I’ve casually golfed a few times in my life, though I couldn’t tell you what my handicap is. I can play a mean game of miniature golf; I’m a pro at hitting the ball through the rotating windmill every time.
I’ve played enough of both games to be familiar with the equipment, some of the rules and the importance of skill development. Today on National Golf Day, let’s take a look at some golfing terminology and how it relates to network marketing.
Can you read the greens?
- Golf Clubs – You can have a maximum of 14 clubs in your golf bag, according to the USGA. It’s important to choose which club to use for which shot. Likewise, products by PURE target specific needs so you want to choose correctly. Just as one selects their clubs to their shot; customize the products by PURE to your body’s needs.
- Caddie – They don’t just clean clubs, replace divots and carry your gear, they may advise on club selection or recommend strategies. Likewise, your upline is your mentor and is available to offer advice. They’ve walked in your footsteps and know the tools you need to succeed. A good caddie can be worth several strokes a round; a good leader can propel your business to unimaginable heights.
- Grand Slam – This is when a golfer wins four major championships in the same year. I like to compare this to our CORE4 set of products, HealthTrim® Cleanse, GoYin, Daily Build and ENERGY, which together form a strong foundation and help set the stage for optimal wellness. Winning four championships fuels your career; CORE4 fuels your body with key nutrients to maximize you.
- Grain – Talk about details! Golfers can be very adept at knowing which way the grain runs in grass, as it can affect the direction a putt breaks. When you are that in tune with your customer’s needs and wants, you will win them over. Don’t try to go against the grain in golf or your business.
- Mechanics – How you swing and hold the club may be basic principles, but they play a big part in your game. As a network marketer, you have tools at your disposal to help you work on your swing. How you hold the club is just as important as the way you contact your prospects, share product benefits and follow up.
- Follow-through – This action in a golf swing will help you gain proper tempo and the correct finishing point. How about in your business? Do you consistently finish strong? Building momentum in your follow-through will help you win the game; building strong relationships in your business will open many doors.
- Press – This is when you try and hit the ball harder than usual. Don’t overdo it. Your outcome is dependent on your actions, no one else’s. In golf, there’s no one to blame for a shot except yourself; in network marketing, be yourself; be natural.
It’s time to tee up — are you ready? Next time you play golf, think about how it can help with your PURE business. Conversely, next time you pitch your story to a customer, get some inspiration from your game of golf.
The Masters begin on April 11. Apply some of golfing’s lessons to your business. Find your strengths and play to those. You just might make some birdies!