by: Dioni Morales, Director of Stylist Services
As professionals of any industry will tell you, it is always good to stay up-to-date with books, videos and presentations that will help improve your business and career. Currently I am studying a new book by Eric Worre. I would like to share a very interesting concept from that book.
After surveying thousands of people around the world and asking what a perfect career would be, he noted that most people tend to immediately talk about what they DON'T want. They begin naming things like:
- No bosses
- No alarm clock
- No commuting
- No discrimination
- No politics
After a bit, they start talking about the positive things, what they DO want:
- To represent a great product or service
- To get paid by their production
- Unlimited income
- Residual income
- To get along with those they work with
- Free time
- Personal growth
- Do something that has a purpose
- Low risk
- Offers tax benefits
- Resistant to a bad economy
Let's look at the five different types of jobs (or ways to have an income) that most of us have known throughout our lifetimes:
1. Blue Collar - those who perform manual work, such as factory workers, wait staff, etc.
2. White Collar - Professionals, managers, etc., who are usually educated and work in an office. This type of work used to be the most socially acceptable because of its safety and stability.
3. Sales - Salespeople are typically rewarded based on the sales they make, rather than an hourly or set wage. Many can do well in sales.
4. Owner of a Traditional Business - Typically someone starting a new business will use up all their savings, borrow money from relatives, take big loans - maybe even against their mortgage. They work long hours. At the end of the month, after paying everyone else, if they're lucky they will have something left over to pay themselves. Most people go bankrupt. Some are lucky and make it, but still are left instead of owning a business, the business owning them.
5. Investors - Investors need a lot of money, knowledge and ability to be successful. Even then, it is very risky. There are too many things that can go wrong, and which are out of their control.
Any of these categories can provide you SOME of the traits you would desire in a career, but none can provide ALL of them.
In the past decade, Direct Sales has been the only business model to check off most, if not all, of the items on the lists above. Many people realize that what used to work for most people a decade or two ago isn't necessarily the ideal. Things have changed - and will keep changing. It's time to look into what has been proven to be successful.
In Vessel, we can give you the opportunity to get that perfect career that absolutely EVERYONE dreams of!