Direct Sales is not for Whiners

It takes work to make a direct sales or network marketing business profitable.

You have to get on the phone. Talk to people. Make sales. Go to meetings. Focus on professional development and team development.

Yes, there’s a lot to making direct selling work.

And can I tell you a secret?

Negative people rarely make it in this business.

Why? Because you can’t waste your energy. There’s too much else to do if you want to be successful. And you need to motivate others. Negativity never motivated anyone.

If all you want to do is whine about why you’re not making money or you can’t book a party or no one will join your team, maybe you should find another line of work.

But if you want to build a successful business, check that negativity at the door, pick up the phone, and get moving.

Direct sales in not for whiners. Don’t be one.

Your thoughts?

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11 Responses to Direct Sales is not for Whiners
  1. Janna Marie
    July 14, 2011 | 12:43 am

    Amen!!! Thanks for this.

  2. Jennifer
    April 28, 2011 | 2:43 pm

    Completely agree… our passion is what sells the opportunity and the products šŸ™‚ If we are negative, how is that attractive to anyone else! …smiling and dialing!!!

  3. Lisa Fehr
    April 28, 2011 | 11:46 am

    THANK YOU for writing this! I am in complete 500% agreement with you!

  4. Bev Oliwa
    April 28, 2011 | 9:48 am

    and the problem is that the whiners are like the rotten apple… they can quickly spoil a team of people….

  5. joanne wilhelm
    April 28, 2011 | 7:18 am

    Amen – so very true!

  6. XANthones+manGOsteen=XanGo (Susana)
    April 28, 2011 | 12:43 am

    Don’t you have “like” button? Me gusta! So true. Negativity takes your time and energy, and you need all that to make your business.

  7. Natalie Collinson - Phoenix Trading
    April 27, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    I LOVE this post!

    In fact, one of my favourite quotes from Maya Angelou, is ‘Nothing will work, unless you do!’

    I am naturally very upbeat character, and yes that may annoy some people (probably the negative whiners!), but geez, do you know how much energy it burns being a whiner and all negative. It’s so much easier and more fun being positive and happy! Plus, a smile is contagious – try it!
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  8. Sharon Katzevman
    April 27, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    Love this article!!! I needed it today and now I’m getting on the phone! šŸ™‚

    • Jennifer Fong
      April 27, 2011 | 3:06 pm

      You go girl!

  9. Adeline Terry
    April 27, 2011 | 11:10 am

    So true. What’s amazing is that the “whiners” just can’t see they are sabotaging their own success.
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  10. Jordan Keyes
    April 27, 2011 | 11:01 am

    I would agree with this whole heartedly. But then again it is the same for any business startup. You can try to find some people to help you in the beginning but it basically comes down to the owner of the business if that business is going to succeed of fail. It takes drive, motivation, and the will to succeed to get things done yourself and get the ball rolling in the beginning.
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