Jenna Marzullo - Proven Ways to Increase Personal Growth & Development—Part 1

Ask anybody who knows me well and he or she will tell you that what attracted me to direct selling was the chance for both personal growth and development.

As someone who co-owned two holistic centers in Connecticut, I have always been a believer in the power of putting your energy towards what you want to get out of life. In other words: what you focus on you get more of. So if you are constantly focused on the positive things in your life vs. all the negatives, life will bring you more blessings. When you do this, things in your life—from achieving goals to reaching personal milestones—start to head in a better direction.

Since joining Viridian in 2009, I’ve become even more committed to the pursuit of personal growth and development. After all, the mental discipline or toughness required for growth can be a great strength in the business of network marketing.

Now let me first say that I am no expert in areas of personal growth and development. I have read books (two that I particularly love include “The Secret” and “Ask and It Is Given”…check them out!), participated in workshops and taken classes that have educated me but I feel like my advantage comes simply from the fact that I have lived out this approach to life in my direct selling business.

Specifically, I encouraged my own personal growth and development with three practices: writing, vision boards and surrounding myself with positive influences. These practices helped push me through some of the roughest times of my life, when I was at my lowest both emotionally and financially.

When I first joined Viridian, my life was not looking the way I wanted it to—financially, professionally and emotionally—and so I had to recreate myself. For instance, during our first Viridian regional event (I believe it was in December of 2009) I was asked to give a speech on success. While I was on stage presenting, my cell phone was literally being turned off because of missed payments. Or, during an Associate Leadership Council call years back, I remember getting a knock on my front door from two gentlemen who informed me that they would be turning off the power in my house.

I choose to share these moments with you because I believe we put ourselves at a disadvantage if we only focus and celebrate our successes; we also must share our times of difficulty.

The practices of writing, vision boards and embracing positive influences played an integral part in getting me to where I am today. In fact, now looking back, they enabled me to create an incredibly strong foundation for my entire team.

In this series I’ll be breaking down these three practices in greater detail, starting with writing in Part 2. So, are you ready to recreate yourself and drive your life the way you want it to look? You’re steering the wheel and these three practices can help guide your direction.