The other day I received a phone call from my hairdresser. Instantly from the sound of her voice I gathered that for some reason she was nervous. As soon as I detected her nervousness, I felt uncomfortable, and immediately started wondering why she was interrupting me to make me feel this way. This is a key point, and I want to make sure you get it. As soon as I detected her nervousness, I did not want to talk to her because I felt uncomfortable.
Now my long-time subscribers know, I am going to tell you why she was nervous, and I am also going to show you why she had good reason to be. The interesting thing is that I would be willing to bet a large sum of money that she thought she was nervous because she was afraid I was going to tell her, “No.” But the real reason she was nervous was because she had not thought of any compelling reasons for me to tell her, “Yes.”
In a nutshell (My husband has probably just gone into cardiac arrest after reading those words… he’s never heard me put anything into a nutshell!), my hairdresser is moving… 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
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
Quite a while ago I registered for a Leadership Program with Landmark Education that promised some rather outstanding outcomes. Participation in the program entailed creating and completing a community project while expressing a new possibility that one claimed oneself to be.
Just so you know, the possibility that I claimed myself to be was Magnetic Leadership. Every week during the 4-month program I had a coaching call with the coach who was assigned to me for the project, and we always began our call by claiming ourselves as our possibility. At the beginning of this program I would say, "I'm Tammy and I am Magnetic Leadership," and my coach would say, "Okay, well I'm Sindi and I am Generosity."
A few weeks into the program I began to see that I often had trouble expressing myself as my possibility. In other words, I became increasingly aware of just how often I was anything BUT Magnetic Leadership. Ahem, can I share with you dear reader… I do not enjoy discovering or admitting that I can fall short of expressing myself as Magnetic Leadership! In fact when I first started seeing this it rather shocked me, which in turn made me realize… Continue reading