Attitudes are contagious.
If you spend time with someone who is always crabbing and complaining, it too can drag you down. It won’t be long before you also start to adopt nonproductive emotions and attitudes.
Likewise, if you spend time with those who are positive, chipper and generally happy, it’s easy to maintain your own peaceful, joyful attitude.
Some say opposites attract, but I disagree. Like attracts like. I consider myself pretty positive. I embrace living in the moment and appreciating each moment. I don’t sweat the small stuff … and it’s mostly all small.
If you’re a direct sales independent consultant you know that you have a two-fold business, sales and sponsoring. If you’re having a hard time team building, take a look at what type of recruits you may be attracting.
Are You a Tigger?
Tigger is genuinely friendly and bouncy. He likes to sing, “The wonderful thing about Tiggers is I’m the only one!” He is cheery, positive, sweet and energetic. He’s FUN to be around. See for yourself.
Or Are You an Eeyore?
Eeyore is a pessimistic old grey donkey. He lives in the southeast corner of the Hundred Acre Wood, in an area labeled “Eeyore’s Gloomy Place: Rather Boggy and Sad” Have a look.
Like Attracts Like
I see direct sales consultants on forums and Facebook complaining or finding reasons to be upset about one thing or another. It’s no surprise their business isn’t going well. It’s no wonder they’re not building strong teams. They are leading by example, but not a very good example.
If you’re having a hard time with recruiting, take an honest look at your demeanor. It may be that there is absolutely nothing wrong with your attitude, and if that is the case, that’s one thing you don’t need to work on and can move on to see what else can be done.
However, if in the privacy of your own home you’re able to be authentic with yourself and realize that perhaps you are quick to anger or not the cheeriest person to be around, work on you first. Work on yourself, and then you can work to build your team.
Just for Fun
Who are you in Winnie the Pooh? It’s been said I’m Owl. I’m not sure I’m 100% on board with that. I think I’d like to be a little more Kanga. Though it seems I’m more suited as Rabbit. Let me with whom you best identify.
Back to sponsoring – think like a Tigger and watch your team bounce into success!
See you at the top ~
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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, UK, France, Austria and Spain. 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/
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