Recently, a VP at WineShop at Home pulled me aside and said, “You know, at your age and with your experience, if you put a little more work into your business you could be making 50% more you are now, maybe even double.”
That comment threw me for a L-O-O-P!
I’ve gotten to a great point in my business. I’ve worked really hard at it on a consistent basis for over a decade, and that work has paid off: I have a great, solid team, I have customers who order frequently and are in the Wine Club, and I generally feel very comfortable within the company and I’m good.
But that little comment really made me step back and think about my business. I’ve been telling myself that my business is “good enough,” and it’s been a long time since I stopped to consider whether I could take it further. Did I even WANT to take it further?
So, how does this apply to you? Well… let’s dive in!
During the Holidays, Even a Mediocre Consultant Can Kill It
Between September and December, even a mediocre consultant can really knock it out of the park. Why? Because people buy more wine, host more tastings, and generally getting into “holiday mode.”
This time of year can be a real game-changer for some consultants who take full advantage of the festive spirit; they can take their business from “meh” to “good” or from “good” to “unbelievable.”
But there’s a catch: The only way a consultant will get off her butt and actually do what it takes to take advantage of the opportunity is if she hasn’t settled for the (somewhat) comforting thought, “My business is good enough.”
The thing is, I’m not the only one who could double my income with just a little more work, not by a long shot. Every consultant could double their income with a little more work. Yes, even you. But we tell ourselves that we’re happy where we are (or to BUSY)… even if in reality, maybe we aren’t really so happy. Maybe we’re just settling for something that’s passable. Maybe we don’t even let ourselves dream about taking that all-inclusive trip to Mexico with our new boo because we just don’t think it’s even possible.
Let Go of the Guilt
I have people who know that they’re not satisfied with their business. They’ve owned up to it, and they’re working their tail off to get to a place that makes them beam with pride. Those people really take advantage of the holidays and in January, they’ll look back with a big old smile and a big fat commission check.
Other people only do okay during these months. They’re the ones who might feel guilty, stuck, judged or disappointed that they convinced themselves that their business was enough.
Let’s cut through the murky emotions. Let them go! Instead, ask yourself: Are you happy with your business?
It doesn’t matter what other people think, but it is important that you’re honest with yourself. If you’re business truly is cutting it for you, then great! Good job. Have a nice Christmas. But if your business is “meh” and you’re ready to take it to the next level, here’s what you can do:
1. Set a goal and hold yourself accountable.
2. Make some unshakable decisions about what you’re willing to do.
3. Ask for help (from your upline, mentors, leaders, etc.)
Sometimes just admitting that you want more can be a huge win. Being honest about it is the best first step! Keep moving forward, and if you have integrity and determination, you’ll get where you’re going!
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