Life is like a box of chocolates!

Life and Business is “like a box of Chocolate, you never know what you will get from it”. Thank you Forrest Gump for being able to use chocolates as a comparison in life and business.

Life offers each of us the same 24 hours in a day. How we spend that time is a choice–it’s entirely UP to us. We can spend it sleeping, listening to music, watching television, working, getting an education, playing golf, and spending it with family or friends..

If you are a home based business owner, you need to enjoy the flexibility of working from home yet find a balance between work and the other things in life you enjoy. You have to “work” even if it’s a “fun” job.  If your store is not open, you will not have any sales and no sales = no money.

As a CEO of your own company, regardless of what it is, you must set guidelines, hours, goals, and work if you will earn an income. You can be a hobbyist and do little to nothing. You can earn a part-time income to add a little play money or meet the payments on a particular bill incurred. Or you can produce a nice full-time income by working and investing 10-15 hours a week into your business. A full time income in exchange for 15 hours is a good investment in your time.

Another important thing to remember is to be prepared and ready for business at all times. When you leave home, be prepared to conduct business while you are out and about. The largest sale or best show of the month could practically appear out of no where while you’re at the bank making a deposit, picking up stamps at the post office, and during general errands or shopping. Be neat and know people are watching you. A person will know in less than ten minutes if you’re the person they want to do business and form first impressions in a minute or less. To make a great first impression be sure to focus the conversation on the person you are speaking to, listening attentively to them, and making it about their needs and wants. When you focus on others and “not me”, you will find success stories more often in business and all areas of your life.

Be enthusiastic, full of energy, pleasant, considerate, prepared, understand the value you have to offer, and be confident. Rehearse any common questions that usually arise so you not only know the answers but they roll smoothly right off your lips. Know what you offer and the value of what you offer. Be passionate in sharing your business opportunity and your products.

Since our businesses are like boxes of chocolates, have and “be” the best selection of chocolates there is to offer. Know who you are and what you have to offer. As people are looking to make a selection, of who to do business with, let them want to do business with you.

Who would you rather do business with?

I sell _______. They’re great do you need some? Do you want to do a show?

Or

I am a coach, mentor and kitchen specialist with ____________. . I help parents bring their families back to the table where real communication begins by showing them how, within their busy lifestyles, they can prepare meals in 30 minutes or less.  I help others see how they can earn money without taking too much family time away from their families. The flexibility and commission plan ________ offers allows me to choose my own income level. What would you do with an extra $300, $500, or $800 a month? How would that impact your family’s life?

Which 30 second commercial sounds like one you prefer to hear more about or respond?

To Your Success in your business!

Be Amazing!

Yvonne

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