by BG Jenkins
Leaving a Legacy…
How will you be remembered?
We all want to be remembered for something…and in network marketing a popular plan is to start with the end in mind. So if we do start with the end in mind…what will your legacy be? What will you be remembered for?
Were you an ethical person? Did you do your best for those around you? Did you work hard, and give your all? Were you lighthearted, fun, and roll with the punches…or were you known as being a “Grumble Gus?”
Yes, even in business you want to be somewhat lighthearted, and fun. This is one way of connecting with people…but when it comes down to business…do it well.
Whatever the case may be…today is the day to start leaving a legacy.
It’s all well, and good that some want to be well-known in network marketing because that’s what drives the traffic to your sites, and increases the fortunes of your livelihood. So with that said, make sure that while you’re building your business, that you remain ethical in realms of your business practices. Sometimes when we give an inch, we can take a mile.
What does that mean?
Well, for instance, your customer claims that they didn’t receive their product, and you have confirmation that the product was delivered…what will you do?
For me, I would send them another product. I’m giving an inch (by sending another product) to gain a mile (by maintaining a loyal customer). Of course, if you have a customer that’s a repeat offender of this, you can’t continue to do business this way, but sometimes replacing a lost or misplaced package is going to gain you a loyal following.
If you’ve accidentally overcharged someone, take care of the refund promptly, and make sure you call and/or send a letter of apology.
At the end of your days, do you want to be known as an upright, and well-loved member or your community, or as a snake in the grass?
Whether you realize it or not, business ethics play a big role in shaping your brand in business. The kind of person you are in business will help maintain, or eliminate your following.
Did you do your best to work with integrity inside of your business? Did you give the best value to your customers? Will you be known for taking care of situations that fall in the “gray” area? Again, this is business, and you can’t give it all away for free…but, sometimes a little “free” goes a long way.
Give your best. Work hard. Help others. Build an outstanding product. These practices are necessary when leaving a legacy.
In the end, when your name, or business name, is mentioned…make it stand for value, ethics and outstanding products or services.
Start today…this is how we begin leaving a legacy!