OK, so I’m lazy: I’ve just sent a text to a distributor who wants to resign.
Heck, I thought. I ought to post that on the blog!
Thank you for your text. I discover you’re not on my email list so you must have been getting them all from head office. Call XXXX XXX XXXX option 4 to resign.
I can sympathise with your experience: None of my family or friends wanted to join either. You can see my story on http://www.vimeo.com/17688656.
I don’t recommend cold calling – personally I hate it. However, Win-a-Mini is great fun – I did 90 minutes of it last night and got four appointments.
You may consider that I would say that in order to encourage you not to leave so that I can make lots and lots of money out of you. But the fact is that you are one of some 700 distributors in my team. Also you’re in an established leg so your success is not critical to the overall performance of my business.
However, in the past year or so my motivation has switched somewhat: Now that my financial future is assured, I have become much more excited by the satisfaction I get from helping other people achieve their dreams.
For instance, I don’t know if you’ve met John XXXXX. He’s 63 years old, on his fourth marriage with a baby boy. He worked as an electrician and had accepted that he would have to keep working forever since he has no pension. In practical terms he had accepted that he would probably die in someone’s attic with a pair of wire clippers in his hand (and how were his clients going to get a dead body out of the attic!)
Within two years, he has given up his electrical work and he is now within sight of being able to retire to the Phillipines where you can live like a king on £20,000 a year.
No it’s not easy. But yes it will give you everything your heart desires. You just have to learn, do – and never give up.
There, rant over.