Thursday, October 21, 2010
If you are selling a product like Melaleuca, for example, you need a lot of people to talk to if you want to grow your business into a good living.
I do not recommend trying to sell your product to your relatives and close personal friends. Why? Because you are pushing into their sacred space. There is an area of our being that says "You've gone too far" or "You are too close" that makes life uncomfortable to us. Why would you want to make life uncomfortable for your relatives and good friends? Why do that when you don't need to do that?
Here is another reason why you should not use your family and friends as a springboard to financial success. THEY OFTEN ARE VERY NEGATIVE TOWARD YOUR NEW VENTURE. In fact, they often think you should quit your association with the new company. Of course, if you start to make serious money they will shut up. But they probably are even jealous at that point.
Remember what the good book said. "Neither a borrower nor a lender be." Doing a sales pitch on those closest to you is borrowing their good will. Is money worth killing off that hard earned good will?
Having said that, some of your friends and even your family may come to you down the road when you are obviously doing well with a company. If they do, present your business to them professionally. If they still back off, then laugh it off. Don't say anything negative to them or anyone else for that matter. Doing so just can't work in your benefit.
So, where do you get people to talk to? Here are some suggestions:
Office supply salespeople
Department store salespeople
Ski lift riders
Bridge club members
Cycling group members
Cable TV installers
Satellite TV installers
Gas station attendants
Flower shop employees
Health food shop owner
Discount store workers
Chamber of commerce
Hope this helps!
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