* That person got started with the company at the beginning so, of course, he/she has the biggest organization in the company!
* That person is at the top because he/she works this business all the time and leaves the spouse to take care of all the family chores and the children.
* That person is at the top because he/she is single and doesn’t have the time commitment of taking care of a family.
* That person gets all the best leads from the company
You probably noticed a similar theme in each of these statements – the person at the top somehow has a seemingly more advantageous situation, which explains his/her success. If you had the opportunity to ask the people who are at the top of any company what they considered to be the most important thing they did to get to the top of the company, what do you think they would say?
When one of my million dollar producers was on… Continue reading
However, while you might have thought of the ideal sales presentation, the ideal recruit, or the ideal customer, you probably never considered how those ideals might be getting in the way of you experiencing what you desire in your business.
I'll go ahead and begin with a definition as a reference point.
Ideal: Thought of as perfect or as a perfect model, exactly as one would wish.
Most likely that definition did not jump out and grab you because it is what you expected. What I want you to notice is that from the standpoint of "IDEAL," anything less than ideal is not only seen as something less than perfect, but also as something that is not good enough or not right!
This is where ideals get rather tricky – once you attempt to run your business from your ideals it is nearly impossible to experience your customers, your team, and even your company as ideal. In other words, your business will have a difficult time living up to your idea of "the… Continue reading
If you have heard it once, you have heard it an hundred times, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."
I remember when I had myself convinced that I was not a gossip like others I knew. Then for some reason I chose one day to face the ugly truth that the definition of gossip is "to go about tattling or talking idly about other people's affairs." Within that definition there is no quantity mentioned. It does not say "frequently" or "profusely" talking about other people's affairs.
In other words, even the smallest amount of tattling still qualifies as gossip. And why do I mention this in a blog that is supposed to be business-focused?
Simply put… Gossip impacts your business in a negative way.
It does not matter how much money you make or do not make right now; you cannot afford to gossip.
If you have yet to sponsor anyone into your business, you cannot afford to gossip because people will fear what you will say about them behind their back, and they will not want to be on your team. If you have a… Continue reading
This week I received an email from a direct seller who told me about another leader she met at a company meeting. This direct seller learned that the other leader had been in the business for quite some time before she really started selling and building a team.
When asked what was the thing that motivated her to step on the gas, she replied that she finally went to the company's National Conference. When asked why she had waited so long before going to the National Conference she said, "No one ever asked me to go."
It is only natural for us to think that because everyone receives information about the company National Conference or Convention, everyone knows that he or she is welcome to attend. As natural as it is to think that, you want to train yourself to think differently.
Compare that now to a home party. When the hostess sends postcard invitations as well as an email invitation to all her friends, they probably all understand that she is hosting a product party, but very few of them will feel any real need to attend.
If that hostess were to pick up her telephone and quickly invite… Continue reading