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Have you taken leave of your senses?

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Jun 15 2016

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,
Helen Jamieson's signature, author of The Networker

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Hi, I'm Helen Jamieson, the author of The Networker - a novel created from experiences on the road to creating over USD $1million with my network marketing business. The book is a fable, a novel, about Sally, a feisty mother of two young children. Sally's feeling exhausted by her job, her lack of money and her negative spouse. Surely successful people didn't have to deal with obstacles like hers? The story follows her into, under and round those obstacles on her quest to take back control of her life using network marketing.

  • Definitely see my self as an Ambassador. I think this stems from a desire to be “Present” with people when I’m out in the world. I don’t want it to be about me and my needs all the time, I like to ask questions and listen without an agenda. However, if our conversation ends up with a need presenting itself that I feel I could potentially help with, then I will ask permission to contact them at another time. When I switch into business mode, I do invite directly, follow up effectively and treat this part of our relationship as business.

    June 17, 2016 at 1:04 pm

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