When it comes to picking a good sponsor everyone has their own ideas. But here are my thoughts.
When I first signed up I had no clue what I was doing and my sponsor quit soon after started. I pretty much figured out everything on my own. From that point it took me 9 months of trial and error to figure out what I was doing. If I would have had someone to guide and teach me, I believe I would have gotten to where I am at a lot sooner. I see girls on my team reaching goals that took me a long time to reach in a quarter amount of time I did.
When I think of a good sponsor, I don’t think of someone with a large team or of the consultant making the most money, but rather someone who is willing to help and answer all of your daily questions, and believe me you will have a lot of questions! This is someone who is willing to listen to your struggles and concerns and take the necessary time to guide you. Is it exciting to be part of someone with a huge team- of course! But does everyone thrive in that environment? Nope.
Malcolm Gladwell has a theory about being a big fish in a little pond. He tells the story of a bright, accomplished student who thrived in high school (high school=little pond). Upon graduation she attended a prestigious university where she no longer stood out, because she was now a little fish in a big pond. She was surrounded by others who performed just as good as she did, if not better. This made her feel discouraged and overwhelmed and she ended up dropping out of school. The moral of his story was that you want to be a big fish in a little pond. I loved this way of thinking and think it applies to LuLaRoe as well. (PS loved his book “David and Goliath” and highly recommend it!)
Picking a sponsor just because they have big team, does not mean you will be successful! Pick a sponsor who will listen to you, communicate with you, guide you and cheer you on! That is what you will need on this journey. Make sure that whomever you choose is who you want to guide you throughout your whole journey because you stick with who you pick! No sponsor changing. So make a list of pros and cons, ask your potential sponsor questions, talk to other members of their team, and then go with your gut! But remember, at the end of the day your sponsor doesn’t make you successful, YOU DO. So no matter who your sponsor is, if you work hard and treat your business like a business, you will make yourself successful! Don’t forget to follow (Bottom right hand corner) my blog for my great insights, or check out my Facebook shopping page.