One of my favorite Aesop’s fables, the ant and the grasshopper, comes to mind this time of year. If you are in direct sales, it’s easy to live like a grasshopper right now. Your company has primed everything to make sales easy in the fall season. And your customers are buying like crazy. And […]
You can easily feel victimized by your business at the end of January. You feel like you have no control because of the weather, sick kids, money woes, and team members who want to move on.
Now think about the January you want to create. Doesn’t look the same, does it? This January is one […]
If you were challenged to go out and personally sell $10,000 next week, you would be hard pressed to do it. Even if you were offered double your normal commission, you probably couldn’t do it.
If you were challenged to go out and sell $10,000 during the second week of January, you could make it […]
Does it ever feel like you live in your car? Family life and a direct selling business business can really keep you on the move. Between school runs, car pools, home and business errands, networking, meetings and selling events, you are never home! Staying on top of all the areas of your life can […]
When building a business, there are times when you have to do things that make you uncomfortable. Asking people to have a party, set an appointment or join your business may be some of those things. Let’s think about it, one of the reasons you don’t want to do this may be because you’re […]
Interruptions are coming at us from all directions and from many different people and devices all day long? Studies show that for every interruption you have, it takes 15 minutes to recover and refocus. It’s a wonder you get anything done, isn’t it?
So what do you do to keep interruptions to a minimum? Here […]
Performance coaches abound in many fields of top players. Any athlete who competes at a high level has a performance coach. If you think about people training for the Olympics, they wouldn’t dream of working without a coach. Most professional musicians and artist use performance coaches on a regular basis.
Many corporations provide performance coaching […]
If you have ever had a real coach, not someone who just tells you what to do, you will attest to the value you have found. In an extensive study by the International Coach Federation, 99% of those surveyed reported they were satisfied with the overall coaching experience.
Here are just a few of the […]
You’ve taken the steps to establish expectations with your team member. You both have a clear picture of her “what and why”, have set her goals, agreed on an action plan and set a target date for completion. You’ve created a solid foundation for a successful partnership. Now, it’s time to manage those expectations […]