If you are in direct sales or tried it before then you know there are several techniques you learn about how to make sales. In how we learn to do this sets the tone for our business approach and is often what makes or breaks our business results. What I have learned is it is not only our mindset and skills that matter but also our larger perspective of what we are really trying to accomplish through this work. That answer helps us align to the right strategy to apply for those results.
Even though Amazon took off from a place of just selling books online to the mega empire it is now, that business started in a garage with just an idea. It took months and years to figure out all the details, investing time and money into them. It also took focus, determination and lots of energy. Often we only see the big bang results which truly are phenomenal but we overlook the path someone took that made it happen. I’m betting there were nights Jeff was worried about if he could even sell a book or where he’d find the time to focus on this garage business while working full time and paying his bills.
Our idea for what we want to build is just the beginning. My encouragement to you is to spend the time in this phase really digging deep into what you like to do and why. Often we just see the dollar signs that are possible rather than aligning the idea to our dreams. When you do this the focus becomes less on what you earn and more of what you manifest. The money comes and is just icing on the cake at that point because your heart is on fire with passion. It is the passion of what we do that is the biggest strategy we can deploy in bringing success to our business.
I sell essential oils. I am passionate about the products because I personally use them, my family uses them, they are literally everywhere in my home! Yet it isn’t the oils that people follow me for on social media or this blog. It is how I teach them to use their oils as a tool in improving their life so they can live more naturally. My idea wasn’t to sell oils. It was how to help people be happier, be more fulfilled, content, satisfied with their life. What makes that possible is considering how we return to the things that give us that feeling. I believe it is nature that does it for all of us and essential oils come from nature so they are a tool to forge that connection.
When you have the passion for your idea, the method for what your message should be and how you deliver it comes more naturally. It isn’t such a strug