Seven Steps to a Serious Business
"Success is understanding that life is choices, not chances"
Sometimes our customers and hostesses just don't take our business seriously. Have you ever gotten a message from a hostess who has just cancelled her party for that night and thought to yourself, "Doesn't she realize this is how I pay my bills and make my income? I won't be able to replace that party at this point!"
Perhaps you've talked with a hostess on the day of her party only to hear that she has only two guests coming and it's an hour and a half drive for you to get to her house.
Just like others of us, you might find yourself thinking at times, "Do they think I leave my family, drive to their home, and spend 2 hours with them just for fun?"
It certainly isn't the way we want to feel. We do want to share our product, make sure they have a great time and teach them something new, but if we're honest with ourselves, I don't think many of us would do this that two nights a week just for fun. We do it to earn an income. We do it to enhance the lives of our family.
How do we get our customers and hostesses to take our business seriously? To understand that we count on our parties for income?
I know many of you are passionate about your products. I know you want to share it with as many people as possible, and of course you love talking about it. For many of you, it is truly a "mission" to get it into the hands of others. So much so, that you will spend hours talking to one person to get a $20 order. Though we love it, is a good use of your time? Isn't your time valuable too? Time is your most valuable commodity. It's important that you value yourself and your time as well as your product and your mission.
This may make you feel uncomfortable, but that one line made a huge difference in my cancellation rate. It is a great way to communicate that you count on your parties for income.
You'll just want to make sure you say it in an upbeat voice and with a huge smile on your face!
There are few people who love children more than I do. Children are one of my biggest passions. I taught the four-year-old Sunday school class for twenty-three years. I find children to be an absolute delight. Except when we you are on the phone working your business. It's child law, that when Mom is on the phone, that is their cue to immediately need your attention. They have zero reservation about being very vocal to get it. No matter how much the person on the other end of the phone loves children, it is incredibly frustrating trying to have a conversation with a very loud child in the background. You will be so much more effective and professional without the distraction of children.
When you put these seven steps into practice you will see very different results in your business! When you take your business seriously, so will do they!
You are capable of excellence, so go for it!
"Make the big time where you are!"