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|· Sue Seward Living Gluten Free
|Success Coach, leader, networker, mentor, MLM author, networking, connecting and building relationships online since 1996. Teaching and supporting others in how to succeed in the Network Marketing profession.
Professional Network Marketer living at Lake Travis in Austin Texas with husband and two sons.
Enjoy family, reading, self development, helping others achieve success in Network Marketing, passionate follower of Christ, and listening (ie: Bible, Dani Johnson, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, Mark Gorman, Laurie Beth Jones), bird watching, lake activities, health/wellness and fitness, Yoli The Better Body Company, walking, gardening. Gluten Free foodie.
3 years ago
Holiday Planting Season Can Bring You A New Year Harvest!
Just because people are busy during the holiday season with shopping, family gatherings, traveling, cooking, baking, cleaning and putting up decorations does not mean they may not have business on their mind.
Let's face it people do tend to be a bit distracted during the holidays right?
Try not to make the mistake of thinking that this would be a good time for you to shut down your networking efforts especially those of you who are brand new or just starting a home business.
Do the opposite of most people and decide to perk up your holiday planting efforts during this season!
Make sure you're still planting plenty of seeds even though it may seem like no one is listening or ready to get started with you in your business.
Get the emails out, let those autoresponders do their job and make sure to send out personal emails, keep in touch with Christmas cards and letters (with your contact information), flyers and business cards.
And what about those holiday parties? It's important not to gush all over people about your business. This is a time to get to know people, take an interest in them, ask about their kids, what do they do for fun. What are they doing during the holidays? Be sure you get THEIR contact information if you feel a bond and then touch base with them after the holidays.
Because when January rolls around there will be people interested in earning extra income. They may also be looking for a home business so they can benefit from the great tax deductions.
I know a professional Networker who joined a company on Christmas Eve so there are networkers and professionals like us are in the looking zone even during the holidays!
YOU can be there to HELP them!
So make sure you always keep YOUR name in front of a lot of people every day so that they remember WHO to call when they are in the looking zone!
I remember like it was yesterday, back in 1996 when I started with a nutrition company and had signed up in November during the holidays!
I remember back then though that it seemed like NO one was listening, or reading the emails or interested in anything I was doing and it was getting to be quite frustrating to say the least so I know what it's like because I've been in your shoes!
Everyone was SO busy, preoccupied with the holiday season. I'd hear "get back to me after the holidays!" "Call me after the first of the year." This can be quite frustrating to a new person just starting out.
HOW many times have I heard those two statements! In fact, still do even after all these years!
THEN to top it all off, in 1996 when starting my home business, I came down with the flu in December right before Christmas with a double ear infection and was sick for three weeks.
I just kept emailing and staying in touch with people online as much as possible about my business anyway because I was so determined to get the new business off the ground!
I had to drag myself out of bed to go downstairs to my office and send our emails every single day because of sheer determination.
I knew after the holidays may be too late because all those other guys would get the business candidates if I didn't keep my name in front of them during this time.
Those people that do not stop sowing their seeds during the holidays will reap the benefits in the upcoming months AND even YEARS!
Seed planting paid off because in January I signed up my FIRST distributor with that company back in 1997, in February my second and that started it all because THAT March I started getting income. Now I have a career that pays even when not working.
The awesome thing about Network Marketing is the eventual long term leverage that will build over time when we do not give up. All those seeds planted many years continue to bring in a bountiful harvest and will continue to for years from now!
Others that slow down during the holidays will just have to catch up with those who keep on planting!
January, February, March have always been very active recruiting and selling seasons in Network Marketing and NOW is the time to take ACTION by continuing to fill your funnel during the holiday season so you can experience a New Year harvest year after year after year!
Have an unstoppable holiday planting season!
Sue is a Network Marketing professional, Home Business & Social Media coach, who has been networking, connecting and building relationships online since 1996. She has created a full time career in Network Marketing and lives at Lake Travis in Austin Texas with her husband and two sons. Sue co-authored the Direct Selling Women's Alliance book ‘Build It Big’ – 101 Insider Secrets From Top Direct Selling Experts & is a trainer on their Mentored By The Master Series CD and is a contributing writer for The Network Marketing Business Journal, featured cover story in Home Business Magazine Nov/Dec issue on Network Marketing, MLMWoman.com, and TheNetworkMarketingMagazine.com and been interviewed on several home business radio shows over the last six years. Follow Sues blog at = = => http://www.sueseward.com
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