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Do You Like Who You Work With?

It is Sunday night. It is raining in LA. Tomorrow morning I get to go to my day job at one of the big movie studios here in town. But is that the crowd I want to spend all of my working hours with?

For most of us who work in corporate America – or in a small business – find ourselves dealing with all kinds of people every day. Some are great, fun, interesting, and make it worthwhile showing up. Others are just fine, but not exactly the people that I would be hanging out with outside of work. And then there is a select few that I just don’t care to see every day. I don’t think I am unique. (Of course there is always the potential that I might be a person someone else doesn’t want to see tomorrow morning…)

If you start your own business, whether it is a Shaklee business or any other, one of the best benefits is that you get to choose who you work with. Think of what that can mean. You have the opportunity to surround yourself with people that you enjoy seeing. They will probably have the same outlook on life as you. So instead of having to work with people that someone else chose, you get to work with one of the best teams around: one that you put together!

It is well known that a positive outlook can have a physical impact on your health. So if you surround yourself with positive, can-do individuals not only will you enjoy your work but you will be doing your health a favor.

Team Building Tips from the Pros

If you are serious about building your Shaklee business, you should learn from the pros.

Find someone who has built a successful business and listen to what they have to say. There is no reason to reinvent the wheel when there are many people out there who have already figured out how to make it work. And usually they want you to succeed – they are not your competition, they can be your mentor.

What kinds of tips have I learned?

Commitment. To be successful you need to be committed. If you are thinking of Shaklee as a part-time enterprise to generate some additional household income, then you may not need the same level of commitment that a person wanting to make a financially rewarding change in their lives. Like most things in life, you get out of it what you put into it.

Do Something Every Day. Make it a habit to contact at least one person every day. You are going to hear a lot more “noes” than “yesses“. So you need to get them out of the way. Just think if you talked to one person each day that would be 365 people that heard your message. And if only 15% were actually interested, that could be over 50 new members in your organization. Just think what that could mean for your business!

Be Creative with the Marketing Tools. Shaklee will provide you with an incredible number of tools to use to build your business. But the most successful will “take something you like and make it your own”. So if you see a picture that inspires you, or that you think explains Shaklee products or the program, use it in your marketing materials. You can use that picture in your flyers, emails, presentations, and web sites.

Make it Personal. It is also important to make your message personal. People want to work with individuals they know and trust more than an impersonal company. Shaklee is a company built on personal relationships. Use your picture, your story, and your enthusiasm as tools to your advantage.

Make a Pledge. Anyone who has successfully made a significant change in their life knows that the best way to reach your goals is to tell others. If you want to lose weight, if you tell other people you can get their support and just as important you feel like you can continue when it gets tough knowing that others are watching. Make a pledge to reach out to a set number of people, make it happen, and tell others of your success.

Tell a Story. Some of the most powerful marketing tools are stories of success. If you know someone who changed their health – or the health of a family member – invite them to tell you their story. Then pass it along. The story can be about making a difference in your child’s life, helping a parent by giving them information on various products, or even a story about how you or someone you know made a difference in their financial well-being through Shaklee. Everyone loves a good story.

Remember that you aren’t in this business alone. Build relationships with your team and with your customers and you will be a long way in being a success.

Have fun and good luck!