Social Selling Sisterhood Podcast Episode 25: Biz Tip Thursday - Be Flexible

podcasts Oct 22, 2020

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Hi, friend. Welcome to the social selling sisterhood podcast. I am Lindsay Dollinger and I have many titles High school, Spanish teacher, dog Mom, world traveler and direct seller. I empower women to run your direct sales businesses the right way so you can earn the money. You deserve to live the life of your dreams and travel the world. Now we got that out of the way. Let's get started. Hello? Hello, everyone, this is Lindsay Dollinger. Welcome back to another episode of the social selling sisterhood. Um, this is going to be a Thursday. This tip episode. My episodes have been all wonky. Like I did a Thursday one on Monday and the episode that I'm going Thio be uploading for you guys on Monday is actually a recording of a team training I did about team unity with power hours, but there's no real introduction. So anyway, it's just a little bit of a mess right now. It feels a little bit like my life. Um, which goes into my biz tip for today. So my business for today is that you have to be flexible. If you want Thio reach any sort of success in your network marking business. You have to be flexible. You have to be able to roll with the punches because at the end of the day, yes, we are our own boss. But we're also contract ID to work with a company, and we can't control that company. So if we have out of stock issues, if we have shipping delays, if we have orders that are messed up Um, you know, there could be all sorts of things going on with companies right now, especially with the current state of 2020. If you listen to this, this is late 2020. Um, but guys just be flexible. Expect that things they're not going to go perfect. You know, we can do everything right that we can dio, but there's still that little bit that is completely out of our control, right? That company peace. Our product piece is out of our control if you are in a direct sales or network marketing business, so I want you to take a minute. Just acknowledge that, especially if you're like me. I love to be in control. My my secondary brand. What's it called Archetype? Is ruler like I like control um, the anagram is number six. I am bossy. I like control. Uh, it just is me. But one of the biggest things that I have learned in direct sales network marketing is not only patients, um, but also flexibility, right? I have to roll with the punches. I don't always know when new products they're gonna launch. I don't always know which products are going to sell out first, Um, you know, in the quickest. I don't know if a customer it's going to take them three weeks to get an order basic base or when Usually orders take a week to get right. So if you're one of those people that is like me and you like everything to go according to plan, you're gonna have to adapt, and you're gonna have to change a little bit. Or else you're going to get extremely frustrated with your business. You're going to find all the things that annoy you and that are negative. And it's just gonna breed right. The negativity is gonna breed off of it, and you're gonna be toxic. So that is you. Or if you have people like that in your team space, you need to check them. You need to be the role model for your teammates and that you're going to roll with the punches. You're going to stay positive things they're going to restock. It's a blessing that are sets. I'm giving, like a nail polish thing now, but it's a blessing that are sets went out of business, right? Because that means so many people love them. I think it's amazing. And so hey, that gives me even more of a reason to tell my customers when I when I find that a launches coming Hey, guys, you guys better be ready because these air exclusive they're going quickly be ready to get them. And I will let you know when they are. You know, when they are launched or whatnot, so that even that's a way for you to provide excellent customer service. If you can be flexible. And, um, you can show that toe others people are gonna admire you for that. Okay, so it doesn't take very long, and you know what flexibility can come in other forms in your business is well, flexibility could be, um, you know, I was supposed to do a power out tonight but a team power Our Sorry, I'm talking fast. I know, but Power hour tonight in a teammate reach out and has a concern and I need to chat with her first. Okay, what's more important? You know, obviously depending on the concern way. Like to say in my business that there's no such thing as a nail polish emergency, which is true. But there's some things that you're like, OK, I need to put down my power our for a second. And I need Thio work with my teammate, Right? So I like thio time Block my day but I like to leave a little room in there So I have my direct sales done right, planner and tracker And it has my eye really Time block. But this is also why it has a section for you to list your top three priorities for the day. Because those are my three things. I want to get done no matter what, But then there's a little bit of wiggle room in there. Um, in all my activities that I dio so you know, just being flexible being able thio work your business in little pockets of time will also prove to be very helpful to you? I think so. I hope that is helpful. Um, you know, we've talked a lot about mindset in this podcast. If you are not listening to podcasts or getting in your personal development through YouTube videos, other podcasts listening to books on audible reading, the right books, you've got to get your mindset right. There's a great super short book. It's called The Energy Bus. If you find yourself slipping into negative thoughts, you got to read the energy bust. It single handedly pulled me out of the Depression I was in after my mom died. So check that out. Like I said, it's a super quick read like it's super thin book like Not even like a half an inch thick. Ah, super thin book. Really quick read. Really great to get your mind in the right right place, but get your mind in the right place, be flexible and you're going to find take a deep breath. Flexibility matters and be that role model for your team. Hope this helps guys feel free to send this to you know your teammates, a friend who is in direct sales as well, whether they need to hear it or not. I think it's a great message to pass on to to your teammates. Just, you know, as a quick little reminder, it never hurts to be reminded about things like that. Have a great day. If you love this episode, please screenshot it, share it. Leave me a rating and review. I'd really appreciate it. And guys, check out my new website. It is like the bomb dot com. Www dot Lindsay Dollinger dot com. Let me know what you think about by.

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