We’re at the beginning of a hectic time of year, not only for our families, but for our prospects as well. Will you continue to work on your business even if everyone says, “not now, I’m too busy” or “no, I don’t have the money right now with Christmas shopping to do – you know how it is!”
You can believe them or not, but the truth is, many will not be open to joining your business, and finding someone, will be difficult at best. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not impossible, but you may find that your target market is different. So what do you do?
Do you figure, “oh well, I’ll get back into it after the first of the year, when the holidays are over.” It’s true, people will be more open to your network marketing business in January when their Christmas shopping credit card statements come in the mail and they wonder how they will ever pay it off.
They may be looking for a way to make some extra money and your opportunity may just be the answer they’ve been looking for.
January 1st brings the New Year, with resolutions. People want a fresh start, a new lease on life and they want to do something new and exciting. Is your home business that missing nugget in their lives?
Well, we know where your prospects’ heads are at, but what about you?
What can you do to stay in the game, stay motivated, and set the wheels in motion during the holidays and when they’re over?
With my company, we have challenges throughout the year. These challenges help you stay committed to do what is necessary to find leads, close prospects, and to advance to a higher level in the company – you know – make more money!
The challenges are a point-based system. Different prospecting activities are assigned points, and the objective is to accumulate a specific number of points each week based on the prospecting activities you get done. When you commit to this, you are doing what is necessary to grow your business. The law of averages says that in doing the activities, you are bound to close one or more people during the month while the challenge is in effect.
When you agree to participate in a company challenge, someone is assigned to you to be your accountability partner. This way, you have someone to report to and someone who will cheer you on throughout the challenge period.
You choose the activities each day from a list, and set a goal to complete 10 points per day, or looking at it weekly, that would be 70 points per week.
If your company does not have challenges to help you grow your business, you can use the list above and modify it to work with your company. If you don’t have the discipline to follow through on your own, find a friend, your upline or a family member to be your accountability coach. Then watch how your business changes!
Now, the question still remains… will you stay committed and follow a point system so you stay on track during the next four weeks, or do you
need to be hypnotized to avoid the jingle bells dancing in your head!