Why are you selling that?
There are things in my life that I am passionate about. Running, fitness, health and my family to name a few. For many years I have been sharing my experiences and thoughts with friends, family and anyone who would listen. I am not an expert in any field, but I am person with life experiences and goals that are similar to others. I will get questions about how to start running or a work out plan or how to start eating better. I try to give the best advice I have and share resources that I have used in the past. We are all in this life together so I believe we should give a hand when you can, right? Pay it forward.
Last year I was introduced to a newly developed nutrition line by a friend who was an expert in health and wellness. I tried and loved the products and when asked to join the company, I said no – because I always go to no when it scares me. Plus I have a full time job and…
• I’m not a sales person.
• I don’t have time.
• I don’t have the money to invest.
After a few weeks of thinking it through, asking her questions and reading (and re-reading) the fine print, I said yes. I did it mostly because I trusted the person who introduced me to it. After I got my email confirmation I was scared to death and regretted it immediately.
Then I stopped being afraid and started to learn more. I shared it with the world, just as I had always shared the things I was excited about. For me, it’s not about making a ton of money for me (yet). I make a little extra and gain a ton of experience. When I put more work in, I make more money… now that’s a welcomed change from Corporate America’s structure of compensation.
In a year’s time, I had learned a ton about health and nutrition, gained the confidence to speak up and built a customer base and a small (but amazing) team. I no longer fear the direct marketing comments and know that what people tend to refer to as a “pyramid” is really just how most businesses work.
Recently, I joined a second company which is completely in line with my values and my mission. The tools and resources are endless, the products are so fun and I am having a great time.
So back to the original question…
Because this business allows me to provide a possible solution to people who have a problem or question.
Because this business has helped me to grow as a person, as a businesswoman and provides me the opportunity to create my own destiny.
And because this business allows me to share the same great opportunity with other people. How’s that for paying it forward?