Great question! You don’t want to invest time and money into something, including being a THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) consultant unless you know you can be successful, right? That is just smart business!
I currently have hundreds of consultants on my team. Over the last few years as I’ve worked with them I’ve found something interesting. Consultants come from all walks of life and all have their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Yet, I’ve found those that are successful in their business (meaning they meet their goals) are those with two things: (1) a willingness to work hard consistently, and (2) and a positive attitude.
So don’t worry about your skills, experience or knowledge! All those things can be learned! I can help you with each of those. Just ask your self if you are willing and able to work hard consistently and maintain a positive attitude. If so, I believe you can be incredibly successful as a THRIVE Life consultant!
Working Hard Consistently
When I say working hard consistently, I really want to emphasize the consistently part. Consultants who are successful spend some time on their business nearly every day. Some have the time to spend hours each day and others can only spend 30 minutes or so. Obviously those who spend more time see their income increase sooner, but consultants who commits to spending positive time on their business nearly every day will see their business grow consistently.
Conversely, the consultants that I see struggle the most are those who are inconsistent. Even if they invest a lot of time when they are working (say 30 hours one week and then do nothing for 3 weeks), they don’t see success unless they work regularly and consistently.
So, the first question you should ask yourself is:
“Can you regularly (meaning nearly daily) invest time in your business?”
Some days, that may mean doing a party, event or class. Other days, that may mean spending time training / learning. Sometimes, it may mean following up with customers. Other days, it may mean brainstorming new things you can do at your events or ways to advertise. Or, you may spend time training / helping those on your team. I can help you come up with a huge list of things you can do. You just need to ask yourself if you are willing and able to invest some time into your business nearly every day.
Maintaining a Positive Attitude
Everything worthwhile takes effort. Worthwhile endeavors simply aren’t easy. And things that are easy, usually aren’t truly worthwhile, right?
Being a THRIVE Life consultant is no different. It is absolutely worth the effort. But it is not always easy. It will take effort and you will face frustrations. Some of those frustrations may come from tough customers. Others may come from multiple “mediocre” parties / events in a row. Or you may be frustrated by “growing pains” that THRIVE Life experiences as a company….shipping issues, back orders etc.
Some consultants understand that frustrations are just a part of business, a part of life actually. They aren’t overwhelmed by them and don’t spend time / effort complaining about things they wish were different. Instead, they keep a positive outlook and find proactive solutions to the problems in their businesses. They often turn a negative situation into a positive experience for a customer and gain loyalty. They learn from their mistakes and keep trying no matter what. They keep a long term outlook to their business and their positive energy is contagious! It spreads to their customers and their teams! As long as they are also working consistently, these consultants see success in their business.
On the other hand, consultants who get overly frustrated by the frustrations in their businesses struggle to be successful. They are overwhelmed by the negative. They don’t work toward solutions to the frustrations. Instead, they spend a lot of time talking & complaining about / complaining about things they wish were different. They are unable to see that positive things can come from challenges and are often tempted to “give up” when things get tough. Their focus in their business is very short term. Their attitude also spreads to their customers and teams and they end up making things more difficult than they need to be. Even if these consultants consistently work on their businesses, they struggle to see success.
So, the 2nd question you should ask yourself is:
“Can you keep a long term-positive attitude about your business?”
This does not mean you will never get frustrated, but instead, that you will do positive things with your frustration. Call me! I can help you gain perspective. I’ve done this many times with my trainer / enroller.
Your success as a consultant has little to do with your current skills, experience or knowledge! All those things can be learned, and I will work hard to help you develop each of those. If you are willing and able to work hard consistently and maintain a positive attitude, you will be incredibly successful as a THRIVE Life consultant!
If you are interested in becoming a THRIVE Life consultant, you can learn more here: Is becoming a THRIVE Life Consultant right for you?