TGIF!!! It is Friday and for some it means time for direct sales parties. It is the end of the month and either we are squeezing in the last parties to meet our goals for January or you are kicking off February this weekend. As for me, I am closing out January and planning for February.
I know, so why would “you want what I got”, right? Most of us in some way or another, play the comparison game. We think “she effortlessly gets bookings, high sales and recruits”. We want the life someone else is leading. I know I can’t be alone in this, right?
So let’s picture yourself at a party sharing about this amazing life and your company’s business opportunity. You are excited, appear successful, upbeat and totally on fire for your business. When behind the scenes you are struggling with sales, party bookings, recruits – barely holding it together. Of course, you don’t want to share the negatives so what is the middle ground in sharing all of this awesomeness. Fake it till you make it, right?
The truth is that direct sales is not always easy. Ask my hubby or family who will tell you I can be grumpy and on any given day my business rules my life instead of the other way around. So, how can I honestly tell people that this will “change their life”? Yes, it did for me and joining was one of the best decisions I ever made.
I had an AHA moment. Yes, I have been having a lot of them lately. I realized that I felt like a fraud. How could I tell new recruits about the amazing perks when I didn’t believe that I had achieved success. I was still thinking “the grass is greener” on the other side. When asked how I was successful by other direct sellers, it was easy for me to tell them that it was hard some months. It took a commitment to get where I was and where I wanted to be. They thanked me for my honesty. How come I had such a hard time telling the same thing to potential recruits? Did I think it was wrong to share the struggles as well as the benefits? How would so-so do it? What would they say?
Can you see where I am going with this? The end result is that I was hesitant to share the awesome business that had transformed my life – personally as well as professionally. So, I decided to be authentic. Not to say that I wasn’t before but now I will share my early years of being a Thirty One consultant. I will remember the fun, the excitement and the extra money that came. I will share how the extra money let me travel, not get any further into debt and enjoy the FREE products that I earned. It wasn’t all about the leadership trip. It wasn’t all about giving up my full-time job. It wasn’t about the “quick money”. It was a passion that I had for AMAZING product and the desire to share it with everyone.
Yes, I was still working full-time. Yes, there were days when I went from work to a party. Yes, there were days that I was tired. But those stresses went away when I received my commission check and it was money that didn’t HAVE to go to pay a bill.
Presenting the business or party opportunity this way is making things so much easier for me. Hosts think it would be fun to have a “girl’s night out”. Potential recruits are considering the enrolling and joining my team. People are starting to want what I have….
Okay, so I still think about the “grass is greener” on the other side. I still play the comparison game but it is a shortened version that quickly ends. Being a consultant now looks a little bit manageable to everyone.
So, what will people think about you? I’d love it if you would share your thoughts and experiences! Thank you to Party Plan blogs for the inspiration.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!
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