This is how I eneded my last post:
"We talked and talked about goals and team building and the fact that,
that is why everyone was there. To help each other reach there goals.
Some want to buy houses, some want to travel, some want to help there
parents, exc.... What do you want?
Like I said earlier the other part to this business is sales. To have a
business is having customers you have to have customers to have a
business so for this blog I will put a number of my experiences with my
products, pictures, videos, answer questions, whatever you would like to
know please feel free to ask or call me and I would be more than happy
to talk to you about."
With this being said Customers are a big part of Amway. It is also from what I have read about the number one reason that people leave Amway. It is hard to get customers. Some people have been told to call all of there friends and family members and beg them to buy products from them. Lets face it NO ONE LIKES THIS!!!!! For me I didn't feel comfortable asking my family to buy products from me. I have had WAY to many cousins call and try to get me to buy this or that or give them money or get into there business.
The other choice is to go out and Find customers. Well lets see were else you can find customers: Work, School, Church, Community events, Businesses, Online, Random people you meet, exc... It takes a LOT to go out and find customers. I found this hard also at first. How could I sell products that I my self didn't believe in? I had never used the products. I had never tried them, I didn't know what they would do for the people I was trying to sell them too. I felt like a walking telemarketer.
THAT IS WHEN IT ALL CHANGED.
One of the BEST things about the group that I became a part of that met at Denny's with Justin and Laura is that they pushed me to be better. They recommended books that helped to change my way of thinking, Books that explained the difference in personality's, ways of thinking, setting goals, the fact that I have to make the changes that I want for my future. Books such as:
The Magic of Thinking Big,
Rich Dad Poor Dad,
Get Over Yourself,
How to have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People,
Master Key to Riches,
Bringing Out the Best in People,
The Go-Getter, The Magic of Thinking Big,
Hung by the Tongue,
How I Raised myself from Failure to Success,
The Greatest Miracle in the World,
The Choice, The Art of Dealing with People,
The Greatest Salesman in The World, Skill with People,
Acres of Diamonds, Boundaries,
Winning without Intimidation,
How to win friends and Influence people,
The Five Love Languages,
Go for No
Out of All of these book I finally decided that I needed to make the choice my self to get out there and get customers. Like I said earlier the number one reason people leave is because they don't make money. Well if you don't have customers you are not going to make money. After reading all of these and many, many upset nights with myself and everyone in the business team around me I had a phone conversation with Laura. She flat out asked me, "Diane, What do you expect from us to build your business for you? That is Not going to happen!" It was a big changing moment for me.
It is true I was expecting people to just buy things from me with out me doing anything just because I was there and reading books and showing up but I was not "doing the work" to find myself customers.
I started to buy some of my own products and try them and see how I liked them to see if I liked it. It is hard to Honestly sell something that you don't believe in even if it is your own business. The First product that I ever purchased was a Variety case of XS Energy drink for 26.88$ They way I saw it was that I was buying another Energy drink every day at work thew the vending machine or on my way to work as I got gas so Why not try something that I was already buying but with so many flavors what one to get? So I got the Variety. I decided that I really really like the Caffeine-free Cranberry-Grape Blast, and the Peach Tea Blast. I was in amazement that the Cranberry-Grape stated like soda (carbonated and everything) and the Peach Tea was sweet even though All of the Energy drinks have 0 Sugar and 0 Carbs. I had finally found a product I could stand behind!
Soon after I was talking to some of my friends when out one night who ordered a bunch of cases for a party. I was excited that just by HONESTLY trusting and liking the products that I was now making by business people were buying them! My life was changed!!!!!!
Since this has happened XS has now came out with Larger can's and even more flavors as well as Energy shots. if you have questions please feel free to email =)