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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Protecting Your Best Business Asset


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What is your best business asset?

Well, of course it is YOU – and with that it is your health! Without your health you have nothing!

Protect Your Business Assets!

Now is the time that everyone is thinking about making changes!

All the time you invest in your business….

Do you match that with investments in your health?

When you hear the experts talking about what it takes to have a healthy lifestyle they make it sound easy.

  • Don’t smoke,
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat nutritious foods
  • Get regular exercise

Like any home business the prescription for a healthy lifestyle is simple but it certainly is not easy.

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In the 21st century it takes commitment, focus and an education to live a healthy life.

Most Are Not Living A Healthy Lifestyle

With the fast-paced world speeding us through life,  it is difficult to avoid using the many manufactured “home meal replacements” on the market, or for that matter to have the fortitude and willingness to quit smoking.

It is even more difficult to return to a healthy lifestyle when we have become caught up in the hectic activities of life and are NOT living healthy.

A diet is frequently short-lived.  Those who are “lucky” enough to experience long term health do not diet. They simply have a healthy lifestyle.

Business Asset Protection

Living healthy like running your home based business takes small steps each day that compound…. add up to big results.

Learn more about protecting your greatest business asset at the Cash Flow Show website.

When you make small changes each day rather than “go on a diet” you will return to health gradually.

Deb Bixler is the DSWA party plan expert.  With a background in cooking and a culinary degree she also teaches fun, fast and healthy cooking.


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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Journaling… Coaching Is Coaching Yourself


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Journaling is a multiplier activity.

Just about any activity that requires active thought turns out better when journaling is involved.

When we think about what we are or want, we have lots of possibilities rolling around in our heads. But when we put those thoughts on paper, we form something that is better—in lots of ways.

We are, to use the words of Kenneth Burke, “the symbol-using, symbol-making, and the symbol-misusing animal.”

Take your favorite web search engine and put in the term “journaling.” You will discover that writing your thoughts on paper:

  • Allows you to better manage stress
  • Accelerates your personal development
  • Increases creativity
  • Helps an idea blossom over time
  • Increases self-understanding and awareness
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Journaling Is Coaching On Some Levels

Coaching is not a solo activity for most people.  Coaching involves dialogue (that’s why coaches are the biggest market for coaches).

Even the most skilled self-coach needs to have an accountability partner or outside voice.  Jounaling is like coaching yourself.

Journaling helps you separate your ego from your thoughts and that makes it a powerful tool for changing your future.

Don’t worry about perfect or good or even average.  Just write something.  Get it out of your head and onto paper and you will start to feel a difference.


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