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The Questions You Should Ask Before You Join

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

We belong to a bunch of things in our life. Our family, community, church, book clubs, sports clubs, social media groups, companies we work for and so on. Some of these we eagerly joined and actively pursued to be included. Others we fell into or had to think long and hard if it was the right group for us to belong in. At times we left groups because they don’t fit our needs anymore or perhaps we learned it wasn’t exactly what we were looking for or it didn’t align to what we believe in.

It takes time to find a group you feel comfortable in and that you know is right for you. Take for instance when you are looking for a new job and you spend hours upon hours researching roles and companies looking for the one that best fits what you want and need. Doesn’t it feel incredibly fulfilling when we have the power to choose what is right for us, what feels the best and what we believe is good for us rather than having to take what is offered because we have to and it’s the only thing available? We don’t always have the luxury of choice in some of these situations, like choosing a job, and that is really unfortunate.

We like to make our own choices. We like to feel in control of our own lives and going forward with things that are truly aligned with our spirits, needs and desires. When that happens we are highly motivated to do our best, give our best and support that group in any way we can to the greater cause and purpose that we believe benefits everyone. When we are passionate and fulfilled by a group our energy and attention is always higher because it is important to us.

When it comes to direct sales how do you know if it is the right group, product and company for you?

Is it Right for You?

You may never have thought of yourself as a business owner or entrepreneur. You may have thought there is no way you could take on the responsibilities of running your own business or that you had the skills to know what to do. You may never have had the dream of being your own boss or what that could even mean to your life. But one day someone asks you and you pause to consider it.

I used to laugh when someone would ask if I wanted to learn more about their products and starting my own business. I used to brush it off and think that it wasn’t for me. Why would I want to spend my weekends and free spare moments working a second job? I didn’t have time for that! While I had a lot of business skills and there were times I didn’t care for my boss I just didn’t really ever think about having my own business. It was something “other people” did. I needed a sure thing and being my own boss didn’t seem like it was the answer, until one day I decided why not!

Most people go into direct sales without a bunch of thought to why. They hear they can make a few hundred or even several thousands of dollars without much effort, it sounds easy and so they sign up. They don’t think about this as a real small business and what that will involve to generate that few hundred dollars of income or how long that may take or what kind of time commitment it may involve. .

Many of us will be asked if we are interested in become our own bosses but before you do consider:

  • Is this something you really want to do?

  • Does it make sense for you financially, professionally and soulfully?

  • Does it align to where you want to go in your life?

  • What do you want to accomplish with this small business?

  • What skills do you have and where will you need training?

  • Are you really all in?

  • Are these products you actually use?

The beauty of direct sales is you can make it what you want. It can be as small or as big as you make it to be. If you don’t have a lot of time and just want something little on the side, it’s perfect! If you want to run a multi-million dollar company of your own, it’s perfect! However, you still have to make the commitment to treat it like a business of your very own. It’s up to you how big, successful, accomplished, recognized, and sustainable it all becomes.

The important part is making sure it is a product or service you believe in and use yourself. That the company is strong, dependable and has a good reputation. That you are unashamed to take this step forward and set up a small business of your own that you can grow from the ground up.

Will it be a Hobby or Business

Hobbies cost money. We happily spend money on the things we love to tinker with, create, design, use or have in our lives. Even if we don’t have the money per se we find a way to finagle something to make sure our hobbies are supported. It’s important to have hobbies because it keeps us active, creative, imaginative, and inspired. Hobbies make us feel good!

When you have a hobby with a direct sales business you are your own best customer. You invest in the products and services from that company every month with little coming back to you in return to cover your expenses. This is perfectly fine as long as you are loving the products and using them but it’s important to realize it is a hobby at this time.