Getting the Right People in the Right Seats on the Bus
I walked to elementary school and junior high, but I had to ride the bus to high school. I lived in a rural area in Pennsylvania and the high school was several miles away. The first week or two of shcool, I noticed that the bus driver made a point of getting to know each and every one of us on his route. Then he would begin the strategic process of assigning seats.
Trust me, there was a good reason for getting the right people in the right seats on the bus!
The bus driver knew better than to put the known rebel rousers in the back of the bus. He always made sure they occupied the front row seats so he could keep a close eye on them.
The serious, saftey-minded students were seated near the rear exit door. He trusted they would stay calm and know how to open the door in the event of an emergency.
Any band members carrying bulky instruments were given aisle seats.
The rough, bumpy ride made a few motion-sensitive people nauseated, so he would assign them window seats (I'll refrain from explaining why).
As your network marketing organization grows, are you focusing on getting the right people in the right seats?
In other words, have you figured out which downline members to assign your valuable time and attention to? Who do you need to keep a close eye on? Who can you trust to work independently and diligently without a watchful eye? Whose fires are you constantly putting out?
A full day has only 24 hours and you've only got two hands, two feet, and one voice.
Begin by doing what my school bus driver did. Spend time getting to know your downline. Come to the realization of who your producers and business builders are and assign them the best seats. These are the folks who qualify for your time, energy, and effort. They deserve the opportunity to know, like, and trust you.
Oh, and in case you're wondering ...
My bus driver did NOT assign me a front row seat!