If there’s one thing I see again and again in consultants who give up the business, it’s this: people are most likely to give up their direct sales business right before they’re about to break through.
Yes – you read that right! Most of the time when people give up the business, it’s right before they’re about to have amazing things happen.
Because just like with anything in life, there are ups and downs. Most people quit on the down without realizing that the difficult time they’re having is a learning period – a time when they’re being challenged to grow past a certain point, develop a new skill, or otherwise reach the next level of salesmanship.
How to Bust through a Rough Patch
Have you ever felt like you’re up against a wall in your business? Maybe you feel it right now – the sense that you’re doing everything you know how to do but you’re not seeing results. I was JUST there!
It’s at this point that I ask you to hold up a mirror and ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you really doing everything you can to move your business forward?
- Are you reaching out to contacts?
- Are you asking people to host?
- Are you going the extra mile to get bookings on your calendar?
- Are you doing recruiting interviews consistently?
The best gift you can give yourself in moments of difficulty is an honest answer to those questions.
Refocus on Your Goals
There is no job, no business or no relationship – ever – where everything will be perfect and happy all the time. That’s just not the way life works!
And you know what? It’s okay to set aside your WineShop business for a period of time if that’s what needs to happen.
But come back. Don’t give up. If you love it, refocus on what it’s doing for you; remember your goals, recall the things you’ve already achieved in your work with WineShop, and get re-inspired to continue your work.
If it were easy all the time… would it be worth it?
To be completely honest, I do not love my business all the time. In fact, there are times when I want to wallow in the closet and drink a bottle of wine (luckily for me that would be a tax deduction…).
It gets hard sometimes. I catch myself wondering, “Are there other jobs out there that are more easy? More fun?”
But then I remember something that has propelled me forward and kept my business strong over the last 12+ years: that when it’s hard, it’s working. I’m growing. I’m being challenged to be the best person that I can be and live up to my potential. I’m doing my job!
Change is difficult and painful, I know. If you’re in a rut right now, stay with it! Call your leader and get inspired again. Find a way to re-engage and re-connect with the people and aspects of the business that you love.
I promise, if you love this business and you stick with it, the rewards will be beyond anything you might have expected.
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