Aim high! Never give up!
So many people wait for 'permission' to go for something - or wait until 'the time is right'. This is a mistake because there will always be doubters telling you you can't do it, it's not possible, there's only the select few that make it... well so what? Why can't YOU be one of those 'select few'? If not you, then who?
Time and again we read about people who gave up everything and just 'went for it' and guess what? They succeeded because they HAD to!! They didn't wait for someone to tell them it's OK. In fact they were probably spurred on by the doubters! When I first started out on my journey as an Avon sales leader people laughed at me! Told me I was wasting my time. Patronised me with glib remarks like 'oh bless her, she's keen anyway'. And yes it was really tough at first. I cannot count the number of times I nearly threw in the towel. Mostly it was every 3 weeks when I saw how little I'd earned!! But I knew.... I had seen people succeed and make a living so I knew it was do-able, and I knew I could do it. I just had to fight to 'keep the faith' And it was a fight but I believed I could do it.
So I kept building.... trying... training... building....
sometimes 1 step forward and 3 steps back - it was not all plain sailing - those first couple of years were tough - back then there wasn't the support that there is now. No Avon fast start bonus for me! After around 2 years or so I started to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Things started to take shape and I began to understand the business. I mean really understand the beauty of my Avon network marketing business and I could really see that with this business and my persistence and determination anything was possible.
So now 7 years on I am earning a great wage and leading a fabulous team of amazing people many of whom I am also proud to call my friends. I love this job with a passion and I'm so proud of my team. This is a business like no other. It's unique and is truly the best job I've ever had! If I can do this, so can you!! So surround yourself with positive people, work hard, train yourself and others and PERSEVERE. This business - this beautiful Avon business is yours for the taking. You Can Do This!!
Berni Broadley xx
Independant Avon Executive Sales Leader