Mind Your Mind

The end of the year is almost here, which means it’s time to Mind Your Mind. Where’s your mindset for ending the year? As an entrepreneur, if your thoughts are not in the mindset you need them to be to end the year with enough momentum to propel you into the new year, you need to change your mind. Mind Your Mind, than change your mind to thoughts that create action toward your goals.

Mindset

Mindset is everything. With the right mindset, you can achieve anything!

With the right mindset, you’ll be ready to set your goals for the new year … to strive for the business that works for you, and if you choose, to attract the team that has the same ambitions, thoughts and goals!

To help you get into the right mindset, here’s a few things to think about …

GROWTH — Every journey will always have obstacles and challenges. Instead of judging experiences in terms of success or failures, frame them in the positive light that all of them help you to grow … to become a better person. When you’re in a “growth” mindset, you are more open to possibilities and are more likely to challenge yourself, which will push you to greater achievements.

TAKE RISKS — Try pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone every once in a while to make your mind more nimble. With each stretch and success, you’ll learn to push yourself to new heights. The most successful achievers are those who take the risks that others don’t. If fear is keeping you back, the saying is true … the only thing you have to fear is fear itself.

ALWAYS MOVE FORWARD — Part of growing and taking risks is learning from your mistakes. Learn and move on. If you stop to dwell in the past, about what could or would have been, you’ll never have a future. When you’re forward thinking, you’ll always be moving forward.

NEVER STOP LEARNING — A thirst for knowledge should never be quenched. Having an endless supply of curiosity is key to seeing beyond what’s in front of you. When you’re open to learning something new, you’ll be exposed to things you never knew existed. With new doors opening in front of you, you’ll also have endless options and opportunities for new adventures and achievements.

ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL — When you focus on the things you are grateful for, you’ll always be in a positive mindset. Great things come out of being positive. Nothing great is ever achieved from being negative.

PLAN OF ACTION — Take the time to think through what you want to achieve, and the steps that can be taken to get there. When you know and focus on what you want, the actions to achieve it will naturally happen.

Open up to new ways of thinking and you’ll achieve the positive mindset critical to success.

Dream Big, Hit it Big

With lottery excitement hitting fever pitch across the nation, it’s a good reminder to always Dream Big with your business.

Remember the last time you bought a lottery ticket? It was more than likely just the other day. If you’re like most people, you probably tucked the ticket away in a safe place, then you started to daydream about what you’d do if you won! You thought about …

  • The moment you figured out you were the winner …
  • What you would buy first …
  • Who you would help …
  • The places you would go …
  • The fun you would have …
  • The financial security you would feel …
  • Who you would tell first …
  • How it would feel to accept the “Big Check” …
  • How exciting it felt to Dream Big!

Now take those same thoughts and think similarly with your business. When you share the opportunity with enthusiasm and potential, it can evoke in others the same thoughts and feelings as a lottery ticket!

Enthusiasm

When you share all that you love about the products and your excitement for what the opportunity means to you, others will get excited about:

• What they can buy with their new source of income
• Who they can help by offering the opportunity to others
• The places they will go (i.e. incentive trips)
• The fun they will have with their new found friends
• How financial security will feel when they achieve their goals
• Who they want to tell first about their new adventure
• How it will feel to earn the recognition they desire
• How exciting it is to dream big and to see the possibilities and potential in themselves!

Evoke emotion. Sharing the opportunity is like giving someone a lottery ticket. You’re giving them a chance to dream big and to feel good about their future. It also just might be the fuel they need to strive for bigger possibilities in their life.

Help others to Dream Big and you might just Hit It Big yourself with a thriving, growing team and network marketing business!

Ask and You Shall Receive

The saying is true … to get what you want, you have to ask for it. No one is going to just give it to you. Ask and you shall receive. In network marketing, that means sharing the products you represent and then “Asking” to take the next step …

Ask questions to build rapport

When meeting with one person or many, always ask the person or people you are meeting with to share something about themself. Ask questions, then listen to what people are sharing about what they like or don’t like, want and desire. Connect with the person or people you are sharing with to build rapport.

Ask for an opinion about the samples you shared

Always, always, always follow-up after sharing a product sample or doing a product demo. The biggest mistake marketers make in this business is to assume that if someone likes the sample shared, they’ll contact you. Don’t wait for a call, call or contact them after a few days to ask their opinion of the sample or product shared. You may just find on this call that they haven’t even had the chance to use the sample yet. They’ll appreciate the call to remind them to try it. After they’ve had a chance to try the sample, ask what they liked or didn’t like, then listen to learn what they are looking for to see if you can meet their needs or solve a problem with the products you represent.

Ask for the order

Surprisingly more often than not, we share the products and our experience using the products and we end the conversation there. The last step to close the sale is to “Ask” for the order. Ask which product or products could they see themselves using. Ask if they would be happy if a product shared could solve one of the problems they expressed bothered them. Share any specials being offered to help them get the best deal possible on the products they show interest in to close the sale.

Ask for referrals

Always, always, always ask for referrals. Ask if they can think of anyone else they know that would appreciate the products too. Offer to share samples for anyone they can think of. Ask if they would like to host an event for you with a few of their closest friends at a later date. Be sure to share the benefits to them for hosting for you (i.e. free products or discounts on the products they want).

Ask them to join your team

Always, always, always ask if they would be interested in joining your team! Express how excited you would be to work with them and to build a business together. Share the benefits you’ve experienced doing the business. Share with them “why” you do the business, not how you do it. “People don’t buy what you do … they buy Why you do it,” says motivational speaker and author Simon Sinek.

Bottomline, you’ll never know if someone is interested in your products, in buying from you, in helping you share the products, or joining your team unless you ask them. And if you never ask, the answer will always be “no.” So, just ask!

Team Building Tips

Network Marketing is a people business. So, when you’re ready to build your business beyond yourself, you’ll want to keep these 5, basic team-building tips in mind …

  1. MEET YOUR TEAM WHERE THEY’RE AT

When you’re working with and counting on other, independent people to build and grow your business, things can sometimes get frustrating. To limit those frustrations, you need to manage your expectations, as most frustrations result from unmet expectations.

As a leader, we of course always have high expectations for our team. We want them to be successful. They say they want to be successful. But, their actions don’t always match their words or the goals they say they want to achieve. Save yourself from unnecessary frustration by meeting each person on your team “where they’re at.” Unfortunately, that may not be where you want or need them to be, but it’s where they need to be. Learn to recognize and accept that fact, and you’ll save yourself a ton of unnecessary frustration down the road.

  1. DEDICATE 30 DAYS

Set each new person up for success by dedicating 30-days to helping them learn the ropes. Teach each new person you add to your team the basics for running their business. Be available to answer questions or to jump on a phone call with a prospective new Client or Consultant. Help them with their launch event. Show them how, than let them show you how.

By dedicating time to each new person you add to your team, you’re not only teaching them how to get off to their best start possible, but you are also showing them how to set the people they sponsor up for success too by doing the same with each person they add to their team.

  1. DON’T DO IT FOR THEM

Teach your Consultants how to do their business, but don’t do it for them. You can show them how, but stop at that. Save yourself from the frustration of having someone always relying on you to do what they need to do, by showing them the ropes, then letting them take the reins and running from there.

  1. WORK WITH THOSE WHO WORK

Similarly to #1 above, manage expectations by working closely with those who show you their motivation with action. Actions speak louder than words, so pay attention to what people on your team do, not what they say they are going to do. Work with the people that show that they are motivated to grow with business-building actions, and limit your time and energy away from those who don’t.

  1. HELP YOUR TEAM GROW

You add to your team to grow your business, but the true key to growing your business is to help your team grow … personally and financially. Network marketing is also a people “building” business. Personal development will play a key role in your success. Help those on your team who want to help themselves. Recommend books to read, podcasts to listen to … anything that you think will help someone on your team grow past the things that might be keeping them from reaching their potential. Honesty plays a key role here too. Being honest and open with positive feedback will help your team learn what it takes to become the success they want to be.

Personal growth will lead to business growth, which will lead to financial growth. Helping others achieve their definition of success will inevitably help you achieve yours!

 

 

Right Now Retailer – Sue Forster

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

SueForsterSue Forster | Founder & Team Leader from California
Joined: March 2009
Personally Sponsored Clients: 71
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: 3 times

Timing is everything!

When it came to getting momentum going for my Apriori Beauty business, timing was everything. I’ve been with this Company since the very beginning (before there were even products), but in order for my business to thrive, I had to feel and know when it was the right time for me. My love for the products was never a question. I was always sharing how amazing the products were with friends and family. Instead, it became more of when I was ready to bring others on board with me.

I began reaching out, one person at-a-time. Between working full-time and having a busy family, I needed to be careful who I was investing my time with. Relationship building became my focus. Each person I reached out to was someone I already had a relationship with. They were either co-workers or gym buddies. In fact, a Consultant of mine, as well as a new Client are both women I know through the gym. I also realized that a majority of my business relied on other peoples’ timelines, not just my own. I often received responses such as “when I finish my other products, I’ll try yours,” or “call me next month.” Through this realization, I learned how important follow-up was. Sometimes you gain success with follow up, sometimes you don’t. Either way, just keep moving on to the next person.

Two outlets that have impacted my business the most are Beauty Bars and Social Media. If you have an opportunity to either host or attend a Beauty Bar, I highly recommend it. It’s a fun way of sharing the Apriori Beauty experience with your potential Clients (and Consultants), and it gives your guests the opportunity to try the products and see the results for themselves. Seeing is believing and people like results, especially when it involves their skin! When it comes to social media, I’ve never been an active Facebook user, but I knew it would be beneficial to my business. After updating my profile picture and posting an Apriori Beauty image or two on my Facebook wall, I immediately received comments and messages from friends I hadn’t seen in years asking me for product samples. Before I knew it, I was registering new Clients and placing orders. It was at this time that I realized building a retailing business was where it’s at for me. I love getting paid every week and when my Clients are interested and ready to be Consultants, I will be there to help them get started on their own journey.

Working full-time, being there for my family, planning events, and going to the gym are just a few aspects of my crazy schedule. I’ve come to notice that the busier my schedule is, the more I actually get done. As a way to stay focused and organized, I make a list each night for the next day, which includes family, work, and Apriori Beauty. My aim is to give each section of my life the time and attention it needs. It’s all about balance and I’ve finally found mine.

Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Kathleen Jones

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AB_Radio_icon2At Apriori Beauty, each and every single Consultant brings something unique and special to this incredible Company. We’ve had the opportunity of seeing Consultants start out and develop into strong business leaders, and are in continuous awe of their ever-growing transformation. In addition to watching their business evolve and flourish with success, we’ve also witnessed their personal growth. Once shy and soft-spoken, Sr. Consultant Kathleen Jones has become a visible marker here at Apriori Beauty. From hosting tables at Beauty Bars to sharing her personal story, and even being crowned Apriori Beauty Queen, Kathleen is a constant reminder how personal and business success coincide with one another. Join us this month as Susan Twellman talks with Kathleen about finding her voice through being an Apriori Beauty Consultant and how she’s using that voice to grow her business.

To learn more about Apriori Beauty’s products and opportunity, visit www.aprioribeauty.com or www.useloveshare.com today!

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Right Now Retailer – Jacqueline Bos

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

JacquelineBos_headshotJacqueline Bos | Consultant from California
Joined: November 2012
Personal Clients: 31
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: November 2014
Top 10 Monthly Retailer: November 2014

My goal is to share Apriori Beauty and to make a difference, not just to make a sale!

I didn’t set out to become an Apriori Beauty Consultant. To tell you the truth, when I agreed to try a sample, I didn’t think the products would be any different than the hundreds of others I’ve tried. I have had problematic skin my entire life and feel like I’ve tried everything out there. Things would work for a little bit, and then my skin would go back to being dry, red, and sprinkled with acne. Over the more recent years, I had started eating organic and looking for healthy alternatives to care for my skin, which is when a few close friends of mine introduced me to Apriori Beauty.

Throughout my first year of using Apriori Beauty, I was getting compliments on my skin for the first time in my life; I couldn’t believe it! I was already using and loving Apriori Beauty, so I took the leap and signed up to be an Independent Consultant. Talking to people comes easy for me; however, selling is far out of my comfort zone. Since I know there are people out there with skin issues just as I had and are missing the opportunity of using Apriori Beauty, I decided to jump out of my comfort zone and began sharing. I started my business off slow, mostly sharing with close friends and family, who knew and trusted me. I focused my time and efforts on them, learning more about the products and becoming comfortable with introducing Apriori Beauty to new individuals.

It’s important for my business to always follow up and check in with my Clients. I want them to feel that I’m reachable and available. If they have questions, they know they can come to me and if I don’t know the answer, I will easily find it for them. I couldn’t succeed without the incredible support I have from my upline, who are always there for me whenever I have a question or concern. There is an endless list of knowledgeable and confident people at Apriori Beauty willing to help out at any moment. This past year, I hosted my first Beauty Bar, and it was the best decision I could have made because it gave me the confidence to talk more. I loved how relaxed everyone was, and there was no pressure to purchase. With the start of a new year, I plan to do more Beauty Bars and share Apriori Beauty with a wider selection of people.

I found a passion with Apriori Beauty and the reason why is because the products are safe and work for me! Sharing Apriori Beauty with others and seeing them experience positive results has been life changing – having my business grow is just an added bonus.

Right Now Retailer – Julia Cantu

Recognizing outstanding retailing results!

jcJulia Cantu | Consultant from California
Joined: May 2012
Personal Clients: 48
Top 5 Weekly Retailer: July and October 2014
Top 10 Monthly Retailer: July 2014

When I was first was introduced to Apriori Beauty, I became instantly aware of how extraordinary the products were due to my prior knowledge and experience of working with skincare in retail. Just one look at the ingredients and I knew I had to start using it! I don’t believe in sacrificing health for beauty, and Apriori Beauty’s commitment to being safe was impressive. Soon after, I was invited to a Consultant Training held at the corporate office, where I met co-owners Susan Twellman and Elizabeth Vervynck…I signed up that day. Despite having no experience in network marketing, I jumped right in because I fell in love with the company. For me, that is the key to success: love the products, and everything else will fall into place.

It took some time for me to build my business because I needed to find potential Clients beyond my circle of friends and family. I became active in networking groups, which helped me build relationships with new people and expand my network. I learned that once people consistently saw and got to know me, they began to trust me, and curiosity in the products soon followed. After Apriori Beauty’s annual “Making Life Beautiful” Consultant conference in 2013, I was energized and ready to host my first Beauty Bar. It was a huge success because it allowed my guests to have fun and learn about the products in a relaxed environment. Instead of guests feeling pressured to purchase products, they were encouraged to sit back, learn about the products, and enjoy themselves. If you have the opportunity to host a Beauty Bar, whether that includes one person or ten guests, I highly recommend you do it because it’s what took my business to the next level.

With my business in a solid state, I find there is a never ending list of people who I feel confident I can talk about Apriori Beauty with. I always ask a lot of questions before I begin showing the products, such as their skin type and needs. This helps me tailor the presentation to what will help the Client most, and then I begin to share my story. I provide tips based on what they need and share how to use the products in order to get the maximum benefit. I love my Apriori Beauty business. I love my Clients. And, I love the referrals my wonderful Clients send my way. Apriori Beauty has opened so many doors for me, not only professionally but personally as well. Retailing has helped put me in touch with so many different women with skin issues. It’s an incredible feeling to be able to help them look and feel amazing!

Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Robin Whitney

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AB_Radio_icon2When you open the door to opportunity, endless possibilities arise.  Just ask Robin Whitney, one of Apriori Beauty’s successful Executive Directors from California, whose open door policy has brought Consultants from different downlines together and formed true, authentic relationships.  Whether she’s hosting a brunch or offering a visiting Consultant a place to stay, Robin’s selfless and attentive business practices far exceed your typical entrepreneur’s.  Tune in to Apriori Beauty Radio as Robin shares with Susan Twellman how despite location differences, you can effectively sponsor and mentor Consultants, and why it’s important to be supportive and involved with your team.

To learn more about Apriori Beauty’s products and opportunity, visit www.aprioribeauty.com or www.useloveshare.com today!

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Apriori Beauty Radio – conversation with Tricia Baumgardner

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AB_Radio_icon2Business connections, family ties, and friendly acquaintances all contribute to the success of today’s most profitable and effective form of business – Network Marketing. Apriori Beauty has always thrived on relationships from beginning with neighbors turned friends, and now Apriori Beauty co-owners, Susan Twellman and Elizabeth Vervynck; however, it didn’t start there. Tune in to Apriori Beauty Radio and hear Susan Twellman speak with longtime friend Apriori Beauty Founder & Silver Director Tricia Baumgardner, who originally introduced Susan into the world of Network Marketing, thus spawning a series of relationships and events that eventually created Apriori Beauty.

To learn more about Apriori Beauty’s products and opportunity, visit www.aprioribeauty.com or www.useloveshare.com today!

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