What to Consider First When Changing Network Marketing Companies

A number of factors can start you thinking about changing Network Marketing Companies. Disenchantment with corporate management, product issues, customer service support problems, unrealistic compensation plan, and more can start the ball of dissatisfaction rolling.

For me, it is the first signs of something that reflects, or could reflect back, on my personal and professional reputation in a negative way. Anything that could jeopardize the trust that people have in me and that has been developed over a lifetime.

When I begin to think about moving, I create a “decision grid” or a multiple column comparison chart that answers the many questions I’ve itemized below, and many more that are specific to the positions I’m looking at.

Let’s look at the first two categories that you should be considering, and the questions you should be asking:

Corporate

Having worked in the corporate world, and in companies that both downsized with layoffs and upsized with tremendous workforce growth, I’ve become sensitized to the little things that are potential red flags that something is not right at the top.

Do the corporate leaders have a cohesive vision for the company? Do they have experience in Network Marketing, not just in your product manufacturing? Has there been high turnover in management? What is their plan for growth? Is it realistic? Does corporate value and promote success of the distributors? Does the company have the financial backing to weather an economic downturn?

Product or Service

Do you use and love the products or services the company sells? Have there been recent reformulations of products and how are the new products comparing to similar ones in the consumer marketplace? Are the products consumable?  Where are the research and development, manufacturers, and distribution centers located? What is the track record of the product developers or research scientists? Are there any customers reacting adversely to any of the products, and if so, how does customer service handle the complaints? When distributors/consultants provide input, does corporate listen and validate concerns, making adjustments or changes?

I’ll continue in a future post with compensation and more!

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Finding Your Courage to Change Network Marketing Companies

Here’s what I’ve learned since starting my Network Marketing business all over again, from scratch, with a brand new company.

Courage is what it takes to step out of a comfortable situation into the unknown.

Courage is what you will need, to do what you know is right in your heart.

Courage is what you’ll require, day by day as you change the course of your future.

Courage is what you will be thankful for when you’ve followed your heart and are rewarded for it.

“Have Courage” is what you will say to those who were watching you start over, and now want to join you.

Today, if you know things are not right with the company you are with, the products or service you represent, and you know you are not being paid nearly enough for how hard you work, I invite you to “Have Courage” and listen to your heart.

Changing from one network marketing company to another is a very emotionally charged decision. In the corporate world, if you move from one job to another, the clients are there, and your paycheck is sure.

In Network Marketing, you build your own client and consultant base, being encouraged to bring in your friends and family, and many others who you may have lifelong relationships with. When your heart is telling you that things about your company or the products are not going in the direction you are comfortable with, and your personal / professional reputation is being jeopardized, you know it is time for change.  Your decision is made all the more difficult because you must leave your friends and family to start anew. Even though it is a business decision, it is an emotionally charged choice that is very hard to make and act upon.

I summoned all the courage I could find when a new opportunity knocked on my door.

Once I made my decision, I never looked back. I’m so, so, so, so thankful that when my new opportunity knocked 2  1/2 years ago, I opened the door to my bright new future!
“Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.” 

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thanks for stopping by! XO Candy

 

 

 

Apriori Beauty is Growing!

Wow! Apriori Beauty shares the following fabulous information:

In June 2011 Apriori Beauty Celebrated our 2nd birthday AND…

  • 2011 1st quarter growth is up 159% over 2010!
  • 2011 2nd quarter growth is up 190% over 2010!
  • 1st half 2011 consultant recruiting is up 270% over the first half of 2010!
  • 1st half 2011 client growth is up 272% over first half 2010!
  • We average 8-9 clients per independent consultant!
  • AND we will be releasing 11 new products at the national convention 11/11/11!

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 What are you waiting for? Come on and join the fun!!

Here are a few opportunities waiting for you now:

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2 Character Traits to Develop for Success!

Finishing the year with my Nursing Students, I was thinking about the “great wisdom” I should impart to them in our final class together. As I look back at my own life, my advice today boils down to two critical character traits. Neither of them  were inherited. Both were developed by first observing them in others, watching their success, then trying them out in my own life.  I share them with you here, with a side note that they both go hand in hand.

Brad Nelson covers a lot of ground at first base by Paul T. Marsh/PositivePaul

Bring It On!

Yes, that’s right. It’s the thought process that shows you have the upper hand. It comes about from a lifestyle of learning, being prepared, and building confidence. It’s not arrogant, just confident that when you are approaching a situation, a problem, a new circumstance, or a new day, you are ready to deal with whatever it brings.

“Bring it on” is a mindset that says, no matter what, I will figure out a way to handle the situation, and am confident that I will succeed.

When my son was a young baseball player, he read something that encouraged him to have this type of thinking. The question posed was something like “when you are out in right field, are you saying to yourself, I hope the ball doesn’t come to me, please, God, help the ball not to come to me, I know I’m going to drop it or miss it”, or are you thinking “I hope the ball comes to me so I can make the play and help my team win this game – bring it on!”

That’s the difference in success and failure. Always being in the mental “ready position”. Always confident that you are prepared to do what needs to be done to win with integrity.

What’s Next?

This is the question successful people ask themselves constantly, even more so when a failure, roadblock, or something unexpected occurs. They don’t sit and pine over the loss or failure. Well, maybe just for a minute. But the very next thought they have is  “What am I going to do to move forward?  What is my next step?  How am I going change what I’m doing to achieve my goals?” They adapt, perhaps alter, their course, always putting one foot in front of the other.

This is huge! This question will keep you on the path moving forward. Yes, you may need to change a few things, but what do you need to do to move forward? After you have accomplished something, don’t stop, instead just keep ask yourself:  What’s next? Where do I go from here? It may mean steadying the ship and staying the course, or you may need to adjust the sails and move in a slightly or totally different direction.  When you are in the ready position, you can easily adjust and keep moving in a positive direction.

Are you ready to Bring it On?

What’s Next for You?

Expand Your Circle – Build New Relationships!

Building relationships is the cornerstone of all business. Whether you are a product or service driven business, you rely on relationships to exist. Elizabeth Vervynck and Susan Twellmen, Founders of Apriori Beauty see Building Relationships as one of the hallmarks of business success, so much so, that it is part of the Apriori Beauty Mission Statement.

Friends + Friday = Fun by oneworldmj

If you are marketing a product, how are you going about it? If you are in a Direct Selling or Network Marketing Company, you are responsible for a major portion of marketing your brand to the public.

The days of selling to your family and friends, and to their families and friends has worn out its welcome. Some companies still promote that way of building a business – you basically have access to an online website, useful graphic tools to add to the samples you purchase and give away. Now what do you do?

~  BUILD RELATIONSHIPS~

Build new relationships to a wider circle of people than you have ever been in. This is a blast- and it should be! What are your interests, what would you like to know more about, what are your passions besides your product? If earning money was not a factor, who would you like to get to know? That’s exactly the way you are going to approach building relationships, not thinking about selling or money at all. You are going to meet all kinds of people, from all walks of life. Your life will be richer for knowing them, and they will add new dimensions to your existence!

Friends by {.erika.}

~ IT”S ABOUT THEM ~

Your focus is on getting to know people, what makes them tick, their professions, interests, struggles and successes. Share their life and share yours, too. Just more about them, than you.

~ HOW CAN YOU HELP OTHERS~

Who do you know that you can connect them with for their business, their family, and anything else that can benefit them.

~ ENJOY EVERYONE~

How can you bring more enjoyment into the lives of others, lifting them up, lightening their daily load? Socializing is a great idea, play dates with the kids, meeting for lunch or cocktails, doing a community activity, raising awareness and support of a good cause, anything that promotes the sharing of your life with others.

Where Do I Begin?

In your own home town. Join some MeetUp groups with others of the same interest, connect with others in your city on twitter.  Look for local community events that broadens your outlook and provides a chance to meet new people. Look for groups of people getting together for an activity or purpose you would be interested in.

Friends' Feet by Tochka

How Do I Connect?

Focus. On. Others.  Meet as many people as you can, and find out what makes them tick. Keep it lighthearted and friendly. Share something uplifting, and an encouraging word. Give compliments freely – honest compliments. Find out where else they meet, and what other groups they are involved in.

It Takes Time….

It Takes Energy on Your Part….

It takes Consistency….

It Involves Giving of Yourself….

It Means You Can’t Pout When You Don’t Get Anything in Return….

It Means You May Have To Go Out Of Your Comfort Zone….

and….IT IS SOOOOOO WORTH IT!

This is how you build a reputation as someone who helps others, has their best interest in mind, and wants to see others succeed. People will trust you, knowing you have their best interest at heart.

♥ Friends ♥ by Bear likes Beer (busy as a Bee)……………

I’m on a mission to update my personal image.  In doing so, I have connected with many women who “do hair” and met some very talented stylists, learning things to do with my hair to make me look a little younger. Finally taking off some weight gained over the years, I’ve met some great gals in the fitness industry who are so happy to offer advice and support. My Skin Care friends – from many different companies – are great to bounce off ideas and new treatments with.  Additionally, some I have met online in my area, are now happy to meet for a Girls Night Out every month or so- this has been the most fun for me. The gals are all ages from mid twenties to late fifties, and we all have a blast. They even have named it Candy Dye’s Happy Hour! Yes, they all know I represent a skin care company, and I have given out a sample or two when one says “Oh, I could use a good cleanser” or “I have such dry skin, what do you recommend”. Because we have a relationship, and I know I will see them again and again, I’m not pressured to push my product on anyone. Besides having fun is the most important thing friends do when they get together!

One last thing…. If you are my Apriori Beauty sister, you have an obligation to build relationships!

Apriori Beauty’s Mission Statement is:

“Beauty Through Pure Product Innovation,

Beauty Through Building Relationships,

Beauty That Comes From Personal Success.”

Make My Day – and GO Build Some New Relationships!

XO Candy

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