isn’t that the dream 🙂

  14. I’ve found I just need to keep moving. If someone asks what I’m doing or what I’m working on and the answer is “nothing,” there’s trouble. Whether it’s learning, writing, reading, find something that inspires you enough to lose yourself in the project.

  15. Now that’s some motivation I can get behind! Thanks for posting this–found you via Blogelina’s Meeting of the Minds, by the way!

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