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Negative Networkers

Written by Gail Reynolds on April 23, 2010

Yes, that's what I said, Negative Networkers!


I often feel quite guilty... Almost depressed for some of the people's lack of success on my team. In turn, I have started to spend the vast majority of my time developing new ideas, new systems, and new tools in order to help them achieve the success they said they so badly wanted. I basically stopped recruiting all together and got into the dreaded "management mode", where 90% of my time was spent on training and tool development. But the funny part is that nothing ever changes.  It didn't matter what I did for them.  It didn't matter how bad I want "success" for them. The people who were getting results, continued to do so, while those who were treading water, kept treading.

In conclusion, my theory is the only thing you can do that will TRULY help your business and your team members is to lead by example.  Just do the things that you need to personally do on a daily basis to build your Avon business - Advertising, Prospecting, Follow-up, and New Representative appointments. One training call per week for new representatives tops...  Spend more of your time one-on-one with your Sales Leaders, and that's it.

Just as it is a sorting game to find new representatives, it is a sorting game to find representatives that will work and achieve once they join Avon.  The sad truth is that 90% of those who start a networking business aren't really serious about becoming self-employed.  They are just looking to "buy some hope", so they can quiet the voices of discontent in their heads.  Soon enough, they'll find an excuse as to why "it didn't work for them", and quit and there's NOTHING you can do about it - So don't spend your time and energy worrying about it.  DO NOT cater to their weakness.  Do not change your tools if they are working for you.  Do not change your websites if it is working for you.  Do not change your system if it is working for you - just because it doesn't work for others... It never will, and it's their issue, not yours.

Build YOUR Avon business;  Lead by example, and the right one's the positive ones, will follow you.  Put your blinders on to everything and everyone else.  I tolerate ZERO negativity in my life now.  Someone sends an unfriendly email... Adios.  They're off my list and out of my life.

"Find new blood" is the answer.  Remember WHY  You're here; it's to give people the same opportunity you have had.   It's much smarter to find "Do-ers" and leaders than it is to turn people into them, (which is basically impossible without their personal conviction to do so).  It is also VERY important that you leverage LARGE numbers in your business building efforts, because you won't even notice the whiners, complainers, and quitters when you're dealing with thousands of people.  The best way to do that is to start advertising, then build and maintain a LIST that you can talk to email text on a monthly basis.  Each new contact will bring new, interested prospects and representatives to the table.

Take the plunge and become a positive Team GBR Member today 

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