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You’ve done it! You’ve joined a direct sales company! That’s huge! It took time to decide which company you wanted to sell, who would be your sponsor, and how you would do your launch. That’s a lot of decisions to make! Now, you’ve probably been running your business for a minute, but you want to know more, right? What’s the next step? You need to invest in yourself. And how do you do this? It’s easy! One word. Training. You need to continue your training.
Why should you seek out more training?
Well, my friends, this is easy. You need to be a learn-it-all. Most people who start a direct sales business don’t have much of a background in business. And chances are that your company doesn’t offer all of the training’s, either. So, you need to seek out your own sources. You should constantly be looking for new opportunities to learn more because our businesses are always changing. Just think about how social media has changed in the last 15 years. AIM, MSN, and MySpace are no longer relevant. Now, what if you didn’t push yourself to learn new things, like social media platforms? And that’s just one aspect to training. What about product knowledge? New products are always coming out, so it’s best for you to stay informed.
Where can you find more training or courses?
Most companies have a back office for you. Chances are, if you do some digging, you can find all kinds of training resources in there. This is where you’re going to find product and brand specific training. My company has their own check-out and ordering systems, so there is a learning curve to those. In addition, they offer 3 different weekly training sessions. I’m sure you can find resources such as this with your company!
Many direct sales companies have local and national trainings. If you are able to, you really should head to either a local training or a national convention. Why? It helps fill your cup, motivates you, and teaches you more information relevant to your individual company. In fact, I’ve written posts about going! (Click HERE for reasons why you should head to your national convention and HERE to find ways to do it on the cheap!)
If you look on Facebook or Google, you can find all kinds of business coaches. These coaches can provide great training and insight, but not all coaches are created equal. Please do your research, don’t put all your eggs in one basket, and make sure whatever resources you’re using truly have your best interest in mind over their wallet.
To sum things up, you are the single greatest asset to your business. Why would you not invest in yourself? Take the time to grow and learn more. I promise, you will bloom!