One thing I love about the direct sales industry is that you can make this job whatever you want it. If you are new to the business and just starting out or if you have been in the business for a while and need some help getting more parties, re-launching after a break, or you just want to build your direct sales business further, changing your mindset is the first place to start.
In my opinion, the direct sales industry requires you to use a very basic skill set. Now, I’m not saying that it isn’t difficult, direct sales can be very difficult at times, what I’m saying is at least 70% of this job is how you manage what’s up in your head. It’s not the skillsets! It’s what are you telling yourself!! How are you talking to yourself? How are you dealing with your mindset? In direct sales, if you don’t have a positive mindset, it is going to be virtually impossible for you to be successful in this business.
When you start your direct sales business, you are now an entrepreneur. You’re going to face challenges. You are going to have things come up that are hard, but at the end of the day, it is your business and having the proper mindset is going to be what makes your business succeed. So be aware of what you are telling yourself and change your mindset to match your dreams.
When things get hard with your direct sales business, if you have set dreams you will be able to remind yourself about what you’re working for. So, you may be wondering how you do that. My suggestion is to get a piece of paper and writing out these questions. Take your time answering them. This is important!
1. Why did you join this business?
2. What do you plan to do with the income from your business? (DREAM HERE! Don’t be afraid to really dream!!)
3. In order to achieve your goals, how many hours a week are you willing to work on your business?
4. How many parties a month can you do (if your in the party plan business)?
Now, the most crucial part – Sign the paper and make yourself a promise and commitment. Then, hang it where you can see it everyday and really make your dreams your priority.
As you dream, make sure you dream BIG! These need to be big scary dreams!! Get out of be every morning and be open to whatever comes your way that day. Doing this will change your mindset and help you achieve your goals!