Happy Monday Everyone! It is December and only 22 more shopping days till Christmas. Yes, I went there….
Being in direct sales, we are all focusing on the SALES for this month or the incentive to be earned or just thinking if I make it through to the holiday sales cut-off, I can take it easy the rest of the month, right? I am here to tell you from past experience – this is NOT the way to go. I did that last year during the holidays and then kicked myself as I struggled to get back on track after the holidays to fill my January calendar. Here are the 5W’s of Direct Sales that have helped me to keep “Vacation Veronica” away:
- WHO will I share this with? Who will have my next show?
- WHAT do I want my business to provide for me? What is my vision? What difference do I want to make in this world?
- WHEN will I make time for my work and for my family?
- WHERE will I be in one year? Where is my time best spent right now?
- WHY am I really doing this? WHY does this bring me joy?
There are a lot more questions in each of the sections but these are MY personal favorites. When I keep these things in front of me, Vacation Veronica doesn’t have a chance to get me sidetracked. I am not saying that we don’t all need a break but let’s put it in perspective. If you owned your own store-front and took a month off, don’t you think it would be hard to get back into the swing of things. What if you work a full-time job and took a month off? Would you want to go back to work and when you did, wouldn’t you still have vacation brain?
For me, I know when I focused on the “Holiday Cut-off” date last year kicking back until January 2nd, I didn’t have a lot of parties on the books and it was hard to get motivated again. This year will be different, I am going to set-aside time for family and friends BUT I am also going to continue to look for opportunities to share the gift of being a Thirty One hostess or consultant. One of the best ways to share the gift of YOUR direct sales business is by giving your products as holiday gifts. Make sure that you include at least something to keep your business in front of people during this holiday season.
Share what you will be doing to keep Vacation Veronica away during this holiday season. I look forward to hearing from you.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!