Guest Post from Laurie Ayer
Think of all the important decisions you’ve made in your life. Perhaps you decided to go to college; to get married; to get divorced; to have a baby; to adopt a baby; to move; to buy a home; to go on vacation; to get a black belt or to get a dog. All of those decision required careful thought, perhaps prayer, and planning. Then you had to commit to making it happen and seeing it through until you achieved what you set out to do.
The problem is so many people can’t make a decision. Parents and teachers make decisions for kids. Bosses and Government make decisions for adults. Some people are capable of making a decision, but then they change their mind. The high divorce rate is just one example of inability to make a decision and stick with it.
Yet so many don’t see a owning a direct selling business as an important decision. It’s easy for them to pay a start up fee ranging from $19.95 to $400, get the starter kit and try the business. Bada bing, bada boom instant business owner. But are they really? At that commitment level they’re not yet a business owner. Rather they’re a starter kit owner. Many never decide to make it a business. Some like to try it first to see how much their family and friends buy and then want to make a decision based on that; when actually all that often does is put you in the NFL (No Friends/Family Left).
Ask any top ranked direct sales Manager or Director what was a vital factor in their success. Guaranteed somewhere in the response will be an attitude of Failure is Not an Option. They decided to be All-In. They decided they wanted their own direct sales business and they were going all the way to the top. They decided.
More so than just the decision to do it, was the commitment to stick with it. It’s that simple. I didn’t say it was that easy – it’s still work that requires consistent commitment; but it is as simple as deciding you will do this and you will succeed. Once you make that decision, then what’s left is to figure out how you are going to achieve that.
Deciding to own a direct sales business (vs. just owning a starter kit) is no different than deciding to go to college; to get married; to get divorced; to have a baby; to adopt a baby; to move; to buy a home; to go on vacation; to get a black belt or to get a dog. You simply gather information, make a decision, commit to it, start planning and then start doing.
What about you? Are you a dabbler? Or a Decider? I hope to see you at the top.
About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a Michigan work from home mom who started her first direct sales business in 1988. She is currently a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles and President of Income Wax, Inc. She enjoys helping men and women start and maintain a home based business throughout the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland and the UK. You can learn more about her at http://www.ThrivingCandleBusiness.com
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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