What does your Paparazzi Jewelry Report Card Say About Your Business

It is time for Parent Teacher conferences around my house and I couldn’t help but think about how I am doing in my Paparazzi business?  If you were to get graded on your biz, what would your report card look like?  Let’s talk more about that today!

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Paparazzi gets an A+ for fashion

Training:

In your business, just like at school, there are different areas that we need to focus on in order to be most successful.  You can think of these areas like the subjects we had in school but instead of English, History, Math and Science, we have things like Sales, Team Growth, Team Support, Organization and Consistency.  Let’s look at our Paparazzi subjects a little more closely and see what grade you are getting on your report card.

Organization-

How organized are you when it comes to organizing the orders you have coming in and shipping out.  Do you spend precious time every day hunting for an order that you know you bagged up, but can’t find it anywhere so that you can mail it??

Or maybe you have orders sitting in a basket or on a shelf because you haven’t even invoiced your customers yet?

Maybe organization is your strong suit and whenever you have free time to spend on your business, you find yourself making charts and graphics.  Filing paperwork and cleaning off your desktop, but you wonder why your team isn’t growing and your sales aren’t booming.

Both these examples are kind of extreme just to illustrate that too much of a good thing isn’t necessarily good.  Organization is only 1 piece of the Paparazzi Pie so you do need to be organized in your business and in your work space so that you can easily find and pull orders, as well invoice and ship (if that’s how you work your business.)

If you are more into parties and events, how do you have you displays organized?  Do you have your setup streamlined so that it takes you the shortest time possible?  At one point, I had my setup so streamlined, I could go from zero to done in 20 minutes.  It was awesome!

How do you have your back stock organized?  Is it super easy to grab the right color when you need to reload your boards?  Are your earrings and bracelets easy to locate and pull out or are the buried or all tangled?

So now it’s time to give yourself a grade for Organization.

A- I am organized!  I know how where my back stock and current inventory are and can quickly locate what I need when I need it.  My work space is tidy and I have a system in place for pulling orders, invoicing and shipping.

B- I am mostly organized.  My displays are tidy and sorted by color and I know generally where I can find my back stock items.  My workplace needs improvement, but generally works.

C- On the surface I look organized, but behind the scenes, I need some help.

D- My office or work space is a hot mess and my displays show that I’m a little disorganized.  I struggle to find pieces that my customers order or find orders.  My invoicing and shipping systems are nonexistent or need serious help

Do you have your grade in mind?  Let’s keep going to the next subject.

Sales-

One of the cornerstones of our Paparazzi businesses is Sales.  How are you working sales in your business?  Are you focusing on Live Facebook parties or your VIP group?  Do you mainly focus on home parties and events?  There is no one right way to work your business, you just have to find what works for you and DO it!

If you are doing more in person parties and events – how many per week or per month are you doing?   Are you working as much as you want or does your calendar have spots where you WANT to be working but aren’t?

If you are doing more online sales through Facebook or another social media site – how often do you share new pieces with your customers?  How often do you go live?

Another KEY part of this area is ORDERS.  How often are you ordering?  And how many pieces?  Now I’m not saying that you should be ordering 10,000 PV a month, but if you are only scrimping by with only 50 PV a month, your customers aren’t seeing new items.  When they don’t see new items, its difficult to get them excited about the amazing jewelry you have to offer.

So let’s look at the grading scale

A-Two to Three parties or events per week.  Posting in your VIP group AT LEAST 5 days a week with new inventory and/or going live 2 times a week.  Monthly PV is more than 300.

B- At least 1 party or event a week.  Posts in your VIP group 3-4 days during the week with jewelry they can claim.  Live 1 time a week.  Monthly PV is 200-300.

C- Party or event 2-3 times a month.  Posts in VIP group 2-3 times a week and Live 1-2 times a month.  Monthly PV is 100-200.

D- Parties and events are hit and miss.  Group posts are inconsistent and sparce.  Monthly PV is less than 100.

Team Growth-

Another one of the cornerstones of our businesses is team growth.  Without growing your team and keeping them excited and growing too, you won’t reach the Crown Clubs and ranking up becomes nearly impossible!  So, growing your team is ESSENTIAL to your Paparazzi business.

For more detailed information on Growing your Team, listen out our episode – Grow your Paparazzi Jewelry Team.

For the purposes of your report card though, we are looking at what efforts you are taking to grow your team.  How are you sharing the Paparazzi opportunity with those around you!

Some of the ways you could be sharing is a post every once in a while on your personal timeline or group.  We don’t want to do this too much because we don’t want to bug people, but a post like “I’m so blessed to have such amazing Paparazzi friends all across the country” with a picture of some of your Papa-friends at a meeting or convention is fun, non-pressury and still personal enough to get past the FB jail radars.

Do you have an opportunity night once a month?  You can do this either on FB or in person at your house or a local restaurant or Starbucks.  The important thing is that you are getting together with people who might want to join to answer any questions they might have.

Do you have a sign out at parties and events inviting people to join your team?  What about something on your business cards?  In your online parties and events do you mention that people can sell Paparazzi too?   What about in your Live Shows?

There are a lot of different ways to share about Paparazzi without tackling someone and threatening to give them a wedgie if they don’t join your team.

So let’s see what your grade is for this subject-

A- I hold a monthly Opportunity Meeting for people thinking of joining my team.  I mention the business opportunity on FB in my group and on my Live videos in a non-spammy way, consistently.  I have  one-on-one conversations with people who want to join my team 2-3 times a week or more.

B- I hold an Opportunity Meeting once every other month or so.  I usually remember to mention that people could join my team on Live videos or in my sales group.  I have regular one-on-one conversations with people who want to join my team.

C- I hold occasional Opportunity Meetings and post on FB about my opportunity but it could be considered a little spammy.  I talk to people occasionally who want to join my team.  I have had a few one-on-one meetings with people who want to join my team.

D- I’m pretty spammy when I post about joining my team and/or I forget to share at all.  I might be a little scared to share more information about joining my team or I’m nervous I wouldn’t know what to do with a team if I got one.  I may have talked to a few people about Paparazzi.

Team Support-

Once you have a team, even if it is just 1 or 2 people, it is super important to support and encourage them!  Now, I do want to say that you CAN’T do the work for them.  They are going to have to WANT to grow and work their businesses themselves!

With that being said, I know a LOT of consultants who become “orphans” in their businesses shortly after starting because their upline quits or just won’t respond to their messages, texts or phone calls.  This is TRAGIC!

Let me say, that if this has happened to you, there is SOMEONE in your Upline who IS amazing.  Call Paparazzi and see who is above your sponsor and reach out.  Try to find someone who will support you.  If you don’t find that person, I hope you will find some training and encouragements in these trainings I’ve made available for you.

Ok, back to the subject at hand.  What are you doing to support the team you already have?  Do you text or call them?  Do you check in when they’ve had a party or an event?  Do you offer support and encouragement?  If they have a question, do they know who to turn to?

Support can come in many forms.  A daily post or video on Facebook.  Maybe it’s a structured newsletter or a monthly personal phone call.  Maybe you text everyday.  Or maybe just every week.

The important thing is that you are THERE for your Team.  Sometimes it won’t seem like they are listening or that they are watching, but they are!  I got SUPER discouraged when my team was a little smaller because I would post on FB and I wouldn’t get ANY response.  No comments.  Nothing.  But I have personally talked to several ladies who will say “thanks so much for posting that story or that quote today.  It’s just what I needed”.   So just keep with it!

Ok- grade time –

A- I have a plan in place and I’m working it every day!

B- I have a plan and I work it almost every day.

C- I’m trying to figure out what will work best for me and my team, but I’m trying almost every day.

D- I don’t have a plan but I’m going to work on it and get my grade up!

Consistency-

If you are a regular listener of the Podcast, you will know that I talk about this ALL the time!  It is a critical Cornerstone of our businesses!

Consistent Action = Consistent Results.

And in SO many of our Elite interviews, our TOP leaders share that the #1 habit they have that has lead them to where they are today is Consistency!!

So what are you doing to be consistent.

Answer the following questions and keep track of how many times you aren’t able to answer Yes to help you get your grade.

Are you holding regular parties and events?  What about Facebook Live parties?  How often do you post in your VIP group?  In your team group?  Do you go Live at the same time/day every week so your customers know what to expect?

Do your friends and family even know you sell Paparazzi?  Do you hold a party in your own home to show them the latest styles and trends?

Are you constantly adding people to your sales group?  Are you booking new parties and events every single week?

Are you following up with customers and hostesses to see if they want to buy and/or host again?  Are you consistently checking your back office for new jewelry so that you will have the newest styles for your customers?

Are you finding new people who want to join your team on a regular basis?  Are you adding more people your team every month?

I know, that’s a lot of questions!!  But these are the things that are going to keep your business ROCK solid.  That will keep you growing and breaking records.   Keep you energized and excited about moving forward.

Let’s see your grade for Consistency-

A- I answered YES to all the above questions and work hard every day to grow all areas of my business.

B- I answered Yes to all but 2 of the above questions.

C- I could answer Yes to all but 4 of the above questions

D-I could not answer Yes to as many questions as I wanted but know what I need to work on.

So now that you have your grades in each of our Paparazzi subjects, what is your Paparazzi GPA?  Are you sporting a 4.0 or do you need a little improvement?  I can’t wait to see what your grades look like!

Show Challenge:

Work on raising your GPA!  What action steps are you going to take THIS week in your business?!  Try to raise at least 1 of your grades THIS WEEK!


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Back to Basics

Did your business start out with a Bang and now its starting to fizzle?  Or maybe you hit your stride  for a month or 2 and now things are less than great?  Let’s talk about what you can do to get back to awesome!

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Athletes are a great example of how the basics can help you to be successful.  Take football for example.  They drill, the rehearse, they practice for hours and hours and hours every day.  Do the drills change?  Not by much.  One day they might work on endurance and the next on footwork.  The next day they might focus on passing and the next day on tackling, but day after day, month after month, they practice.

Maybe football isn’t your thing, let’s try basketball.  After they get to the college level of play, do the coaches say “Well, by now, your dribbling and shooting skills have gotten as good as they are going to get, so let’s just cancel practice.  See you at the game!”  Not at all!  They spend hours on ball-handling and shooting.  They practice and practice and practice so that when the pressure is on, they can perform.

So how does this apply to your business?  Well, what are the basics of your Paparazzi business?  If Paparazzi were a sport like basketball or football, what would our coaches be drilling us on every single day?

Excitement –

When I think basics, I think back to the beginning of my Paparazzi journey.  The excitement I had back then was so contagious!!  It was exciting to get up and work my business every day!  So what are some of the ways you can bring excitement back into your business??

Order new jewelry!  There is NO better way (IMO) to get excited than to order a bunch of really cute, brand new pieces of jewelry!  And then once you’ve hit the Send button on your order, download those pictures and start sharing them with your friends and customers.

The second best way I know of to get excited again is to start selling jewelry!!  This is totally a continuation of my last point, but so true!  Once you’ve ordered jewelry and got it coming in the mail to you, starting to sell it before it even arrives on your doorstep is a great way to keep that excitement growing!  So share, share, share!!  Get your customers excited about your new jewelry coming too!!  Who knows! You might sell the entire order before it even gets to your house!!

Talk to a friend or upline and let them know you are struggling.  Ask what they think you should do to give your business a jump start!  I always feel better after chatting with a friend and coming up with a game plan.  Lean on the strength of your leaders and Paparazzi sisters to help you when you need it.

Listen to some of the Elite Leader Interviews.  Each leader shares a tip to help consultants who are feeling stuck in their Paparazzi businesses and they know what they are talking about!  And as a bonus, you might find a business changing tip as you listen and get inspired!

And last – get moving.  There is something about physically getting up and getting moving that gets you pumped up and energized.  If you are feeling like you are in a slump, do some jumping jacks, go for a walk or jog or do some yoga.  Change positions and get that blood flowing.  This is a sure-fire way to get that negative energy heading for the door.

Think back-

Sometimes it takes a little bit of reflection to see where you might be faltering.  Think back to the time when you were MOST successful.  When you felt you had your Paparazzi mojo.  When you had the MOST sales or were having the MOST fun.  What were you doing?

Was there just less pressure?  Were you doing more parties? More events?

Were you doing a monthly or weekly team newsletter?  Or an opportunity night?

Were you holding a weekly or bi-weekly team meeting or a booking Blitz day?

Any of these things could have a massive impact on your business, but if there was something you WERE doing when you were having amazing success that you stopped doing, maybe you should try starting it up again.  It might be the key to getting your business back on track.

Make something new-

So maybe you haven’t changed what you are doing, but things seem to be tapering off anyways.  Maybe shake things up a little bit and see if that helps.  For example, if you are always just posting jewelry in your VIP group, maybe post a question or a game.

If your FB parties are lacking in sales, maybe change up the Paparazzi Images and Graphics that you are using and see if that helps spice things up a bit.  Sometimes it isn’t a matter of being consistent, its just that things aren’t new anymore, they aren’t as exciting.  Try to bring some of that excitement back by shaking things up a bit!

Find a newbie-

Sometimes one of the best ways you can get back to basics is to help a new consultant get started in her own business.  As she is getting her business off the ground, it can get you energized and excited and help remind you of the things you were doing when your business first started.

So follow up with anyone you’ve talked to about joining Paparazzi and see if they are ready to jump in with you.  If the time is right, it could be perfect!

Work it Daily-

When things are going good it’s easy to want to spend time on your business!  When you aren’t seeing the results you want, it’s easy to want to take a step back or to spend less time working on your biz.

For me, this took some SERIOUS reflection.  Why did I not want to keep going?  What was it that was most uncomfortable?   In my mind, the lack or results or responses to my posts and efforts was kind of a showing of my lack of popularity.   When people weren’t watching my live videos or commenting on them, I was taking that as a direct reflection on myself.

Once I realized this, everything changed for me. In reality, I might have just picked a night when people were all busy!  Or maybe the time of night I was working or posting wasn’t working for people.  There are a hundred reasons why they might not have been responding right away.  Now, when I have an “off night”, I can easily take a step back and regroup and keep pushing forward!

How much time are you spending on your business EVERY day?  And what are you spending your time on?  Here’s my suggested breakdown for how you should be working your biz-

Booking: 1/3 of your time

Sales: 1/3 of your time

Recruiting and Team support: 1/3 of your time

Minimum of 60 minutes a day.

So if you are sticking to the 60 minutes, then that is 20 minutes in each category.  Set the timer and Get To Work!

Choose the category you want to work in and push HARD.  Do as many things as you can during your allotted time.  When the timer goes off, move to the next category!  Simple!

You can choose to work it all at once or in chunks throughout the day, but the important thing is that you are working each area and that you are doing it every day!

The bottom line is, when you get back to what worked for you when you were most successful and/or focus on the fundamentals of your business, you will meet with success.

Show Challenge:

How much time do you spend on your business every single day?  If you don’t have a time already set aside, decide on how much time and WHEN you are going to work your business every day.  This will be a game-changer in your biz!


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