It is important to pay attention to your status with your direct sales company especially if there are repercussions for not making certain sales levels.
My company has changed their criteria a few times in the last year or two so it has become that much more confusing. This year, I almost didn’t make my quota but I got a few phone calls, post cards and email reminders to let me know that I had the possibility of losing my status. But, one of my demonstrators was on the list to not make it and did not get any of these reminders. She didn’t end up having the sales required and she was de-activated as a consultant.
I found all this out when she contacted me to find out why she could no longer log in. She was able to sign back up and move on, but this could have all been avoided if she had been watching her own status and where her sales were.
I also realize that I let her down as a leader as I was not paying attention to where my tea was at in regards to their sales and their status and warning them but at the same time, everyone is adults and i should not have to.
That said, it is a good idea to make sure that you are always familiar with your companies policies in regards to maintaining your status and where you on that list. Are you short by a few dollars or do you still need a few hundred dollars before the end of the month? Depending on what your requirements are, it’s a good idea to start drumming up business ASAP if you will need a few orders in order to make it.
Do you really want to lose your status due to not paying attention?