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What Do You Do When They Don't Pick You?

Published on 6/7/2017
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me with coffee

 

This morning, as I sipped my coffee, I did what I alway do: Check my email. When I clicked and read the most recent one, I felt as if I'd been punched in the stomach. Seriously. OUCH! 

 

For the past several weeks - THREE weeks, to be exact, because I went back and counted, I have been going back and forth via email and telephone with a prospective client. A woman, interested in my Purium 10 Day Cleanse. She had a lot of questions. Not just about the cleanse, but about the company itself and if it would be a profitable business opportunity for her.  

As a representative of Purium, I fully believe in the products and their incredible business opportunity, so I shared with her my confidence in both the products and the company. Every single day, for 3 weeks, she fired questions and I answered them. This took an awful lot of time on my part, because my responses were pretty detailed. And I kept directing her to my Purium website for more info.

Last Monday, she decided she would go with the Platinum Program through Purium - a really great and economical way to try the 10 Day Cleanse PLUS get started in her own business. I gave her my gift card code so she could save $50 on her purchase. She was going to place her order later on that evening, after work. I was excited, not just for her, but for me, because that meant a commission check, another member on my team and possibly more commission checks based on her productivity. I am being honest here. Certainly, I want to help people, including her, but I also need to earn an income. And I just assumed after all the time and effort I'd invested and the connection I believed we had, she was going to go with me. 

I assumed wrong. 

She did place her order, but not with me, nor did she use my gift card. I am not sure if she used a gift card at all, but all last week, she continued to ask questions every day and I answered them, still thinking she'd not yet ordered because I did not have a record of it. And then she sent an email saying her boyfriend was concerned because she'd ordered the Platinum Package and he thought she'd made a foolish decision.

Wait. What? She'd already ordered the Platinum Package? 

I called her. Straight to voicemail. I waited a few hours and then sent an email asking her if she'd already placed her order, and if so, I didn't see it showing up on my end. Perhaps it didn't go through, so let's double check on that.  

It took 4 days for a response from her. This is what I got this morning: 

I ordered the Platinum. Last Monday night. From someone else. 

 

Well, there you have it. She was definitely impressed with the product and the company, so she joined, just not with me. And I have to admit, I was disappointed and thought what a huge waste of time on my part. And it hurt. Just a little. It really did.

And what I could have done, and had every right to do, was contact Purium, provide the evidence of all our conversations and had her switched over to my team. And they would've done that, too.  I was tempted, but no. Honestly, do I really want her on my team now? Does she represent everything I and the rest of my team stand for? I am not so sure. Maybe she chose to help out a friend in the same company who really couldn't answer any of her questions, so she turned to me instead. Who knows? I will never know. LET IT GO! 

I sent her an email response wishing her well in her efforts to improve her health and wellness. I also encouraged her to reach out to her new team leader, build a relationship with him or her, and to take advantage of everything the company has to offer to guarantee her success in what will hopefully be a profitable business.  

Sigh...Tough words to type, but I really did mean every single word. 

After I got over my initial disappointment and yes, a little anger, I realized this: She might not be my customer or recruit, but at least she's using the products and promoting them and the company, and that I believe, is most important. So I didn't really waste my time. I did my job. And, it will come back to me in other ways. I believe that with all my heart. 

I understand stuff like this happens all the time, but it's the first time it's happened to me. If you haven't experienced this yet in your own business, you probably will. The only advice I can give is what I learned today: be gracious, don't spend too much time trying to figure what went wrong, don't beat yourself up for any mistakes (I definitely made a few, but I won't punish myself, instead I will learn for the next time) and move on. 

Yours in happiness, health and success,

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