The Heron, the Duck and the Swan.
Once upon a time there was a Heron, a Swan and a Duck.
The Heron, being an independent sort of chap, was rarely seen with anyone else, You could spot him on the side of the river, standing proud, observing what was going on around him – but not partaking in activities with any fellow birds.
The Swan was only ever seen with her O.H – unless one of them were sitting on the nest, caring for their eggs until they would hatch.
The Duck was a jolly old fellow; always interacting with others and mostly seen swimming up and down the river, with a group of other birds.
Which of these do you relate to?
Are you a Heron – a born leader who learns to ‘do the job’ from an early age and is happy to go-it-alone, not needing much support or help from anyone? But, perhaps, so focused on your own business that you are not spending time with your team either?
Are you a Swan – once you have someone to couple up with (either a business partner or one recruit), you tend to work mainly in pairs, perhaps lacking the confidence or self-motivation to go it alone?
Or are you a Duck…seldom seen alone, ducks love being in the midst of a group, working with others and welcoming anyone into the team?
This may seem like a rather light-hearted blog but…if you do identify with one of these birds, then read on:
The Heron (Leader) needs to spend time with his team (ducks and swans) in order to find out what motivates them – and to keep an eye out for any of the team that may need some training/coaching/support.
The Swan (who has started their business with another person – or is a leader who tends to focus one just one team member) needs to ‘go it alone’ at times. This is a great way to build self-confidence and self-esteem.
The Duck needs to take time out to study the Heron and the Swan; if you are one of a team then why not start to build your own team. Be a Swan and find someone else to work with. Repeat and repeat until you have a team of your own. Ask your upline (Heron) to take you along to different activities (generating leads, recruiting, presenting a pop-up/party, host coaching etc) so that you learn on-the-job. You’ll soon know what to do and how to do it – building a team is the best way to create a long-term business and income.
Remember – it is only by being flexible, that you will build a successful Social/Direct Selling business!
4 May 2018