Are you happy with your current profession?
A: Actually, I love it.
Oh, you do?
A: I never in a million years thought so, but it has become such a blessing. We unexpectedly fell in love with everything we do!
So what do you do?
A: I am a Shaklee distributor. Have you ever heard of Shaklee?
No. What is it?
A: It is one of the oldest, steadfast nutrition companies in the US.
----I shared a little about our story. I shared how when Antonio finally used the products we saw such a life changing difference that we knew we had to share it with other people that were looking for answers for health concerns too! But, that wasn't all. When we made it a plan to start sharing the products on purpose--we started to help people and Shaklee paid us to do it!! Once we moved, life was getting to be right where we dreamed. We were now in a peaceful home, and doing well financially. It was time to quit my full-time job. We took a huge leap! I didn't have a back up plan, other than continue to share Shaklee.
The interview questions continued.
Do you have goals?
A: I most certainly do.
Are your work goals different than your personal goals?
A: No, I don't think they are really separate. I get to do it all for the same purpose. The more I get to share our story the closer we are to the goals. I told the woman that I my goals aren't driven by the rewards of my career, the awards, trips, cars, income. We are proud of doing what we do and know that helping other people live better tomorrows is worth it, regardless of what we get from it. Being a Shaklee stay-at-home mom, I haven't missed a special moment in nearly 18 months! My boys are learning about their own goals, achievements, and when we talk about what we will do when we "win the lottery"--my boys actually told us once that they wouldn't change anything about our lifestyle. We work hard together, we play well together, and they love how we live! That is a true testament to being in the right space in life at the right time. I wouldn't change a moment with my family for anything!
What is something that keeps you up at night--worries, concerns?
A: I sleep well, but during my day to day life, money concerns are always present. Just the thought that this bill is due again or that one.... I certainly need to make more money so the bills don't cause even a thought. But because I am not on a mission to "make a sale" I don't meet with people with the goal of a paycheck. God is sending us the people who need to know about Shaklee.
She stopped the interview and mentioned that she herself believes that people are brought into our lives for a purpose. We talked a moment about how random chances have brought many people into our lives and made such an impact. Those are the moments that remind us that we are doing exactly what we are meant to do!
She asked me if I am not as "successful financially" as I would like, what is keeping me from achieving the goal.
A: I told her it was a double edged sword. As my focus has never been about the sale--I don't pressure anyone into anything they don't really need/ want. I am proud of that--I don't force a yes, but help work thru a maybe when it presents. So if I need more money to live easier and helping people is the manner in which I make money.....I think that I simply need more conversations!
I have a desire for more members, more income, more financial security, more options, but because my goal is to help other people achieve their goals and not to "make a sale." I haven't soared quickly. But knowing that I never pressure a yes--people feel comfortable to ask questions, explore their choices and see how it actually does fit into their own goals.
I began to think about it---all along I have been compensated for helping people live better, & because when I do--I earn more. WIN~WIN!! I need to take more action. I don't have to change anything I do--I just need to do more of it!
My story doesn't change, but the responses do:
~I need it--let's put together an order.
~I don't have a need, but my ________ could use this.
~I am good, thank you for the information.
~Not right now.
~*I have never yet heard--an ABSOLUTE NO, leave me alone! (Doubt I ever will.)
I love when people are interested, but not right now. I have had so many conversations where I felt there could be a fit, but that they aren't ready to take action just yet. Years later I get a text asking if I am still selling that "stuff." It blows my mind and tickles my heart each time. I asked a friend once what made her ask---she talked to me daily, but never showed any interest before. She said it wasn't about my timing--it was hers. She didn't have a need when I shared Shaklee, but the need has risen and she thought of me. That is why every conversation is important, YES, NO, or NOT YET..... They all make it worth it!
How can you get involved? It is easy! Whether you are in need of a nutritional program, want to lose a bit of weight, are looking for toxin-free cleaners or just need to create a little more income--
WE CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT!!
Who do you know who could use a better tomorrow? Maybe they would like to stay home with their children. Maybe they have too many doctor visits/ prescriptions. Maybe they are just looking for some way to enjoy life a little easier. I would love to sit down over the phone or over a cup of coffee/tea and share with them the Shaklee options. YES, NO and NOT YET are all acceptable answers.
Schedule a time to talk here!