Thursday, March 10, 2016

Successful Women Leave Clues Behind

Successful people leave clues behind on what made them rise to the top. I have studied the top earners of my network marketing company and interestingly, they are mostly women. I don't think this is a coincidence. They have varying backgrounds and life stories. These women are strong, driven and determined. This is especially true when life dealt some of them a bad hand.

Here are some snippets of their stories. She was overworked and exhausted juggling her career and family. She felt guilty missing the soccer games and the gymnastics meets. She hated her job. She lost her job. She had medical bills she couldn't pay. She had $37 dollars in her bank account and had no idea how she was going to pay for groceries the next week. She was sick and tired of being sick and tired.

The common denominator with all of these stories was that when presented with these situations, they took control of their lives by thinking outside of the box and taking action. They did this by joining one of the most exciting professions on earth, network marketing. Now these same women make money of their dreams on their own terms. None of these women got where they are today by accident or luck. They got there by sheer determination and an attitude of not giving up.

What about you? What are your dreams? If you could rewrite your story, what would it look like? Would you spend more time with your family? Would you have extra money to go on dream vacations and make memories to last a life time? Would you help pay off those student loans or those bills? How are you going to take control?

When a woman puts her mind to do something, nothing can get in her way.

Cheers to YOU!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

How to Share Your Business and Products without being Cheesy and Salesy

I have been on my network marketing journey for a while now. I have fallen into the common traps of trying to spread my message too fast and inadvertently making people feel used. I wasn't trying to do that, but yeah, if you meet someone at a birthday party and tell them about your biz right off the bat, that really wasn't what they bargained for. While I was so excited to share my message, they were just hoping for some cake and ice cream with kids, not a sales pitch. Been there, done that.
To make matters worse, I felt salesy and cheesy and it didn't work anyway. After some soul searching, I knew this was not the kind of brand I wanted to build and how I wanted to go about finding leads. I knew there must be a better way. I think most of us have been there before at one point or another. 
So now that I am a bit wiser in my journey (of course I am always learning), I am trying a new angle. That angle is being real, being myself and making real relationships with people. What a concept! I make new friends all the time and broaden my circle with more elegance and grace. I am planning coffee dates and nights out with new friends. I am getting to know the person. My main focus is not what is in it for me, but how can I be of help or service to her.  I am being a good listener and learning about who it is I am trying to get to know. Network marketing is a people business right? You have to be good at "people"!
Today, I don't really care what the outcome is with people I talk to. Maybe she will join me in business. Maybe not. Maybe she will buy my product. Maybe not. Maybe she will lead me to my next referral. Maybe not. It really doesn't matter, because I enjoy meeting people. Getting out there is fun and I love it.
With this mindset,  my connections with others are so much more comfortable, easy and organic. I still share who I am, what I do and who I am looking for, but I do it at a better, more appropriate moment. When you do it this way, you don't feel cheesy and salesy. At least I don't.
Give it a try! You will be surprised where it will take you and who you will meet!

Office party

I wish you success in your business!