Want to know the secret to my direct sales success?
It’s been said many times before that if you want to achieve success, find someone in the same field, and do what they do or what they have done. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need to clone and plagiarize everything they’ve done, but if you follow their blueprint then chances are pretty favorable that you too can realize similar successes.
I’ve been in direct sales on and off since the 1980s. I’ve been with Scentsy Wickless since 2006 and have been a Superstar Director (the top rank) for a few years. It hasn’t been easy and there were many times that I have wanted to quit. But alas I’m still here. And I’ll share the secret to my success with you:
Keep on Keeping on, even when you don’t want to.
That’s it; that’s the secret. The last one standing wins. When the going gets tough, and it will, don’t quit. Even if you want to hang it all up because it’s not working, you can’t get any bookings, sales, recruits, nothing you seem to be doing works, it’s not coming as quickly as you’d like it to, you’ve made an investment in an event or advertising that you were certain would bring great benefits, only to realize it didn’t, if you’ve invested in logo items, samples, donated to a charity, asked everyone you know, asked for referrals, went out of your comfort zone, blogged, created a website, knocked on doors, set up a display, created a newsletter, gave your products as gifts and everything else that you’ve tried but still feel like it isn’t working do not quit.
If direct sales were that easy, everyone would do it. Those who have realized success have not done so without a lot of hard work, frustrations and probably even some tears at times. It may look easy but it’s not. But if you can hang in there, it is worthwhile. I do not say that to discourage you, but rather to paint a realistic picture that those who have successful direct sales organizations do so because they did not give up.
There you have it. If you set your sights on the top ranks and are determined that failure is not an option then the secret to your success is to keep on keeping on – even when you don’t want to.
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, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland 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 https://www.thrivingcandlebusiness.com/how-to-start-a-candle-business/