3 Ways To Be a Leader Before You Have The Title

Leadership Has Nothing to do With a Title.

“Leadership” in direct sales usually accompanies a certain title level. I am here to tell you that this is simply not true and it may very well be where direct sales companies are doing their field a disservice. So let’s talk about 3 different ways you can be a leader before you receive an advanced title. 

  1. Be the Voice of Reason 

    No. I am not talking about unicorns and rainbows. Think more BIG PICTURE. 
    Here’s an example: Your company has released a new product in the past three months. Each and every product has sold out within two days of release. Instead of looking at it as a negative, it’s important to realize that having an in demand product is NEVER a bad thing. On top of that simple truth, it’s important to remember that if a company is new, they don’t have long standing projections to work from. In other words, it’s a work in progress. The solution for the field is to create a sense of urgency for the customers to pick these products up quickly! This not only instills a sense of FOMO (fear of missing out) but it encourages them to pay attention to when you post. See! Voice of reason!

  2. Network with Like Minded People

    Whether it’s within your team, company or industry or outside of it, networking with like minded people is one simple way to elevate yourself mentally. Find those people who share your business ethics, your excitement and your need for constant growth. Look for the people who are willing to share what they know, as you return the favor. Surround yourself with people who are great at the things that you need work on! 
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  3. Be a Servant Leader

    When we give freely, we receive automatically. It’s as simple as that.
    Being a servant leader simply means to go forward with a pure heart, to help without expectation and to leave our ego at the door. I understand that it’s hard when you want success so bad to do all the previously stated things. It’s hard to forget about the sale, forget about the paycheck and just do. But in the world of business, people do business with those they feel a connection with. And connection comes from giving. When it comes to people it will always come back to how you make people feel. So listen, share and support are the three words to keep in the forefront of your mind when interacting with those around you. 

Leadership is not defined by a certain title. It’s all about how you carry yourself, build your reputation and share what you know. It’s about bettering yourself and surrounding yourself with those that are like minded and are GREAT at the things you need to work on. And finally it’s about leaving your ego at the door and knowing that there is enough success for everyone! 

Until Next Time,