A few years ago I ventured out on a new journey with a company called Thirty-One. During my journey with this amazing company I have learned much about myself and the business world. I grew in my faith and my friendships. I love knowing that I am part of a sisterhood like Thirty-One. I have recently promoted from Consultant to Senior Consultant. I worked extremely hard to hit that mark, nearly four years.
Being part of a direct sales company is so much more than selling a product, It’s about building relationships. I never thought much about the relationships I had in my life. That’s my aunt, that’s Mrs. Jones from church, that’s my best friend, that’s Susie in my math class but there is so much more to the who’s who in life.
Throughout the chapters in my Thirty-One storybook and let me tell you I have many stories, I have learned that Susie who was in my math class ten years ago is now my best friend because even though we hung out with different crowds in high school (I was a band geek and she was a field hockey diva) our seasons in our lives have now collided and brought us together in our son’s classroom. And Mrs. Jones from church wow now she’s a major influence in my life and my go to person when I need advice on “adulting”.
Relationships are everywhere and need nurtured and loved in order to grow. The same way at parties and events the focus needs to be on the relationships not the sale. Yeah, yeah, yeah I know but without the sale you don’t make any money and what is the purpose then of direct sales. I hear you. Within that statement what you miss is the idea that one sale is a dead end but a relationship is repeat sales, referrals, and possibly a new team member.
BOOM! Drop the mic and walk away!
Growth within your business is focused on building though lasting relationships that help propel your business to the next level.
Have you ever thought about the relationships in your life and how they can be nurtured and loved on? Think about Mrs. Jones from church, you see her every Sunday morning sitting in the third row from the front with nothing but smiles. How interesting would it be to know that she was a cancer survivor, and now she’s battling cancer again and the conversation you stopped to have with her that one Sunday morning after church made her day? Foundation laid.
The next Sunday you do the same, week after week until that relationship is formed come to find out that her daughter is getting married and needs bridesmaids gifts. Since you have that relationship, that bond formed She already knows you are a consultant for such a Faith-Filled amazing company and she comes to you to help her and her daughter work on part of her daughter’s biggest day of her life, her wedding day.
Relationships are the cornerstone of your business and of your life.
*names are changed within this post.