If you really want to get ahead in this business, then you need to be a sponge! You need to be learning all the time.
When I say learning, I mean actively, consciously learning and putting what you have learned intoACTION.
Here are some things to consider in your quest for learning opportunities:
Things you are doing in the business might just need a tweak
Some things will work for you, some won’t, but you don’t know until you try! Often things that didn’t work for you in the beginning will later, with a tweak. And if it worked for someone else, then we know it can work – it might just need to be modified for your personality.
Learning is EVERYWHERE
Did you know that a lot of educational opportunities are already offered by Vessel Scents of Style? Are you taking advantage of the training calls Vessel offers every Wednesday night? Have you reached out for personal one-on-one coaching/training calls? Have you watched and truly studied the Party Presentation on the Vessel website? We offer several options to help you succeed in this business.
Some of you will need to go out and find educational materials (online workshops, reading books, subscribing to blogs and forums, reading articles etc.). Some of these materials will be free, some won’t. But if you look around at the successful people in Vessel and in your life, you will see they invest both time and money in their own education.
Some of your learning opportunities will be informal, and possibly from surprising sources – a new consultant has a fantastic idea or suggestion you haven’t thought of, you get a great idea right before you drift off to sleep, your favorite TV program has something in the storyline that makes a difference to you, a friend or stylist posts an inspirational video on FaceBook, – and the list goes on and on.
Don’t miss the "Aha Moments"
If you are anything like me, an "aha moment" can pass by and be very quickly forgotten. Why not create a system for capturing these ideas? I have a notebook (actually, I have filled several now!), and any good idea I hear, read about or think of goes in there.
Every now and then, I sit down and go through my notebook of ideas. I am always amazed at the great thoughts and ideas I have had in the past that I have forgotten about, or not acted upon. There are also ideas in there that at the time I wasn’t ready for, or couldn’t implement at the time. Going through the notes again means that I get refreshed and can continually be moving onward and upwards. It also gets me excited all over again!
The point is that by being constantly on the lookout for learning opportunities, we keep our WHY and our Goals in front of us. This business is like any other business ... there is a learning curve. But once we have started the learning process, our whole business changes and takes off in a direction for success.
Remember ... the more you learn, the more you earn!