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I’ll never forget our first Watkins conference, when we were called to the podium and honored for being the 6th leading management team in North America. We were even asked to be on the program to tell how we became managers in four months, and seemed to increase our numbers every month thereafter. You must be doing something right when you qualify to be on the All Star Team, the highest producers in the company, every year since joining Watkins. We felt like the little engine that could was making some progress.
Such success breeds self-confidence. It didn’t start out that way. I like to tell how Alan dragged me to that first Watkins event kicking and screaming, “We’re in the middle of a recession! Are you crazy with all this talk about starting our own business now when all the cards are against us?” But every year got better, particularly after running a small online ad. Suddenly we were a national company, international, in fact, when you count in our Canadian team members.
Your success coaches
When Alan gets a call from a perspective recruit now, he can rattle off the many benefits of being associated with Watkins, and the amazing compensation program he considers the best in the business. Once a person decides to sign up, Alan provides an in-depth one-on-one phone session to determine that individual’s personal goals and the method he or she feels most comfortable with in marketing the new business. Alan has some tried-and-true methods that worked for us and other members of our team. But he never pushes an individual to do more than what they feel comfortable doing.
A division of duties
While Alan is busy providing cell phone coaching to our many team members, I use my writing and marketing skills to maintain our facebook page, create blog postings, and study new ways to market our business. I also can assist our team members in similar endeavors. We have developed a number of sales tools that we can adapt for members of our team.
Naturally, when people come up to me and ask, “How’s business?” a big grin crosses my face, and I truly can say “Great!” Do I worry? Of course, to a degree, we all do. But I safely can say that success has brought many pleasures, but probably the greatest one is seeing that guy in the mirror every morning, and telling him, “You got your own business, and everything else doesn’t really feel like a major issue any more. I like being my own boss! I’m happier. I can joke about myself, and really enjoy meeting new people and telling them the Watkins story.
We love to see you grow
What a joy it is when we see members of our team develop that same sense of self-confidence. Former mild-mannered individuals slowly grow and blossom into stronger personalities with a greater assurance in themselves. We would love to experience that same transformation in you.
If you would like to learn more about the time-tested Watkins way to start your own business, call 888-881-7372. Alan can tell you how supportive your Watkins managers can be so you develop more confidence in hanging out your own shingle. You will build your own self-esteem in knowing you CAN build a part-time business to supplement your family’s income. ~ David Gurzenski
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