Another direct selling friend and I were talking yesterday and we began to talk about a certain secret to success. We discussed how this business works if you are in the right company for you. Let me start by saying that I have had experience with several different direct selling companies over the last 7 years or so. I am now getting the kind of business and success that I wanted because I have found the right business for me. I'm not talking about loving the one your with here, I'm talking about finding the perfect fit for you. For example, a business selling a consumable product doesn't work for me because I'm a hoarder, and I embezzle myself in an effort to "stock up" on my favorites. I have been with these types of companies in the past and I did just that, and ultimately failed in my business. You can Book, Sell, Book, Recruit all week long and not make a thing if you are embezzling your own business!
It's kind of like finding a man. You date around and maybe even seriously date people who are just not the right fit for you. Maybe you really love them but they're kind of bad for you, and even though it hurts, you might have to break it off with them. When you finally find The One you think, 'wow, so this is what it's supposed to be like'!
So, where am I going with this? If you're really frustrated in your business and your doing all the work, maybe take a step back and see if you're in the right one. Okay okay, I know that's a scary thought, especially if you have already put in time and money, but consider the fact that a small business owner may have to try several things to get the success results they want. A direct sales business is no different. You may have to take a long look at the actual company you're in, and decide if its the right place for you.
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
Do I really love the product or do I find my eyes wandering to other similar products?
Do I find myself buying just as much (if not more) as I sell?
Am I doing all of the work and still not seeing satisfactory results?
How long did it take to pay back my initial investment?
After all of my time and effort, am I still stuck in a rut?
Do I find people giving me negative responses when I talk about my business?
Really look at the numbers and make sure you know you've found the right place! I'm glad that I did!