What to do if a team member put their business on a back burner?

Posted by Gediminas Grinevicius on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Under: Personal Development

I want to talk about what to do if your team member decided to put the business on a back burner. And hey, if you've been in this business for a while, if you've been building your network marketing business for some time, you've probably had some people who put their business on a back burner. So what does it mean?

Back burning just means they taking time out. They basically, maybe when they started, they were very excited, very active, putting a lot of effort, and then something happens and they start reducing amount of effort, they do very little, they almost nothing sometimes. Now, the thing to understand here is that they know they put their business on a back burner and they know that you know they put their business on the back burner.

The worst thing you can do is pretend that it's not happening or try to sort of go around it or try to I don't know, whatever, try to sort of fake it until you make it if you like. Well, you have to accept that that's what's happening. And one of the best things to do in that situation, if somebody is reduced their level of activity, if somebody is not showing up to business, maybe they're not attending meetings anymore, maybe they're not placing any orders anymore, they're not selling, they're not recruiting and previously, they were very active, so the best thing to do in this scenario, is simply to have a conversation with that person. And to explain to them that one, it's totally fine. It's totally fine for them to take a time out of the business, it's totally fine for them to put the business the sort of back burner, for whatever reason.

Maybe something is happening in their life, maybe something's happening in their job, maybe something's happening with their health. So there might be a million reasons why they took a step back, why they reduce the amount of activity, so the worst thing you can do is attack them and go, “Oh my gosh, why aren’t you working, why aren't you doing anything?” Because there must be a reason why they're doing that. So one is for you just to have a conversation and to go, “Hey, look, I can see you put your business on a back burner, hey look, I see that you're taking time out of the business which is totally fine. There's no problem at all, I respect that to completely. However, when you first got started, these were your goals. So this is what you wanted to achieve. This is how much you wanted to earn. This is how many people you wanted to help or whatever their goals were.”

Number one lesson here is you should have had that conversation with them when they got started, what are their goals? What do they want to achieve in the business? Then, you know. So you say, “Look, this is what you said you wanted to achieve when you started. Has anything changed with your goals? Has anything changed about your dreams, because I can see, you're no longer putting in the action in your business, I can see that you've taken the time out, I can see that you've put the business on the back burner. So I just wanted to check if you still want to get those goals, if you want to still achieve those targets, if you want to still achieve those dreams.”

And sometimes just having this real conversation with the person, the reasons will come out why they're not an activity. Sometimes it's like I said, because of some personal reasons, sometimes it's their mindset, maybe they just got disappointed, maybe they just got a bit fed up, maybe they just a bit, it's taking longer than they expected, and so on.

This way, all the real reasons will come out. And either they will tell you, “Hey, right now I need a timeout, I'm not going to do this right now.” Or they'll tell you the reasons why they taking time out or, things they're struggling with. And maybe there's things that you can actually help that person with, maybe you can point them to a resource, maybe you can point them to a training, maybe you can give them some tips and ideas of what they could do to change the situation and to actually get back into action, to get back into producing and so on, but the worst thing you can do is try to fake it, try to ignore it, try to go around it or whatever.

You want to be real with that person and straightaway say, “Hey look, I can see this is what's happening. It's totally fine. Look, I'm not attacking you. I'm not guilt tripping you or anything like that. I just wanted to find out, how can I help you? Has your goals changed? Has your dreams changed? Has your ambitions changed? So that I know how I can help you and how I can work with you? And that real conversation most of the time, nine times out of 10, they'll tell you what's going on and this way you can work the situation or you know that, hey, this person needs a timeout, I need to leave them alone for some time and then you just move on and work with the other team members.

That’s my training and tip for you. Hope you got value some value in this blog post, if you did, feel free to share it with other people. If you would like more amazing trainings check out “Network Marketing Success Training” group http://titaniumsuccess.co.uk/successtraining.php. There are 10 amazing lessons in this training course that will help you get the breakthrough in your business!

Yours in success


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