Do you remember the day that you were approved to sell Alison’s Pantry? Remember the excitement that you had and the drive to share this opportunity and good food with your family, friends and neighbors. You felt a passion for your dream.
In business we all start out on the same page; eager to make a difference. Some have different reasons for starting a business. It might be friendship, loneliness, determination, a love of food, a desire for independence or last but never least MONEY! Think back on your reason. What has happened to the reason you became a rep. Have you taken it and run with it, or has it gone to the back of the pantry somewhere among the pasta and beans? If you haven’t been having fun in your endeavor, reaching the level of success that you dreamed of, then it’s time to reconnect with your goals and dreams.
We all get stuck in the rut of life, we need constant reminders of the reasons we do what we do. Whether you do this for relationships, food, or money; if you’re not filling those cups, then the passion for your work is hard to find. It’s time to clean out the closet and make this work for you. Besides feeding your tummies, you need to feed your souls.
noun pas·sion \ˈpa-shən\
- :a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something
The first step to success is to have a reason for the success. Remember that beginning excitement. Create a passion for what you do. Here are a few questions to ask yourself.
- Do I enjoy the friendships that you have created with my customers?
- Do I enjoy the food that I’m feeding my family?
- Does it make me feel proud to cook home cooked wholesome food for my loved ones?
- Does it make me feel good to help a friend by easing her burden by supplying her with easy, quick meals for her and her family?
- Do I take pride in the company I represent, offering a 100% guarantee for the products that Alison’s Pantry offers?
Remember a woman with PASSION, is unstoppable. She sees herself at the top of the mountain and reaches to achieve it. Passion, drive, motivation, zeal, call it what you want it is the self-driven attitude about your business that can help lead you down the path to success.
What is your Passion?
Martin Luther King Jr, quotes
“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
How To Get Your Passion Back?
If you have lost some of your passion, how do you get it back? Remember passion is an emotion, a state of mind so the first thing you have to do is motivate yourself. Take a look at where you are in your business and where you would like to be to motivate you into finding the passion again. Whether you want to reach the first $1000 tier or whether you are a seasoned rep and want to reach the $10,000 tier, you must set a goal to achieve it. Share that goal with your RSM, she will help you with ideas to build sales and encourage growth. She is there for you; she wants to help you reach your dreams.
Once you have the motivation you can apply the passion. Remember it’s not about where you are now in your business; it’s about putting passion back into your work today and where that will allow you to go. Maybe you need to learn new skills by attending webinars to update you on ways to improve your knowledge of the products that AP offers, or maybe you need to fully engage yourself in your business by staying current on the information from the company, by reading all emails, Facebook posts and asking questions from other reps and RSM’s. Passion is Action! What you put into your business will come back to you.
Passion also brings energy to your work. Instead of getting the work done just in time, turn it up and deliver it ahead of schedule. Get your orders from your customers before the last deadline weekend. Instead of waiting for the customer to call you, call them first. Offer suggestions for an easy dinner for the week or share your favorite product with them. Your excitement will instill excitement in them.
Ultimately it is about your attitude. You may have heard “if you change your mind you can change your life”. This is a perfect example. To be passionate about anything you have to care about it. Be your own best customer! It is a fact that the most successful reps are buying from themselves. As Mary Kay used to say “you can’t sell from an empty cart”. In Alison’s Pantry, You can’t sell what you haven’t tried! You must first convert yourself to Alison’s Pantry in order to sell to anyone else.
Remember the street sweeper? He was determined to be the best street sweeper he could be. This is the way that you should approach your business. To be passionate about your work you must be motivated to be the best that you can be. Over time your work and determination will get noticed. Your customers will begin to see that you have their best interest in mind. The way you feel about your business will change and you will see growth! Find your Passion!
Stacee Izatt RSM