5 Tips to build your Business during this Holiday Season

Can you believe the holiday season is just around the corner? I know, I know, we really don’t want to think about that, but it’s coming, like it or not!

 

With the hustle and bustle of the season, sometimes we forget that this is also a great time to plant seeds for your business to find product users. It is written, there is a time to sow and a time to reap. What you sow during the holidays will bear much fruit during the upcoming growing season. (January – March are typically the best months for any online or network marketing business).

 

Get out when you can and plant those seeds. Here are 5 tips to help you incorporate your business into your everyday life during holidays.

 

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Organize a play date with the kids

 

Invite a few of your friends over for a play date with the kids. The moms will enjoy the company of adults and the kids will have a good time playing together. If it snows, it’s a plus, because building a snowman is always fun. Let them know that you will be showing some of your new products and having some snacks and beverages. Be creative with your products so they will be seeing something different than what they’ve seen before.

 

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Network with the holiday help

 

This season is a time for doing many activities that you won’t be doing any other time of the year. Will you be chopping down your own tree? Most tree farms are seasonal. You will be seeing employees that you don’t typically see all year long. Lots of college kids are employed during the holidays. Generation Y kids are great prospects for any type of new product or business, because college kids always need extra money.

Are you heading out for a holiday vacation? Resort employees are always looking for extra income and ways of feeling better.

 

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Visit your local craft shows and holiday expos

 

There are so many opportunities here. This time of year is an amazing time for craft fairs and expos, Folks are coming to buy gifts. Take plenty of business cards and samples if you have them. Share your product and opportunity with the vendors. They are all entrepreneurs.

 

Even if you don’t have a booth, go have fun, and don’t forget your business cards. Many of these people are just hoping for the right product or opportunity will come along!

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Participate in holiday church activities

 

I don’t know about your church, but my church comes alive during this season. There are so many networking activities. There are singles’ groups, couples’ groups, choir groups, plays and so many more. Get involved. You will not only be doing a great service to your church, but you may also pick up some prospects or sell some product along the way.

 

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Walk your dog! (This is my dog’s personal favorite when you can get her butt out of bed!!)

 

Do you have a t-shirt that advertises your website. If you don’t, you should get at least one. Get a dark shirt with big white letters that has your domain name on the front and back and walk your dog anywhere the crowds gather. Make sure you have a catchy, easy to remember domain name.

 

People come out at this time of the year. They may not be ready to start their own home based business right now, but if you plant the seeds and continue to water them through the use of an simple follow up system, when the kids go back to school and the holiday season is over, some of those moms and dads just may be looking to make some extra income.

 

The best thing is you don’t have to change anything you’re doing. Just go about your business and collect names!

 

Have a great Holiday!

           

 

The Power of Being Grateful

   I love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. Family, food, friends, and football thrown in for good measure. But I digress.

 

What I like about Thanksgiving is it’s about giving thanks. And I think gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions out there. Why is it so powerful? It is powerful because it can change your life.

 

My business and life are going great right now, better than I had planned, but it hasn’t always been that way. There were plenty of times where things were looking pretty bleak. During one particularly grim time, a friend told me to start listing everything I had in my life to be grateful for. Now, when things are looking pretty bad, it can be easy to say “everything sucks; I have nothing to be grateful for.” But, if we’re honest, we know that isn’t true. There’s always something, no matter how small, that is in your life you can be grateful for, and sometimes you need to take a step back to see it.

 

What’s so amazing about gratitude is it’s so simple, yet it has so much power. It’s so powerful it can start turning things around for you. Now, granted, being grateful all by itself will probably not turn a sinking business into a profitable one. But, it CAN be the catalyst to a transformation.

 

Why does this work? Well, if you’re a fan of the Secret and law of attraction, you’ve heard the phrase “what you focus on expands.” So if you focus on all the things you’re grateful for instead of all the things that aren’t working, the universe will bring you more things to be thankful for and less of the things that aren’t working.

 

Now, while I do think this is true, I also know a lot of people do not believe this or don’t think it’s true for them. So, might I suggest another, more practical reason, for why gratitude works — because it makes you feel better.

 

Yes, if you start to think about all the wonderful things that are in your life and that you have to be grateful for; things don’t look quite so bleak. You’re able to break, even for just a few moments, the funk you might have sunk into. And, with that improved mindset, you most likely can see your situation a bit clearer and start coming up with some solutions (and maybe even take some actions) to get yourself out of it.

 

But gratitude isn’t just about when things are going wrong; it’s also powerful when things are going right. When you’re on top of the world, it’s still an amazing practice to give thanks. If nothing else, it gives you a moment to fully appreciate how wonderful things are right now. (And isn’t that a nice feeling to enjoy?)

 

So, how do you start adding a practice of gratitude to your life? …. Make a list of ten things that you can be grateful for about you, your downline, and about your business. To make a change, we must do the work, don’t put off for tomorrow, and make a list NOW!

All you have to do is just read this list every day and just before going to bed. We need to change our focus so we can change the results in ours and our VitaMist lives. My intention is that this will help you to achieve your outcome and please make sure to use the tools…. NOW! My intention is to serve others and make your business become profitable.  Again thanks for your time, and make your life magnificent!!

 

 

A Thanksgiving Message from Founder Ms. Sari Deihl

Dear VitaMist Family,

   As we begin the holiday season, I think of a remark by American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson: “I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.”

 At VitaMist and in the VitaMist family, we value our old friends and family, who keep us on track through our daily challenges. But, each year, we also look forward to the new faces, new friends and family members who bring additional ideas and perspectives to help grow VitaMist into that household name.

 Especially in tough times, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to realize that we have much for which we can be thankful. This truly American holiday allows us to focus on our blessings and the freedoms we enjoy. It’s inspiring to see so many VitaMist family members and groups working to help make the world a better place. Thanks to everyone for your contributions to the community I call the VitaMist family.

 Bill and I wish each of you a joyous and peaceful Thanksgiving. Please enjoy the company of your loved ones, think about the importance of old and new friends, be safe and take time to reflect on our many blessings.

 Best wishes,

                    

From My Heart With LOV

 

Sari