You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink

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So the last month has been rather interesting.  With our Arbonne business, it was a record month as we qualified for a promotion.  Our team members who went to the national conference came back fired up, and hugely inspired. I did wonder and reflect on how October would fare for us, and one message has stood out loud and clear. “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.”

That message applied to our Arbonne, as well as our Yoga teacher training businesses.  I had a number of instances where we know for sure that having one, or both, certain individual’s lives would change; significantly for the better.  Yet, for some reason or another, the gift is not accepted.  This is the same with just wanting to help family members and friends whom you care about tremendously.  Have you ever seen someone going off the rails and try hard to help?

What drives me is being able to help others; to introduce a shift in people’s lives.  This could be through the classes I teach, the courses I run and through starting a side business that could easily surpass current income streams.  When I started with my business coach, she said, “If you had the cure to someone’s problems, would you keep it a secret?”  I see what I know, and what I have to offer, a gift and by not sharing them, I’m doing someone a disservice.

Yet, we can never truly know what is going in someone’s life and mind at any particular time.

And, whilst it’s challenging for me to accept that, I have to remind myself that it is in fact it is enough to show the horse the way to the water. With some potential clients you can see how much value you can add if you worked with them but it has to be right for them too.

Many things can get in the way: money, timing, too busy, distractions, past stories, belief – just to name a few. You can’t chase the horse.

You might catch a few but it won’t be the same. If it’s right the horse will find its way to the water. If it’s not it won’t. Both outcomes are perfect in their own way.

The path to my water is clear.

What the water tastes like is clear.

The path is only made for a few horses to travel along.

Everything is how it should be.

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