I have been in direct sales for a couple of years. To say that it is an easy business would be a fat lie. It is hard work, but as a mom who wants to be available to my kids as much as possible, it is a perfect fit for me. I will also preface this by saying that I’m a very hard worker, but none of my success would be possible without my family’s support.
I recently attended the semiannual conference for a company that I rep and it was incredible. This was my second conference and I have been with the company for about 8 months. As I was checking into the hotel, I spotted the CEO and she came up and gave me a hug. This isn’t the first time that she made me feel special or amazing and I haven’t even known her that long. When it was time to check in for the conference it wasn’t necessary to give my name because I talk to the gal at home office every couple of weeks. Did these things just happen? No, I genuinely want a relationship with these extraordinary people. These are a couple of the many benefits of being at the ground floor of a new company.
I have also been at the other end of things and worked with a very established company and felt like a number. Their conference had so many women no one knew or even cared if I was there. Yes, the systems were in place and comps were good, but I rarely felt special and the CEO definitely didn’t know who I was. To put it in perspective, I went to the top 1% of this huge company in less than a year. It’s hard to recognize everyone in an organization that big and I get that!
Everyone wants you to be successful. If something is not working, they want to hear about it. We also have access to incredible mentors. The VP of business development ENCOURAGES me to reach out to her and wants to support me any way that she can. As good as all of this makes me feel, it is offered to anyone who wants to thrive in this company. They want to be successful in this multi-billion-dollar market and that is partly dependent on consultants being educated, fulfilled and compensated.
Some kinks are still being smoothed. I came in about 9 months into the soft launch of this company. To say that there have been changes would be an understatement. I wasn’t around for the biggest changes, but I have seen my fair share. People are so resistant to change. This used to be me. Now I embrace it and you know what? The newest changes are amazing. Yes, there will be a learning curve, but I know that it will just make everything even better. Honestly, I don’t really have a mediocre with this company. It is just onward and upward and I’m so excited about the journey!
Tell me the GREAT from your job. I would love to hear from you!