Upline. Downline. Kind of Insulting!
A while ago I heard someone talking about the power of words and how using words like upline and downline are not really a nice way to call the people you work with.
Upline - as they are "above" you. Even though physically they are in the heirarchy of your business, it just implies that they are superior.
Downline - as they are "below" you. These are the people that make you a success. It just sounds so degrading.
Success Team & Support Team Instead
I heard someone once say that instead of calling their associates upline/downline, instead they chose to call them their Success Team and Support Team.
Success Team - aka "downline". They are the ones that make you successful.
Support Team - aka "upline". These are the ones that support your success and those in your success team.
I love this idea and will no longer be using those derogatory words. Instead I'll be referring to my Success Team first (as they are my #1 priority) and my Support Team (those I look to for guidance and mentoring).
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