Wait for it…
Osama Bin Laden was captured and killed by US forces.
OK, I know I’m being silly. Is there any way ANYONE who doesn’t live under a rock doesn’t know this?
But here’s the thing. It seems that many direct sellers have COMPLETELY lost their heads about this. I am shaking my head in shock watching the polarizing political posts go by from both ends of the spectrum. Everyone seems to be using this excuse to make their political point.
And every time you do this online, you’re damaging your business.
Why can’t you just say this stuff to your friends in person? Must you make this point on Facebook to people who will be alienated because of your strong political opinion? Have you no control at all when it comes to this stuff?
Hear me: When you make political posts that lean strongly in one direction, there will be people in the other direction who disagree with you strongly. And if your post hits them the wrong way, they may very likely choose to hide or unfriend you. And then all the work you’ve done to build a relationship with that person is GONE. FOR. GOOD. It’s not worth it.
Not to mention the fact that people’s opinion of your company is often colored by what you say online. So even if the people you’re friends with agree with you, someone else who is a customer of someone else in your company may read it and decide that your whole company is wrong. They might stop doing business with someone else in your company, or brand your company as “full of extremists” because you couldn’t keep your opinion to yourself.
This is bigger than you folks. And you need to quit it. You are doing damage to your own business, and to your company.