It’s Your Avon Business – Take Responsibility for Everything
It’s time for you to take full personal responsibility for your business and your business results.
No more excuses. No more playing small.
No more waiting, wondering, pondering or pontificating.
I know… taking full responsibility for our results is H-A-R-D. It’s so much easier to find something else to blame, or to justify why we haven’t achieved all that we set out to achieve when we started our Avon business.
We all do it! Every one of us finds something to blame, or finds excuses at times.
Taking full responsibility can be downright scary. It leaves us with the possibility of being judged or criticized by others, or even by ourselves.
It’s so much harder to say, “Wow – I really didn’t think that through well enough. Next time I’ll do this differently,” than it is to say, “Well, the economy sucks and nobody’s really buying right now.”
But here’s the thing. You are the only thing that really affects your business. Whether you have a successful Avon business or not depends 100% on you and your efforts.
Finding true success and building a huge Avon business comes from stepping up to the plate objectively, and fully acknowledging where you’ve let things fall, or what beliefs and limiting thoughts are holding you back, and then making course corrections to get to that success.
When you step up and take full responsibility for your business, amazing things will start to happen:
The success of your business would be up to you – not on the economy, or other Representatives, or your past successes or failures. Regardless of whether Avon is out of stock on an item. Regardless of what’s happening in the world, in your neighborhood, or even at Avon… at the end of the day, 100% of your business results are dependent on YOU! Yes, really!
The comparison trap would end – taking full responsibility means you measure your success against yourself, your capabilities, and what you did yesterday. It doesn’t matter what others are doing. You no longer need to compare yourself to them. That’s not important to your business.
You would immediately get into action – You would no longer avoid promoting your business. You would no longer have excuses such as, “I don’t want to be a bug, or pushy,” or whatever else you call it. Taking full responsibility means that your success comes from you getting your brochures and your website link out to as many people as possible, letting them know what you have to offer, period.
You’d stop hiding behind your fear and inexperience – You’d get out there and do it. Clarify comes from doing. Knowledge comes from experiencing. Taking full responsibility for your business means taking action, even when you are not sure. You’ll learn as you go.
You’d carefully protect and monitor your mindset and mental health – Taking full responsibility means daily personal development because you know that your income follows your personal growth.
You’d let go of the excuses that keep you playing small – No longer will you say things like, “I don’t have enough time.” “I’ve got kids/husband/full-time/job (whatever else).” “I don’t know enough.” “I don’t know where to start.” Taking full responsibility means acknowledging the constraints that you need to work with, prioritizing what’s most important, and carving out the space and time to make them happen.
You’d ask for help, but you wouldn’t expect anyone else to make decisions for you or do it for you – Taking full responsibility means you are the CEO of your Avon business, and nobody knows it like you do. As an Avon Beauty Boss, you are in charge of your business and no one else.
You’d experiment, test, and tweak the things you are doing – Taking full responsibility means you are willing to push out past your comfort zone and try something new. And if it doesn’t work out, taking full responsibility means you own the mistake, learn from it, and move on with the knowledge you gained.
You’d create a business that supports the lifestyle and financial goals you have – You’d simply stop discounting products if that’s what you’re doing. Avon provides plenty of sales. There’s no reason to discount pricing further. Taking full responsibility means looking carefully at your numbers – whether it’s your personal sales or team sales numbers, and figuring out what you need to do to grow those numbers. And you won’t stop until you achieve those lifestyle and financial goals.
You’d stop saying you’re going to start… blogging / doing video / posting to social media… whatever it is you haven’t started yet, and you’d just do it – Taking full responsibility means living with integrity, even to yourself. It means making a plan, and then taking the steps you’ve laid out in that plan.
You’d give yourself regular breaks and experience life – Taking full responsibility means you know that everyone needs some time off. Our best ideas often come when we’re out of the middle of working so hard. And that once you’re rested and healthy, you’ll be ready to go back to it in bigger and better ways.
Taking Full Responsibility for your Avon business will make a difference in ways that you haven’t even thought of.
When you’re taking full responsibility, you’ll find that your confidence, self-worth, courage, and leadership skills will all start to grow. And it’s these things that really help you find success!
The good news is that as you start to take full responsibility for your Avon business – even for the small things – you become a stronger leader and businessperson. Every time you stretch those muscles, it becomes easier and easier. You get better and better at building your business. And as your business grows, it will be easier to stretch some more to accommodate that growth.
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By Lynn Huber
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