I didn’t even want to put the full phrase in the title, because so many people would roll their eyes and not even open to read.
It’s taking over your social media feed, posts about “changing lives” with products and opportunities.
The Independent Consultant.
I know. You’ve sworn yourself away from following back any friend or account that has those dreaded “before and after” pictures, or the picture of the “company card” at your near-by furniture store with the caption “Thanks, *so and so company*!” or even worse, THE ONLINE PARTY facebook group. Ugh, right?
Like you, I hated these companies. I thought they were a joke, and I never wanted to buy from, or be part of one, until my sister joined Jamberry. I decided to support her and sign up as a consultant under her. And although nails weren’t my thing, it opened my eyes to these companies I previously thought were so stupid.
Fast forward a year and a half, and I just joined an amazing team with Arbonne(click on it. See what I did there?) . Although, I still believe that direct sales aren’t for everyone, and some do it just for “quick money,” I signed up because I love the product and believe in the company.
What got me started with my interest in direct sales, was my interest in supporting my friends and family. So what if the posts are annoying because you see 5 people on your news feed advertising for the same company? As a friend, or as family, it takes less steps for you to hit that like button to support them in their journey, even if you don’t believe in the product, than it would to unfollow their posts.
I believe in the “independent” part of “independent consultant.” A lot of these men and women are looking to better their life. To get out of a corporate job that is taking over their life, to spend more time at home with their children or family, to make new friends, or to find financial freedom and happiness that they have never had. Why wouldn’t you show your support for them?
You heard me. When you support a small business, you support a dream.
So, next time you see that facebook post with a before and after picture of someone who made the choice to better their life through a program or product one of your friends sells, give it a like. Comment to show your support. It wont kill you, I promise.
Who knows, maybe you’ll even fall in love with that free sample. I know I did. 😉
To all of my independent consultants out there: Keep believing, “today is the day.” Even when it doesn’t look like anything is changing, God is working behind the scenes. It’s easy to get discouraged, but one touch of God’s favor can suddenly turn any situation around. Keep believing.
We have the opportunity every day to reach out and love someone, we have the chance to be kind and joyful, and yet, we seem to think that it’s the job of someone else to do that for us. It’s time we decide if we are going to be active in what we want, or destructive in what we will not do. You must be brave when it comes to initiating love, you must be willing to lay down your pride and say “I choose to extend the hand of peace first, I choose to show love in the way it was meant to be shown, with hands open and a willing heart. Today is the day to do something beautiful.