Each one of us makes hundreds of choices every day, from deciding what to have for breakfast, what to wear, to deciding on more profound choices that impact those around us. Sometimes one single choice not only changes the direction or our lives but that of many, many others.
In 2002 I became an advisor for another direct selling company. I did well in personal sales but really didn’t want to grow a down line organization. There came a point in my business where I noticed the company was growing within Utah where I lived. After reaching out to my up line leader, I decided that I would begin to share the business opportunity and see what happened.
Because of my choice to work hard on my business and shift my focus from personal sales to growing a down line and helping others achieve their goals, I was able to not only promote into the leadership ranks but also develop a team of amazing leaders and team members in my organization. I earned awards not only in personal sales and sponsoring but also in team growth and sales. I went on to achieve some great financial goals I had set for myself and above all I gained some tremendous experience and knowledge about this industry that I hadn’t in years past.
This choice gave me the experience to provide the answers to Marianne Porter and Tamara Foster, the Founders of In A Pikle. When they reached out to me three years ago with the desire to learn more about direct sales I was in a position where I could offer my expertise and encourage them to take their cute little bag and amazing company this direction. And while they may have still made the choice to eventually market their product via Direct Sales…it wouldn’t have happen exactly the way it did without my assistance. Because of my choice so long ago, it has been a positive affect on so many people around the country as this company has grown and so many of you have shared the In A Pikle bag.
Recognize that your choices have “unintended consequences”…some are good consequences and some are bad. The choices we make each day affect those around us. So the next time you have a choice to make, think about the consequences and makes sure they will be the good ones that make a positive difference in the lives of others.