Who’s on your list?
You’ve talked to your friends and family. They support you – some of them. Some you’ll drip on and keep sending them information.
Who have you NOT called?
That’s your chicken list.
Your old boss, your pastor, that crotchety neighbor, fellow business owners in town, the banker. Those are just a few of mine.
Here’s what I know. If you are afraid to call people, then there’s a problem.
Maybe the products aren’t all the great.
So why are you representing them at all? You’ll never have ‘luck’ with bad products. You’ll create a bad name for yourself with products that don’t work. Re-evaluate the company you’ve partnered with. Are you in it to help people or to just make money? Because just making money is not a good enough reason.
Maybe you’re scared of what they’ll say.
The worse they can say is “No”. And don’t take that personally. It just means no, right now. Ask them if you can follow up with them in a couple of months. Maybe they need to see how your business is growing before they decide. Perhaps they are having a bad day – and you are the one they take it out on! Maybe they need more information. Always follow up with an email or a note thanking them for their time and give them a little info.
Maybe you think you’re not good enough to have this conversation.
That simply means you may need to do a little more work. Get involved with Personal Development on some level. Participate in the trainings your company offers. Set a date for yourself when you will call your chicken list. Don’t say “when I’m better at this”. Because you’ll always be learning and growing.
Pick up the phone. Call one person on your chicken list.
Let me know how that goes!
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