I just got back from my direct sales convention and I had a great time! More than that, I learned a lot. I learned a lot about my business but also about successful people. It wasn’t that someone stood up and told me how to be successful, it was that successful people talked about they personally figured it out and how they got to the place they were today. I think we could all learn a lot from them.
This is what I noticed about the most successful people in direct sales. And while this has to do with that line of work, I think it can apply to anyone who wants success with what they are doing.
- They are positive -Successful people are positive people. This doesn’t mean they are happy 100% of the time but they are positive about most things. They assume the best is going to happen. They don’t just assume things are not going to work out. They wake up in the morning and tell themselves that it is going to be a good day. You have probably heard about the power of positive thinking. I think it is true. The more positive you are, the more likely your life will be the way you are hoping it will be.
- They don’t give up when it gets hard- Everyone I heard from had more than enough reasons to give up at one point. Reasons that others could understand and even relate to. Some of them had been through things I couldn’t even imagine. But they didn’t let those things stand in their way. They went for it. They knew that they couldn’t let it be a reason they didn’t succeed.
- They take risks- From starting their own business to putting themselves out there, these successful people took risks. They didn’t worry too much about what people thought. They didn’t care that people might think they were crazy or tell them that what they were thinking wasn’t going to work. They went with it anyway. They worked on their dreams even if they didn’t seem to likely to come true. They came out of their shells and went after what they wanted. I think when it comes to being successful you do have to take risks. You have to do things others don’t want to do. You have to be brave.
- They are friendly and helpful- This is key. These people were kind people. They were willing to help others when they could. They were not selfish and they went out of their way to put a smile on their face and make someone feel better. I want to be like that. I want to be someone who can cheer someone else up. I think this goes along with being positive. You can’t help but make someone’s day a little better when you smile and are there to listen to them.
As you can see, these are the things we can all do to work on our success. What about you? What would you add to the list?