Have you taken leave of your senses?
When I started my massage practice, I let people know it was open.
I mentioned that I was a massage practitioner if people were asking for one, or were complaining about something I knew it could help. I told people what I did when they asked.
But I didn’t call them and tell them about it relentlessly.
I didn’t spend hours trying to think up a breathless, magnetic soundbite about what I did.
I didn’t wait for breaks in the conversation when I’d invited them round for a cup of tea, so that I could tell them again how wonderful my massage practice was.
And that’s because I would have come across as a looney, sending people running, perhaps terrified of massage therapy forever.
This is business common sense.
Building a network marketing business is not a permission slip to take leave of our senses.
I found keeping conversations about the business very separate from my personal relationship with people worked really well.
I set up specific times to talk about business and to follow up. Unless someone was using the product or building a business, I did not talk about it outside of those times.
That did not mean I didn’t follow up.
It just meant I didn’t go on and on and on, hovering for the next chance to slip it into the conversation, like some kind of desperate chump.
So have a think about who you are being around your business.
Are you being dignified, patient and respectful?
Or when you signed your application did you mistake it for a license to start treating people like farm animals?
Have you tried both ways of building your business – farm-animal-wrangler versus respectful ambassador? And maybe everything in between? I know I certainly did.
Jump into the comments and let me know which felt better and which produced long term results – are there any tools that helped you make the switch?
See you on the road,