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
Observe any athletic race and you quickly realize the important role of each and every volunteer. The volunteers provide a tremendous amount of obvious physical support by handing out water and food and providing medical help. But they provide something even more important and less obvious – mental support. Just having people there and knowing that those people are there for them offers an incredible boost to the athletes and their mental state.
Recently I learned that one of my friends decided to take a 135-mile bike ride through Death Valley, which is located in the superlative desert region in Nevada and California, and that he decided to take this trip all alone on Thanksgiving Day (Okay. It is official. I have crazy friends!). The picture on the right is one that he took along his journey, and as you can see, it looks isolated. I assure you, it looks isolated because it is. The only human aspects are man made things – signs and roads.
Along this young man's journey there was no volunteer to offer him water or even a simple but comforting smile. Indeed, for most of the ride he did not even have cellular telephone service.… Continue reading