s a leader in your direct sales business, you need to create a vision for your
business as well as for your team. Once you sponsor someone in the business,
you become a leader, and need to lead by example. You need to let your team know
that you understand the struggles in this business and that you are committed to the
When you set your weekly and monthly goals for the company, are you also keeping
in mind your team goals? Are you sharing your goals for the company with the team?
Do you have a vision for where your team is going?
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18)
If you answered NO to the above questions, then TODAY you need to articulate
your vision, write it down and share it with your team. You need to speak the vision
into existence and claim it! You need to see the success within your team. You need
to see that it’s possible for your team to earn the trip incentive, to have them walking
across the stage at the next convention. You have to visualize your vision first—then
you share it.
When you share the vision with your team, you will be excited to see which team
members caught the vision and are willing to work toward the same goals with you? It
starts like a snowball rolling down a hill. Before you know it, you’ve created something
bigger than you ever imagined.
The Message for Week … Begin to implement your Leader Vision!
o you use a daily “TO-DO” list? It is so critical that you start a list, if you
haven’t already, and update it daily. We have so many things going on in our
lives personally and professionally that you don’t want to miss out on any opportunities.
A few weeks ago, during the holiday season, I was at a school event with my
children’s’ PTA. I asked several of the parents if they had bought teachers’ gifts for the
holiday season. I shared with them that I could help them with any gifts they would
need during the year. I received a good number of leads to follow up with, but not
writing them down at that moment, was a mistake. When I got home that night I
had to try to remember everyone who told me yes, they were interested in seeing my
Don’t leave everything up to the computer in your head. The best thing to do is to
write it on a list or record it in your iPhone, Blackberry or Android.
Once you put the tasks on your “TO-DO” list, the goal now is to DO THEM!
Check off each task as it’s completed. Reward yourself at the end of the week when
you’ve completed at least 90 percent of your list. I say 90 percent because there will
always be tasks that you need to carry over into the next week or two. Don’t beat
yourself up over these—celebrate all that you have accomplished.
In business, you’ve got to get it done—so start now.
The Message for Week 2… “TO-DO” or “Not TO-DO,” that is the question!