Who is your go-to gal? Does she build you up? Does she tell you to get off the phone with her and call your customers? Maybe it’s your husband or significant other? Does he support you? Is he your biggest cheerleader? What about when you have questions or when you don’t know what to say to a customer or prospect? Do you call your director or team leader? Mary Kay said to hitch your wagon to a star. Sometimes we try to go it alone. We think “I’ve got this,” and just go about our daily lives doing our thing without connecting with others in regards to our businesses. When we do that, we risk isolation and defeat.
When you feel isolated you risk just forgetting about your business altogether. You aren’t around the excitement and action of others working, you’re not hearing their success stories or remembering why you started your business in the first place. Avoiding isolation is pretty simple. First, go to your weekly or monthly meetings. Connect with your sister consultants there and online. Join Facebook groups and visit director’s sites and youtube channels. Find time daily for business inspiration and training. Even if you only block out 10 or 15 minutes a day, you’ll remind yourself you have a business and keep you working toward your goal.
If you feel isolated and not working toward your goal, you’re likely to feel defeated. We’ve already talked about how to avoid isolation, but in the process of staying connected, you’ll also be preventing yourself from feeling defeated. We’re often taught to set large goals that scare us but you should also have small very attainable goals to help you feel accomplishment on a daily and weekly basis. These goals may be as simple as completing a 6 most important list each day, calling a certain amount of customers a week or holding a certain amount of parties a month. These small goals help you see progress and feel a sense of accomplishment.
Staying connected with others with similar goals, and staying connected with those who have achieved what we hope to achieve will benefit us in the long run. You’ll avoid isolation that can lead to defeat that will ultimately lead to failure. So next time you feel guilty for going to a meeting, or like you’re not “really working.” Remember that is actually one of the best things you can do for the mental well being of your self and your business.