Every morning, I start my day with The PEACE System - a program I created because I needed to align myself and my great work with what God really intended for me. Part of that process is prayer and meditation. Last week, I got clarity on a great way to help even more direct sellers reach their business goals (more on that soon!). This week, I got clarity that in order to do that, I have to close Direct Sales Classroom as you now know it.
Yeah. That kind of stinks on the surface, doesn’t it?
I’ve been a business coach for nearly a decade – and I like to think I’m pretty good at it. I’ve gotten lots of testimonials from clients that tell me I’ve done right by them. But just because you’re good at something doesn’t mean you’re supposed to be doing it.
Sometimes God has a plan for you that’s bigger than the “easy” thing you’ve been doing - even if you’ve been doing it for years.
That’s where I’m at now. I wouldn’t be living my truth if I told you to do something I didn’t fully embody myself.
Since I was three years old, I’ve known that I was supposed to be reaching millions of people as a performing artist and edu-tainer. My purpose on this planet is to inspire folks to live an inspired life and fully step into their Great Work – the life that God ordained for them.
And… I want you to have the help you need!
Some people come to Direct Sales Classroom because they want straight talk on direct sales strategies. If that’s why you’re here, we’ll probably part company this month. While I’m sad to see you go, I know there are some great resources to help you (and next week, I’ll be sharing some of those resources with you to get you moving). Going forward, my training will not be specific to direct sellers. It will still be business-oriented, but I’ll be speaking to entrepreneurs who see their business as their great work of art. My training helps these “artists” create more freedom and profitability in their work and their lives.
Some people come here because they want inspiration to move forward with courage and confidence. If that’s YOU, then I have a special gift for you. This month, I’m re-launching my free blog series called “Be Your Own Guru”. It’s everything you’ll need to get a TON of inspiration to help you build a Noble Empire and live an Inspired Life. There’s no cost to register, and it’ll give you an opportunity to see more of the work I’ll be doing as I go forward.
Some people started following this blog and reading my newsletter because they know me, and want to stay up on what I’m doing. If that’s you, then THANK YOU! I’ve been humbled and honored to make a LOT of friends through the Internet, and invite you to keep tabs on my projects at my website, on facebook, or on twitter.
I’ve been honored to work with so many wonderful people over the past 10 years, and now it’s time for me to walk my talk. If I truly believe that God is calling me to something amazing (and I do), it’s up to me to follow that path and take the steps as they appear.
My commitment to you is that I WON’T leave you hanging.
She was exasperated. We could all hear it in her voice.
I was on the phone with the members of my mastermind group and as she spoke, you could feel the overwhelming sense of discontent at what she perceived to be her target market.
“They want it all for free… I don’t think they’ll get it. I mean, I get it, but I don’t think they do. They don’t understand the business side of things, and there’s no point trying to teach them.They aren’t that smart to begin with.”
She was basically calling her “target market” stupid and incapable of understanding (or paying for) her value. I’ve written about this before, but the simple fact of the matter is that if this is how you perceive your audience, why on earth would they want to do business with you?
You have to prove yourself to your potential clients before you make the sale
“Proving yourself” may have different connotations in different industries. Some people call it “paying your dues” or an “internship”. Ultimately, you have to provide something that gives people a clear indication of what it is that you do (and who, specifically you’re best suited to work with) before people are going to plunk down their hard-earned cash with you.
As a direct seller, you have several opportunities to prove yourself, both at and away from the show. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:
Five Ways to Prove Yourself To Earn More Direct Sales Business
1. Demonstrating “wow” products – every time you show your clients and potential buyers the awesomeness that is your product line, you’re giving them an opportunity to try before they buy. Whenever possible,read more
Guest post by Teresa Romain
I looked up the word “illusion” in my dictionary and found it defined, among other things, as “an erroneous perception of reality or an erroneous concept or belief.”
The reason I looked up this word is because I see far too many direct sellers building their businesses (or attempting to) based on illusions.
Which is why I’ve decided to expose a couple of illusions in my post today – because, consciously or subconsciously, these illusions may be blocking you from experiencing the abundance you have and want in your business and your life.
Illusion #1: Money makes you abundant.
Money – the amount you have and your relationship to it – is the result or expression of your abundance.
Consider this analogy. An apple seed, planted in the ground and given the sunshine and water it needs, will one day produce apples on its branches. These apples do not make the tree “apple” – they are merely the result of its inherent “appleness” coupled with its outward growth.read more