Working Smarter, Not Harder – Be A Home Business Owner

Working-Smarter-with-network-marketing-business-110x147Working Hard At The Job

In 1995, I was working 14 hrs/day in the corporate world and though I enjoyed my job, I missed being with my son and in my heart, I knew I was doing something wrong.  I wanted to be a mother and yet I knew I had to bring home income for my family.  In Hawaii, one income is not enough to have a descent life.  I felt like I had done everything right and yet inside of me, I knew I was not doing the right thing for my son and for me. 😥

You2

I remember reading this book titled “you2” by Price Pritchett.  It was a book about Quantum Leaps and in the front of the book was a story which I will never forget.  I would like to share that story with you…

I’m sitting in a quiet room at the Millcroft Inn, a peaceful little place hidden back among the pine trees about an hour out of Toronto.  It’s just past noon, late July, and I’m listening to the desperate sounds of a life-or-death struggle going on a few feet away.

There’s a small fly burning out the last of its short life’s energies in a futile attempt to fly through the glass of the windowpane.The whining wings tell the poignant story of the fly’s strategy—try harder.

But it’s not working.

The frenzied effort offers no hope for survival.  Ironically, the struggle is part of the trap.  It is impossible for the fly to try hard enough to succeed at breaking through the glass.  Nevertheless, this little insect has staked its life on reaching its goal through raw effort and determination.

This fly is doomed.  It will die there on the window sill.

Across the room, ten steps away, the door is open.  Ten seconds of flying time and this small creature could reach the outside world it seeks.  With only a fraction of the effort now being wasted, it could be free of this self-imposed trap.  The breakthrough possibility is there.  It would be so easy.

Why doesn’t the fly try another approach, something dramatically different? How did it get so locked in on the idea that this particular route, and determined effort, offer the most promise for success?  What logic is there in continuing, until death, to seek a breakthrough with “more of the same”?

No doubt this approach makes sense to the fly.  Regrettably, it’s an idea that will kill.

“Trying harder” isn’t necessarily the solution to achieving more. It may not offer any real promise for getting what you want out of life.  Sometimes, in fact, it’s a big part of the problem.

If you stake your hopes for a breakthrough on trying harder than ever, you may kill your chances for success.

—Price Pritchett

I was like the fly.  I was working harder and harder and I continued to let the years go by without spending time with my son.  Why don’t we try another approach to life, something dramatically different?  Fortunately for me, in 1995, I decided to take a step back and look for another approach.  That’s when I found the home based network marketing business industry.  It was a whole new approach which set me free from my self-imposed trap! 😀

Here’s what I found:

Being a home based business owner will set you free and give you the education to become valuable to the marketplace.  If you would like to receive the rest of the lessons that I learned, sign up for our video series below, and you’ll receive the remaining sessions from me.

Also, if you enjoyed our article, may we ask that you press the “fshare” button at the top of the article or re-tweet it for us.  And we’d love for you to share your comments below.

Sending you all a lot of “Aloha” (love) & “Mahalo” (thank you) for being a part of our “Ohana” (family)!

:-)

, , , , , , , ,

15 Comments For This Post

  1. Shannon Tecson Says:

    This is a great blog post Kellie, I love the excerpt from the book. Very visual for me…I appreciate you.

  2. Cheryl Tateishi Says:

    Love this post! Thank you for sharing both your story and the book. There are different choices and definitely it is working smarter.

  3. Lisa Arnold Says:

    wow! what a wonderful story! thanks for sharing kellie!! i am so thankful for all that you do!

  4. kellie Says:

    Mahalo (thank you) Shannon, Cheryl & Lisa for you comments! I am so happy you are enjoying our posts! We are very grateful to all of you too. Thank you for all that you do for others. :0)

  5. jean Says:

    great post Kellie,
    very inspirational and well explained,

  6. Melissa Wright Says:

    Hey Kellie!

    Thank you so much for sharing this story. I think sometimes we convince ourselves that life has to be hard to be successful and your story does a great job of reminding us to take a step back and re-examine our tactics.

    You can tell that you continue to apply to lesson that you learned from this story to your life. As someone who has already experienced success using the traditional marketing strategies, it is amazing how fast you have adapted to the new world of Social Media. Thank you for setting such a great example. I am glad that you stopped living your life like that fly!

  7. Beth Allen Says:

    Thank you for sharing your story, Kellie! I can see in your video how passionate and lit up you are about what you’re doing!

    And that story of the fly is so true ~ when we hit a wall or face an obstacle, more often then not there is a door open just a few feet away! I’m glad you were able to expand your vision and see the door! 🙂

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Mahalo (thank you) very much Jean! 🙂

    Aloha Melissa,

    Thank you for your wonderful comments! Yes, I am glad you loved this story too. I look forward to collaborating with you in the future. 🙂

    Aloha Beth,

    Oh, thank you sooo much for your comments on my video. I am so glad you could feel my passion. I am new to the video world, so you made my day! 🙂
    .-= Kellie Hosaka´s last blog ..THE LAW OF ATTRACTION & QUANTUM PHYSICS =-.

  9. GigiNJones Says:

    Hi Kellie,

    Your story touches my heart. I was taught the same plan. To work hard, go to school, get good grades, and find a secure job. Work hard to promote myself. Today, there is no job security. People are getting laid off, pay reduced, and no benefits. They have no social security, no retirement. I’m lucky to have people such as yourself explain these things to me, so that I can make changes and learn to work “smarter not harder.”

    Much thanks.

  10. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    I am so happy you are getting value in our blog Gigi! You are such and incredible person, so smart, so talented, so much to give to the world! I feel very happy to contribute to what I know will be Huge Success for YOU!
    Much love & aloha,
    Kellie 🙂

  11. sivoi tofilau Says:

    Thanks Kellie I enjoy to read Work Smater not Harder. Make sense to me from long time ago in my life, ashames to talk to other, work harder to let people love and help me and my kids. I found myself. No way that is not Im belonging. Work smater not harder, Thanks again.

  12. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Sivoi,
    Nice to see you on our blog! Yes, work smarter, not harder is the way to go. Aloha 🙂
    Kellie Hosaka�´s last blog post ..Take A Quantum Leap To Happiness And SuccessMy Profile

  13. Davvid Keane Says:

    Ah Yes! So great to have things reflected back to us at times! Simple story, yet so effective. Isn’t it funny how we can sometimes sit back and observe these things in other peoples lives and yet be so oblivious to them in our own?! That was the case for me anyhow!.

    Thank You Kellie for you Post,
    Dave.

  14. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Dave,
    I am so glad you got the story! Pretty cool huh? Thanks for your comments. Aloha 🙂
    Kellie HosakaÃ�´s last blog post ..What’s The Ultimate Secret To Business SuccessMy Profile

  15. Jon Says:

    This is great. so inspiring. :)im into how to make soap at home , i hope i get the success.:)

16 Trackbacks For This Post

  1. HOW A LEGITIMATE HOME BUSINESS CAN BECOME YOUR LEGACY... | Kellie Hosaka Says:

    […] Home Business, Personal Growth ShareHave you ever thought about what your personal legacy will be? How about when you and your significant other are in your 90s, what will you look back on and say about what you contributed in your lifetime? Have you ever thought about what people will say about you in your eulogy? These are usually questions which we don’t think about, at least I didn’t until I joined my home based business. […]

  2. Linchpin - Are You Indispensable? | Kellie Hosaka Says:

    […] remember hearing a quote when I first started my home based business and it said “there are those who Make it Happen, those who Watch It Happen, & those who […]

  3. Becoming A Good Leader Starts With Being A Good Follower | Kellie Hosaka Says:

    […] […]

  4. Do You Know That Paying It Forward Is Your Formula To Freedom? | Kellie Hosaka Says:

    […] […]

  5. Finding Your Purpose In Life - Ambition to Meaning | Kellie Hosaka Says:

    […] […]

  6. Do You Know That Slowing Down Can Speed Up Your Results? | Kellie Hosaka Says:

    […] […]

  7. MY PRIVATE AND VERY PERSONAL ADDICTION TO FOOD | Kellie Hosaka Says:

    […] […]

  8. Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life | Kellie Hosaka, Network Marketing Business Training For Residual Income Says:

    […] perspective.  I thought I had to work a job and “play it safe”.  When I started my home based business, I started to see things with an “entrepreneurial” perspective.  You could say I used […]

  9. Why Personal Growth Is Essential To Your Happiness In Life | Kellie Hosaka, Network Marketing Business Training For Residual Income Says:

    […] was studying personal growth, however, one day I realized I had come to a point in my home based business when it was time for me to really Grow.  As Jim Rohn said “Work Harder On Yourself Than You […]

  10. Attain Freedom By Leveraging Time In Your Business | Kellie Hosaka, Network Marketing Business Training For Residual Income Says:

    […] industry which taught me how to “leverage my time”.  They taught me how to “work smarter, not harder” and once I mastered these new skills, I would have more freedom. […]

  11. Why We Do What We Do | Kellie Hosaka, Network Marketing Business Training For Residual Income Says:

    […] daily routine, and this can become very uncomfortable.  For example, we may want to start our own home based business which would require extra hours of learning and work each day.  Initially, it’s exciting and […]

  12. 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership | Kellie Hosaka, Network Marketing Business Training For Residual Income Says:

    […] Business, Leadership Me, A Leader? When I first started in the home based business industry, I saw incredible leaders in our company and I remember thinking “I can never be that […]

  13. Word of Mouth + Social Media = Exponential World of Mouth | Kellie Hosaka, Network Marketing Business Training For Residual Income Says:

    […] get back what you authentically put in, and you’ve got to be willing to PLAY to PLAY.  Now business will be about authenticity, integrity, and truly caring. Those who build relationships will build […]

  14. Our Deepest Fear - Marianne Williamson | Kellie Hosaka, Network Marketing Business Training For Residual Income Says:

    […] I first started my home based business, I would have said my deepest fear is “failure”, or “rejection”. […]

  15. Home Based Business Can Eliminate Stress During The Holidays | Kellie Hosaka, Network Marketing Business Training For Residual Income Says:

    […] feel so blessed to have found the home based business industry over 15 years ago because it taught us the skills to have freedom.  If you are looking for your […]

  16. My Private And Very Personal Addiction To Food | Herbalife's Natural Weight Loss Plan Says:

    […] and I exercised aerobically at least three times per week.  Fortunately, in 1995, I looked for a home based business, and I found Herbalife International.  (Please continue reading, as I am not trying to sell or […]

%d bloggers like this: