Monday, January 27, 2014

Biggest Mistakes in Direct Selling






Whether you are new to your company, or a veteran, here are some mistakes we should NOT make as Consultants or Reps. These mistakes may cost you your success, take note of them and Don't do them! 

Biggest Mistakes Consultants and Reps make with their business:
1. They do not listen to their calls and trainings. They get disconnected with their goals, team, vision and therefore get disconnected to their results!

2.  They do not realize the power of setting goals. They let days and weeks go by without having clear, focused vision and goals and therefore don't achieve the ultimate success they want.

3.  They make things more difficult than they need to. Keep things simple when selling, sharing, booking, branding, generating leads and team building.

4.  They forget to invite everyone to either buy, host or join! Your audience won't know what you have to offer if you don't share the various opportunities. Hesitation can result in time and energy wasted.

5.  They forget to attach samples to whatever leaves their hands. In the case of Scentsy Consultants, always attach a smell to everything, it's your best selling tool!

6.  They try to figure things out on their own instead of calling on their support system and team. When you surround yourself with those on your team and those above you, you are constantly learning!

7.  They forget to label everything. Everything that leaves your hands MUST be labeled. Brand yourself and generate those leads!

8.  They rely too much on evites, emails, facebook for their parties. Always back up and follow up party invitations with phone calls, texts, and written postcards to add the personal touch!

9.  They don't take advantage of the many ways to host parties. Remember using simple methods of partying will get you the same results and at times is less time and energy consuming. In the case of Scentsy, using Basket parties are such a simple and fun way of getting sales without hassle!

10.  They don't use door prize slips to get new contacts! They tend to give out business cards but don't get any new contact information. Door slips are a great way to generate new leads. Follow up 5-8 times with   each new contact.

11.  They don't think presentation of their products is important. Presenting your orders and products in a nice manner will keep customers coming back!

12.  They don't go the extra mile with their customers. Add a sample, spray your customer's bag, write Thank You on the receipt, do a customer incentive... any extra is always a good thing!







Positive thoughts turn to positive actions which becomes a way of life. 
Go get it!  -Michelle Perez



If you are looking for a Direct Sales Company, Scentsy Family is an amazing company with amazing leaders that are revolutionizing the market and are branching out internationally. I would LOVE to sponsor you on my team and train you and help you with your business!
Please visit my website and feel free to contact me, I'd love to hear from you!


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Monday, January 20, 2014

The Five 'Be's' to Finishing What You Started








With the start of a New Year comes new challenges, new opportunities, new projects, new deadlines, and we definitely want to see new results. What better way to start off the New Year with these 5 ways to finish what you start. 

I cannot take credit for the tips provided in this post. This is all taken from Simon T. Bailey's newsletter, Inspiring Brilliant Action. I believe these five "Be's" can be implemented at any time at the start of a new project and you can complete it and feel successful at its completion! I felt I had to share this with all my readers, as all the information provided is such a great tool to get us to a next level and to motivate us to get going and be successful with our goals!  Sit back, take notes and enjoy! I know this is one that I will need to read a few times until I can absorb it all!



An archery teacher placed a wooden bird in a field and asked his students to aim at the eye of the bird. Then he asked the first student, "What do you see when you take aim?"

The student said, "I see the trees and their branches and leaves.  I see the sky.  And I see the bird and its eye."

The teacher turned to his second student and asked, "And what do you see?"

The second student said, "I see only the eye of the bird."

"Very good," said the teacher.  "Take your shot."

The arrow flew straight and hit the bird directly in its eye.

Until you focus, my friend, you cannot hit the target!

Whatever you are moving toward, that goal is also moving toward you. What are you focusing on right now? Do you believe in it? Whatever you're aiming for, please put your head, heart, and hands into it.


Here are five tips that will empower you to finish what you start, every time:

Be big, think big, and act big.  Benjamin E. Mays, former president of Morehouse College, once said, "The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities." What can you do to drive value in all that you do? Make it happen.

Be open to happy accidents.  Joe Jaworski, author of Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership, says, "Serendipity is when you go to a place, a setting, or a meeting expecting a certain outcome and discover something entirely different because you are open and are present to the moment."

In "Perceptions of Serendipity," published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, we learn that "career analysts find that 83% of mid-career professionals believe chance (serendipity) played a significant role in their ultimate career path and that they highly value staying open for unexpected opportunities."  
 
Keep moving forward. You never know what you might bump into, my friend.  
 
Be intentional with your time and energy.  Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian economist who, in 1906, observed that 20% of the Italian people owned 80% of their country's accumulated wealth.  Now, to put this in context: 80% of your success is the result of 20% of your efforts.  Determine how you can move the needle by becoming laser-like in your daily efforts, rather than being a floor lamp that diffuses its energy, or a strobe light that can't focus on any one thing.

Be desperate.  In his latest book David and Goliath (a must-read), Malcolm Gladwell shares an amazing story about University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino: "In 1978, when he was twenty-five years old, Pitino used the full court press to take the school to its first NCAA tournament appearance in twenty-four years. Pitino says he has many coaches come to Louisville every year to learn the press. They turn around and e-mail him and tell him that they can't do it. He tells them, 'We practice every day for two hours. The players are moving almost ninety-eight percent of the practice. We spend very little time talking."

The coaches who came to learn from Rick Pitino were not desperate enough to change. Gladwell makes the point that to beat the Goliath in your life, you have to be desperate enough to do the unconventional.

Be a Storyteller.  Contagious by Jonah Berger is one of my favorite books. He says, "People don't share information; they tell stories. But just like the epic tale of the Trojan Horse, stories are vessels that carry things such as morals and lessons. Information travels under the guise of what seems like idle chatter. So we need to build our own Trojan horses, embedding our products and ideas in stories that people want to tell. Make your message so integral to the narrative that people can't tell the story without it."

When a person decides to focus, they heed the advice Robin Williams gives in the movie Dead Poets Society: "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."


For more information on Simon T. Bailey, visit his website and connect with him. Check out his books and his speaking engagements and conferences.
www.simontbailey.com


Positive thoughts turn to positive actions which becomes a way of life. 
Go get it!  -Michelle Perez



If you are looking for a Direct Sales Company, Scentsy Family is an amazing company with amazing leaders that are revolutionizing the market and are branching out internationally. I would LOVE to sponsor you on my team and train you and help you with your business!
Please visit my website and feel free to contact me, I'd love to hear from you!


Connect with me on Facebook

https://aromamia.scentsy.us
https://gustomio.velata.us 
 
 


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year, New You! Take the Leap!



New Year, New You? I think so! Now is YOUR chance to give yourself a gift that will keep on giving! Invest in YOURSELF and see your success! I would LOVE to have you join my team of amazing consultants in this first new month of 2014!
Joining Scentsy can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make! As a Scentsy Fragrance Consultant, you’ll have the chance to earn extra income while enjoying flexible hours and the satisfaction of connecting people with products you believe in.

Scentsy's Join in January program makes this decision even easier. When you join in January, you’ll also enjoy free shipping on your Starter Kit and have the opportunity to earn Scentsy Fragrance products — valued at $300 — for free!

I would love to talk to you about joining. Contact me today and read more about this great offer here!
https://aromamia.scentsy.us/Scentsy/Join


Positive thoughts turn to positive actions which becomes a way of life. 
Go get it!  -Michelle Perez



If you are looking for a Direct Sales Company, Scentsy Family is an amazing company with amazing leaders that are revolutionizing the market and are branching out internationally. I would LOVE to sponsor you on my team and train you and help you with your business!
Please visit my website and feel free to contact me, I'd love to hear from you!


Connect with me on Facebook

https://aromamia.scentsy.us
https://gustomio.velata.us