SO, YOU’RE IN BUSINESS! … NOW WHAT? In order to achieve the success you desire, you need to first understand that this is a business.You are the Captain of your Own Ship. Your success will directly correspond with the amount of effort you put into commanding it.
NEVER FORGET WHY YOU STARTED YOUR OWN BUSINESS. In in order for you to succeed you’re going to have to work at it. There will be nobody pushing you — and yes, it’s easy to get side tracked. Keep your dreams alive by putting your goals and dreams somewhere you’ll see them every day (often every day – like the refrigerator or bathroom door).
OPEN A SEPARATE, PERSONAL ACCOUNT FOR YOUR AVON. Don’t mix your Avon business money with your personal accounts. It’s too easy to get off track and tap into the money you should be devoting to paying your Avon bill. Also when you allow others access, they may inadvertently spend money that you have earmarked as business expense.
WHO IS NUMBER ONE ON YOUR CUSTOMER LIST? YOU, OF COURSE! Change your buying habits; if you can buy it from yourself, go ahead and do it. Think of upcoming birthdays, Christmas, or any occasion where you can purchase your own products.
> FRIENDS (both local and long distance).
> RELATIVES (both local and long distance).
> ORGANIZATIONS (schools, teams, clubs, church groups, etc.)
> GEOGRAPHIC OPPORTUNITIES. Acquaintances you meet on a regular basis (hairdresser, receptionists, cashiers, pharmacies, grocery stores, etc.) Think about where you go in your normal routine and write it down, you don’t have to know their name, only who they are.
> SOCIAL MEDIA (everyone you follow and everyone who follows you)
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! The more knowledgeable you are, the better prepared you’ll be. The fact that you are now reading this is a good start. Avon provided valuable information in your sign up kit — read it over. Avon provides world-class training via Pathways at youravon.com. Take these tutorials and then, if you have any questions, ask your Team Leader or your District Sales Manager — they are there to help. Be respectful and to-the-point though. Jot down your questions first. Many of the questions you have will be answered if you do the research yourself. Get into the habit of seeking out answers. Being the CEO of your own business requires fortitude and self-reliance. Build this invaluable skill now and you’ll have it for every area of your life.