Direct Sales Is Not Difficult!
Here is something I would like you to read and think about.
The following article is an excerpt from a speech given by a direct seller
at a local meeting. I was told she was asked to speak on how direct sales
compares to working a "regular" job. As you read it count the many blessings we have in
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Lately, I have heard so many people say how difficult direct sales is.
"Its hard." "I can't get any opt-ins." "I can't get people to sign up." "This just isn't for me."
"I didn't know how difficult it would be."
Well, I am a single Mom of three who, before joining the direct sales
family, held down two jobs. I would get up at 4:00 in the morning and not
get to bed until midnight most nights, after returning from my part-time
retail job, packing lunches, checking homework and relieving my mother,
who helped out with the kids.
That, my friends, is difficult.
It is difficult always having to lower your dreams to meet your means. It
is difficult to miss your son's football game because you have to work. It
is difficult knowing the rust bucket you call a car is eating you alive in
maintenance, but you can't afford a new one. It is difficult to realize
that someone else is going to watch your daughter take her first step or
have your son say mama to the preschool teacher.
It is difficult knowing that you have spent 40 years of your life working
for someone else, only to realize that you will be retiring on one-third
of what you can live on today. Or, worse yet, it is difficult knowing that
you have diligently worked all your life, only to be given an early
retirement and replaced by someone younger, more capable.
I will tell you what is difficult. It is difficult waking up one morning
and realizing that your children, the most precious things imaginable, no
longer need bottles, diapers, have tea parties, or are shorter than the
baseball bat they are trying to swing. It is difficult realizing it is too
late and that the time frittered away can never be retrieved. It slips
through our fingers one second at a time.
It is also difficult watching the spark in your partner's eyes fade
because both of you realize the house you have been wanting is just a
dream because someone else is controlling your finances.
We have nasty habits about rationalizing, procrastination and skirting
important things, rather than facing the issues. Too often we allow others
who do not pay our bills, who do not share our dreams, to direct our futures.
As children we have absolutely no freedom; we rebel in our teens and
scream for freedom. We reach adulthood and are finally free, only to
relinquish that freedom because we think it is too difficult. We do not
want to take responsibility. We do not want to make a wrong decision, so
we obligingly give that awesome power to someone else. We wake up too
late. We hear ourselves uttering phrases like: "I wish I had only . . ."
and "If I could do it over again."
You have no one but yourself to blame. You had the chance. Perhaps the
opportunity was presented many times and each time you elevated the
trivial to a higher priority than yourself.
Let me ask you: Is direct sales really difficult?
Is it so traumatic to show someone an exciting product or idea? Is it so
difficult to understand that if you work this marketing idea for three to
five years, you just might finally be able to send your children to a
college chosen by excellence, rather than one chosen by price? That you
could finally put your family in the home of their dreams?
Would you work really hard for eight to ten years, so you could mold a
lifestyle of your choosing, so your family could live a lifestyle of their
dreams, rather than trying to live how someone else thinks you should live?
How difficult is it to pick up the phone and call your prospect? How
difficult is it to place ads? How
difficult is it, really, to share what you love with others? Think about it.
Realize the awesome power you have in your hands with direct sales. There
are people out there working three jobs. There are people drowning in
debt; or agonizing through bankruptcy, realizing they only needed a couple
hundred more dollars per month. That is difficult!
This business you have chosen has the ability to change lives. Direct
sales cannot do anything. But YOU can change lives with it. You are the
one with the life-changing ability. What are you waiting for?
There is difficulty and pain in success, and there is difficulty and pain
in failure. Difficulty and pain in success will last a short period of
time; but pain in failure lasts a lifetime.
Which one is really more difficult? You will pay a price for your actions, and your choices.
Which choice will you make?