We encounter many defeats, but We must not be defeated ❤️

Hello beautiful people!

Happy Bonfire 🔥 day, wrap up warm and stay safe.

Thank you for clicking on my link and reading my blog.

Many of you will have noticed I’m stepping up my coaching, my desire to help more people believe in themselves. The reason this has happened is because I started to doubt myself and I had to take massive action on my personal development. I also felt there was something missing in my life.

My doubt came about because one member of my team who I had mentored for nearly 3 years, decided to leave my business and join another network marketing company. I had no idea that my team member was so unhappy with her business, when it was moving forwards and growing. I did see small triggers but didn’t question them because she indicated to me that she was happy.  This of course had a big effect on me on a personal level. My business was fine because it has depth and carried on.

Thoughts started to enter my mind such as…. Why didn’t I see how unhappy she was?  Could I have helped more? Did I do something wrong? Am I not a good mentor?  I started looking at me and the busines negatively. Even though we had left on good terms, I couldn’t help but put some blame onto myself.

I needed to snap out of this. My way of coping was to brush it away and continue running my business without actually sitting back and accepting what had just happened. This is the problem with our society, we are taught to carry on and keep our mind occupied with daily life and busines.  I didn’t have time so I thought, to sit back and gather my thoughts.  My emotions were bottled up and put in a cupboard, how stupid of me!

The summer holidays came and this forced me to take a step back for 6 weeks as I had my son home with me.

I enrolled on a NLP Life Coach Diploma Level 4 in August. NLP stands for Neuro linguistric programming. The course is about re programming your mind, self belief, and how to help others using NLP techniques. NLP is a talking therapy and is used by many coaches across the world. I am big on personal development and the course forced me to look at my own life. I realised I was missing out on so much. I had to change. After coaching myself I’ve realised why I have been feeling the way I did.

I wrote down all the positives about my business and wow there were 2 pages of A4! I then wrote down the negatives, there was only a few lines on a A4 piece of paper. I took the negatives and crushed them up in a ball after ripping them up and threw it away. I felt like my anger, negativity went away with it!

Very quickly after learning about myself.  I’ve realised my colleague leaving, really had nothing to do with me, nothing. (Even though she had said that to me already) I now actually beleive it. I learnt I was focusing on what I thought she was thinking! How stupid, silly and redicilous. I was guilty of over thinking.

I havnt been defeated at all, the business is turning over between 50 to 60k every 3 weeks. Yes that’s right £50,000 big ones. My team are still there and growing. Mr role remains very much a mentor and supporting coach. I have such wonderful inspiring leaders that are developing their teams.

Now back to NLP. My personal development journey is on going, it always will be. I’m now ready to coach other people outside of my Network Marketing business.

Remove blockers, programme your mind to success, deal with rejection, fear and doubt. I can help people be the best version of themselves. I have now launched my coaching business which is an addition of my existing business. My new skills will benefit my team massively, but if will also benefit so many more people.

I no longer self doubt. I am in the best place I have ever been. I’ve just enjoyed a week in the sun with my family.  I have so much to be greatful for. I chose life and to be the best version of me.

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When you feel defeated it’s ok. Reflect on what has happened and take action when you are ready.

My day starts with selecting a few mantras and reading them out loud. I always start my day positive.  My day ends with reading my journal and taking note of what I have acheived that day. Start your day with a positive and end your day with a positive. I continue to study and read lots more on anything positive.

I am looking for people that would like life coaching and I’ll be offering a free 20 minute consultation via Facebook, face to face or Skype. I’ll write about my services in more detail in future blogs. I have had a re branding session for my business click my Coaching video  

Remember “The universe has your back” you have just got to take time out every day to enjoy life, look at life in more detail and appreciate what you have. We live a short time on this planet, live life to your full potential. Free yourself of negativity and focus on your values and passions.

 

BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOU

Hails X

 

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Can you lead a team? Do you want to secure your future with financial and time freedom?

Happy weekend

The majority of you who will read this blog will be in a “job” yes I said it! A JOB. Have you been working your socks off waiting for the weekend to come? Do you work redicilous hours to go on family holidays?

A high percentage of the UK population work full time hours, and will do until they retire. You will retire on 40% of your wage. The 40% becomes your pension. I don’t know about you, but I’m not happy about retiring on 40% in fact I hadn’t even thought about retirement until I hit my early 30’s. Unless you are already putting into a pension pot,  face it the majority of us are not! The thought of retirement looks grim!  In fact retirement is something we don’t naturally talk about or think about whilst being young.

There is another way 🎉🥂🎉

What is ‘Multi-Level Marketing’
Multi-level marketing is a strategy that some direct sales companies use to encourage their existing distributors to recruit new distributors by paying the existing distributors a percentage of their recruits’ sales; the recruits are known as a distributor’s “downline.” All distributors also make money through direct sales of products to customers. Avon is an example of a well-known direct-sales company that uses multi-level marketing.

In order for you to be really successful in network marketing, it is important to understand why you should even bother. The truth is that it takes time, effort and energy to build a business. Most people are quite comfortable with where they are, so why bother?

  • 1. Build Your Fortune, Not Someone Else’s

Here is the big question: At your current place of work, who is making a living and who is getting rich? It is whoever owns the asset. The asset is the business. This is where the control and wealth is. By working as an “Employee,” you are spending your 8 hour day building someone else’s asset. You are earning a living, and the owner is building a fortune. You are not only making 10x less money, but also paying twice as much in tax.

  • 2. Want To Double Your Income Each Year? 💯

It is very difficult to be able to double your income with a job. In fact, the average pay rise is currently around 2%. This is crazy, especially since inflation is closer to 10%. However, with a business, it is a lot easier to get twice as many “customers” next year than the last, which in turn doubles your income. The smart people are now building their own businesses on the side.

  • 3. True Financial Freedom ⁉️

One of the top reasons for owning your own business is that it leads to financial freedom. Meaning, being able to earn lots of money without you needing to be there. The problem with a job is that you are “Selling time for money”. This means that you can never stop working because your income also stops. With a business, you have hundreds of customers that are generating the income. This means you can go on holiday for a month and be making more money when you come back than when you left.

  • 4. Utilise the Internet…(or kick yourself)

Important Point: The Internet is changing the world as we know it, and you are living in the middle of it right now. In 50 years, you might look back and think, why didn’t I make the most out of it? There has never been a better time in history to start a business and especially one that involves connecting with people. You can now contact hundreds of people with a push of a button. The fact you are reading this right now proves it’s effectiveness. You will kick yourself if you do not take advantage of this.

  • 5. Living A Rich and Rewarding Life 💰✈️🥂👭

One of the biggest benefits with a network marketing business is the personal development, which many people are not even aware it exists. To become successful, you have to help other people become successful. It’s very rewarding to watch other people grow and become better people. The fact that you can make £100K per year, working only 4 hours a day, which then gives you all the time and money to enjoy life is a massive bonus.

  • 6. Are You Taking Advantage of the Population Boom? 👭👫👬

You may not currently be aware of this but, the human race is currently expanding exponentially. Simply do a Google image search for “world population growth“ and you will see world population is going off the chart. Now, this is going to cause a lot of problems for some businesses, but is great for people businesses like network marketing.

  • 7. What Job Security?

For over 100 years, the reason people clung to jobs was because of security. Today, with more and more people getting made redundant in a shrinking market, job security no longer exists. People are now looking for a more secure way to earn a living. What is more secure? Having one income stream with a job or an income coming from a hundred places, which you get from having a customer base? Today, jobs are now the risky option.

  • 8. Retire Rich or Retire Poor…your choice

The government with the pension scheme made a critical error back in the 1970’s when people could suddenly “Choose” whether they pay in to a pension or not. We now have a massive problem where there isn’t enough money to pay for everyones retirements. Add to that, the fact that the state pension is a tiny £6000 per year, there are going to be thousands of people retiring on half of minimum wage needing another income.

  • 9. Want To Work for The Next 50 Years? 👀

People now have a clear choice. Do they graduate from university with £50,000 of debt? They can then either get a job, earn a living and retire in 50 years on the equivalent of minimum wage, or, they can build a business and have the opportunity to retire after only 3-5 years. This is the Industrial Age moving in to the Information Age at it’s most obvious. Those who realise this, will be the ones who will benefit massively financially.

  • 10. Want To Start Life £50K in Debt?

With university fees being tripled in the UK, the average student debt is now £50,000. The younger generation are starting life with chains around their neck. The choice the younger generation now has, is going to uni and starting life in debt or starting a business where in 3 years they could become financially independent. Where do you think people are going to be going? Are you ready to help them and benefit financially?

  • 11. Would You Like An Income That Builds Itself?

When you get to a certain point in a multi level marketing business and you have your team in place, your business then begins to build itself. You cannot do this with a job. This is how you can go then away on holiday and be making more money when you come back than when you left. Thats leverage!

  • 12. Want More Recognition and Appreciation? 👌

How would you like to work for a company where your hard work gets regular recognition and appreciation? You can now become part of a strong community of people who all want you to succeed as it directly benefits everyone. This is very rare to find in a job.

  • 13. The 9-5 Job Is Broken!

In a 9-5 job, there is only one winner and that is the boss. The reason you only get 2% pay rises is because it comes directly out of the bosses pocket. The more money you make, the less money he makes. In a mlm business, the more money you make, the more money your business partners make. It is a true win/win. This is not only the business modal of the future, it is the business modal of right now.

  • 14. Surround Yourself With Like Minded, Fun, Ambitious People 😍

Are you lucky enough to be surrounded by fun, ambitious, like minded people? Most people are not. Network marketing attracts the very best people, which is very beneficial to you because you then surround yourself in a new culture that supports you and helps you become successful. Remember this: You will earn what the 5 closest people around you earn.

  • 15. Get Free 5* Holidays and Drive A Luxury Car ✈️

The top multi level marketing companies offer their consultants great incentives for their work. These include free luxury cars, all paid for 5* holidays to paradise islands and free weekends away. Why save up for your holidays and car when your work place will pay them all for you? Does your current employer offer you this?

  • 16. Want The Same Tax Breaks of the Rich?

Having a part time or full time home business gives you great tax incentives that are used by the rich. All of a sudden, all your transport, rent, computer, phone, office equipment, coffee shop visits, meals out, as well as many other things all become a tax deductible expense. You too can have access to tax incentives that rich people get to use.

4 years into my business and it’s  changed my life. My “why” is clear. Why do I help other people acheive their goals? Why do I put in so much effort? I started when my son was 18 months old. My “why” is to be a mum and to provide us with a lifestyle business with time freedom and residual income for the rest of my life.  That is my why. 

 

If you are are interested in learning more about my opportunity please contact me for a informal chat. I offer one to one appointments online and offline.

visit my website for more inspiration

Can you lead a team? Do you want financial security? Can you do this part time or full time? Do you want to be part of a successful award winning team?  Why not?

Lookimg forward to hearing from you.

Hails x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work to live or live to work?

As the six week holidays come to an end I’ve been on my own personal development journey as well as keeping my 5 year old son entertained and supporting my team.

Have you wondered or thought “is this it, is this what life is about”? I have listend and joined in on so many conversions, where people are not looking forward to going back to work and tired of the 40 hours per week for 2 days off.  And guess what these people and probably 70% of the population will do this and work till they can retire at 65 +. So why on earth do we put ourselves through this?

We are taught from a very early age by society that we have to go to school, get good grades, go to university, buy a house, get married and have kids. We buy the house, have kids and guess what? We end up with more debt from funding our children through education, house improvements etc. It’s never ending and to be honest not a life I wanted.  As we grow older we take on more and more debt! It’s no wonder our economy is in a mess.

What if I told you there is another way forwards? That you can leverage income and eventually one day it will become residual? Sounds great right? Well let me tell you I changed my way of earning money when my son was 18 months old. There was no way I was going back to work for someone else. I wanted to be my own boss. However I didn’t have any money to open a business that required capital income or a franchise, and I wasn’t in a position to borrow from a bank! I looked at my options and so my Network Marketing business began.

Why a Network Marketing business I hear you say? Well quite simply it requires just you to start, no staff, outlay, or contracted hours. In fact it all sounds to easy! Well it does require maximum effort, consistency and being very persistent. Anything worth having requires work and lots of it. I was ready for the challenge, especially as I could make friends and grow my business with my son. I chose a company that was well established, a trusted brand, one that leads the way in the direct selling industry and still does after 130 years! What I like about Network Marketing is we all start the same, doesn’t matter about qualifications and job experience, it’s about YOU. What can you do to make your business a success? For me was honesty, friendships, and helping people.

As my business grew so did I on a personal development level. I have mastered coaching others and empowering others. This is the best part of my business that I get to coach for free.

Four years in and I feel something is missing. I’m growing an empire with an amazing team but I felt there is more to give. I’ve just enrolled on a NLP Lifestyle Diploma course. My outlook on life remains the same but I’m now learning new skill sets so that I can help more people achieve their goals by leading a balanced life. I can show people an opportunity and I can now show people how to lead a positive life alongside any business they are building. I’ve got a months ahead of me to keep on growing and once qualified I’ll be offering one on one lifestyle coaching sessions. This will help my Network Marketing business and I’ll also be helping people non network marketing.

For me, I Work to live. I work around my family when and how I want too. I believe in a prosperous future and to live a balanced lifestyle. I have strong values that help me move forward with my life and business.

If you are wondering if there is more to life than work, and how can you make changes to achieve what you want. Please contact me and I’ll be glad to have a informal chat.

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Hayley Austin lifestyle Coach & Mentor

 

Best wishes

 

Hails x

 

Social media for business the 80/20 rule!

The 80/20 rule for social media has long been used by marketers to ensure brands maintain a good balance between promotional and interesting / engaging, but non-promotional, content on social media feeds. But is this rule still relevant, or has it become slightly outdated? Have a read and try this method for yourself, you decide?

What is the 80/20 rule?
The 80/20 rule suggests that in order to succeed as a business on social media, 80% of the updates you post (tweets, LinkedIn updates, Facebook posts etc.) should contain non-promotional content that is valuable in other ways to your followers. For example, 80% of your updates should be relevant to your business and:

Entertaining
Emotional
Informative
Educational
Engaging
Interesting
But, crucially, not directly promoting your products or services.

In the business world in general, the 80/20 rule comes from the idea that 80% of your revenue is generated from 20% of your customers. So you ideally want to attract more customers like that 20%. In other words, focus your time and effort on the things that matter.

This rule can easily be applied to social media, particularly for direct selling companies, as your clients and customers are unlikely to buy from you as a direct result of your social media activity.

Social media should not solely be used as a way of selling your products or services. Instead, you should focus on creating an engaged community around your brand that rely on you to provide them with relevant and interesting content.

After all, social media should be ‘social’. Use great content to start conversations with your followers, rather than just push information about your products and services onto their mobile phones, laptops and computers.

“Create a Business Page, open groups on Facebook to create audiences of your choice”

Below is one of my recent posts.

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Try it! Facebook, twitter, instagram are all social platforms, so GET SOCIAL.

Hails x

Epic holiday! Time to reflect & do a new testimonial….

I have just returned from a brilliant holiday in Gran Canaria and this is what our business is all about! Family time, creating memories and spending time with those you love. Thanks to this business I was still earning money whilst enjoying a well deserved break. I was also able to treat us to a holiday family shoot at the hotel grounds to capture precious moments.

Back to it, I’m busier than ever! With a rather large team and more waiting to get started… how did my big adventure start?

Sales Leadership started with me! In 2013 I applied to become a Representative and a Sales leader at the same time! Slightly crazy thing to do when I had only just moved to Huddersfield. As a family we had just moved to Yorkshire after spending 10 years down South. My husband Mark, work commitments brought us to Yorkshire and we did not know a single person. I felt this opportunity would be perfect to get to know people, make friends and for me to spend time with my son Jacob. Jacob was 18 months old when I started my journey. Mandy Grace and Louise Keye came to see me to go through the business model and I was excited by how flexible the opportunity was, and the earning potential was huge! There were no big bonuses when I started, I focussed on building a team with like minded people, that would eventually lead onto the bigger earnings. I had to see the bigger picture from day 1 and build a business.

I wanted to create the foundations and work on depth to create residual income to give me the lifestyle business I desired.  I had to recruit like crazy for this to work, maximum effort required. Focus and determination from day 1.

Mandy showed me the good old fashioned method of recruiting by door to door, this is still my favourite method as you get to know the person face to face. I learnt fast and started going to events and I also set up my media for online recruiting. I was open to all methods of recruiting. “Don’t ever put all your rods into one pond, the fish might dry up!” Good advice. The best advice I’ve received from Louise is to self educate on network marketing, and to forget everything corporate.  This took me a while as I’m from senior corporate and used to managing people! Leading people is hugly different. I took Louise’s advice and started to read the books and my outlook on life and this business soon changed. I quickly became Independent and developed the business my way.

Personal development is a massive journey you have to go on yourself to fully understand the network marketing industry. You need to be a good listener and good at supporting your team. The more you develop and grow, the more respected you are to your team. After going through many, many, obstacles, I’m in a good position to mentor my team and help develop down lines. In fact my role has changed to be more of a Network Marketing coach and help develop people.

“People are people”. My husband Mark says this a lot to me and yes he is right! I took on lots of Sales leaders in my first year and Representatives. Only the best stayed, the ones that could deal with the rollercoaster journey! This is a relationship business and friendships started to develop. In my first year I acheived Level 5 Advanced Sales Leader with sales over £20,000 a campaign.

“Don’t judge people, offer the opportunity to everyone” Year 2 was a game changer for me, I had set my sites on Level 6 Senior Leader and that’s what I wanted to acheive. A few Sales leaders left the business as they do! At the beginning of that year and I needed to replace and grow. And that’s exactly what I did, and again the good ones have stayed. This business surprises me and you should never judge people. This opportunity is open to anyone, no matter what their background is, race, education or religion. We have some amazing leaders in our business. Friendships continued to develop and the team kept on growing. I made my meetings more frequent with socials afterwards. Yes I did acheive Level 6 Senior Sales Leader thanks to my team. We were doing sales over £35.000 a campaign which was around Christmas.

“Without a plan your business will remain a dream” I’m obsessed with goals and how to acheive them with a plan. Regular planning sessions are needed with your teams to help keep them focussed and on track. No plan ever runs smoothly in this industry you will probably change it a thousand times. Remember “people and people” and no matter how much you want it for them, it’s up to that individual to action their plan! You cannot do it for people, you have to create Independant Leaders. Year 3 I wanted to acheive Level 7 Executive! What a rollercoaster of a year! Sadly Executive didn’t happen and I beleive for the right reasons. The business was not strong enough to pull me through. We were doing sales of over £50.000 over Christmas campaigns and my plan was to maximise earnings on inflated sales.

So here I am about to start year 4! Executive is still my goal this year and my plans are constantly changing so I can adapt and develop. The business is growing so fast and our team is hugly supportive. I wanted to create a business full of support and empower others to do the same. I’m hugly happy with my progress and most of all our team, our AVON family.

Here are some figures from my business. Based from Campaign 16 which was my start campaign. – each campaign lasts for 3 weeks.

C16 in 2013 was £1356.99

C16 in 2014 was £20.403.00

C16 in 2015 was £25,560.55

C16 in 2016 was £42,384.00

C16 in 2017 ? Estimated £60,000 😬😬😬😬 we shall see!

My advice to others is to keep on developing yourself through personal development, and self education. To be able to duplicate yourself and to help others acheive their goals. To shake off disappointment and keep that focus on the reason why you are doing this. A LIFESTYLE BUSINESS, time with friends and family!

Hails x

 

 

 

Top 10 methods used to motivate your team of distributors

Motivation

“The general desire or willingness of someone to do something” Gosh this word “motivation” gets used allot in our industry. It’s your desire to take action!

It’s true that no one is motivated all the time, very hard to maintain this state of mind. However are you committed? As long as you are committed, you can usually find your motivation will help drive you forwards.

Your Job as a sponsor 

You are to help train and motivate your team. You need to be able to “Teach Tom how to Train Becky, how to Sponsor Leanne”. This is called duplication. You need to build depth in your business at least 3 generations deep to earn your residual income. It’s only when your foundations are built and depth created will the money really start to show. This can take 3-5 years on average. You will have many people to sponsor and not all will build depth, but some will. Always work with at least 5 serious people. The power of 5 is huge. I’ll write another blog on the power of 5! AKA Napkin Presentation.

Always think of yourself as a coach, not their boss. You are their to coach/ teach and mentor. If that person you are teaching isn’t really interested or showing you they are serious then the timing of the opportunity isn’t right for them. If this happens then you need the ability to simply move onto another person with your opportunity. Please remember MLM isn’t for everyone, but as long as you have been a good teacher and helped them start their business then you can walk away, knowing you have done your best. 1 in 4 people that you sponsor will usually stay the journey and build a team themselves.

You want to inspire your new distributor, take action, get to work and believe in themselves. You don’t want to be bossy! This is easier said than done, beleive me I know from experience. Trying to motivate a person who isn’t committed is like a full time job! You need to look for people that are self-motivated and willing to work hard and have a huge burned no sensation to change their life.

Self motivated people will build a team with or without you. You will be lucky to have these type of people in your business. The rest will need your help to be motivated.

1. Lead by example.

Set the pace for your team. Never ask anyone to do something that you wouldn’t do yourself. You inspire your team by your actions.

2. Stay in contact. 

You should be having daily or at least weekly calls with your team. Ask lots of questions and see what you can help with.

3. Events

you can arrange to do events together. Home parties are a good place to start! Charity events, baby events, coffee mornings! Anywhere you can pull the team together. People want to be part of something. Enthusiasm is contagious.

4. Personal Development 

Advise your team to read the books in our industry and anything that inspires them. This will help them grow as a person, as will experience. This is a people business and relationships are important. You help your team grow and you will grow with your team.

5. Team days and one to one

whenever possible spend one to one time with your team members. This could be a lunch date, shopping trip, etc. Get to know your team. Find out their goals. Show you care. Create team nights out or summers BBQs for example.

6.  Pep talks

Oh yes we all have our bad days. Make sure you tell them that you believe in them. Be a good listener.

7. Help them get started

You are responsible for teaching your new distributor to get started. They won’t know what to do until you show them. Be a good teacher!

8. Remind people of their why? 

Why did they join your business in the first place. Go through any negativity and remind them why they joined.

9. Don’t work with distributors that won’t do it for themselves 

sometimes there becomes a time when you feel like you are dragging a horse to water! Leave them to it! Go and spend time with those that are building their business. Sometimes tough love can influence them to get off their butt and get to work so that they don’t ge left behind. Remember you are always there for when they are ready to pick it back up again.

10. Advise them to promote the products by using them

You might not like every product your company does, but there will be something you like, people buy from people, through recommendations.

I strongly recommend you read the following that I went through at my team meeting last week…..”The 45 second presentation” by Don Failla He strongly recommends that you motivate someone by working with their depth in their organisation. If your working with 2nd or 3rd generation it automatically keeps your team member excited. However it isn’t your role to sponsor 2nd, 3rd generation and below, that’s your team members responsibility. Your there to help when needed.

I do hope you found this helpful. If anyone needs any advice on MLM businesses I offer free coaching sessions.

best wishes,

Hails x

Are you procrastinating? The art of taking action!

pro-cras-ti-na-tion |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-|
noun
the action of delaying or postponing something: your first tip is to avoid procrastination.

Are you a panic monster?  

The Panic Monster is dormant most of the time, but he suddenly wakes up when a deadline gets too close or when there’s danger of public embarrassment, a career disaster, or some other scary consequence.

1) It’s unpleasant. Far too much of the procrastinator’s precious time is spent toiling in the Dark Playground, time that could have been spent enjoying satisfying, well-earned leisure if things had been done on a more logical schedule. And panic isn’t fun for anyone.

2) The procrastinator ultimately sells themselves  short, and ends up underachieving and fails to reach their potential, which eats away at you over time and fills you with regret and self-loathing.

3) The Have-To-Dos may happen, but not the Want-To-Dos. Even if the procrastinator is in the type of career where the Panic Monster is regularly present and he’s able to be fulfilled at work, the other things in life that are important to him—getting in shape, cooking elaborate meals, learning to play the guitar, writing a book, reading, or even making a bold career switch—never happen because the Panic Monster doesn’t usually get involved with those things. Undertakings like those expand our experiences, make our lives richer, and bring us a lot of happiness—and for most procrastinators, they get left in the dust.

Does this sound like you? 

Sadly there are many people in our business making themselves busy doing anything but reaching their goals! Well STOP, give yourself a shake. Remember why you joined this business in the first place!

Take action! 

*You need to pick yourself up and do what you need to do, day in a day out. Start working towards getting one lead at a time, one sale at a time. You must take action daily to keep working your plan and following your path.

*Consistency will bring in results.

*Scrap your old plan and start again. Put in place daily actions to help you acheive your plan.

*Set new goals. Think about short term goals to help you get to the bigger goals.

*Stop comparing yourself to others, their success is theirs, start focussing on your own and stop comparing.

*Be productive not busy! The only two things that matter to Income-Generating Businesses – you must put the most time right here:
1. New customers that use your products or service.
2. New business builders that join your team.

*learn new skills to help you diverse.

*Be different and stand out from the crowd, don’t follow what everyone else does. Think outside the box.

*Write action lists daily and review them before bedtime. Structure your day wisely.

*End the day on a positive. Think about what you have achieved, look at your list and tick all the tasks off.  I need to buy a new “to do list” that’s what I’m doing tomorrow!

Remember!  The only thing stopping you from being a success is YOU. 

If you would like to hear about my success and my teams story, please do contact me and I’d be happy to tell my story.

I’m also offering FREE coaching sessions.

Thanks for reading.

Hails x

 

 

What makes YOU successful in running a Network Marketing business?

Have you joined a Network Marketing business and been promised it’s the next best thing, you will make lots of money and promised the earth? Have you been left deflated and frustrated?

What is needed to be a success? First of all it’s YOU that makes it a success, and I’ll come back to this statement. It’s not luck!

When choosing a Network Marketing business you need to research the following?

1. How old is the company? Has the company been trading at least 5 years? After 5 years of trading the company should have a good idea if its business model works. Our company has been trading 130 years!

2. Are the prices of the product or service competitive? The industry is all about selling the product or service through distributors in high volume. The more we can sell the more we get paid.

3. Is the product or service of good quality? This goes without saying. You want repeat business. The customer needs to be kept interested. In our business we sell cosmetics, homeware, clothes, perfume and jewellery for example. Therefore keeping the customer spending.

4. Is the company innovative and creative? How much investment has been made to develop new products for example and what research and development has gone into the process.

5. What support is on offer? Find out about the persons business you are joining by speaking to their team members and what support they received. Ask how you will be supported, what tools will you receive and advice.

6. How successful is the person taking you on? Ask them about their business and how long they have been doing it, what success they have made Be that big or small, and what inspired them to join the business. You can never ask to many questions.

7. Self educate yourself. This is a big one for me. I have read some very good inspirational books on network marketing and have a clear understanding on how the industry works. This business is all about people, if your not a people person forget it!

8. Are you self motivated? You need stamina to get you through the ups and downs. Think of a rollercoaster it’s a ride and a long one at that! Network marketing is an average of a 10 year plan.

9. Ease of recruitment. How easy is it to recruit people? Are there any kits to buy, start up costs etc. Our company in my opinion offers one of the best packages with no start up costs or kits to buy or stock holding. If you can offer your product or service with little start up costs, it becomes more appealing to everyone.

10. What is the business structure. Ask to see the commission levels and any bonuses on offer. This business takes time to create residual income, and you need to be sure the business model is right for you. We offer £11,500 in recruitment bonuses in your first year to help with earnings whilst you build up your residual pot. Is there someone in the business earning good money? The person recruiting you, should know the structure and be able to give you good sound advice.

“You make your Network Marketing business a success”

This industry is all about YOU and your teams efforts. You need to be self motivated, have drive and ambition. You need to goal set and plan your next move. Can you duplicate yourself? You are in control of your future. How you deal with rejections, upset and when everything feels like it’s going wrong will determine your level of success. Not everyone will stay in your business, it might not be right for them. Timing is everything! Keep the focus and have a goal big enough to pull you through the bad times. You will develop massively in this business.

I personally coach and mentor my team, and as a result I now have the foundations and growth in my business, which continues to grow. I now refer to my team as OUR team as it’s  no longer all about my efforts. The relationships created is a joy in our business. We are an extended family and provide support and guidance. My work ethics have been duplicated and may that continue.

Through good mentoring, good products, right price and ease of recruitment AVON has been and continues to be a success to me and my family and our team.

If you would like to speak to me on a one to one basis for advice about joining a Network Marketing business or curious to know more about how AVON can work for you then please contact me for a FREE coaching session. Id love to hear from you.

This industry has changed my life, allowed me precious time with my Son whilst building a business. Please feel free to look through my blog to read about my journey and personal level of success and our teams.

Best wishes,

Hails X 

 

 

Is it possible to be a beauty boss and raise children with AVON….?

AVON this is Boss life – Hayley Austin 

I started my AVON business in 2013 when my son Jacob was just 18months old. We as a family had just moved to Huddersfield after spending over 10 years in Northamptonshire. The decision to move to Huddersfield was made for two reasons. We wanted to be closer to my family in the Lake District where I am from. Mark had decided that working at his head office in Bradford would justify the move. Within 2 weeks of moving to Huddersfield my AVON journey began…..

Now I’m not going to say this was easy, it was far from easy! I didn’t know anyone in Yorkshire, never mind Huddersfield. Joining AVON was the perfect excuse to go out and meet people with my son Jacob. I started by building a customer base and had just less than 2 weeks in the 3 weekly campaign to find customers! Thank god I did it. My upline Mandy Grace provided me with books and I went out in my car with Jacob and book dropped to local residents everywhere. I was determined to find customers. My first book drop didn’t go well but I didn’t let that stop me. I tried again and boom my customer base was born. How easy was that? Yes AVON does sell. My first order was due to be placed with AVON and Mandy came out to see me to show me how to process orders, which isn’t difficult! I asked Mandy is there any career progression with AVON? Louise Keye came out to see me and showed me her earnings and shared her story with me. Wow and wow I was inspired! Money talks! My leadership journey began…….

within my first campaign with AVON I retailed just over the £220 needed at the time. I also reached level 1 and had a team of 5 representatives. Wow that was easy, and I did this with my son Jacob. No childcare costs!

By the end of Year 1 I had grown a team and reached Level 5 of our earning opportunity – Advanced Leader. Average earnings £14,000 per year.

By the end of year 2 my team had grown in fact doubled. I ended Year 2 at Level 6 of our earning opportunity.                                                                                                                        – Senior Leader. Average earnings £30,000 per year

By the end of year 3 my foundations were in place and I nearly achieved Level 7. The structure was not quite strong enough but as a team we were doing over £50,000 turnover in a Christmas campaign, which are the sales needed for Level 7. I ended the year a strong level 6.                                                                                                                               – Executive Leader. Average earnings £60,000 per year (This was not acheived)

By the end of Year 4 I’d love to reach Level 7 Executive. My anniversary is September so watch this space.

You can run a business with children 👶 and I attracted many sales leaders also with babies, children and even pregnant. This is a people business and I have spent so much time with my team mentoring and coaching. We have had days out with the kids on those summer days, built friendships, all whilst building a beauty business.

Top Tips to running a business with children 

1. Learn how to say no

As a parent, there are always many calls on your time. As your business starts to grow, the number of people that want to talk with you (“grab coffee sometime?”) seems to grow exponentially. To keep your life manageable you need to learn to say no – both within your professional and personal life.

2. Have reliable childcare

There will be times when you need to attend a meeting or attend conferences and events and will need childcare for your children. For the majority of your time you can run your business with babies and toddlers  without the need for childcare. My Son Jacob started pre school when he was 3, before that I had no childcare and had him with me all the time.

3. Prepare to work between 6am and midnight

Forget about having a 9-5 working existence. There are times when you’ll love having the flexibility to put your family first, for example, attendance at school sports day. But, there are times when you find yourself e-mailing, advertising at midnight and wishing that you had a more normal working hours and patterns. We do not earn like a job. Our aim is to create residual income and this takes a lot of effort at the beginning! You need to build a team to earn.

4. Be focused and disciplined

As a business owner and parent, you have far more calls on your time than the average person. To be able to have it all, you will need to be very focused and disciplined.

5. Be very protective of your quality time

It’s so easy to put your own personal need for quality time after everything else. In fact, you may not even let yourself have any quality time. But to be able to be your best, you need to schedule in quality time for yourself. I must admit I struggle with my own time, I’m far to concerned about helping my team and being there for them.

 

6. Balance your business, family and “me time”

There will be times when your business will need more of your time and attention, and your family and “me time” will suffer. Similarly, in the school holidays, your family will demand more of your time. However, over time, you should look to balance the demands of the business, your family and make sure there is some time left over for yourself too. Having a network Marketing business allows us to have the time we want and need with family and still earn.

7. Richard Branson in the making?

There are some very high profile entrepreneurs, such as Richard Branson, who have quickly built up a global empire from humble beginnings. Don’t compare yourself to these people – you need to grow your business at a pace that you and your family are comfortable with. In the early days of their businesses, the Martha Lane Fox’s and Richard Branson’s of this world didn’t have as many calls on their time as you do now.

8.  Don’t hide your children

People want to deal with people. The more open you are with your clients and customers about your family and how you juggle the two, the more understanding they will be when, for example, a phone call is interrupted with the immortal words “mummy, mummy I’ve done a poo”. (Believe me, that happens a lot in my house at the moment!) I’m proud I built my foundations of my business with my son.

9. Remember why you started your business in the first place

When times are tough and you wonder whether there’s anything more to life than the business, it’s worth remembering why you’re running your own business. There is nothing quite like having the flexibility to build your professional life around your family commitments. Remember, you can always go back to the 9-5 corporate existence…  your end goal needs to be strong enough to pull you through the bad days.

10. Be realistic with what you can achieve

There are only 24 hours in a day, and I’ve only ever met one person who needed less than six hours’ sleep a night. Your business will grow only as fast as you personally push it. If the pace is getting too fast, then take the foot off the accelerator pedal. Don’t fall into the trap of setting yourself unrealistic targets or unrealistic expectations. Unless you can afford a full time cleaner, a cook and a nanny, the house will not always be tidy and clean, and dinner may not always be freshly cooked and on the table on time.

This is a minimum of a 10 year plan in Network Marketing. My son is now nearly 5 and at school. It’s half term now and as I write this Jacob is in the games room playing. Our future is looking very bright and I can’t wait to see more business growth and continue to build this beast around my family.

“I can’t thank my team enough for helping me reach my goals”

“Together we learn, do and acheive more”

Lets do this! You CAN build a business with kids.

The business structure constantly changes and now we have £11.5k of bonuses on offer for all new leaders to acheive in their first year! wow I didnt have that! We are now online with our own FREE shop and we are giving away £300 worth of products FREE, for all new starters, T&Cs apply. Contact me for more information 07714669359 x

*Pictures below of Jacob when I first started.

Hails x

 

 

 

What are the attributes of a good leader?

Has anyone ever inspired you to change your life in a significant way that made you healthier, happier, or more fulfilled? If so, you understand the difference that positive inspiration can make in a person’s life. Inspiration is powerful, but it isn’t easy.

I have read and continue to read many books on personal development and the same theme pops up. Are you happy? If the answer is no, what do you need to do to change that? Many of us take years to grow professionally on a personal development level.

Creating the perfect balance of family and work has changed me for the better and I love offering our opportunity to others to help change their lives too.

what are the attributes of a good leader?
1. Care.
If you can’t show a person that you genuinely care about them, do you think you will be able to inspire them? The answer is a resounding, “NO!” Show people you care in your words (“How are you today?”) and your actions (small acts of kindness go a long way).
2. Be enthusiastic.
The saying “enthusiasm is contagious” is common enough to be cliché, but it’s a cliché because it’s true. Reflect enthusiasm every day to the people you are in contact with and I’m willing to wager your genuine smiles, positive energy, and caring concern will be returned ten-fold.
3. Earn trust.
If a person you know and love tells you a secret, it stays between you and them. Trust takes a long time to build, but it can be destroyed overnight, so don’t take part in workplace gossip or unnecessary drama in your social networks so you can be a positive influence that people are unafraid to talk to.
4. If it’s not positive, don’t say it.
It’s easy to criticize people, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. Think about it: how do you react if someone insults your intelligence, makes fun of your outfit, or criticizes your performance? Whether the criticism is justified or not, I bet you get upset. No one likes to be criticized, so if you don’t have anything positive to say, don’t say it at all.
5. Build people up.
Small compliments have a way of brightening any day, regardless of the dark shadows that may be overhead. Don’t believe me? Find someone Wearing a frown and make them smile by giving them a compliment. Watch their face light up.
6. Stand your ground.
It’s easy to let life-stress shake our foundation of inner-strength as human beings, but if you want to inspire people around you, learn to stand your ground through thick and thin. Stand firm if you want to show the people around you that even the worst of circumstances can be overcome with positive thinking, continuous improvement, and a never-say-die attitude.
7. Admit your flaws.
Although it is important to not flinch when life throws us a curve-ball, it is equally important to acknowledge the fact that we are all human beings here, and thus are all inherently flawed. Everyone has at least one glaring weakness or two, so accept your short-comings to humanize yourself so people can relate to you on a deeper level. Show me a person who claims to be without fault and I’ll show you a dirty liar.
8. Be an active listener.
Anyone can hear the words other people say, but not many people can actively listen and comprehend those words to fully understand the meaning behind them. Make eye-contact if someone talks to you about their problems and ask follow-up questions to show them you care about what they are going through and want to understand where they are coming from as well as you can.
9. Reach for the stars.
No one will be inspired by a person who resigns themselves to “reality”  Be ambitious, aim high, and never surrender if you want to inspire people that they, too, can accomplish anything they set their mind to.
10. Deliver constructive criticism.

First of all, constructive criticism should only be delivered if it is asked for. Remember point #4: if it’s not positive, don’t say it. If you criticize someone for their flaws without any input requested, you’re just going to upset them. But if you are asked for input, deliver it in a positive manner.
11. Treat everyone equally.
We are all equal human beings regardless of our gender, politics, race, religion, and other factors. Love and care for people without consideration of these irrelevant factors that have no influence on their ability.

 

Finally be confident! Have a clear vision, show empathy, goal set and make it happen! Be a good coach.

lets do this…

 

Hails x