Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The key to success

What a great world it would be if we all could be successful. Wait a minute we can all be successful! What? How is that possible?
Let me explain.....
Success in anything is in my opinion determined by only one thing - being determined! How does this work you ask? It's very simple - MOTIVATION .
There that stands out, that's all you need to know, the rest will fall into place. The fact that you are reading this information now indicates that you are somewhat motivated - right? So kick it up a notch - or several notches!
You may have noticed this blog is more about being motivated that anything else. Let me put it in very simple terms. Lets assume you are faced with some catastrophe - I don't want to seem gruesome, but I do want to make a point, so here we go. Someone is holding your family hostage! You have no idea where they are, you can't contact the authorities. You are told you must put 50 ladies in your downline before the kidnapper will release your family - unharmed.
Now you're motivated!!! Now you are empowered!!!! I bet you'll have those 50 ladies in a matter of hours!

It's all about the trigger, your family being kidnapped is naturally an extreme, but it was the trigger (reason). Find your trigger, every moment without your family motivated you - you got the job done - you got your family back safe and sound. That was your reward.
So there it is, find your trigger (your reason). It could be anything - dream and dream big! This is not about Avon, this is about life! Avon is just a product line, sell it, sell lots and teach others to do the same.
What rewards are you seeking - realize you can achieve your dreams and put them in front of you - stick them on the fridge if you must.
Simple - if your motivated!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Going The Extra Mile

There are lots of Avon Reps out there and the public deserves the best - right? Let me ask you this. How do you feel when you get crummy service? Are you likely to go back to that business? You would probably not recommend the business to your friends would you?
Here's the point - be the best! Provide the best service (you might even put some neatly wrapped candies in the bag along with your customers order). Be reliable, be honest, be helpful and be professional. Do the things others are not likely to do - it will be the difference, and it will be noticed! Don't be afraid to ask for referrals, your customers will want to share their wonderful Avon Lady with their friends!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The 80/20 Rule

This is a neat concept and one you should be familiar with.
Also known as the Pareto Principal.
Named after Vilfredo Pareto an Italian economist in 1906. Mr Pareto realized that 80% of the land was owned by 20% of the people, also 20% of his pea pods contained 80% of the peas!
Cool huh? But why is this important? Well if the same holds true for you it means that 20% of the Representatives are generating 80% of the revenue!
Now if you have a downline of 10 Ladies 2 of them are generating 80% of your unit sales - interesting?
Let's go further, if you have 300 in your district - 60 Representatives are generating 80% of the district revenue.
Your job is to be one of the 20% and then duplicate yourself (therein lies the cash)!
It's not as easy as you may think, which is why you're here!
Chew on that for a while.....

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Location:Somewhere in America!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Share The Wealth

Over the years we've had several thousand representatives from all over the world visit the blog and my website .
I'm glad and I hope you've found the information helpful.
Since most of you are new to the business I'd like to ask those that are more experienced to become involved. You have ideas that may be beneficial to your fellow representatives. I'll be the first to admit I don't have all the answers, a fresh perspective would be welcome.

Here's what to do...
You can comment on any of the posts and offer your own opinions for others to read or if you really want to contribute email me at tell me about yourself and I'll arrange for you to be a contributor and you can post your own topics.
Remember, in order for you to get out of life what you want - you have to help someone else get what they want!

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Sell Through Craigslist

Many Avon Reps at times find themselves with a box or two of unopened products.
Try a free add with Craigslist, you may be able to liquidate some of your product as well as pick up some new customers. For those looking to recruit there is also the opportunity to build contacts!

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Why People Fail

I've talked about this before, but just recently I've come to understand how important it is to keep our "reasons" in front of us. I've titled this entry "Why People Fail" for a good reason. I believe there is really only one - that's right one reason that people fail. It has nothing to do with Avon, actually it applies to everything we aspire to in life.
Here's why I've come to realize the importance of this little secret. A couple of weeks ago my wife and I decided to relocate - to another country! We were so excited, we wrote down all the advantages to our move - we couldn't wait to get going! Naturally there is alot to do. We tucked away our list got busy and within a few days we started to get lazy. That's right LAZY. We were in stop mode, unless we got busy again we would be exactly where we started.!
So here is the point! Many people get started in their business, imagine doing well then simply get lazy! They forget the reason they started their business in the first place. It really doesn't matter what that reason is; it just wasn't that important after all.

I found a link for

The Fix

You didn't start your business with the intention of failing, just like I didn't decide to relocate just to stay where I am - that's dumb.
In order to get out of life what you want you simply must realize what it is you want (be specific), and put that desire in front of you every day - the fridge is a good place.
You could list the advantages of your new life as a Advanced Unit Leader or dream big and go for Senior Executive Unit Leader. The key point is to realize that your life will unfold in whatever direction you decide.
A good book or movie to see is "The Secret".  This concept is fully explained and will change your life!

I found a link to "The Secret" enjoy!

Friday, March 4, 2011

How do you say "Thanks"

You don't see this much anymore, but it works! Buy a bunch of thank you cards, write a short note and thank everyone that deserves being thanked - everyone. The butcher who cuts your meat the way you like, the lady who cuts your hair and does a good job - everyone! It's simple write a quick thanks (handwritten)
and drop it in the mail - add a business card if you like, just make a point of doing it. You'll be amazed at the result the seeds you've planted will bring! Think of it this way, how would you feel if someone were to thank you with a hand written card? Besides it's nice to get something in the mail besides bills!