If you want to learn how to sell Avon, why not crawl inside the mind of the most successful Avon rep there is – Lisa Wilber. Despite very humble beginnings, she turned her business concepts into an empire.
At 18 years old she had no money, no skills and no education. But she had something far more valuable. She had a dream and she believed in herself.
Lisa worked her tushie off and now she continues to be among the top four sales people in the world for Avon year after year. She’s been #1 several times. This is no small feat considering she is competing with over 4 million people!
Here are a few of the gems Lisa shared with us:
1. The worst day of her life may have been the best day of her life.
It was the day she fell asleep at her job at the 7-11 and woke up with a gun pointed at her. Her first thought of course was about the cheap term insurance that she bought. After that, her mind rushed to the future. That was the day she realized she needed to invent a new life.
The takeaway is that it’s never too late to reinvent your life. Another important takeaway is that it’s up to us to determine the boundaries of what our life ultimately looks like. That’s pretty powerful.
2. Her husband at the time told her she could be successful at Avon and just because she didn’t know anyone who was successful in that line of work didn’t mean she couldn’t be the first.
Lots of wisdom here. First, never underestimate yourself – never. Second, never underestimate the power of a good word to someone else. You never know. You might be the one who “creates” the next Zig Ziglar – or Lisa Wilber.
3. Lisa reported that just having her own business was esteeming – even when it wasn’t all that successful. As a result, she was no longer prepared to be treated poorly by anybody.
This reinforced the importance of taking estimable action and having boundaries. Lisa continued to provide insight into her success on how others could build a successful business – no matter what.
ON TO THE WEEKEND LINKS:
Here are some wonderful carnivals I participated in:
Here are some other great articles:
If you could only take 3 things from your home
Consumer Warning on Insurance
Capitalism – a Groundless Retreat – A long one, but worth it!
5 Ways to Waste $276 Because Money Grows On Trees – I love this one.
Have a great weekend. By the time you read this, I’ll be in San Diego camping with the family. Pass the sunscreen!