An entrepreneur who fears risk is like a swimmer who’s afraid of water.
No problem is insurmountable. With a little courage, teamwork and determination a person can overcome anything. – B. Dodge
No one would pretend that direct sales is easy. If it were, more people would be doing it. It’s commonly said that for every one person who says ‘Yes!’, there are nine who say ‘No!’. If you need to find five people a day to say ‘Yes!’, you will have to talk to fifty people a day.
You need energy, stamina and you need to be able to be as bright and cheerful at six o’ clock at night as you are at eight o’ clock the following morning. If you can’t rise above the trials and tribulations that afflict us all, both in private and in work life, don’t consider a full-time career in direct sales. When I decided to join a direct sales company 18 years ago, what really attracted me was the ability to make my schedule, have qualified people train me and then I was able to find people better than me to build a business with. That was worth all the trials and tribulations I had to go through to make a six figure income.
The truth is building a business isn’t as hard in network marketing as people make it seem. There are systems in place to follow. The challenge is that people over analyze everything and they just don’t follow the system. I had blind faith. I knew I didn’t know anything, so I was extremely coachable. You can be successful in direct sales to if you follow the system that is presented to you and keep these simple things in mind:
- Set a schedule and stick to it – Get a planner that allows you to integrate all areas of your life in it so you have everything with you at all times.
- Find a mentor – In your company and a coach outside of your company. You need non biased views and ideas in my opinion in order to succeed faster. It is well worth the investment in the long run.
- Be a crusader – Own your own products and show potential customers you believe in them.
- Stop making excuses – Invest the time you need to and just get it done.
- Utilize the direct sales model – Do not reinvent the wheel. Follow the model that has already been proven to work.
- Master your craft- Know everything you need to know about your products and service and duplicate your self by training other’s.
- Set up a solid referral system – Once you have learned to use it and you are a pro at getting referrals, make sure you teach it to your associates.
- Recognize your team – Big and small accomplishments are important to reward your team for. Everybody has a sign on them that says “make me feel special.”
- Have a system for recruiting – Know the numbers. How many people do you have to invite to look at your opportunity daily to recruit 1 per week?
- Follow a marketing plan – Spin multiple plates at all times. Face to face prospecting, internet marketing, advertising, vendor events and workshops.
When you stop over thinking it and follow the system in place, you can become a master at direct sales!
Great turnout yesterday at #MacysBeautyBash! Thank you Cindy Jasgur Ferrier for the beautiful pictures!
Thank you Slék Styling Bar for giving gorgeous blowouts and curls to the ladies, to Jennifer Bronsnick Counseling for doing your amazing Aura readings and to all our ETTM members who came out to support. #macys #ettm #community #makeup #hair #smallbusiness
We are excited to announce our newest partnership with the Radisson Hotel in Freehold, NJ. The hotel is located on 50 Gibson Pl, Freehold, NJ 07728.
Our Friday meetings will now be hosted in the hotel’s restaurant. When you come into the hotel, take a left and there we’ll be in a sectioned off area, just for ETTM.
We look forward to seeing you all at our next event on March 7th, 2014 at 11 am. View a complete list of our upcoming event HERE.
Together, we achieve more!
- B.A.L.A.N.C.E. by Jennifer Tuma Young
- How to Create a Healthy & Drama-Free Family Dinner by Cristie King
- Tidy Tutor 101 (How to live an organized life) by Kathy Roberts
- Scale the Ladder of Success without Self-Sabotage and Sacrifice by Jodi Krizer
- Role of Bio- identical Hormone replacement in Fatigue, Weight gain, Hair loss and Insomnia by Dr. Smita Orhi
- Quenchwear by Wendy Manasse
- Food provided by Marita Lynn
- Lifestyle Manager, Shakima Martinez
- Special Appearance by Lenore Luca
- Media Coverage by Bella NYC Magazine and The Monmouth Family Times
- Photos by Debbie Kasuba Ventriello
We look forward to next year’s!
The school offers a variety of programs:
- Kids’ Taekwondo: Ages 4-7
- Junior Taekwondo: Age 8 And Up
- Muay Thai Kickbox: Age 13 And Up
- No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu: Age 13 And Up
- Yoga: All Ages
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Age 13 And Up
Leila Carr and her family opened up their school with the development of self-esteem and character through instruction in the disciplines of Taekwondo by highly skilled and caring instructors as their prime goal.
Shido Martial Arts School is a third home for ETTM, our meetings and activities and we are so grateful to have Leila as a part of our community.
- Exciting News! (ethinktankformoms.wordpress.com)
As everyone knows, I have been in my own business for over 16 years. So, I consider myself pretty well versed in networking having gone to many different types of networking groups over the years.
I don’t go to many outside my own, unless I think in some way it will benefit our group, ETTM.
So, the other night I went to a women’s networking dinner (which was fun) and here is what I shared with this group of ladies:
1) Big doesnt always mean better. Just because a group has many people that show up, that does not necissarily mean it is better. I’ve found smaller intimate groups can produce more referrals, which in turn produce business because of the ability to connect more closely with people.
2) Price is only an issue in the absence of value. The least or the most expensive group doesn’t make the group better or worst. I do believe, however, that you do not have to spend a lot on a group to ensure it is a successful one. I also don’t believe free groups can produce a good return because there is no funding to grow and give back to the organization either.
The best groups have intimate circles and offer education as well as networking which is why we implement that in our ETTM.
3) Get to know one another. Lock arms with someone you view as a strategic partner and always listen more than you talk. Give first and give more and it will always come back.
Joining multiple groups is also a successful networking no no. I know you’re probably asking, why? Would I do better if I was a part of multiple organizations? Well, the simple answer would actually be a question, how many referrals are you able to give?
You see, if you promise more than you deliver it will come back to haunt you.
Focus your efforts into 1 or 2 groups you feel the best about; this would be the one/s with the most people you not only can relate to, but that you can honestly send referrals to.
Give of yourself to the group, if you want to get the best return, be around the most, volunteer more, tell everyone about the group and invite people to help it thrive.
Remember in any group or relationship… together, everyone achieves more!