No matter if you are a direct sales representative just to receive a discount or if you are taking steps to really grow your business, it is important to have a vision. Having a vision gives you a clear picture of what you want to get out of the partnership you have with your direct sales brand. This vision allows you to more easily create goals and when shared with your sponsor/mentor, allows them to better support you in your journey. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help you define and refine your direct sales business vision.
Why did I join my brand?
This is usually the first thing sponsors ask their new team members when they start their mentoring, so your should already have an answer for this question. Knowing your “Why” will help you focus in on your vision for your business. Did you join because you wanted more time with your family? Then maybe your vision focuses on social media strategies. Did you join because you have a passion for your product and you love talking to people about it? Then maybe your vision has a strong focus on vendor events.
What is my definition of success?
Think about what you consider success to be in your business. If you have a big picture goal of what your business would look like when you have succeeded, then that is basically your vision right there. If your definition of success is earning all of your company’s incentive trips, then break down the tasks that you need to accomplish to make that happen and form your vision around those goals.
How much time do I want to or are able to spend working my business?
Generally, the more you work on your business the bigger it will grow. Now working more does not mean you need to spend every waking moment working. There are ways to be more efficient in how you work, but that is a completely different topic. What I’m talking about here is if you are only able to work your business part time because you also have a full time job, but you want to make your direct sales business replace your current full time income then that needs to be included in your vision. Conversely, if you only want to work your business one hour a week, then your vision should realistically match this desire.
Remember, just because you have defined your vision does not mean that it is set in stone. If over time your circumstances change, revisit these questions and define a new vision.
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