Direct Sales: Is It Really Worth It?

Women jumping in the air excited to be in direct selling.Do you ever get an idea in your mind that you can’t seem to forget about? Do you dread the holiday season because you know come January you will have a hefty credit card bill to pay off for “enjoying” the holidays? Do you dream about having a residual income? Does working with other like-minded individuals sound like a great experience?

Would being able to pay for your car payment (or groceries) every month relieve a lot of stress in your life? Would you love to be able to stay at home with your kids? Do you keep coming back to the idea of joining a Direct Sales Company over and over again but never act on it?

If you answered yes to any of the above, I have a question for you: What’s stopping you? Why haven’t you signed on the dotted line, so to speak? Why aren’t you one step closer to making your dreams, no matter how big or small, a reality?

Fear of change? Fear of failure? Fear of success? Fear of rejection?

Here’s the thing: Fear is all around us. We all have it. We all have fears that hold us back in every facet of our lives, and I’m not just talking about business-wise. If you’re a mom, think about the moment that you found out you were pregnant. Whether it was planed or the biggest surprise of your life (that’s me), there was an element of fear that popped up. It happens to everyone. Having to take care of a new little baby for the first time is scary!

Obviously being pregnant is different than making a business decision, but you have to step up in both areas. You have to prepare yourself and learn how to be a mom the best way you can before it happens. When you decide to start a business, it’s the same thing. You have to prepare and learn. The difference between the amazing leaders out in the Direct Sales world and the average people that let life pass them by is simple. The leaders step up, face their fears, and keep on going.

That’s it.

They don’t let fear paralyze them. They don’t find excuses in setbacks and throw in the towel. They don’t stop when a potential presenter tells them no. They don’t stop when a party doesn’t have a lot of sales. They don’t stop when there’s a backorder on products. They don’t stop when shipping takes a bit longer than expected. They just keep on going and turn any negatives into positives. They have their eye on the prize and do whatever it takes to get to where they want to be.

Of course it’s scary to start something new and to step out of your comfort zone. We are human, after all. But here’s the great part: Once you do it a few times, it gets easier. Once you do it a little more, it becomes second nature to you. Facing your fears and then conquering them boosts your confidence in business and in life as a whole.

Think about the fears that are holding you back. Think about how different life would be if you weren’t scared. Write down everything you would do if fear wasn’t part of your world and then go down your list, one by one, to improve your life. Tackle your fears head on and watch how beautifully your life will unfold.

So is Direct Sales worth it?

Absolutely.

Not only has the direct selling industry forced me to face my fears head on (hello, talking on the phone), but it’s just made me a better person. A better mom to my son. A better wife to my husband. A better friend. I have so much more confidence in myself than I’ve ever had before. I’m around positive people all day long and it’s a great atmosphere to be in, especially with Younique. I’ve made so many new friends and business partners. I have more of a purpose than just being a wife and mom. I’m working to make my dreams a reality and there’s no way I could do it if it wasn’t for the direct sales industry.

If you have been thinking about joining a Direct Sales company, do it! It’ll be the best thing you can do for yourself and for your family. Start 2015 chasing after your dreams so that it’s the best year yet for you!

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