If you’re a WineShop consultant and you feel like you’re in a rut, break out of it with a push week! I just finished a push week that included doing five tastings, one event and a team meeting… all in 7 days. This is what I learned:
Pushing hard for one week is a really great way to get things moving.
Now, that’s may not be the schedule I want every week of every month, but it made such a difference to have events, meet some people and experience a several good tastings (and a few not so perfect ones) in such a short amount of time. It was an excellent booster for my business and my mind. It got me focused and excited!
New Consultants Need Push Weeks
We all need a kickstart and new consultants in particular can benefit from a week like mine early on in their career.
It was exhausting but when it was all over, I was thrilled and proud of myself for having accomplished so much. Did I have all those tastings lined up at the beginning of the week? Nope! But I committed to doing everything I could to line them up and I did. I made it happen. And you can, too.
If you’re brand new to WineShop, I promise that you will experience a much higher level of success – especially at the beginning – if you challenge yourself to do a push week within your first month. It will lay a solid foundation for your business as well as get you in the mindset of a successful WineShop consultant! So much of this business is learned “on the job” doing tastings that having the actual experience under your belt is nearly imperative to success.
Hard Work Pays Off
Putting that much focus on the business gave my husband some extra time with our boys and I didn’t feel guilty about it one bit because we are in this together!
Words you will never hear in my house are, “let me see if my husband will watch the kids”. You are much more likely to hear me say, “Yes, please go for pizza, to a game, roll around in the backyard and get muddy while I’m at a tasting, have FUN!” because those are things I don’t REALLY miss. 🙂
Back to the push week. I will confess, there was a moment when I maybe just a little bit secretly wished a tasting or two would cancel but I’m SO glad they didn’t. In fact, the tastings I wanted to cancel were the ones that had the best outcomes. For one of the tastings, I’d never heard back from the host; she never confirmed with me and I was so confident it wasn’t going to happen that I scheduled a date night with my husband.
I ran into her the day before and she confirmed that we were still on. Whoops! Date night had to go, but because of that tasting, I might now have two new consultants! Date night turned into a night out for dad playing poker and late night drinks and dessert after. I would say that’s a “win-win” situation.
What If Every Quarter Started with a Push Week?
There were other moments when I thought, “I should do this more often!”
What would happen if, on a consistent basis, we all did a push week? It might seem impossible but remember: the only thing stopping you from building a successful business is the little voice in your head telling you that you can’t.
If you’re not booking tastings, then you’re probably not doing the work necessary to book them because we KNOW people want to and will host for us if we ASK. You have to ask yourself, “What would it be like to do 4 tastings in a single week? What kind of growth and income could I see from that?”
Just like you might do a diet cleanse or reevaluate your finances or clean out your house on a quarterly basis, plan a quarterly push week for yourself too! Find a buddy to do it with you and challenge each other to reach for even higher goals.
Remember, you can’t build a successful anything if you’re not willing to go out there and make it happen for yourself!