Friday, January 3, 2014

What 2013 Taught Me in My Direct Selling Business

Happy New Year and what a great year it's going to be! I'm an optimist and will always choose joy over pessimism :). This is the time to start anew, set new goals, seek out new hobbies, start a new business venture, or finally do that one thing you've always wanted to do. Why not start right now?!

On a professional level, I had set big goals for 2013 with my Verefina natural products business and wow did I achieve many of them (with consistent work I might add). I joined Verefina June of 2012 when the company had just launched a direct sales home-based division. My business really took off and boy was it fun. But with the fun also came lots of changes and growing pains which is all too common with new companies.

And growing pains and changes often lead to some uncertainty such as is the company going to make it? Believe me I had asked myself that question quite a few times. It's EASY to get distracted and complacent in this business because you're on your own and no one's holding you accountable but yourself. It takes serious commitment and dedication to stick it out in direct sales more so than the know-how of the business.

Fast forward to the end of 2013 and as I was looking back at all the growth and changes, my business really took off and now with a large and continuing to grow daily. I am so grateful for the opportunity and having the belief to stick with it. I can't tell you how many sponsoring conversations I've had in 2012 and 2013 with potential consultants that were interested but never took the faith to join because fear of Verefina being "too new". I totally get it but every company has to start as a new company at one point, right?

So, the lesson I learned is that opportunities might come to us but it only matters if we seize the opportunity and see the potential in it and go for it!

In hindsight, it's so easy to say "ah, I should have stuck with the company" or "I should have joined when they had only 50 consultants". But perhaps that's the difference between someone who sees an opportunity versus someone who seizes it? It takes faith especially with a new company and big time vision to see into the future of what could be.

Most of us focus on what's here and now rather than the potential of what a new business venture could become. I've always wanted to be an early adopter with a direct selling business and I am beyond grateful that I joined Verefina and stuck with it.

I am so EXCITED for 2014 and what's in store for Verefina, my team members, and fellow Verefina colleagues. It's going to be a prosperous year and I'd love for YOU to join me in this business that has been such a blessing in so many ways. If you're a big picture thinker and want to partner with a small but growing company as an early adopter, now is the time. Why not start right now and see where your business will take you at the end of 2014?

Here's to a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2014!


Janette Stoll
#1 Team Leader

P.S. I'll post Verefina's January Specials soon.

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