Let’s face it, getting your new Sisel business up and going seems to be harder than it really is. You may have listened to a presentation about our powerful Sisel Safe products and even had some amazing results using them. You most likely had that aha moment when you said to yourself, “I can do this!” Then you signed up, completed all of the forms and now you are a full-fledged Sisel Distributor!
If you’re like most of us that is when panic sets in and you say to yourself; “What have I done?” “I don’t know anything about running a business, or selling products.” If that happens to you, stop and take a breath and remind yourself that your decision to use Sisel products was one of the best decisions you could ever make, then breathe again and remind yourself that “You can do it!” The key to your success is to stay focused. It really is that simple… Stay focused! Here are 8 important steps to take:
1. Define and write down your goal based upon where you are in your business. If you are brand-new your goal should be to get a return on your investment or get your products free.
Where ever you are write down and be clear about the goal you will reach within the next 2 to 4 months.
2. Understand your why and write it down. Your why can be a simple statement, but it must be real and it must create a burning desire within you to achieve it. Your why can center around helping a certain group of people, or to meet a financial goal, or to live a different lifestyle or anything else that creates a realistic desire.
3. Now that you understand where you’re going (your Goal) and why you’re going there (your Why) you can follow some proven principles to help you stay focused.
4. Find a mentor, hopefully the person who shared Sisel with you or the person who shared Sisel with them. Listen to this mentor and follow their direction.
5. Block out the time you will spend working and focusing on your business. Be realistic, spending one hour a week will take you much longer to reach your goal. To start out, carve out five to ten hours or more each week when you can really focus on your new Sisel Business.
6. Make a plan and a list of activities that you will focus on and accomplish during your “Sisel Time”.
7. Avoid distractions. Make some business rules that you and your family understand and support. Like, no surfing the web or watching TV during your new business hours. Help those in your family know that you need their support to help you stay focused and truly work your plan.
8. Say “No” by saying no to some things that you are really saying Yes to your Why and your Dreams. Avoid taking on other commitments and responsibilities. Stay focused on your new Business.
In the book The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge says, “People don’t resist change. They resist being changed.” Change requires that you stop doing something comfortable you may enjoy and start doing something uncomfortable that you may not enjoy, at least initially. Change requires that you make an investment in something now that won’t bring a return until some point in the distant future. Change is hard, and therefore preparation is essential. By focusing on your success and following the principles above you will make the positive changes in your life to reach your wildest dreams.
To your success!
Vice President Worldwide Sales