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Yeah. Hi friend. Welcome to the social selling sisterhood podcast. I am Lindsay Dellinger and I have many titles. High school spanish teacher, dog mom, world traveler and direct seller. I empower women to run your direct sales business is 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 friend. I just heard the best analogy about building your network marketing business and I have to share it with you. So welcome back to another episode of the social selling sisterhood podcast. This is Lindsay Dellinger, your host of this show, and I'm so excited to be in your ear buds today and talking to you to you know, just really improve your business, to take your business to the next level, to live up to your full potential um and to do whatever it is that you want to do with those big dreams and goals because I know you have them girl, I have them um I hope you have them if you're listening to this podcast. So hopefully you get a lot of nuggets out of the things that I share. If you do while you're listening, like just stop what you're doing, scroll down in the app, click and leave me a five star rating and just like a one sentence review. It doesn't have to be anything long, but it allows me to keep doing this podcast and bringing you value into your earbuds, Pfoa free um ensure this with a friend to share this with the down line up line sideline. Someone who's not even on your team, I don't even care. Maybe they have an Etsy business, but this one today especially um can go for any sort of social selling online. So what I would like to share with you is this analogy that your business is like a puzzle. So like the 1000 piece puzzle that you get in a box and you have to spread it out on the table and put it all together. And here's the interesting thing with puzzles um when you're like, I don't know how old are you, when you, when you start doing puzzles like 32 with those little black ones that have like four pieces, right, and your mom or dad or whoever shows you how to put these little simple puzzles together and things just kind of start to click, that's what we get to do with our businesses. So when you're a novice in your network marketing business, you're not going to start with the 5000 piece thomas Kinkade Disney princess puzzle, you are going to grab the playschool four or five piece barnyard set puzzle that basically like you have to fit the pieces into the like the cow into the shape of the cow and it's like there's no possible way that it will fit in any wrong place, right, you know what I'm talking about, So think of that as you are sponsoring a new teammate or even if you know your brand new, yourself, give yourself a little bit of grace and that you're not going to be able to do the 5000 piece puzzle right off the bat because you're a little baby in network marketing and as a little baby in network marketing, we get to start with the smallest simplest of the steps which is making connections, making your first sale, following up and repeating all of that. And I think it's so easy for us to get so overwhelmed inside track and shiny object syndrome of, I need to take this course. I need to do this thing. Uh If I only I learned to do this better. If only I X Y. Z better, then, you know, my business would be X. Y. Z better, but well, and I also think a big a big problem with this comes from our companies that were partnered with ourselves because they are expecting us to do all those things instead of making things super simple and duplicate Herbal and starting us out with the small baby puzzle and then working up to the 10 piece puzzle, the 30 piece puzzle, the 50 piece puzzle, 100 501005. Right? And so as we're progressing with our business and we get those basics down and were able to go to the more difficult puzzle. One thing I like to remember is that, you know, if we're in a store and everyone gets to pick a puzzle, people are going to be picking different puzzles, everyone's puzzle, everyone's business and everyone steps to get to their dream business are going to look a bit, a little bit different. So when we spread out our puzzle pieces on the table, even if we have the exact same picture, you might have been taught to start or do things differently than I was taught to do a puzzle. Like I always find the corners, the four corners because definitely before and then all the pieces with a flat edge and I do the like the outline around the puzzle and then maybe I pick an area to start working on. Maybe there's a lot of red pieces because that is part of Crew Ella's dress. So I am pulling out all the red pieces and I'm gonna work on the dress first. Um but you might decide that you want to grab all the ones with the white and black spots and you're going to make the dalmatians first. I just saw this movie a couple weeks ago, that's what I'm thinking of that. And also guys, I don't know if you've been here, but I'm driving through like Cicada nation right now, which is so funny because we haven't really had them around my farm in Ohio um when I've been down in florida and I'm driving back home from columbus and they're like hitting my car like all, like I'm like killing all these cicadas and I can just hear this like hum of them. So if you can hear it in the background, I apologize. That's what that is. It is the cicadas, they're out full force. Um Okay, so anyway, you know, everyone is going to build their puzzle a little bit different and it doesn't mean anyone's is wrong, but you'll notice that the people that are most successful in their puzzle building are the ones who are the inconsistent, consistently working on their puzzle every night, not just working on it a little bit last month, and then you leave it for three weeks because you get bored with it, and then maybe you put it back in the box for a while and then you pull it back out at thanksgiving to start working on it again, right? And so don't let that be your business because you are working a business. So the people who are consistently showing up, even if they're just putting an extra piece or two into the correct spaces in their puzzle every night, They're going to complete their puzzle way quicker than the person who takes all week off, and then tries to play catch up by putting 10 pieces in on the weekend. So use that as an analogy for moving your business forward, slow progress and precise in um thought out progress is going to get you so much further than just the sloppy throwing pieces into the puzzle, hoping that they're in the right place, like trying to push the pieces together. Did you ever do that when you were younger? I'd be like, this looks like it fits and it didn't quite, so I would try to push it to make it snap and it was like all like crooked, the same thing goes for our business, right? If you're trying to fit, you know, customers like get talk people into your business or talk people into using your products, you don't really want them, it's gonna not feel aligned, it's gonna feel jaenke and off a little bit. Um same thing with, like if you sign up for courses or I don't know, you know, you're reading a book for example, I don't know a podcast and you don't really feel aligned or you're learning the stuff, you're not doing anything with it, it's not really going to help your puzzle. So as you are progressing as you are getting more advanced, then you get to add in more things like instagram strategy, facebook strategy, but in the beginning, you know, your basics are pretty much going to be the same whether I'm doing a five piece barnyard puzzle or whether you're doing your five piece, I don't know, Disney princess puzzle, There's only certain places we can fit our pieces. So I hope that was a good analogy. Um, I hope that made sense for you. And again, keep this in mind as you are bringing new people into your business. Don't hand them the 5000 piece puzzle right off the bat because you're gonna overwhelm them. They're not gonna know what to do with all the pieces and then what's going to happen, That puzzle is going to stay in the box, you know, they're going to lose some pieces over the course of it, their kids are gonna steal some, I don't know what's gonna happen, but bad things are gonna happen in the puzzle is never going to get worked out. Make sure you're starting your people off bite sized pieces building upon each one. And then when you can complete one, then you get to move on to the more difficult task. Don't start right away with, this is your instagram strategy, this is your facebook strategy, blah, blah, blah, no Basics, basics, basics, get back to the basics, get back to the things that are fun. I can tell you right now when I get a 5000 piece puzzle dumped on my dining room table and I am not in the mood for it. It is not fun. And guess what happens? I don't end up working my business, but when it's fun, when it's doable and when it's manageable and then then there's someone there to support me along the way. If I have a question or like the box with the outline of what the picture is that I'm supposed to be making, then it's doable, then I'm able to do it, then I can see what I'm working toward and I'm able to achieve it if I'm given a puzzle and I have no idea what it is, I'm building it's a lot harder without those systems in place. Without that roadmap in place for you to follow. Alright friend, I like I said, I hope that you loved us nowadays as much as I did. I heard it on another person's podcast. I added my own twist to it and um turn it around to share with you guys, but be the social seller go out there, do the things because I know you can make the business of your dreams if you don't already have it, I promise you you can get there, it's baby consistent steps showing up daily doing the thing, even if you don't necessarily want to do the thing, but making it fun and oh God just said another security there, like literally everywhere. This is not um I don't even know what I was saying, go for it. Do the things make today great and I will talk to you soon friends, but by