Making “NO” Your Favorite Word

February 16, 2009 · Filed Under Attitudes & Goals · Comments Off on Making “NO” Your Favorite Word 

In direct sales, the word “NO” should become one of your favorite words.  When we learn to say no to certain things in business and our personal lives for that matter, we become more productive and successful in the things that truly matter.

Are you so focused on trying to do everything that you forget you forgot?  Don’t let this be true for you in your direct sales business.  Determine what you are supposed to be doing with your time and energy and focus on the areas of your business that will help it can grow and prosper. Figure out where  you need to say “No” to so that you can focus on what you’re supposed to be doing.

Here are some things you may need to say “No” to to get your business growing in the right direction:

  • You may have to say no to more organizations or social clubs, at least until your business is up and running smooth and prospering. Don’t get distracted by things that aren’t going to help your business grow. Of course family comes first so this doesn’t apply if it’s a situation that involves your family.
  • Sometimes you may have to say no to friends so you can focus on your business for the day. Do you have a “time sucker” friend, one who is needy and perhaps more of a burden than a help? This may sound harsh, but if you are serious about your business, then you will have to learn to say no to them. And honestly, it will actually probably help them to not be so needy.
  • Another way to make “No” your favorite word is by realizing that when someone tells you “No” whether it’s to being a hostess, buying product or joining the company, a “yes” is right around the corner.  You will hear the word “NO” a lot more than “YES” so get used to it and let it make you stronger.  Just keep searching through the “NOs” to get the the word “YES” more quickly.

By making “No” our favorite word in direct sales or in our personal lives we will be stronger and more successful in all that we do because we will have learned to persevere and move on in the toughest of times. So make “No” your favorite word now!

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