con ·sistent ·ly adv. (kn-sstnt le) in a systematic manner; reliable; steady
Think about any achievements that are worthwhile – losing weight, playing an instrument, earning a black belt, getting a college degree, becoming BCS champions, writing a book or learning any new skill. What do they all have in common? It takes consistent dedication to reach the goal.
Now look at any successful direct sales business. Consider the consultants who have reached top ranks and who have financial freedom. What do they all have in common? It took consistent dedication to reach that goal.
Yet look at most failed direct sales businesses. Consider the consultants who quit or complained “it didn’t work” or that they were spending more money than they were making. What do they all have in common? Likely they either gave up too soon or they can’t honestly say they were consistently dedicated to working their business.
What are some activities you can do consistently to help you reach your goal of managing a successful direct selling business? Consistently – meaning daily or at least multiple times per week:
- Social Networking (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning, etc.)
- Phone calls to prospects, new recruits, customers
- Follow up postcards
- Mailing catalogs
- Reading training documents
- Participating in training phone calls or webinars
- Distributing catalogs and samples throughout your daily travels
- Setting up displays or lead generation boxes
What else can you do?
Remember it took you more than ten m&ms to put on that weight; it’s going to take you more than ten sit-ups to lose it. If you want significant results you’ll need to be consistently dedicated.
About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a WAHM from Michigan and a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles. She enjoys helping others start and maintain a candle business in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland, Deutschland and the UK. You can find Laurie at http://la.Scentsy.us or http://www.ThrivingCandleBusiness.com