I’m a Success and What’s Next…
The trip was great for the family and I think Billy is going on a diet after all those hotdogs! Lol… Aside from me having a huge sense of accomplishment, Billy and the kids are very interested in my business now. Molly had to write a school paper on leadership and she used me as the subject matter!
I need to figure out how I’m going to keep my business growing. What are some of the important aspects I need to focus on now? What kind of new skills do I need to acquire? Where can I get help and direction?
I Believe in the Oppurtunity
I made it to day 100 and I’ve been able to save enough money to pay for our family trip! I’m glad I was persistent and didn’t judge myself too early. Had I given up before six months I never would have really known the true potential of myself. Direct sales might not be for everyone but it provides a great opportunity for people to take charge of the life and become their own boss. Success in business is attainable and directly tied to the amount of time and energy you invest.
What were you able to do with the extra income you made in direct sales?
Time to Re-Energize…
Well success is definitely not guaranteed in this business and I realize that it’s too early to reassess my decision of becoming a consultant. Any reward worth achieving requires a level of risk. I need to focus on the positive and stay focused for at least six months in order to make an appropriate determination/evaluation. And I’m not alone…! Everyone that starts their own business faces setbacks and roadblocks. What’s important is not if they develop but if you are willing to overcome them.
“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” -Oprah Winfrey
How has becoming a consultant increased your confidence? Have your family and friends noticed a difference in you? If so, how?
Positive and having fun…
I’ve sold some products and really enjoy spending time with all my friends and their networks. I really think I’m getting the hang of this…! The money I’ve been making goes straight into our savings account for our trip. What really helps me is that I personally love the products and believe in my company’s mission statement. It gives me the confidence to share my products and story with other people. Thinking about myself as a buyer also helps me keep things in perspective when talking to potential customers.
What are some of your success stories?
I’m confident in my decision
So I received my starter kit and boy, am I excited to start! I love the products and hope that everyone I talk to does too! Billy is still a little skeptical but he and the kids are on board…at least for now. He gives me a little chuckle every time I bring it up but I’M JUST GOING TO GIVE IT MY BEST SHOT! I’d be so happy if I can make enough money so that we can do our annual trip to Disney, the kids always have so much fun and Billy loves the hot dogs! ☺
I’m so glad that the family is supporting me! What are some good ways to overcome self-doubt and deal with fear?
This isn’t too easy…
I am thinking about ordering a starter kit today and need to talk to Billy and the kids, but how and when? It never seems like the right time to talk about it. When Billy gets home from work he just wants to relax and have quiet time with us. Between the after school soccer practice for Jake and piano classes for Molly, not to mention the mountain of homework…Argh! Maybe this is a silly idea! I want my family’s support and don’t want to sacrifice the important responsibilities I already have to them.
Are there other people out there that experience this with their family? If so what issues came up and how did you overcome them? How do you best talk about the positives and assure your family of how to deal with the negatives?
The Debate Begins…
My friends Jayni and Martin have been talking to me about direct sales. It is a type of business where you work for an existing company as your own boss. It gives you flexibility and control while providing business guidance and support. This would be something new for me, and I feel I need to learn more before making a decision. I do like the idea of being in control of my own destiny. If I start my own business, results and my income will be directly tied to the amount of effort and energy I put into it.
What have you found are some of the fun and great benefits in starting your own business in direct sales?