Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Direct Selling: 5 Easy Tips for Staying Motivated

Ok, I'm the first to admit there are many days I wake up lacking motivation to write a new article for my direct selling blog. If you've been there, you know what I mean right? But sometimes we soldier on in spite of the lack of motivation and here are a few tips that work every time I need sprucing up in my direct sales business.

Here are 5 easy tips that I find very helpful, really simple, and they work ...

#1 Start smart  (10-20 mins)


In spring of 2016 I started learning Italian on Duolingo in preparation for our family Mediterrean vacation. If you're familiar with this app, you can start with 10 minutes a day or more, depending on your goals. On the days you don't do your 10 minutes, you'll get an email or pop up reminding you. 

Once you start with 10 minutes, you'll gradually increase to 20, 30, without even realizing it. The idea is these small, daily learning becomes a habit. It's also so much fun to see your progress. I've learned so many words in Italian and can put together simple sentences. Imagine if you applied the same tactics to growing your home-based business? 

#2 Use your smartphone

There are so many things you can do on your smartphone. For me, blogging is one of the most effective lead generation tools for me. I use the Notes to write articles for my blog. It's quite useful waiting in the car line when I'm picking up my kids from school. You can crank out a draft if not an entire article by the time you pick up your kids. Since I don't like lugging my laptop with me using Notes is a handy tool. When I'm done I'll copy and paste directly to my blog (like I'm doing with this article using Notes).

#3 Be flexible with your time

I've tried having "office hours" and quite honestly it doesn't always work for me because my days are busy with other family duties. For example, I may be sitting in my office designated for office hours however I might not have the inspiration to write an article. If you're a blogger sometimes the ideas come during non office hours. I could be talking to a friend who's looking for an additional income online and that perhaps will inspire me to write an article on the challenges of finding a legitimate online business. Or it could be something else. The take away here is that whenever I feel the inspiration I'll try to capture it on my Notes so I can revisit later.

#4 Perfection will kill progress

I know you've heard of this before but waiting for perfection to happen is like waiting for never to happen. If I'm aiming for a perfect article I'll never publish anything. I'm comfortable knowing my articles are never going to be master pieces and that's ok. The key is to work on writing useful articles that could help someone and getting them published. 

#5 Do what you can

I've stopped having unrealistic goals a long time ago. I have to remind myself of my priorities. That doesn't mean I'm any less passionate about blogging if I've committed to doing something else. I have to prioritize my schedule around being a stay at home mom. That's why doing what you can especially in small increments will propel your business forward. It might take longer than others but you choose to do what works best for you. Being flexible and realistic with my goals allows me to be more productive instead of being busy


We all work at different pace and that's why I love a direct selling business because you can work at your own pace.

What tips do you use for staying motivated in your direct sales business? Would love to read your comments below.

Warm regards,

Janette

Monday, January 9, 2017

Lemongrass Spa: Benefits of Shea Butter for Dry Skin


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The benefits of shea butter are many and not just for dry, winter skin, but year round for hydrating your skin. Shea butter is packed with vitamins A, D, E and essential fatty acids. I especially love shea butter mixed with pure essential oils such as a drop lavender. At Lemongrass Spa, the Lemongrass Spa Whipped Body Butter in Mandarin Orange is absolutely luxurious. It reminds of summer time and being on a tropical beach. Shea butter is also great for eczema and dry, chapped skin. With Lemongrass Spa' body care you'll find shea butter as one of the main ingredients in many of the products.

Have you tried Lemongrass Spa natural skin care, body care, or any other products? Do you have a product or products that you love? Would love to hear your feedback in the comment section. If you haven't tried the products and would like a sample, please feel free to email me campopfan (at) gmail (dot) com for a sample.

Janette

Friday, December 9, 2016

So You're Interested In a Direct Sales Business?

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Do you have great business ideas but not sure where to begin? With 2017 around the corner perhaps you've been thinking about starting a business that you can do online? 

Over the years I've met many women and stay at home moms doing some type of business from home. When my kids were younger we loved going to the weekly farmers market. That's where I'd be drawn to the crafty booths selling hand made products especially organic beauty products. The idea of creating a product and working for yourself appeals to many. For stay at home moms in particular it's a great opportunity to pursue a passion while caring for your children. 

In my case, I love organic beauty products but creating them on my own not only wouldn't fit with my lifestyle, not to mention I have zero talent for it! If you're like me, there are many established companies that you can partner with without doing it all on your own. 

And for some women it's not about the extra income but the unexpected new friendships that come from starting a new business venture. For some it's a creative outlet. Whatever the reasons are, one of the joys of starting a new business comes from meeting new customers. For team leaders in a direct sales business they have an opportunity to meet new people that they wouldn't otherwise. 

A direct sales type of business offers not only great products but an easy entry for people to start a flexible business. In my previous businesses, I had dozens of team members all over the country. That's my favorite part about direct sales, meeting new people! 

Whether you're thinking of starting a crafty business selling at your local farmers market or starting a direct sales business with an established company, I believe having your own business can offer many benefits beyond financials. 

Sometimes it's the fun and friendship that draw many people to the home-based, direct sales business.

To your success!

Janette

P.S. If you're looking for a flexible online business with a successful team and company to partner with, I would love to share what I'm doing with you. Click Natural Online Business and let's connect!