Are You Ready To Get Rid Of Overwhelm Once and For All?
Hi, I'm Andy VanDyke, and I'm a Home Business Owner and Online Marketing Professional.
I'm also a mother of 2 grown children and a grandmother of a 2-year old grandson. I'm also a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with a passion for Underwater Photography.
Having been born in the Netherlands and growing up in Calgary, Canada and Santa Barbara, California I grew up speaking two languages fluently (English and Dutch).
Being bilingual has been a great advantage to me. Especially learning other languages is easier.
In my previous life, I was an Entrepreneur and lived and worked in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and Austria. I set up a number of successful businesses in these countries (which I later sold).
Scuba Diving and Underwater Photography have always been my passion. 10 Years ago I sold my business to follow my dream and work as a scuba diving instructor. It was great for a short time – but it wasn't going to make me rich 🙂
When returning home to the Netherlands, I set up a Sales and Marketing Training Consultancy and worked for a number of well know multinationals.
And then came 2009 – the Recession. And guess what… the first thing businesses cut down on is Sales and Marketing Training…
Just around that time I received a phone call from a friend – who in turn had received and email from a friend in the UK. This person was looking for people to start a new business in the Netherlands and asked if I was interested.
It turned out to be a network marketing business. The product was in demand and I saw the vision as well as the possibility of making a ton of cash..
That was going to be easy! With my experiences in Sales and Marketing, it would be a cinch! Well, it wasn't..
I did everything wrong… I'm not one to give up easily and kept on struggling. And then ANOTHER networking opportunity came across my path. Certainly THIS was going to be THE business for me ???
I told myself that the first business had the wrong product; it wasn't suited for my country; it was too expensive, etc.
And then the NEXT opportunity came around – this one was going to be “The Next Big Thing” and a 100% sure to succeed…
At that point, I started doubting myself. Other people were having success in the same business, same product, same pricing… Perhaps I was doing something wrong?
So I decided to have a look on internet and get some network marketing training. I soon realized that in order to become successful I first needed to zap my brain of all sales and marketing knowledge and start anew.
Network marketing had nothing to do with sales…. I soon found a number of training courses that looked good! And as I couldn't choose I decided to take them all!
Did I learn anything? Yes, I did – but too much! After five online training courses, three live training sessions held in London, newsletters, podcasts – I was so overwhelmed that I didn't know what to do…
I felt so insecure – what should I say if…. Or what if…. Should I use Mr. X's scripts or Mrs. Y's?? Going back checking notes… I was so overwhelmed that I froze. Yes, I froze..
I was fed up with network marketing AND myself… All I wanted to do was get on a plane to Egypt and then get on a boat on the Red Sea – just dive – get away from it all. No internet – no cell phones..
Going from coral reef to coral reef and doing nothing but Planning the Dive and Diving the Plan..
All of a sudden this little light bulb appeared over my head Why not apply the same to my business to all the training material I had – all the notes.. Make a plan – get rid of all the stuff you don't need and get going.
I was so excited when I finally realized I had been so overwhelmed that I was mixing things up – getting confused – and because of this becoming insecure…
I went through all the training material, notes, etc. and chose was looked to me to be the most straightforward and uncomplicated “system”.. and decided to follow that and ONLY that.. I removed all the training material, notes, etc. from my computer, and unsubscribed from all the newsletters and podcasts..
I started applying the simple steps of the system.. It wasn't easy… I was way out of my comfort zone, but I kept going. And very soon I started having success. It's unbelievable what a little success can do for your morale.. I haven't looked back since..
I now realize that there are probably a lot of people out there having the same issues I had. Being overwhelmed and not knowing what to do. Or just doing things the wrong way and needing some simple tips to have success and start getting into momentum.
That's why I decided to start this blog. To share information that has helped me turn things around and to help others become successful in their home businesses so they too can build their Dream Business just like I did.
To YOUR Success!
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