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The only thing constant is change, especially in direct sales. I work a corporate job where this has always been the case. My corporate job has prepared me to navigate the world of direct sales and small business, especially with a company that rapidly grew and is now stabilizing. Recently, LuLaRoe has had some pretty well-known leaders leave/transition to other companies or ventures. Naturally, it is causing other retailers and consultants to worry. Should YOU worry?
How Are You Doing?
First, step back and look in the mirror. What do you see? YOU. That is what matters. How are you doing in you business? Are you working towards fulfilling your why? Have you been hitting the goals you’ve set for yourself? Honestly though, are things really “bad” for you? Likely the answer is no and you may be doing fine. This reflection is really important. Shut out the “noise” and focus on you and your business. Because the news/gossip/etc. really may not affect you.
Your Customer/Community Base
How is your customer/community base? If you have been focused on creating an engaged community and customer base, you likely have nothing to worry about. (You can learn more about attraction marketing here) . Your supporters may likely not know who Popular Leading Consultant is. The community you have created can be your support as you work through the emotions of running a small business. Remember WHY you are doing what you are doing. Focus on your people and tribe.
SLAY In Your Own Lane
This is the most important. Sometimes in business you have to put your head down and stay in your lane. Your race, your pace! While it may cause you to be nervous, know that you may not have insight into why a certain person is leaving a company or transitioning. This is the nature of business, especially small business and entrepreneurship. It is not meant to be easy, and you will encounter obstacles, challenges, and distractions along the way. What others do is likely a distraction to your business. Stay focused on you and your business. This is one of my favorite social media graphics I created months ago:
So What Now?
Know that what you are feeling is normal. Seeing someone you’ve likely followed, admired, and learned from for a while leave/transition can rattle you. That’s okay. Remember to think in abundance mindset, introduced by Stephen Covey, which is the concept “in which a person believes there are enough resources and successes to share with others.” Compared to scarcity mindset, “which is founded on the idea that, if someone else wins or is successful in a situation, that means you lose; not considering the possibility of all parties winning (in some way or another) in a given situation.” (You can purchase the book here).
Remember, there is enough success for EVERYONE. YOU included. Wish those leaving or transitioning well and continue to run your business with great social strategy. I learn from the premium coaching group, Suite Sassy Pants, which you can join here. I also take courses through the Socialite Suite here.
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So no, just because a leader leaves, doesn’t mean you should. Do you boo.
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