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This post is a continuation of the “Direct Selling vs. Employment” blog series. Part Eight can be found here. The podcast this blog originated from can be found here.

Shane Krider

Absolutely, and you guys are looking at two of them. So the real payoff is balance, because no matter how little or how much you make, it just becomes normal. Now if you’re smart, you’ll learn how to stay grounded and humble to a point where it’s not about the money, but it’s really about freedom and control. You work hard and you just want to be able to do what you want to do, with who you want to do it with when you want to do it, and not have to worry about asking how much it costs.

But it’s really a balance. The great thing about every other life form Earth other than human beings is that when they want to do something, they don’t first have to ask for time off and then secondly make sure they can afford it. We’re the only beings on the planet that can’t express the freedoms and enjoy the freedoms that are in front of us because we either don’t have the time or the money. But at the end of the day, there should be an equal amount of freedom on the other side. To me, the real payoff is being able to create a situation of that.

Rach, this is the last and final thing — is direct selling for you? And why would this not be for me?

Rachel Krider

If you’re someone who’s come from a traditional job background and you’ve been an employee all of your life, it will be difficult. You’ve got to put the entrepreneur hat on and there’s not really anybody looking over your shoulder to make sure you’re taking the action steps that are required to get the result. It’s all on you to take that personal level of responsibility. But guess what? With a higher level of responsibility, higher rewards will flow your way.

Not everyone is cut out to do that. You know some people need set direction. I will say a lot of the better direct selling companies have a very clear model and path to follow. The better companies have a system in place, so you just have to plug into that system. But at the end of the day, it’s up to you to follow through with those action steps. Sometimes if you’re doing things for the first time, it can be scary and you have to confront different levels of productivity that you might not have done before.

For some people, they will allow fear to stop them. In my mind, a person would know if this path is right for them. If they’ve got big dreams, they are people who are ready to roll up their sleeves and make things happen. If you’ve been successful in your job, if you’ve actually demonstrated that you can get the job done as an employee, there’s no reason why you couldn’t transition those successful characteristics and behaviors to your business.

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