March 9, 2017

Work from home day

As you may have already found out from my previous post, I have recently joined an MLM company...

The journey has been slow, but still early on.  I'm the type of guy that wants to see results right away. I don't want to wait for people to decide to join.  I want people to jump in with both feet...  

Patience has long been a challenge for me, so this is testing.

As I take to social media, I'm treading very slowly.  I want to make sure that I'm not hitting up my friends, family and followers for selfish reasons.  My goal is to help people, and I believe the products I'm promoting will do that.  Ultimately, I want to be a source of information and support for others.  I am not just looking for your money.

So, I will be patient and wait for people to be able to see the results in me first...

Social media is increasingly screaming for my attention.  New followers, that I want to connect with... I'm pretty much addicted to the likes, comments and activity.  

On my journey, I will need to find that balance soon, or it will consume me.  

Thankfully there is so much support in the community.

We have plumbing work being done at our house today, so I'll be working from home.  Today will be the real test of whether or not I can focus on work, with all the distractions around me.

It's a rare day that I'm given this opportunity to work uninterrupted, so I need to take advantage of it and get the 2017 Performance Plans completed for my team today.

Better go get the coffee on, the diffuser going...

Wish me luck


March 2, 2017

I am one of those people now...


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You know you dread it when you see the random message from the guy you graduated with 20 years ago that it's coming... The pitch for a great direct marketing opportunity.  I mean really, what other reason would anyone have to reach out after 20 years....

This past week, I decided to join a direct marketing company.  I added a page on my site here to explain, but that's not really what this post is about.

When it comes to social media, I sometimes get annoyed by the amount of posts you see, or inbox messages you receive, pitching the latest and greatest opportunity.  I completely understand a person being excited about their new product or opportunity, and fully and wholeheartedly believe that if you're not truly excited about what you're involved in, and cannot stand behind the product, then you won't succeed.

In my own short journey, I've had to really pause to think before I post.  I question myself on my motivation for posting.  Why do I want the world to know about this???  Is it because I truly believe that it's a great product or company, or am I wanting to post for selfish reasons like just making more money, or hitting that next level?

Am I posting just stuff about my company, or am I sharing my life, of which this new company is a part of?  Surely we are defined by much more than what we're selling right?

So if you follow me on any social media sites(links in header), please know that I am trying very carefully to not cross that line of being obnoxious.  If you are a friend, then please call me out if I am.  I commit to not being that jerky direct marketing guy that only wants to talk to you about an opportunity, but to be someone that is interested in you, and sharing with and helping you along in your journey of life.

Are you involved in direct marketing?  I'd love to hear your stories, tips and tricks for maintaining a healthy balance on social media, so please leave some comments below.

Till next time.

Jason