I have just made a lovely cup of hot chocolate and thought I would update 🙂 Here is my third post x
A day in May 2011, i met Amanda Garrett. Amanda was so lovely, she told me her story of how she worked in a bank and met her husband there, and they started doing Avon more as a hobby first of all, and then it blossomed from there and eventually her and her husband left their bank jobs to do Avon as a full time career. When I heard this, I wasn’t even aware that Avon could offer this kind of opportunity and even now when I tell people about sales leadership, they don’t believe that you could earn full time money with Avon. Now Amanda is a senior executive sales leader which is the top level of sales leadership. For anyone reading this who doesn’t know about the Avon sales leader levels, here is the order:
Trainee sales leader
Advanced sales leader
Executive sales leader
Senior executive sales leader
To get to these levels, you have to work your way there and it is all about what you personally put into your sales leader business.
Going back to what i was saying, Amanda had an aura which you could just tell was full of positiveness and warmth, and I am genuinely happy to have Amanda as my upline sales leader.
Amanda went onto tell me all different things about sales leadership and what it involves and that on this day i would be observing and i could take notes.
The first house we went to was in Brentwood. I was actually nervous just observing in a stranger’s house let alone doing an appointment with them! We went through to the kitchen and dining area and Amanda began her appointment, and I was watching and taking it all in. I also got a quick glance around and I remember this lady had a lovely big kitchen, with all black glossed worktop and cupboards, and her floors where white and shiny. I looked through her patio doors and she had quite a big groomed garden. I was surprised that this lady wanted to do Avon because it didn’t really seem she needed the money from the look of her house, but that was a judgement that I made which was very wrong because whether the house is big or small, immaculate or not, there are sooo many different reasons as to why people join Avon which was something I didn’t realise until then. And the reason this particular lady joined was because she had a representative coming to give her an Avon book but it wasn’t on a regular basis and her mum had done Avon in the past aswell and so she wanted to give it a try. After this, we then went to see another lady in a different area.
This lady was a nurse and she worked full time and she said that with the way things were with the NHS she wanted to go into sales leadership with Avon as she had tried with other companies but it didn’t work out. What I wouldn’t have known then, is that this lady and I would actually go out together doing lots of Avon related things such as going to Avon training and doing stalls in stores and shopping centres etc. I was observing Amanda and taking everything in and thinking to myself, ‘I’m not sure if I am going to be able to find the confidence to do this by myself on a regular basis’, but that negative attitude soon changed…