In perhaps no other calling than this one does your every success depend upon helping someone else find theirs. Every relationship is important and requires nurturing; that’s the formula for longevity.
Focusing on the person in front of you — asking questions, seeking to understand and addressing their needs — is what works. One person at a time, your network grows.
No matter where you are in your WorldVentures business, if you set your sights daily on character, competency and compassion, you’ll contribute to your own success while you help others find theirs.
How do you respond when nobody’s looking? That’s character. Your character determines how you respond in any given situation, and our responses, ultimately determine whether we succeed or fail.
Character is vitally important in network marketing. While you are the ambassador of a strong, recognizable brand, it’s still YOUR independent business and YOUR reputation. Each of your interactions, your mentorship of team members and all of their interactions reflects on you.
Get started on your journey of improvement with: “Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges” by Amy Cuddy; “The Only Way to Win” by Jim Loehr; and “The Road to Character” by David Brooks.
Some people just seem to have the innate qualities necessary to excel in this business, such as persistence, leadership and confidence. But for many, direct sales offers an education that never really stops.
Be a Product of the Product
If you’re a DreamTrips Member, you can give your customers firsthand knowledge of what our product is all about. Your testimony and belief in the product inspires confidence.
If you’re not a DreamTrips Member, you should focus on knowing as much as you can about the product. Browse DreamTrips experiences online, download the DreamTrips app (App Store or Google Play), and follow DreamTrips on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
While it’s true that you don’t have to be an expert, you do need to be a product of your product.
Commit to Education
One of the biggest perks of our business is the access to comprehensive training at regional, national and international events. Learning strategies from our International Director of Training Marc Accetta and inspired leaders from around the world will help you build more than your customer base.
WorldVentures is a leadership development factory. That means your mindset, motivation, accountability and perspective can change here.
Stick to learning this business, and you’ll begin to see results.
A Leader's Mindset
If you’ve never been a leader, this is going to seem like a tall order. First, you’ll need to work on developing your own leadership capabilities, after which you can begin to mentor others.
Motivational speaker Brian Tracy once said, “Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily, even if you had no title or position. Conduct a personal assessment and ask yourself, ‘Would I follow me?’”
Leadership starts with your mindset. You have to decide to think like a leader to become one.
Being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes will take you further than any other attribute. As WorldVentures Representatives, you're in an incredibly fortunate position to be able to influence communities as you explore the world.
Through the good work of the WorldVentures Foundation, we are able to contribute to at-risk communities around the world, offering the gifts of our time and compassion.
Compassion comes with a wonderful side effect: Make it a habit, and you’ll see the leader within you emerge.
What kind of mentor do you want to be? What kind of mentors do you want your team members to be? It all starts with you. Stay focused on building positivity in your life and your team with: “The Leader’s Code: Mission, Character, Service and Getting the Job Done” by Donovan Campbell; “Building Character Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership” by Gene Klann; and “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverence” by Angela Duckworth.
This is an abridged version of the story. Read more about character, competency and compassion in the 2017 issue 2 of Voyager magazine. Subscribe to the Advantage Lite Program in the back office to access a digital archive of past issues!