We all know how hard it can be to motivate ourselves – motivating other people, and inspiring them to work jointly towards a goal, can be even trickier. Here are some thoughts on how you might want to go about it. First, a couple of points to be cautious about:
No-one is motivated by being treated bad. These methods may work in the short-term, but they build up long-term resentment.
The very essence of fear is negative and over time has diminishing effects.
Instead of ruling with an iron fist – try these ways of motivating your Nu Skin team:
Say Thank You
This is particularly important in a voluntary role. Thank your team for their contributions, on a regular basis. Make a particular point of thanking them for anything above and beyond the call of duty. Let them know that you noticed, and that you’re grateful.
Bring a Team-Wide Gift
An inexpensive gift for your team – such as a box of donuts, a selection of good chocolates, or a lunch out – can be a great way to reward people and to make them feel appreciated. Unexpected gifts go a long way towards building a friendly and motivating Nu Skin team environment.
Share Your Vision
It’s easy to feel isolated as a single distributor, separated from the big picture. Some distributors may not have much understanding of the role they’re playing within the team as a whole. Bring everyone together once in a while (ideally with some nice food or drink!) to share progress and explain how everyone’s actions are building to something greater.
Distributors will often feel strong fulfillment from realizing that they’re actually making a difference. This realization often requires clear communication about goals.
Talk To Your Team Members
Make time to chat with your team members. Ask them about any concerns or problems that they have. If you’re accommodating towards your team, they’re much more likely to go the extra mile for you.
Monte Schumacher is a 31 year Direct Sales industry veteran. He leads one of the largest networks of independent sales reps in the world.
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