I just started reading Build It Big (101 Insider Secrets from Top Direct Selling Experts). Sure, I've been working my chocolate business and it's going well, but I keep hearing a little voice that says, "Where could you be if you worked it like you should?" So this year I've been trying to start listening.
Back in February I decided that on any weekdays I don't have a chocolate show scheduled, I will make at least five business phone calls. It's been going well, and I'm definitely getting positive results from my new level of dedication.
In examining my goals going forward, I've decided not to reinvent the wheel, but to use the motivational and training resources which are already out there! And now we're to why I've started picking up and following things like Build It Big.
One of the initial actions suggested in Build It Big is to start a journal of your accomplishments and the things you need to improve. I can do that!
My greatest accomplishment with my business lately is that I promoted to Team Leader this month! This has been accomplished through persistance. Consistently working my business and making my calls or doing shows each day isn't always easy, but it's paying off!
I need to improve my organization. I can usually find what I need, but I feel I rely on my memory a little too much. I want to be better about documenting what I've done or plan to do, especially when dealing with individual shows.
Working on my business is a win-win for me and I want to stick with it. There are obvious financial rewards, but my business also gives me a sense of purpose and accomplishment separate from being a mom, and also introduces me to fun people and future friends.
I'd be remiss if I didn't throw in that I'd love to help you have a sweet business like mine - check it out and let me know if you'd be interested!