Direct Sales Business
Your personality helps dictate what type of business is most satisfying for you. I’ve seen it in action over and over in the last 34 years.
Have you hesitated to join a direct sales business?
Are you worried you won’t have enough time or energy to host parties or cultivate customers?
Are you shy or don’t like to be with people very often?
Everyone knows extroverts enjoy being with people and many are in one direct sales business or another, but introverts can enjoy direct sales too! Let’s see if a direct sales business is right for you.
Are you a people person?
Do you love to hang out with others?
Do you like to talk?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions…GREAT! You are a good candidate for a Direct Sales business. Can you guess why?
Some of the best direct sales reps are extroverts. They love to have a good time, share with others, talk, and often like to get out of the house to be around people. This is what rejuvenates them and fills their cup.
I am an extrovert. When my children were young, I was in direct sales businesses depending on what products we used and needed. I stayed with each company anywhere from a year to three years. While being home with my children was rewarding and something I wanted to do, I still needed to get out with adults now and again. Home parties were my get out of the house and get rejuvenated formula. (I bet you thought I was going to say “get out of jail free card?” hahaha) Being in a direct sales business also allowed me to earn free products and some spending money.
Do you like hanging out with others, but not for too long?
Are you comfortable being alone for long periods of time?
Can you sit in a room full of people and not feel the need to talk?
Introverts can be amazing direct sales reps. Did you know that not all introverts like complete solitude? There are introverts who like to come out and play, have fun, talk, and even go shopping in crowded malls. When they’ve had enough, they get rejuvenated by retreating to solitude.
My son is an introvert. Yet, he can be outgoing, chatty, and the life of the party on some occasions, but more often he sits and listens. As his mom, I know that after a long day at school or work, he needs to have wind down and alone time.
Plan & Schedule
Figuring out how to manage where your personality fits with a direct sales business is half the battle. If you know you need your time of solitude, schedule it. When are you at your perky best? That’s when you should schedule your home parties, business hours, and hectic family time. Do you know when you need to retreat? Is it at a specific time or within the same hour each day? Schedule it.
You may think that a direct sales business isn’t right for you because you have to host parties at hours that don’t match your personality. To an extent, this may be so. While you may not be able to build your direct sales business as fast as you’d like, you could hold only evening parties or only daytime parties depending on your energetic time. The key is that this is “your business.” You can do whatever you want with it.
If you’re not a night person, don’t schedule your parties at night. It’s also okay to set strict hours for your business whether at home or away. Sometimes that means you might lose a hostess because your schedules don’t line up. However, after a while, you’ll see that you’ve trained customers (and family members) to respect your schedule. In the end it will make you happier because you’ll be doing the right tasks at the times that match your personality.
Knowing ourselves, listening to our body, and taking action to plan according to what your personality needs is instrumental in having a thriving business. Juggling time needed to take care of children, creating a good relationship with your spouse, family, and friends, and taking action in your business is hard work. If you don’t plan your people time, me time, and business time, you might find yourself physically and emotionally crashing every few months.
Running a direct sales business can be fun and simple as long as you know your personality type, enjoy working with people, and love the products you sell.
Now it’s your turn. Take out a sheet of paper right now. Make two columns with the headings Quiet Time and Energetic Time. Write down the times you know you need to sit quietly. Do you know of a time each day when you need to be active? Write it down. Do this for as many things as you can think of.
Here’s a memory jogger
Pamper your body
Listen to music
Spend time with family or friends
Once your done see if you can fit a direct sales business into your life. Then you can start planning and scheduling according to your needs. Let me know how it goes and if you need help!
Blessings and Peace,
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