I joined Watkins in February 2008 and achieved the Manager level in 1 year, which is essentially 5 levels above the beginning level of Consultant. By March 2010, only 2 years and one month later, I was lying on the beaches of Kona, Hawaii enjoying my first “Watkins trip,” a feat won by me and about 30 other Watkins associates. Not bad, when you consider the fact that there’s about 50,000 Watkins associates operating in the U.S. and Canada, and I accomplished this goal in two years.
I just returned from Watkins annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota a week ago and have been too busy to update my blog with my list of accomplishments. I won 3 awards at the conference and was told by my upline that no other associate in Watkins won more awards. Until the next newsletter from Watkins gets published, I’m not sure I can cite off the top of my head what my 3 awards were for, frankly speaking. The awards did not have a reference to the category, and apparently my hotel maid liked them better than I did, because they magically disappeared from my room on my last night in Minneapolis. (oh well). I do know that I finished in 2nd place company-wide for top sponsoring at the Manager level and below. Once I’ve confirmed my placements and categories, I’ll update this blog post.
Somehow, it seems quite foolish talking about the achievements of one’s self. I decided to write this post because I often get asked the question by prospects considering the Watkins home-based business opportunity, “How fast can I achieve success with a Watkins business?” My answer to that question these days is to simply point out what I’ve been able to achieve with Watkins, working just 8 to 10 hours per week for a couple of years.
When considering a Watkins business, one of the most important decisions you need to make up front is deciding who is going to be your sponsor. After all, the simplest way to become successful is to find someone else that’s successful and copy their model. But to copy or follow someone’s model you need to ensure that the person you choose as your sponsor will also be a good mentor and coach. When people ask me how am I building a Watkins business, I point out right away that I’m building a Watkins team, and I’m doing it through coaching and mentoring — teaching others how to enjoy Watkins success.
Since joining Watkins I’ve discovered that not everyone wants a mentor and coach. Many that say they do really only want to talk a couple of times by phone and then they seem to go their own separate way, building their business “their way.” This is actually one of the biggest mistakes in the network marketing business — trying to do things “your way.” I’ve been with Watkins for over two years and I still consult my upline several times per month. My reason for doing so is simple, “I want to take advantage of their years of experience with Watkins and learn as much from their past mistakes and misfires as I have from their successes.” Why? Because I don’t want to make the same mistakes they did, and by avoiding many of the pitfalls others fall into, I can shorten my own road to success. Thus far, that approach and decision has worked very well for me.
If you’re considering Watkins as a source of second income or part-time business venture, I would love to tell you more about our great business opportunity and explain my mentoring and coaching methods. All conversations and emails are handled on a no-hassel, no-pressure, no-obligation to join basis. In essense, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting me. Feel free to call my toll free number at 1-866-759-5158 to learn more about this great business opportunity, or request my free Watkins Business Evaluation Kit today!