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
You can get your business started, but then you can end up setting it completely aside, if some kind of unexpected challenge takes place in your life.
You can get started in one company only to decide that you would rather work for a different direct selling company. Consider how many people you have tried to recruit, or have successfully recruited, who tried selling another Direct Selling or Network Marketing company’s products before yours.
Another scenario, just as common is that a good number of Direct Sellers and Network Marketers have stopped their business only to realize that they want to get it going again.
When you change your mind about something it can be embarrassing – not always but sometimes, and especially if you change your mind about something somewhat significant like a job or a business opportunity.
Consider some of the negative things your friends and family might think if you start selling an additional or another product line:
-There’s a sucker born every minute
-What a flake
-I guess he/she didn’t make any money… Continue reading
You might have a friend who has told you that she or he is not interested in your product or business opportunity. If you are in network marketing your friend might have said something like, "I don't like network marketing," and if you are in the home party business your friend might have said something like, "I don't do home parties."
When a friend just gives it to you straight like that, it can be hard to digest and it can be tough on your friendship. You are likely to wonder why your friend does not at least give you a chance to say a bit more, if she or he is indeed a friend. When a friend abruptly says, "I don't trust network marketing," it can catch you by surprise and it is darn challenging to feel positive about your friendship in that moment. I doubt you are going to say, "Okay. Let's forget I ever asked and go out for dinner tomorrow night – my treat!"
It is far more likely that you will feel uncomfortable that your friend expressed her/his thoughts so gruffly. Once you feel uncomfortable, it is really challenging to know what to say. Indeed… Continue reading
It can be incredibly discouraging to direct sellers and network marketers when new recruits quickly give up on the possibilities that seemed so exciting to them when they first submitted their application. Far too many new recruits seem to give up before they even give this business a chance, which can be very challenging for those who recruited them.
After you have gone through all the effort of following up with them, helping them to understand this opportunity, doing the initial training with them, and getting to know them, it is an understatement to say that it's a big letdown when they suddenly stop taking your calls or seemingly disappear from the face of the earth.
Can you and I agree that when that happens it is NOT fun? (I will assume we can.)
When my daughter-in-law and I took little Rocco (my 2-year old grandson) out trick or treating the other night, something happened that gave me some insights into that situation with new recruits.
When we walked up to the first neighbor's house, they were sitting outside on the front porch enjoying the evening and handing out candy (I think I had better… Continue reading