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New Year New Opportunities

At the end of the year it is usually  hard to believe it’s already ending.  We ask ourselves: Where did the time go?  What did we do for fun during the year?  Did we travel?  Most of us probably worked to earn an income and see the horizon looming in 2014 as the same old story.  Does it have to be the same old story?  Would you like to make a change, take a little or a lot of risk next year?

For the past 20 years I have experienced a world called direct sales.  Did I think I would enjoy it when I started… not really!  Did I think I would earn the income I did…not really!

As I reflect on my career in direct sales I realize I have been blessed to be apart of an amazing group of people who help you to achieve your goals and dreams.

I was a little sad when I finally said good-bye to leadership in my old company.  After 20 years with 19 of them as a leader I knew that a new journey awaits me.   However, my excitement to start a new adventure with my own coaching business replaced my melancholy with a new positive energy!  I am ready to step out in a new adventure and be of service to others who are looking to move forward to achieve dreams and goals they have never imagined.  Are you ready to step out into a new adventure for yourself?

If you are not being paid what your worth, you owe it to yourself to find out more about a career, part-time or full-time in the direct sales industry.  Here’s a thought to consider, doing what you’re doing, will you be where you want to be and have what you want to have 5 years from now?  As an experienced consultant in running my own home based business I would love to help you achieve success.  Whether you check out direct sales, or own and operate your own business I may be able to guide you in new paths of thinking.

Why blend direct sales into your world?

If you haven’t heard of David Bach, author of the Finish Rich Book Series or read his materials you will need to and discover what David discovered about direct sales.

The moment you join direct sales, you are in business.  Generally, when you start a new business, the first weeks,  and months, are spent developing relationships, finding reliable suppliers, testing marketing plans, etc.  In direct sales -It’s all here and you’re ready to go, suppliers, marketing plans, training has all been systematically designed for your success!  Yes, I’m a little crazy I want the challenge of starting new!

You don’t have to do it all yourself.  If you know someone who, is an entrepreneur, created a business from scratch, you know how the entrepreneur spends time and money attending entrepreneur clinics, seeking networking groups to build community and takes marketing courses to grow their business.  In direct sales you have set opportunities.  I will be connecting with other coaches to have the support to build my biz.

You will be forced to stretch yourself.  Some important givens in being successful in any business: you will need to expend regular and consistent time and effort, and hard work equals a great income opportunity. Additionally, you must be prepared that “selling” your service or product will have its ups and downs,  At this point, you will either quit or stretch yourself.  All personal growth tends to come after the stretch not before.

You will find mentors and experts.  When you start a business, it is important to connect with like minded folks or create a mastermind group of your own to help and encourage each other and even challenge each other to grow.

You get to help other people.   Whether you choose direct sales or start your own business, or choose to work where you work what you do will make you successful if your desire is to help other people.  If you work from that place with integrity and honest intentions, you will lead a life of significance-and you will be a better person at the end of the day.

Enjoy 2014, start dreaming and visualizing what you want to achieve, develop a plan and most important find the vehicle to help you take action on your goals!!!  Contact me today for more details on working one on one to help you develop your plan for success.  Perhaps it is in direct sales, or starting your own business from home like so many other successful entrepreneurs or you may love what you do and want to be the best you can be!!1164832_coins_1

Direct Sales A Good Fit

1164832_coins_1Now more then ever we need to realize that working in a home based business can open doors for you that you never expected.  In preparing this material the more I researched the more excited I got about the possibilities for myself and others.

I love John Kalench’s book, ‘The Greatest Opportunity in the History of the World.’  He shares that one of the keys to success in direct sales is loving your product.  Successful consultants love their products and in my case the company’s programs are so awesome you just have to share and recommend our opportunities.  Back in the early 90’s network marketing/direct sales was the wave of the future.  Well guess what…the future is now!

Fortune magazine calls direct selling-“the best kept secret in the business world.” 

 Network marketing of which I am a part is truly the largest segment of direct sales.  What does network mean?

  • We build relationships with people
  • We build repore with people
  • We develop trust with people

So when we share our products and programs we can have conversation. 

 Many consultants join business networking groups to build their business.  During  daily activities we network, the bank, the grocery store, nail/hair appointments we are in conversation and sharing what we do.  It is something that happens naturally when you are excited and proud of the products you represent.

Remember what Fortune magazine said, “best kept secret”.  Now is not the time to keep secrets.  People are in want and need of what we have to offer.  Start sharing the opportunity for financial security and freedom.  Folks need that now more then ever.  When people are motivated by concern for their financial future, sponsoring and sharing what we have to offer becomes easier.  Today, people are searching for hope and security for their families.

In 2006, U.S. retail sales through direct sales was approximately 32 billion dollars.  Worldwide sales topped $109 billion dollars.  That is a lot of product moving through building relationships.

While reviewing, ‘Lifestyle Magazine’ it was quoted, “home-based businesses continue to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the economy.”  Additionally, in the article, Paul Zane Pilzer, author, “The Next Millionaires”, was quoted, “In today’s world, working for yourself or a small company is actually the safer route and working for a large corporation has become a riskier proposition.”

Business in direct selling is booming and has few if any risks.  There are no employees, no payroll, no storefront rent and no fixed territories.  With my company I love we do not have an investment, to start simply hold on party and earn a FREE kit, plus we do not keep inventory or make deliveries.

If you want more reasons when you listen to David Bach’s CD, ‘Start Smart Finish Rich’ interview he has developed 5 Principles from his book the ‘Automatic Millionaire’.   

 The fifth principle is “Do you have control over your income?”  If you work in corporate America most raises are based on duration not performance.  As David analyzed today’s Americans his research coincided with Parade Magazine’s April 13, 2008 edition, “What is your biggest financial concern?”  Respondents replied the price of fuel, saving for retirement, the cost of health insurance, mortgage payments and sending children to college.

In addition, the survey asked, “What have you had to sacrifice?”  Respondents replied Vacation plans, dining out, home improvements, going to the movies, designer clothes and jewelry.  All of David’s research led him to write, ‘Start Late, Finish Rich’, a book that has devoted an entire chapter to Direct Sales.  During his CD interview he states, “A direct selling business is the way to go to grow your income.”

In today’s economy most of us need to earn more money, how exciting to discover that if you are already in network marketing/direct sales you are in the right place to grow your income.  Living rich is the key to living well.  Money tends to be a short term motivator, but our values, goals and dreams are what we truly believe in and will motivate and inspire us for the long term.

Consider again why or why not have you chosen to be in direct sales. 

 As I wrap this up remember if you are choosing direct sales loving your product is a key to success.  Fortune magazine reminds us direct selling is the best kept secret in the business world and LifeStyle magazine shares home based businesses continue to be one of the fastes growing segments of our economy.   Do your homework learn more about owning a home business.  Direct sales may just be what you are looking for hope, freedom, and financial security.  It’s all about relationships.

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