I had the strangest thing happen this morning. Sadly, it’s not all that uncommon. It happens more often than you’d think. Someone reached out to me on Facebook. I don’t know her from Adam. She (obviously) doesn’t know me. She did, however, get me thinking.
Here’s what went down. I open her LONG message all about how she sells candles and what’s special about them and how I should replace everything in my home with said products. After about 2 paragraphs, she goes on to tell me how the business side of her company works and how I should be selling said candles and making money with them. This, I’m afraid, is a big reason why MLM or Network Marketing, or whatever you want to call it, gets a bad rap.
Network marketing is just that. Networking. Building relationships. LISTENING to people. Meeting them where they’re at and filling a NEED. It’s not about messaging some random person, who you know nothing about, and badgering them with more info than they can handle over their morning coffee! Yes, there is a time and a place to approach new contacts. However, we should be listening more than we’re talking and for goodness sakes KNOW who you’re speaking to! If this woman had taken 2 minutes to check my profile, or google me, she would have known what I stand for and against. She may have realized that the last thing that I will light, in my home, is a scented candle.
While I do represent an MLM company, as part of my business, my goal is to attract people who share the same goals as I do. Things like supporting our wellness, being pro-active in our health care, etc. I choose to do this through education so that my tribe is empowered to use what they learn to better their health. My mission is simply this: To offer a Holistic approach to health care, using whole foods and natural medicines to bring the body into balance.
Tags: essential oils, health, holistic, mlm, network marketing, scentsy, wellness