Tuesday, April 20, 2010

#10 Turning an Obstacle Into an Opprotunity

I started a venture in business which was totally brand new to me, Multi-Level Marketing. Even though I have been in business for myself for over 30 years, no one has ever approached me about MLM and I had no knowledge of its concept. I enrolled from looking at all the checks that were flashed in from of me and the product impressed me as well. I saw the opportunity as a no brainer everyone will want into this, was my thought. My up-line gave me the "this is how we did it and you can do it too" speech, sent me on my way with a "Let's Rock n' Roll."

The thoughts of giving up was trying to surface but I couldn't allow it. It seemed I was running out of people and family and friends were tired of seeing me coming. I was unsure of what to do now. Not knowing what to do I called my up-line for guidance and they would tell me "Rock and Roll, get your business cards, book showcases and go to the malls." You start to build your team and you express to them to do the same. The motivational level of new distributors are on fire when the money is their motive only. A true entrepreneur sees the task, knows the levels of patience that comes with results. As an entrepreneur I also knew, that there had to be a better way than this.

I know I needed to talk to more people and faster and establish more relationships. I needed people that I can present to. This product is awesome, now how can I get in more faces. My husband and I have been full-time artist for the last 18 years. Due to the economy our situation change and my husband took on a full time job. Being that we worked from home we only needed one car, which we shared, no problem. When he was hired I had no way to go out and prospect. That is when it all changed.

People who I made contact with from months ago, I started to call and email. That was not quite enough people, so I went to Facebook. Someone had sent me a join type of email, so I ventured and the venture has been good.

When I initially thought about the MLM business, I wondered "Why isn't everyone doing this? From the outside it looks easy." When I had to lead I had to keep in mind that even though the checks look nice, very few people really wanted to be in sales. I realize that when you're leading people in a business opportunity such as this, it is difficult to process. You become accustom to the habit of the work force. To others it is easier to get up, gas up and spend up all day at the job. It has become a habit. I figure habits can be broken and training and proper leadership can change the attitude.

The attitude, mindset and proper training will allow a successful MLM representative and team. To develop a a great team you need great leadership and awesome mentor. Instead of giving up when you know leadership is the answer, seek it. I went and found some great leaders and followed them on online which lead me to write this article.

My situation changed with transportation, I adjusted and turned my situation into opportunity. I began to create an online presence and developing online relationship. I want to share a quote from an entrepreneur in which I shared on Facebook today ""When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure." Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics ~

Pamela Miller your Dropping It specialist
Encouraging your to drop a bad habit today.
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