Balance In Direct Sales: Take Time To Watch The Horses
As my direct sales business has grown over the past couple of
years, I've had seasons where my life has been completely out
of balance... it's then when I have to pull back and reflect
and get some perspective on life... including my home business.
A while ago, my daughters and I were out running errands... the
usual mega-store run for everything you've ever needed or not in
bulk, off to deliver an order to a friend and then back home
again. We live in a small town and anytime we want to go
ANYWHERE outside of our lovely town we have to drive through a
beautiful community of horse farms and grand estates.
One horse farm along our usual route is magnificent...rolling
hills, lush green grass, beautiful white fence. Each spring the
mares and babies are out on the pasture by the road where we
drive. I have to be careful when we pass by because we're all
ooooing and aaaahing - people in the cars behind me get mad
because I slow down, people in front of me better not slow down
because I'm not watching the road and I might rear end them...
something about a colt running along side it's mamma...
What does this have to do with doing a direct sales business?
Not much really... except to say that there IS more to life
than the business And sometimes you need to stop and watch the
horses. It's amazing - I can be driving along that country road
and have my mind completely focused on what I need to do for my
business... where I need to be, what I need to get, who I need
to call... so much so sometimes that I don't even hear the kids
asking me a question as I'm driving. But when I get to the farm
and I hear the kids say, "Oh oh oh.. mom look there's a baby
running"... immediately all the brain rush shuts off and I gaze
and admire and remember there are other things to think about.
I am passionate about direct sales. But the reason I'm
passionate is because of what I believe it can DO for the women
(and men too) that are in the field. Unfortunately I hear of too
many women (sorry guys, that's the majority in our field) who
spend too much time NOT taking time to watch the horses...
those moments of quiet rest, to reflect on life rather than
I guess it's all about balance. This is nothing new to you I
know. So find your horse farm... and enjoy the moment... but
remember to keep part of an eye on the car in front of you just
About The Author: Annette Yen is a work at home mom with a 20
year history in Direct Selling. She loves helping other moms
find their niche in the direct sales field. Find more articles
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