I don’t know if this is the right place for this….but I just had to write a BIG THANK YOU! So I hope this message gets past on to David Bach.
I first saw David speak at the Power Within in Toronto in September….and I was so impressed. When I saw his book come out…Start Late Finish Rich I thought….WOW…he wrote that for my husband and I !!! So I bought the book for Nigel for his birthday and it is awesome…he loved it and went out and bought Automatic Millionaire too.
But what blew my husband and I away was when we got to the chapter on Earn More…and more specifically….Direct Sales. (We did not know you wrote this…we happened upon it.)
I have been in the Direct Sales industry for almost 8 years now….and it has been the most incredible experience. However….there is a stigma and a host of misconceptions out there and it was such a relief to have someone from the “outside” recognize it for the amazing industry it is.
David…you hit the nail PERFECTLY on the head….I loved it and I was so impressed with your insight about what it was and what it wasn’t etc.
I started out my career…doing it very casually alongside my full time job. I earned on average $500 – $800 a month alongside my job going out about 1 time per week. After a year and a half in I saw the potential and left my corporate management job. I was scared…I knew I was taking a chance…but I believed in myself and my product (I am a Pampered Chef Consultant…INCREDIBLE COMPANY…who can argue with Warren Buffet). That was in 1999 and I have never looked back since. The great thing about Direct Sales is it can be an incredible Career Enhancement (Retierment Enhancement)….and for those who are persistent and consistent and want to have the benefits of their OWN business without all the risk….it is a fabulous Career Alternative.
My little business has turned into a 5 million dollar sales team and my income far far exceeds what I use to bring home corporately (and we go on a fabulous free trip every year…next year is GREECE!)…and you are so right…it is the ultimate people business. I love doing my shows (I consistently do 2 a week…very consistently) and I love developing my sales team. I love that part…because my job is all about helping other people earn money, have fun and feel great about themselves.
I didn’t do anything extraordinary….I just didn’t give up if someone said NO. Unfortunately…as you said…90% leave…and it is so sad because people give up too early…they don’t give themselves the time to get better at it.
Please keep researching this industry…you will continue to be impressed…and I SOOOO THANK YOU for making people more aware that it is a viable business…and it really is risk free (especially with the right company). No one has ever regretted joining our company….they always come out ahead.
If you ever get the chance to see one of our shows….go…it really is the Food Chanel Live in your home. People love the fun of it. Even Warren Buffet attended a show (we even have pictures…)
Keep doing what you do….it is inspiring…easy to follow and it makes so much sense. YOU have MADE A DIFFERENCE!!! All the very best