When you have leaders start promoting in your business no one tells you that at any moment they could be done and up and leave. If you didn’t know Direct Sales is like a rollercoaster at six flags. One that goes up, upside down, so fast that you have the biggest smile on your face, and has moments that your stomach feels lost in your throat At the same time there are so many amazing highs, warm happy feelings and so many amazing memories because these people have become friends, they are like family, you know their story, their life, but you never know what their hearts and the minds want.
The best thing you can do when people leave, is never take it personal. This is something that will just happen. It happens to all leaders at some point. Your biggest and best downline will leave for whatever reason and no matter how many times it happens you will never understand. People do this business for a reason, a season or a lifetime and you need to know that. If you know and understand that at any moment people will leave, you will be able to emotionally handle it much better (not easier, just better). You have to look at the people on your team and appreciate what they did while they were with you. Appreciate the work they put in to their personal business and their downline and always know it might never be forever. Does it still suck? Yup! Have you bonded, built a relationship and invested time into them, for them to leave? YUP! Does it feel like someone is breaking up with you? YUP! At the end of the day that is what is also amazing about direct sales! People can come and go as they please with little to no monetary investment. It is easier to leave Direct Sales because people have less skin in the game. SO REMEMBER, this is a reason why people like to get in; so you can’t fault them for leaving when they have reached their goal or it no longer is a good fit for their life.
You have control of making the “sting” and emotional rollercoaster less prevalent. You can never, never, never feel content and stop building your business. YOU NEED TO ALWAYS BE BUILDING. I repeat ALWAYS BE BUILDING. You need to have people promoting, people with big visions and dreams so that if someone decides their journey is over it won’t hurt as bad. You need to have more things in the works and more people in place to help ease the pain of your downline leaving.
YOU must always remember when someone leaves:
- You can still be their friend when they leave
- They might turn into an amazing customer and referral partner
- They are doing a great thing for you and their team if their heart isn’t in it anymore
- There are people out there that want to success and eventually take their place
- You are amazing and they didn’t leave because of you