Ya’ll, I love to travel! Given all of the countries I have been to at this point (around 25 and counting!), you would never believe that the first time I swam in the ocean was at the age of 23 or that my first time traveling overseas was well into my 20’s. Having spent so many hours on countless flights and trips, one thing I never take advantage of are the flight attendants. They can make or break your flight experience, and so I always follow a dear friend’s advice when traveling: bring some chocolate bars to pass out to the flight attendants with a nice thank you. Imagine how that slight gesture can make their whole day!
And then I started asking them: What is something that you would appreciate having on a long flight?
You know what one of them said?
She mentioned how dry the air is (which, um, yes) and how some good, deep moisturizing lotion would be heaven.
Wouldn’t you know that I had a sample of the Extra Emollient Night Cream in my bag that I gave to her! She loved it and asked how she could get more. I sent her the link to my Digital Business Card, and she’s been my customer ever since!
Ya’ll, it can be so easy to drop the ball on our businesses when we are traveling for the holidays, but I find it one of the easiest times to chat it up with strangers or family in a super relaxed, non-committal way.
Today I’m sharing 3 easy ways to continue working your business while traveling this holiday season.
A Christmas Detour
While I certainly hope you’re not in the same predicament that Candace Cameron Bure found herself in for this movie, we can still take some pointers! With her memory board in tow, she didn’t hesitate to talk to strangers about the great article she had written about finding love. In her desperate struggle to make her way to her fiance’s parents’ home after a canceled flight, she has a number of run-ins with new people near and far.
We can certainly do the same!
Whether you are driving yourself to a relative’s home or taking a flight, make use of those pit stops to chat up a nice stranger in the spirit of the season. Just like I found on my flight, having your Digital Business Card makes sharing so much easier, as you can text them your link, and they can browse through the latest issue of the Look Book or casually watch the Opportunity videos (on their similarly long trip). It’s never been easier!
A Homecoming for the Holidays
As we head home for the holidays, much like country singer Charlotte, we have the opportunity to connect with family and friends and be reminded of what the holiday season is all about.
We all know the drill. Small talk ensues as you chat it up with your aunt or cousin or any number of relatives, and what is one of the first things they will ask?
“So…what’s new with you? What are you up to these days?”
Don’t be shy! Share with them your successes in your business and what you’ve accomplished this year. Talking about your business doesn’t need to be a sales pitch. In fact, I can attest to the fact that by simply mentioning what you are doing (working your direct sales business), family will want to support you in some way. It may not be in the moment, but they will remember those conversations. I am a prime example. Let me show you how EASY it was:
Me: “So what are you doing these days?”
Cousin: “I work full-time with my direct sales business. That’s my pink Cadillac out front.”
Me: “Cool…sounds fun.”
Cousin: “Yeah, I really enjoy what I do.”
Me to next cousin: “And how about you? What are you up to?”
Ya’ll…THAT conversation…yes, THAT non-sales-y-just-telling-what-she-does conversation is what brought me to join her team nearly a year later.
This kind of casual conversation works to build trust, and trust is necessary to eventually lead to a sale. Not only that, but talking about what you do helps you continue to get comfortable talking about your business. Just be cool, calm, and collected…and remember what this time is all about!
Check Inn to Christmas
New York City lawyer Julia Crawley returns to her Rocky Mountain hometown with hopes for a quiet, relaxing break, but we all know that most certainly won’t be the way the story ends up!
While you may be hoping for your own quiet, relaxing break, it doesn’t mean that your Customer Facebook Group should be quiet, too!
Consistency is so important for your business. It helps to build rapport and trust when your customers know they can rely on regular communication and updates.
Hear me, though. This does not mean you have to be online every day (including Christmas!) posting to your Customer Facebook Group. This is where planning posts ahead of time will give you your time back and make it so you never forget to post again. Not sure where to start or how to keep that consistency when you’re trying to focus on all-the-things? We’ve heard your cries, and we are here to support you, girl! Follow this link to learn more and get on the wait-list!
So whether you are Home for the Holidays or hoping for A Christmas Miracle, we pray you Picture a Perfect Christmas filled with Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses, and may all your days be Merry & Bright!
Much love from your Anchor Design Co family!