Fast. Easy. Cheap.
It’s what makes people fall in love with the Norwex products. Fast, easy, and cheap can be a good thing…sometimes.
Fast, easy, and cheap is also how many people expect to find success in direct sales/party plan/MLM/network marketing.
Every week, without fail, I get an insincere, scripted, BUY MY PRODUCT CAN I HAVE AN HOUR OF YOUR TIME I CANT WAIT TO SHOW YOU HOW THIS WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE Facebook message from someone I know. I cringe. I used to delete these messages, and feel dirty, used and frustrated that our industry as a whole is being disrespected by the very people who defend and love it and want others to take it as seriously as they do!
Lately, I’ve started to be brave enough to reply back, “You can do better. There is a better way.”
Success takes time, relationships take time, trust takes time. Nothing worth having and keeping for the long haul came by plowing through NOs just to move on to the next person who might say YES to some pressure or guilt. Yes, we offer services and goods and there is a financial transaction that takes place, but if you simply dedicate yourself to treating people with respect and service, many people WILL pay for what it is that you believe in. Maybe not in the timeline you have decided on, but on their timeline.
Skip the scripts, even if you are scared to use your own words. Do it anyway. Use real words.
Stop adding people to groups without their consent, hoping that force feeding them will give them a primal urge to consume what you are serving up.
If you are paying for training from experts or listening to your company tell you to do things that make you feel rotten, listen to your feelings. Uncomfort is normal in this type of work, growth comes from uncomfort zones. Uncomfort is very different than feeling like you are doing something selfish, wrong and gross. Pay attention to the difference.
If you don’t believe in what you are selling, you can learn all the tricks in the book– women are highly intelligent creatures and they can smell your pretend enthusiasm for your product/business opportunity. Females are bloodhounds for smarmy sales techniques. If you haven’t found the product or company you have faith and trust in, keep looking. You will find it. I promise. (The right company or opportunity doesn’t always come along when we want it to.)
Settle into serving, enjoy the slow process that is called hard work. It feels good, and you can do it.
Want to work with me and learn more about how I have managed to not only keep my friends and family, but have also supported many of them as they made the choice to join Norwex ? Contact me to set up a time to talk!