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You need 3 plans

You need 3 plans for your network marketing or direct selling business.

I’m speaking of planned business building activities, not filing papers nor listening to archived conference calls.

Plan One is used when you are working at a fast pace. “Massive Action.” How many and what type of business building activities will you do?

Plan Two is for those times when you must scale back your efforts in order to handle a life situation.

My opinion is… Health (physical, mental/emotional, spiritual) and Family Milestones are higher priority than my business.  Ask yourself, “What quick business building effort can I do today? What will make me feel I have taken a step forward in my business?”  Incorporate those into your Plan Two.

Plan Three is helpful when you have “taken a pause” in your business and it’s time to restart.

Perhaps your parents died, a child needed emergency surgery and extensive rehabilitation, or an immediate family member had a serious situation that required your focus.

Or for a happier example, you lived your lifelong dream of sailing the Caribbean all winter.  (Not my dream… but one of my friends longs for this. I need Dramamine if I come aboard.)

And remember, Plan Three situations are why we build residual income businesses, so the money keeps coming even when we don’t work. #gotpaidanyway

After an absence of several weeks or months, the sheer number of announcements and latest-and-greatest techniques will take time to learn and implement. Many newbies or people in the lower ranks of a company feel overwhelmed by such a situation, and some quit because it seems like too much to handle.

In my 9-plus years of coaching my team in my current company, I discovered people rarely jump from no activity to Plan One and stay there… a ramp-up phase is typically necessary. This is where Plan Three becomes quite valuable.

Even if you assume you will never need one or more of these Plans, develop them anyway. As your team grows, your teammates will approach you for advice in developing their own Plans… and you can draw from your own for inspiration and guidance.

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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“Feeling frustrated because of unreturned messages and no-shows. What should I do?”

One of my network marketing colleagues had the courage to admit what many of us feel from time to time… frustrated. Multiple people were telling her they were interested, but not responding to her attempts to set an appointment for a presentation. Others would set the appointment and not show up.

Here’s what I responded:

Flakey people will flake, period. And sometimes people act flakey if the relationship is not strong… sometimes it simply takes more time to develop the two-way trust. Having met you, I know you have a big heart.

Everyone goes through “dry” spells. As my sponsor once told me, No One Feels Like Their Business Is Growing “Fast Enough”!! And believe me, people are watching how you handle this, to see if you keep going.

I suggest you do some purely fun things for yourself, to give energy to you: massage? Dinner and movie? Concert? Zip lining? I think afterward you will feel refreshed and ready to do more business with a renewed sense of joy.

and a few minutes later I added:

I have a prompting to add this advice, which brings me peace during “dry spells.” If saying “yes” to your current company is your destiny, maybe them saying “no” is theirs, and their path lays in a different direction. (Adapted from Stephanie Ann Vehon’s article in Networking Times magazine, Nov/Dec 2012)

–LYnn Selwa, “The Rocket Science Coach” ™

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