Direct Sales is a fabulous business with so many excellent benefits, features and reasons to be involved. Meeting some super people is another positive aspect of having your own direct selling business. Though as the cliche says – you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.
Like any other business, direct sales is not exempt from attracting a few humdingers. We’ve all encountered team members, prospects, corporate staffers, customers and consultants from other teams who we would not invite to our Christmas party. For suggestions on dealing with challenging people who come into your path, see this article about how you don’t have to like your co-workers.
People never cease to amaze me. Yesterday I received a notice that someone left a comment on one of my business YouTubes. Great, comments are generally a good thing. To my surprise, it was a fellow consultant, not someone within my team, who decided to spam my video with a link to her own website. What? Who does that? Of course I had the ‘delete comment’ button at my control, but I just can’t even imagine what would possess someone to do that; nonetheless these folks do exist.
Earlier this week I had someone influential all but call me a big fat liar. Of course this is disheartening; as my integrity and reputation are important in this business. I don’t take myself seriously, but I certainly do take my business seriously. Especially in this case, I know with 110% certainty the allegations were false and wholeheartedly unjust. I had data, subject matter experts and authentication up the wazoo to back my statements. Yet the facts fell on deaf ears.
You will not please all of the people all of the time; and you will die trying. Do your best; run your business with integrity and don’t spend too much time worrying what others think or say about you. The more involved you are in your business, the bigger the target on your back. Do not let the turkeys get you down. You cannot please all of the people all of the time. Yes I know I just repeated myself – it’s an important point that warrants repeating.
Are you a glass half full or half empty business owner? I hope you are a glass half full type of person. Focus your energies on all the delicious greatness in your life and in your business. Soar with the eagles, and don’t let the turkeys get you down.
You’re doing a great job – and don’t let anyone tell you differently!
About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a Michigan work from home mom and a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles. She enjoys helping men and women start and maintain a home based business in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland, France, Spain and the UK. To download a FREE Start Up Guide which provides more details about how to start a home business as well as to learn about our compensation plan go to www.thrivingcandlebusiness.com/how-to-start-a-candle-business/ or for updates on Facebook LIKE www.facebook.com/ThrivingCandleBusiness and twitter @directsalesblog
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