You Can Say NO To a Prospect

Mar 27 19:44 2006 Sandy Phinney Print This Article

You may be thinking "What? Is she crazy? Say NO to a prospective enrollment?" You heard me correctly. When I first heard this, it gave me such control over my own business. It truly empowered me.

When you are starting out in a new home business venture,Guest Posting and if it involves earning commissions on signing up others, you may never think of doing this! You have blinders on and are just forever grateful for the newest enrollment. Usually there are a certain number of people you need to sign up to get the next pay scale. So, naturally, an enrollment is an enrollment. Right? No, a big WRONG.

Imagine living the next year, two years, five years with a person that you absolutely cannot work with. Now, if you have good team support, you could possibly get away with this by having that person work with another individual. But, in many cases, you are that person’s coach, mentor, whatever you want to call it. They look to you for answers and need your help getting started. In some cases you work with this person on a daily basis. If you cannot work together, even weekly or monthly communication can be torturous. You have enough obstacles getting your new business off the ground. You don’t need to compound the problem by signing up someone that you just simply cannot get along with.

You will be able to tell in a very short period of time, if this is the case. This is one key reason to have an in depth conversation with the prospective new business partner "before" you complete the enrollment. If, when you are talking with this person, you get a feeling that something is not quite right, stop. Don’t hesitate to recommend someone with similar personality traits to the new person. You may lose an enrollment, but you will gain peace of mind and personal integrity, just knowing you did what was best for that new person and for the company. You can do this in an adult manner and with tact.

You don’t want to offend the person, and most likely that person has the same feelings that you do. They simply don’t know how to voice their concerns. Remember, they don’t know you or anyone else involved with this company and may be too shy to convey how they are actually feeling. The time to get this all corrected is *before they enroll. Otherwise, you could, and most likely will be, dealing with a very unpleasant situation. You could be dealing with a situation that was totally avoidable. You know something else? You’ll probably end up losing that person anyway if you keep them. Your differences will become too much to deal with, the new person will become unhappy and quit. So, why not refer them to another business partner, save the relationship, save the company getting a bad reputation, and save your dignity.

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Sandy Phinney
Sandy Phinney

Sandy Phinney has been involved with home businesses since 2001.  She has been involved with some sort of network marketing since 1990.  Now, her latest endeavor is shared with her business partner and daughter Karrie.  Teaching entrepreneurial skills is an important skill that is only briefly touched upon in public schools.  She wants her children to "think outside the box".  This is a way for Sandy to spend some quality time with her daughter,  while teaching her some valuable skills.  Karrie will be heading off for college this fall and hopes to have her business in full swing before then so that she doesn't have to get a part-time job.  Check out Sandy and Karrie's business at 

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