This blog has been taking a different turn since I discovered a new passion, a passion for Plexus products. I will continue posting about more general health topics in the future, but for now, Plexus is what I have been learning and breathing. So here we go: today, I would like to talk about the basics I have been learning on my journey so far.
The first thing I learned pretty quickly is that many people are not receptive when it comes to anything coming from a multilevel marketing company. It doesn’t matter if the products work and if you don’t have to work the business aspect. They are very reluctant and it may be wise to not push the issue. One reason many people are weary of multilevel marketing is that many sellers don’t know when to stop. Nobody likes being harassed about something he or she is not interested in or being treated as a business opportunity. So remember, Plexus is not about selling, it’s about sharing. Sharing because you care, you care about people’s health. We are not selling objects that one may or may not need. We are promoting a product that can change lives. However, if your prospect is not ready, wait and do not pursue it. Protecting your relationships is more important than getting people to see how amazing the product is.
Secondly, a good way to share your story is to write up your testimony. Just tell it from the heart, explain how the products and the company have helped you. Later, you can modify it a little to include points that will resonate with the different personality types (more on that next week). But again, as you share your story, remember that this isn’t about you, it’s about your contacts. Yes, your story is great and it will help people see the potential, but the most important point is what the product can do for them.
Thirdly, make your list. You need to think about who in your entourage will benefit from the products. It is generally advised to write up a list of everyone you know and then narrow it down to ten people who would be interested in the products, the business opportunity or who might want to support you on your journey (and end up realizing that it’s great for them too). These will be the first people you will reach out to. When you reach out to them, share with them the reason you thought of them and the ways you believe Plexus would help them on their health journey. Then, invite them to try a sample or to look at a tool (like a YouTube video on a topic that relates to them and Plexus or a documentthat they might find interesting). Also pray for them. If, like me, you are a Christian, these people’s spiritual being is more important to you than their physical well being.
Lastly, never loose sight of your vision and your goals. It’s a good idea to write them down, which brings me to an other important point to consider: If you are not an organized person, now is the time to start practising! I found a notebook that I can carry around to be the most effective way, but I am sure tech savvy people can use their phone somehow. A good friend of mine got me acquainted with the Leuchtturm1917 dotted notebooks, and I am learning to appreciate them greatly! On the first page, I wrote up my vision and my goals. My vision is simple, I would like to reach out to other women like me and give them back to their families. So many women are tired, sick and stressed, and I believe I can offer something to help them. Your goals will change over time and most likely they will involve getting a certain number of people to try out the products. You should then also write down steps to accomplish your goals, like talking to a specific number of people each week and following up. Making contacts and observing who might benefit from the products is critical as is following up with those whom you have contacted already. People are busy and they might not show interest right away, so patience often pays off. If you go on YouTube, you will find a lot of amazing stories on how Plexus has changed people’s lives. You will also hear about people who climbed the ladder very fast (diamond documentaries are inspiring), but it doesn’t mean that should be your goal. Think of what you want to accomplish and how. If a few weeks down the line, you find you are not on the path to reaching your goal, modify your steps. If you don’t reach your goal, it doesn’t mean you should give it up. All it means is that you will have to postpone it. But above all, strive to have a positive impact on people. This requires discernment. Some people today are grateful that someone was persistent with them in the past, but some people are forever turned off multilevel marketing. Everyone is different and that is why people skills are important and you will need to work on developing them.
To conclude, if you take away only one thing from this post, remember to be constantly seeking the Lord’s guidance on this journey. An important reason for any Christian to be in this business should be to be used by God to improve others’ well being and that is the most fundamental point of all.