Creating a CEO Mindset In Your Avon Business
Do you have a CEO Mindset in your Avon business?
Why did you start your Avon business? Did you have a vision of what you wanted to create and why? Or did you just throw open your doors and hope for the best?
If you’re not reaching your income goals or if you feel your customer roster should be much longer than it is, there are reasons for that, and it boils down to mindset.
Growing your Avon business is pretty simple.
There are only 4 main steps:
- Prospecting for new customers & recruits.
- Getting a brochure (either paper or digital) to every customer every campaign.
- Following up with every customer you gave a brochure to every campaign before you place your order.
- Take the order, submit it to Avon and deliver to your customer, or send them to your Avon Online Store to place their order
And then Rinse and Repeat.
It’s really that simple. You just do these 4 steps over and over again, and you will have a strong Avon business.
We have our Daily 8 System to help you work on the activities that will help you grow your business.
The Daily 8 system is a proven formula
When followed consistently, the Daily 8 Plan will help you maintain the consistency required to build a thriving team and an exponentially expanding residual income.
Instead of working 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, your goal is to capture 8 POINTS a day, 5 days a week for a total of 40 POINTS per week.
Follow this plan consistently for 90-days and teach your team to do the same. At the end of 90 days, REPEAT and then REPEAT again. This is your Daily Method of operation.
The real secret to your Avon Business success is that there is NO SECRET!
It simply takes a simple plan and the dedication and commitment to WORK THE PLAN consistently! That’s it!
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Everyone is welcome! Whether you’re on our Avon team or not, we welcome you & invite you to join in. 🙂
Today We’ll Talk About The CEO Mindset And How It Can Set You Up For Success
Mindset consists of those little stories we tell ourselves.
Sometimes they are true and they propel us toward awesomeness; other times they are full of lies and can halt us in our tracks like quicksand.
Successful Representatives embrace the CEO mindset which is equivalent to a growth mindset.
They aren’t afraid of learning new things, and they can envision a future for their business.
Less successful Representatives often have an employee mindset, or a fixed mindset.
They believe that they cannot reach their pinnacle of success, or they are too afraid to take the necessary actions.
A person with a fixed mindset believes that there is no room for growth.
Essentially, they are afraid to step out of their comfort zone and just settle for less.
Which mindset do you want to embrace?
The good news is you can change your mindset and your negative self-talk.
You CAN make that switch from an employee mindset to CEO mindset (the brain is a remarkable thing!).
The bad news is this doesn’t happen overnight.
However, with steady, concerted effort – and following the steps laid out in this blog post – you can shift your thinking and beliefs while also conquering the fears that are holding you back.
Stop Thinking Like An Employee & Make Your CEO Mindset Priority #1
Mindset is everything when it comes to building a successful Avon business.
When you have the right mindset – often referred to as a growth mindset – you dream big and get excited about mapping out a business plan that will help you make those big dreams a reality.
You have a naturally positive attitude about your business and know in your heart that you WILL be successful; there are no “ifs” in this equation.
Even though you don’t know exactly what the road to success might look like, you are confident that you’ll reach those big goals.
On the other hand, when you don’t have the right mindset in place, you might:
- Become susceptible to burnout
- Miss out on opportunities because you don’t have the team or the energy to pursue them
- Not be able to hit income goals or other important metrics
- Never be able to scale or grow your business into the kind of business you always wanted
Having the wrong mindset – often called a limited or fixed mindset – equates to insecurity and pessimism.
You don’t believe that you can learn new things or are capable of growing an Avon business, so you don’t take the required actions.
Those with a fixed mindset often let their emotions get in the way because they’re listening to that little devil on their shoulder feeding them mistaken advice.
Believing that you’re not capable of doing something – like running a business – will certainly impact your confidence which in turn will impact your ability to proceed with your action steps.
Being A Successful CEO Requires A Major Shift In The Way You Think About Your Avon Business.
What exactly is a CEO mindset? It’s exactly what it sounds like: the thoughts, patterns, beliefs, and behaviors that most CEOs possess.
It’s that confident persona that shines through and handles difficult decisions with ease (or so it seems).
A CEO mindset is not being afraid to take chances as well as knowing when it’s time to shift gears or try something new.
When you think of successful CEOs, what traits do you think they all have in common?
Most successful CEOs are strategic decision-makers and big picture thinkers.
This big picture thinking definitively separates a CEO mindset from something we’ll call an “employee” mindset.
The Employee Mindset Thinks In The Short-Term.
It’s an action-oriented mindset – but action without a long-term vision or a strategic plan in place is just action and probably won’t move you toward your goals.
Think about your own past and the jobs you’ve held since you left high school.
If you punched a time clock, you were an employee.
Those employees go in, perform certain tasks, then punch out and go about their lives.
They can leave work at the office until their next shift.
They are usually just concerned about doing a good job at each shift rather than thinking about how to move ahead in the company – or how to help the company reach more sales and profits.
These short-term actions are what really separate employees from CEOs.
Employees are down in the trenches and usually “can’t see the forest for the trees”.
A CEO, on the other hand, knows where the company is headed and is steering the ship confidently.
She can see the big picture and make decisions that affect the organization with razor-sharp clarity.
Are You Being The CEO Of Your Business Or Are You Thinking Like An Employee?
Yes, Avon Representatives should think of themselves as CEOs.
That title is not limited to corporate CEOs. Your Avon business is a business, YOU are the CEO.
But, just to clarify… you will need both mindsets.
Your CEO Mindset will keep you on task and driving your business vision and determining what tasks need to be done.
Your employee mindset will help you make sure the necessary tasks get done.
If you’re not sure how to determine your CEO vs employee mindset, here are a few simple ways to decipher which one you are right now.
If you’re already viewing your business like a CEO, you probably are:
- Able to outsource without fear or your own ego getting in the way
- Able to “disconnect” emotionally and not take things in business personally
- Working on projects that will build or scale your business regularly
- Taking regular time-outs to work ON your business and brainstorm ideas for new projects, products, services, etc.
- Being a leader – embodying the qualities and values you preach, stepping into new territory regularly, expressing your truth without fear
However, if you’re thinking like an employee, you’re more likely to spend your days:
- Stuck in the day-to-day minutiae of running your business (admin work, tasks outside your zone of genius)
- Feeling overwhelmed by everything on your plate
- Not outsourcing or handing off tasks that allow you to stay in your Zone of Genius
- Just doing your best to get through each day rather than focusing your time on projects that will move your business forward
- Viewing your business as your whole source of identity and therefore taking everything personally
- Implementing old ideas vs. brainstorming new ideas
- And most importantly: Living from a place of fear – letting your own personal “stuff” stop you from moving toward the goals, dreams, and vision you once had for your business and life
Your Employee Mindset is Keeping You and Your Business Stuck and Stalled
I’m guessing that you have fears and roadblocks that are holding you back from achieving your success.
These most likely developed during your childhood, either from comments people told you directly or from hearing discussions/arguments between the adults in your life.
Before you ditch me and think all is lost, the good news is that you can overcome those fears and roadblocks!
Changing your mindset takes some work and some deep introspection but you can absolutely change your thinking and adopt a CEO mindset.
Clearing Out Your Fears
To truly scale your business, make more money, or expand your company, you have to start “clearing out” your fears so you can feel confident doing the things that need to be done to run your company the way you want to run it.
Of course, this isn’t to say you’ll see overnight success or that all your days thinking like a CEO will be rainbows and unicorns.
Instead, you’ll learn how to recognize when those fears start creeping back in so you can halt them immediately without them ruining your mood for days or weeks at a time.
More CEO Mindset Coming Soon
Over the next few weeks, as we continue through this training, you’ll learn how to identify and clear any fears that are holding you back in the specific areas that are preventing you from being a boss CEO.
When we’re done, you’ll have a technique in your back pocket that you can use to move through any fear that comes up as you step into your role as a CEO (or continue to grow as a CEO – there’s always new territory to explore, which means there’s always the potential for new fears to show up).
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By Lynn Huber
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