Ask a room full of 25 direct sales consultants whether or not having a strong, supportive mentor and upline is important, and you’ll get 30 different answers ranging from “nope, not important at all” to “yes, it’s the most important decision to make about starting up your Jamberry business.”
I fall somewhere inbetween. I do think having a supportive upline is important. But I also believe that if you know where to look, you can still succeed even if you don’t have the best or more supportive upline. Essentially, your mentor won’t make or break you. But the right mentor can get you off to your best start.
And that means choosing the right mentor is one of the most important decisions you will have to make after deciding to join Jamberry. So here are some tips for how to go about choosing the right mentor for you.
- Find out their background. What did they do before Jamberry? How have they been able to use that experience to help them with Jamberry?
- Find out their expertise. Where are they strongest? What will they be able to help you with the most? How will they provide that training?
- Find out how they learned. Did they rely fully on their upline to train them? Did they find training elsewhere?
- Find out what type of race they’re running. Are they sprinting for a top spot within a year? Are they treating it like a full time job or like a part time job? Are they meeting their goals?
- Find out their expectations. Do they expect you to find outside training? How are they expecting you to perform? How do they measure performance?
- Ask about their finances. Not only is this rude, but it won’t tell you anything about the business or the way they run their business.
- Ask about how many hours they work. This ties in with asking about their finances, it’s rude. And it won’t necessarily provide any real answers about how they run their business.
- Focus on their business and numbers. They are running their business, and will run it the way that fits them best. What suits them might not suit you. So rather than focus on how they do it, focus more on how fulfilled they are by it.