Make A Plan To Stop Feeling Guilty!


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A recent discussion with a group of direct selling leaders about guilt as a motivating factor presented these 5 solid gold nuggets of wisdom!

  • Guilt is not productive.

When we work from a sense of guilt, we feel resentful.

That leads us to complete the job as quickly as we can but seldom gets our best.

Stop Feeling Guilty

  • Planning prevents guilt.

When we plan to take time off, we feel good about doing it rather than guilty about not working.

We can say, “I deserve this” rather than “I’m stealing time from productive tasks.”

  • Work hard, play hard.

Is there any better advice?

You know that when you come back from playing you will be re-energized to go back to working hard.

  • Use your “killing time” attitude to do “killing time” jobs.

Want to clean your office but never have the time?

  • NOW is the time! It’s a good job for now.

Want to clean up your address book?  There is NO better time.

It’s your business.  You are doing this so you don’t have to punch a time clock.  Duh!

Agree?  Disagree?

I’d love for you to share your reactions to this in the comment section!


About the Author: Grace Keohohou, is the co-founder & partner in charge of member relations for the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance. Grace’s greatest passion is supporting and encouraging people to achieve their dreams and life’s purpose. She enjoys living in Hawaii and sharing her time with family and friends. Grace’s DSWA Page

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Avoid Burn Out…Tips for Direct Sellers


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Does this sound familiar?

  • I’m spinning my wheels?
  • I feel like I’m working all the time and I’m not seeing the results I want?
  • How do I fit everything in?
  • Where do I begin?
  • I’m sick and tired!

Many people with home-based businesses also have other careers or jobs. They have families and responsibilities outside of their business.

Plus, they have a business to run. It can seem overwhelming and can cause BURN OUT before you even get started.

4 Tips To Avoid Burn Out!

Here are 4 tips for avoiding burn out when running your direct selling business

  1. Set a Schedule
  2. Take Care of YOU
  3. Be Consistent
  4. Set Boundaries

1. Set A Schedule

Even if you are not a “schedule” person, this is such an important step to take. If you fly by the seat of your pants when running your business, you will get inconsistent and often low results. When you wait until the last minute to do a task it doesn’t get done correctly, and when you multitask constantly, you are not doing those tasks well.

Get help in this area if you need it. This can be LEARNED if it doesn’t come naturally to you. Set GOOD HABITS. You have to give a habit 30 days to really start kicking in.

2. Take care of YOU

This may seem obvious to you. It’s very easy to ignore yourself and run on autopilot too often.

Answer these questions honestly; find support to help you to take care of you!

  • How many hours are you sleeping?
  • When do you exercise?
  • What are you eating?
  • How are you feeling?

Your body needs you to take care of you in order to grow your business.

3. Be Consistent

Your business will run so much easier when you are in a flow. It’s much easier to do one to three shows a week than one a month! With consistency comes predictability. With predictability comes repeated actions and results. It’s time to figure out your SYSTEM and then WORK it each day.

4. Set Boundaries

You have your own business now. This is your “work.” This is your “office.” Treat your business like a business and others will do the same. Some areas in your life may require some shifts now that you have a business.

It’s OK to say “no thank you” when asked to do something extra. You want to avoid being overextended because the areas of your business that need attention get ignored. Create TIME in your day, your week and your month for your business.

 

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About the Author: Melanie Lewis is an expert in helping people to help themselves with over 20 combined years as a Counselor and Leader in Direct Sales. Her heart centered coaching practice celebrates your strengths and greatness while compassionately helping you find obstacles or gaps in order to move beyond them and to be a ROCK STAR in your industry. Unleash Your Fearless Rockstar! Create Harmonious Wealth. Be of Service. Be Unstoppable. www.coachwithmelanie.com

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Find Recruits At College Career Events


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No one is going to take your direct sales business seriously until you do.

If your direct sales recruiting is limited to just looking for part-time people who have some free hours on the weekends, then you will never benefit from the kind of aggressive growth that hiring full-time sales professionals brings.

Colleges all over the country have career fairs that expose new graduates to the corporations that want to hire them.

These kinds of events are perfect for bringing in intelligent, young recruits that want to learn their own business, while helping you grow your business at the same time.

When you present your business opportunity to college graduates at college career fairs, there are some important presentation elements you will need to keep in mind.

College career events like any vendor event, exposes you to many ideal candidates and it is up to you to make the day effective!

Use Your Elevator Speech

Your elevator speech is a 15-second, two sentence summary of the best points of what your business has to offer. You will be talking to a lot of graduates at these fairs and you only have a precious few seconds to get their attention.

Have Presentation Materials That Grab The Eye

A large and visible banner strung over your presentation booth that has images of your products can help grab people’s attention. You also need to create materials that expand on the points you make in your elevator speech.

You need to give your audience a message they can relate to and materials they can take with them to refer to at a later time.

College career events

Always Stay Realistic

You are offering a career in direct sales that could help a young college graduate to own a business of his own someday.

The worst thing you can do is try to grab attention with false promises or cliche marketing techniques.

Pictures of money as part of your presentation and promises of a six-figure income in the first year will not establish the kind of long-term and dedicated staff you want. A realistic overview of your business establishes the proper expectations and lends credibility to what you do.

Bring Other Associates To College Career Events

One of the strongest tools to use in direct sales recruiting is real people that have found success with your company.

The college graduates you talk to may have hesitations about what you have to say because you are the business owner. But a successful sales associate who works for your company will lend credence to the career opportunities you are offering.

If you want to establish a promising foundation for your business, then you young, intelligent, and energetic sales associates who can proactively grow your company. By taking part in college career fairs, you will find the young talent you need to make your business grow.

Business Scholarships For Career Days

Many colleges students may be interested in using your business opportunity as a technique to fund their college education and others may decide to make a career out of it.

If a potential direct seller does not have kit start up money available you can offer solutions and opportunities for direct sales business scholarships that will assist them in launching their new career!

Treat your college career event seriously and participate in all vendor events with a focus on quality contacts by learning how to qualify leads.


About the Author: Deb Bixler is the 2011 DSWA Speaker Of The Year and the DSWA party plan and search engine optimization adviser. Visit her website the CashFlowShow: The largest FREE Direct Sales Party Training center on the web or check out Deb Bixler On Google+ 717-751-2793

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