Preparing To Go Full-Time In Your Avon Business
You’ve started your Avon Business, or maybe you’ve been selling Avon for some time. But now you want to start preparing to go full-time in your Avon Business.
Before you will have any success in your Avon business, it’s important to believe that you can do this.
Let’s talk a look at that first –
I want you to think about your present-day results and how you have arrived at the place you are at.
I’m sure there are many positive things in your life that you are proud of and grateful for.
At the same time, it is only human nature to have other areas of our life where we are unhappy and want change.
In your case, the area of career is obviously one of the results you want to change.
So, let’s look at the following formula:
Habits – Behavior – Results
Your daily habits generally control your overall behavior.
Your behavior (the actions you take) is the direct cause of your results.
It is pretty obvious that if you want to change your results, you must change your habits.
In order to change your habits, you must understand how they work and how they have been formed.
Modern science tells us that between 96 and 98% of all human activity is subconscious (or habitual), things we do without consciously thinking about it.
If you think about your morning routine from stepping out of bed, to having a shower, getting dressed, eating breakfast, and brushing your teeth, you can very likely do all of these things without really “thinking” about them.
You have just been doing them so long that they are a part of you.
It wasn’t always this way though. At some point in your childhood, you had to learn how to do each one of these tasks one by one.
The same rules apply in your life today.
The only difference now is that you need to adopt of a set of habits that guarantee business success.
The only way to do this is by tracking and monitoring your daily behavior to ensure you are constantly taking action towards your new outcome.
One of the things that will help you with this is our Daily 8 Challenge.
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.
As you’re working on the Daily 8 System, be sure to set up your systems to automate your follow-ups.
Once you have your systems in place and you are implementing them, this is where your business will be ready to take off.
Make the Leap
You have systems in place to ensure you move confidently towards your business and FREEDOM goals.
Now that you have your business setup, you know what you need to do, and you have our systems in place, I am going to assume you are now this brave, confident, powerful, and excited new person.
You see your business for what it really is: personal power and freedom.
You are excited about the days, weeks, months, and years ahead.
So, there are really just three things to talk about…
Concept 1: Preparing For Challenges in Your Avon Business
You need to know this right from the beginning… BUSINESS IS TOUGH!
If you are looking for an easy ride with a free ticket to cash, you are not likely to find it as an entrepreneur – of any kind of business.
To succeed as a business owner and be able to take your Avon business to full-time status, you are going to have to prepare yourself for one of the most challenging experiences of your life.
DO NOT take this as a negative because it isn’t negative.
Human beings thrive on challenges.
We need to be thinking, working, and solving problems to fully tap into our true potential.
You are going to be faced with a seemingly endless stream of challenges and roadblocks that will test you every step of the way.
When you become a full-time Avon business owner, you are declaring to the world that you are prepared for whatever challenges may present themselves and you will rely on persistence alone to get you through any problem that may temporarily step in your way.
You are going to make mistakes. A LOT of them.
And you are going to have to prepare yourself to develop a thick skin to overcome these mistakes and the potential judgments that accompany them.
The biggest thing I can tell you about mistakes/failures (whatever you want to call it) is that it may suck at the time, but these instances usually provide you with the best experiences that you can use to your advantage in the future.
When I started my Avon business, I did not have any support.
Richard and I paid to go to seminars and work with coaches to learn the ropes.
And we had to figure out a lot of things along the way.
Richard and I Made Lots of Mistakes in Our Avon Business
The first big mistake we made was to open an Avon Store.
But the biggest mistake I made in my business was to walk away from Avon. You can learn more about that in this video.
I still beat myself up over that decision, but there is no way to take it back now. It is what it is.
I still have not recovered the income and business that I lost due to that mistake.
But there are still some positives that came out of it even though it was impossible to think anything positive at the time.
What I Learned From My Mistakes
One of my biggest Ah-Ha moments was regarding Residual Income.
I have always known what residual income was. In the simplest terms, it’s doing something right once, and getting paid over and over again for the effort you did that one time.
A great example of this is a singer/songwriter. Think about Neil Diamond – my idol – he has written many, many songs which have become great hits. He goes into the recording studio and makes a recording. Now, every time that song is played on the radio or purchased, Neil earns money again and again. That’s the amazing benefit of residual income.
Our Avon business provides the same kind of residual income. And even though I understood that it wasn’t until my experience with residual income hit me between the eyes that I really understood the impact of it.
After doing nothing for six years in my Avon business during this time, Avon never missed depositing a check in my bank every two weeks. How powerful is that!
You are also going to have failed projects and are going to make mistakes.
You are going to start things that simply don’t work and you will reach the painful point where you have to walk away from the idea because it doesn’t build your business.
Understand that EVERY successful entrepreneur has done this and, in fact, the MOST successful business owners are typically the ones who have attempted more “stuff” than anyone else.
The sooner you can learn to embrace challenges, roadblocks, failures (you name it), the easier it will be for you to drive ahead and become the entrepreneur you envision yourself to be!
Concept 2: Preparing For Resistance in Your Avon Business
There are very few guarantees in life. There’s the old joke that says the only two guarantees in life are death and taxes.
I would feel quite confident adding one more item to that list. RESISTANCE.
I can almost guarantee you that when you make the leap from security to freedom, you will be met with a great deal of resistance.
The resistance may come at you from many angles, family, friends, coworkers, or even just society in general.
Often the resistance is well-intentioned and never meant to hurt you.
And that is how you will have to accept this kind of resistance if you do not want to let it stop you.
The resistance may come in the form of ridicule, criticism, or some form of negative judgment.
Let’s talk about why this happens.
In general, when people come from a job mentality and they see someone giving up a “secure” job to pursue a big dream, they will deem this to be a stupid or even reckless move.
The difference between you and them is the beliefs you carry and the way you now see the world.
THEY see the job as safety from some unknown disaster that may or may not happen. They need to have a job in order to sleep at night.
YOU see the job as a form of self-limitation and mental slavery.
You understand that you are trading away the days of your life for something less than you want and deserve.
You know the inherent value of having a larger purpose in life and unless you can find a dream job that allows you to fulfill that purpose, you must create the business on your own.
You Cant Avoid The Resistance
There is no way to completely avoid or remove the resistance that you will experience from those people around you.
Instead, you will need to develop your own strategies for examining the resistance that enters your world and transforming it into something that drives you forward.
It is also important to note that you generally have control over your environment.
If there are negative people around you constantly discouraging you and questioning your decisions, you have the ability to spend less time with them.
This obviously needs to be handled carefully when it comes to family and friends.
The best course of action I have found is to simply share as little information about your plans and ideas as possible.
As far as I’m concerned, the less information the negative people have about what you are doing, the better.
Take your interactions with negative people and, instead, invest that time in meetings with mentors, mastermind groups, networking groups, seminars or anyone who will talk about the positive impacts of your decision to become an entrepreneur.
Concept 3: Overcoming Myths in Your Avon Business
If you look at the examples of resistance that I have pointed out so far, you will notice that the resistance is always based on fear and the fear is really just a myth.
Some of the most common objections that people will throw at you when you venture into the world of entrepreneurship are as follows:
- What if you don’t find any clients?
- What if you get sued?
- What if you aren’t bringing in enough money to pay your bills?
- What if you can’t pay off your start-up loans?
- What if you go bankrupt?
Are you noticing a common theme? That’s right, the dreaded what-if scenarios.
The person who comes from the job mentality views their decisions as “safe” and your decisions as “risky”.
The truth is safety is a myth.
It is a myth because you could paint one of these what-if disaster scenarios for pretty much every decision you make in your life.
And if you actually took part in this ridiculous exercise, you would probably never leave your house. You would ask questions like:
- What if I get in a car accident?
- What if I slip on some ice and break my hip?
- What if I’m in the car alone eating my donut and start choking?
- What if I run out of gas on the side of the highway?
Seems pretty ridiculous right?
Well, every single what-if statement I have cited is nothing more than an imagined event… something that has NOT happened yet that may or may not ever happen.
Investing time in your present moment reality to worry about the infinite number of what-if scenarios that life might throw at you is time well WASTED.
There are no guarantees in life. Nothing is fixed.
We will make some good decisions and some bad decisions.
Our job is to grow to a level of competency and confidence so that we are able to handle whatever life throws at us.
Knowing this is the case, you move out of the what-if mentality by ignoring these myths and move forward towards your ultimate life of freedom.
Going Full Time in Your Avon Business
Keep working hard on your Avon business, working your Daily 8 System, plugging people into your automated follow-up system, continue recruiting for new Representatives and plug them into your recruiting follow-ups, plug your new team members into your system to help your new team members get started in their business…
And over time your business will grow to the point where you can let go of your day job.
Only you can decide when you are ready to quit your day job.
I strongly suggest you don’t quit your job until your Avon business is paying you more than your job does.
I want to congratulate you on taking this journey with me.
You are among a very small group of people who live the most abundant, fulfilling, and happy lives.
Your decision to follow your heart and live a life of passion will not only uplift the people around you but will also provide a source of inspiration for many people who will look at you and become inspired to take charge of their own lives.
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By Lynn Huber
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