Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Taking the high road...

    Recently, I wrote about people with negative mindsets about the direct sales industry, but today I wanted to write about negative people in the direct sales industry. If you've been in this business long enough you will probably have an encounter with a negative minded competitor. It's easy to become upset and defensive of your business when another business person is meddling in your affairs. They might even try to sabotage your bookings or shows. I don't want to scare you; this isn't very common, but it does happen sometimes...
    So what do you do? I am faced with this decision even as I write this. I am dealing with a "competitor" who continuously tries to sabotage some of my business plans. I know the answer should be to take the high road and continue to work my business in a positive way, but I'm finding it very difficult. I want this person to know that they're messing with my income, my dreams, and my goals, but I know this will not matter to them because it is a personal matter. I have to believe that if I continue to work my business with positivity and integrity that this matter will be trivial in the long run.
     Working your business with integrity is the single most important aspect of the direct sales business, and all businesses. An individual who attacks another person's business has no integrity and therefore their business will fail so long as they choose to work that way. This may sound harsh but I want to make the point that, at least in the business world, what you put out is what you get. That's why it's so important to take the high road. If you play into their games you are putting out "bad vibes" for your business, and, I believe, you will get bad vibes in return. So, I will try and control my instincts to protect my business verbally, and I will protect my business by continuing to work toward my dreams.
  Wow, writing this out really helped! Thanks for listening! :)

2 comments:

Nicole said...

Gurrr.... This makes me mad. So immature.

The Bargain Whore said...

Good words Heidi!