Is Your Network Marketing Business on “Someday Isle”?

picture of someday isleIs your network marketing business sitting on “Someday Isle” waiting to happen?

So many people start their business and then sit back waiting for certain things to happen. They have a mental list of just how things need to be before they really “go for it”. There is often a tendency toward “overplanning” and “overpreparation”.

Waiting for everything to be in place and feel right. Waiting for that big day when they feel confident and ready to roll. Problem is, that feeling they hope to wake up with one day often never comes.  A potentially profitable business opportunity goes down the drain.

I ran across this poem recently. It is attributed to Denis Waitley and makes a ton of sense. If you like it, please comment below and share your thoughts!

Someday Isle by Denis Waitley

There is an island fantasy
A Someday I’ll well never see

When recession stops, inflation ceases
Our Mortgage is paid, our pay increases

That Someday Isle where problems end
Where every piece of mail is from a friend

Where the children are sweet, already grown
Where all the nations can go it alone

Where we all retire at forty-one
Playing Football in the island sun

Most unhappy people look to tomorrow
To erase this day’s hardship and sorrow

They put happiness on lay-away
And struggle through a blue today

But happiness cannot be sought
It can’t be earned, it can’t be bought

Life’s most important revelation
Is that the journey that means as much as the destination

Happiness is where you are right now
Pushing a pencil or pushing a plow

It’s knocking on doors and making your calls
It’s getting back up after your falls

It’s going to school or standing in line
Tasting defeat, tasting the wine

If you live in the past you become senile
If you live in the future your on Someday I’ll

The fear of results is procrastination
The joy of today is a celebration

You can save, you can slave, trudging mile after mile
But you’ll never set foot on your Someday I’ll

When you’ve paid all your dues and put in your time
Out of nowhere comes another Mt. Everest to climb

I have decided Today to make it my Vow
To take Someday I’ll and make it

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  1. Great post Eldon and I love this quote. I think your “someday” analogy fits well with almost any thing in life – personally, I’m an organizer – so when I find myself off track, it’s because I’ve fallen into “let’s organize!” mode – which is okay as long as I’m not ignoring the things that I need to do to make my business grow. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Eldon Beard says:

      LOL Marquita, I can relate. I am a “planner” and have to be very careful not to fall into the over-planning and preparing mode, which can delay action unnecessarily. Better to get out there and make a few mistakes but take action, than to plan forever in hope of avoiding mistakes.

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