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Yes, I shamelessly represent Pampered Chef (isn’t that knife set gorgeous?!). Yes, I have been in the Direct sales industry off and on for the last decade of my life. Yes, I have tried quite a few companies before I found the right fit. I chose this company because I absolutely love to be in the kitchen, creating food for the people that I love. I believe in what they stand for. I believe in their product. I believe in making life easier for my friends and followers, especially when it comes to meal time. But I do understand why the direct sales industry can feel so icky to so many. A few things you will never hear me say:
”I’ve been challenged to sell…” Sales from a place of heart should never be about selling. I want you to purchase my product because it will genuinely make your life better. My winning a challenge or earning a reward is simply a happy byproduct of a place of service. Personally, when I read these posts I am instantly turned off. So I completely understand why someone not in the industry would be even more so.
”Help me earn my [car, trip, bonus].” You should never feel pressured to spend your hard earned money so that I can achieve a challenge or prize. Again, a place of service is how I want to build my business. Any successes are just cake . My goals matter to me, but they are not your burden to bear.
”Do me a favor and buy XYZ.” Again, if my sales are coming from pressure and not service, they won’t be sustainable long term.
At the risk of stepping on a few toes, if you regularly use phrases like that and notice your friends list decreasing or people outright ignoring you, I challenge you to reevaluate. Always put the heart and needs of your customer before yourself. Don’t be icky!
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