This is part 3 of our Fact or Fiction series and I am fired up for this one because I feel like this is what lends itself to the toxic, hustle culture that I am over and done with! (Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of our Fact and Fiction series, in case you’ve missed them).
Today’s question is:
Fact or fiction – you need to touch your business every day in order for it to be successful?
This is 100% fiction.
You Don’t Have To Touch Your Business Every Day
Every time I see this, I want to jump out of my skin. I hope this really resonates with any of you out there that have a full-time job, have kids, have passions, and go on vacation. Feeling that this social selling business is something you “have” to do every day is pure fiction. First of all, you don’t need to do anything every day, except wake up and go to bed. Everything else is an option for you. You get to live your life exactly how you want. Even if you really want to grow this business, you still don’t have to do it every day. What you do need to do is do it consistently, intentionally, and stay in the activities that create the biggest ROI.
You can outsource work if you want to. You can hire someone who’s going to post or create your social media content for you. You can take Saturdays and Sundays off because it’s the weekend, you’re a mom and you have a family.
I just really don’t subscribe to this at all and I think it lends itself to some of the things that people find very frustrating about the social selling industry as a whole. This idea that everyone has to be all in all the time, there’s no way that that’s a realistic assignment for the majority of people because guess what, we have other things that are important to us.
Find Out What Works for You
I think the key is deciding how you can stay super consistent on the activities that matter the most, figuring out what that consistency looks like for you, and then figuring out how to automate that activity so that you can do it all in the least amount of time and free yourself up to do all the other things.
Your worth is not based on you showing up more than other people. Your worth is internal. You’re already worthy. All you need to do is match your activities to what feels right to you.
Now, if you decide you really want to grow your business into something significant and you’ve got the time, desire, energy and willingness to hit this seven days a week, go for it. No one is saying you can’t, but telling other people that they need to do that as well is dead wrong, and it is what is going to drive people away from your business.
We all have enough things going on in our lives already. We don’t need more struggle. What we all need more is time, joy, peace, happiness, satisfaction and gratitude.
I love this industry so much because it allows me to really help impact women’s health and finances around my other priorities, which is my family, wellness, and friends and I’m not going to sacrifice it. You can do this business around other things, stolen moments and it doesn’t have to be every day.
Hopefully, this has sparked some curiosity in you and if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with me.
In the meantime, remember, you are magnetic and people are waiting to hear what you have to say.