Let’s skate right past the fact that doing what you love makes life way more enjoyable… because we all know that, right? I want to chat about another fundamental reason that it’s critical that you love what you do.
The Non-Obvious Reason Why You Need to Love What You Do
Here’s the thing: You, me, Joanna Gaines, and the cashier at the Dunkin Donuts all have one thing in common… we’re salespeople. In fact, I believe everyone is a salesperson.
Don’t believe me?
Say you just visited a fantastic vet. They took you on time, paid attention when you explained the problem, suggested a simple solution, and gave your dog a treat for being so good. A few days later the problem has cleared up and your pup is back to chasing rabbits in the yard. Then you hear one of the moms in the school pick-up line detailing a similar issue with their dog. Would you keep your mouth shut about your great experience and let her chance it with a random vet? Of course not!
But by relaying your amazing vet visit, you just sold to someone.
Did you think about how awkward it was? Or wonder if you would offend her by sharing your experience? Of course not, because you were coming from a place of service and genuine recommendation.
And this is why its important to do what you love.
Doing what you love is one of the most critical things in business because that love drives everything. It makes sales not feel like sales and presents as a conviction that’s impossible to ignore. In fact, I can’t even remember the last person who didn’t buy into doTerra after spending 30 minutes chatting with me about my experience. When you’re passionate about what you’re doing, it will show up everywhere.
I truly believe that essential oils can benefit every human on this planet. The desire to share the physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial benefits of doTerra is what gets me up every morning. I’ve had a great experience, and I want to tell everyone about it — just like I would a great vet or a pair of cowboy boots that don’t leave blisters.
On top of continually having great experiences with the product and company, I surround myself with like-minded individuals who value my authenticity. Getting involved in my company and connecting with people on all different levels proves that this journey can help fulfill anyone. I walk away from each interaction with my circle of influence more passionate than when I walked in (if you want to read more about how I choose who I hang out with, check out this post.)
The truth is, as a society we’re really hung up on the “university model” of life. You go to college, get a job, and stay there for 20 years. People often miss out on the opportunity of direct sales and entrepreneurship because of the stigma around selling. But when you love and truly believe in your business and product, there’s nothing slimy about sales. In fact, the opportunity becomes one you can’t ignore. It becomes something you simply can’t not do.
If I’m sitting next to someone with a migraine, I’m not going to not share what I know will work for them. My passion and love for what I do will always show through as servitude to those around me.
So I challenge you to reevaluate your view of selling. What aren’t you sharing with the world that you should be? What experience have you had that your friends and family could benefit from? Don’t keep your love bottled up.