Over the years I have tried direct sales in many different companies, and never had any success. I have moved on and vowed I would never do direct sales again, although I did support all of my friend’s business when they sold products.
I concluded I can’t sell water in a desert.
With my anxiety issues increasing, and the fact that I needed money working from home I looked at many different options. My friends kept mentioning direct sales and I would smile, nod, and say not for me, but thanks.
I found Norwex and told all my friends about their amazing products. I can’t tell you how many times they would say “ok ok Shari where is your catalogue I will buy some of these products” and I always had to admit I don’t sell them and direct them to my friend. I even wrote posts, and shared her website because I felt like people needed these products. My fear and anxiety were holding me back. Besides I moved to a new area and new very few people.
I was offered a free sign up kit, and decided at least I would get the products I was buying for free, anyway, I signed up. I expected to not make any sales, take my free kit, and carry on with my life. Except that’s not what happened.
The first night I cried. How could I sign up to do this when 1. I can’t sell stuff, and 2. I can’t do a party, people scare me.
Then I started selling. Seriously, people bought this stuff. I let them try it, and they bought it. I was more stunned than anyone. I had people join my team too. Which I thought they were crazy, as my whole thing was “I have no idea how I am getting sales or recruiting” these lucky team members of mine. But I learned what I lacked in skill, I had in passion. My hubby wants me to make money after all he is the practical one, you know who realizes hydro doesn’t accept our passion for lights as payment 😛 But I just want people to know about the products and the business. What it all has done for me.
The products actually help me clean my house fast, and easily and my kids can use them! PLUS I don’t get rashes from my cleaning products any more, which I did with most other cleaning products I had used, as I have very sensitive skin.
Then the personal growth and friendships I have made because I have had to step so far out of my old comfort zone I can’t imagine being that reigned in any more. I have been pushed by my own desire to succeed, and help others succeed. I have huge dreams and goals that I never thought I would actually dream. I honestly didn’t think I would sell anything. When I started my goal was to make a sale. I thanked my Mother In Law so much for that first order! ha!
Now my next goal is to be a Team Leader (since I already moved up one step), and then on to moving up through the levels.
I went to conference this year which was one of the scariest things I have done in my life, and I can’t wait to go again next year! It was such a stretching point for me, but again, I can’t imagine ever going back to the small version I was before this.
I have such a passion for helping others and sharing this opportunity with others that I would welcome you to ask me questions or you can always just join my team!