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Exit Your Comfort Zone And Enter Your Profit Zone!

Published on 12/7/2018
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I remember back in the mid-90s when I was building a network marketing business. It was all one on one, live meetings twice a week, phone calls, handing out cassette tapes, and occasional product delivery. I wasn't online in those days, didn't even own a computer! But I was making the most money I'd ever earned in all my years in the industry.

My how things have changed. When that company went into bankruptcy, I made a career change into the corporate health care world. There was no opportunity or time for that matter to hold night meetings, as I worked until almost midnight every night. So I kept what remnants were left of that prior organization by working online when I was off from the hospital. I would meet with local associates or clients when possible, but most work was done through email. I was able to maintain some decent residuals for a few years (around $1,000/mo.), but then my aging parents became very sick and required extra care. My pharmacy career also involved extra continuing education and certifications which took most of my extra time. Unfortunately, my network marketing business suffered as a result of not being able to devote much time at all. Residuals dropped significantly.

Both of my parents have since passed. The health care world was becoming more demanding and stressful. Money was good, but job was taking its toll on me and my health. Then a close family member was diagnosed with oral cancer last year and required extensive surgery, I could see he was going to need a high degree of care during his recovery. So I took that opportunity to retire early from the hospital to be caregiver for my brother. Now that I have been retired for just over a year and my brother needs a little less care, I find myself with a little more time to start building my business again. A couple of new distributors I recently enrolled have been practically begging me to hold a live meeting in their town, which is about an hour away. Keep in mind, I had not held a live event in over 20 years! I hesitated, but finally agreed. I realized that I had settled into what I call the 'online comfort zone' all these years. I think many of us hide behind our computer screens, avoiding human contact. Network marketing is much about relationships, and there is no better way to cultivate that aspect than to meet people IN PERSON!

So a couple of weeks ago I conducted a health and wellness seminar which led into a couple of my company's products. I was nervous, but it ended up being quite a hit! Only about a dozen people attended, but many started on the product that night, and 2 have already reordered! The host says she expects at least 25 people at the next meeting in January. That's how it worked many years ago for me. Things started small, then word of mouth kicked in; meetings typically had 30 to 40 people in attendance on average. Needless to say, we are quite excited about the possibilities here. It took that first step to leave my comfort zone. But I can already see the increase in business, and fully expect 2019 to bring me back to levels of 20 years ago and beyond! It's actually kind of cool going back to old school methods of business building.

 

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