Creating Your Focus Notebook
FOCUS is the acronym for Follow One Course Until Successful! In regards to AVON we basically earn money by seeing people and talking people – networking. However, in order to see the people and talk to the people you must have a system for keeping track of all of your leads and a solid follow-through system. Realizing that most reps work Avon in addition to a full-time job, Reps require an efficient system to function as a traveling office. Additionally, you will want to set up your “Brain Book” and “To-Go File” as will be indicated in later instructions. These items will help you work more efficiently creating a system for booking, selling, recruiting and tracking your activity is effective. Use a one-inch binder (or larger depending on your needs) with a plastic sleeve on the outside cover (you can insert cover pages in these). Purchase a few sheet protectors for a few reference pages that we will be adding to our FOCUS NOTEBOOK – very reasonable prices at dollar stores or office supply stores. Also, purchase some dividers for your FOCUS NOTEBOOK. We will need about ten dividers… a few more or less according to your individual needs.
Front Cover: You can use the FOCUS NOTEBOOK COVER here on Beauty Wagon as your cover or as your title sheet (placed in a sheet protector). Place pictures symbolizing your yearly, quarterly, and monthly goal. Include the picture of your Goal (a New Car; A Family Trip; a new Deck) Remember that our brains function more effectively when only having a couple of things to FOCUS on so keep this simple, but include things like you sitting in the new car with a date on it, a picture of your family pasted over a brochure of the front of the Disneyworld Hotel with the date that your family will take the vacation. You might add words like such as “it feels so good to know that because of my consistent efforts my family is enjoying this dream vacation to Disney World for one week in 2008”. This is an example; of course… use any goal you set.
First Pages: Your first pages should consist of the FOCUS NOTEBOOK title sheet (if you haven’t already used it as your front cover) and a yearly calendar – the type with an entire year on one sheet – this will be used for reference. Highlight any important dates such as order deadlines, submissions, etc and then place in a sheet protector. This is a great quick-reference tool. Next pages might include (also in sheet protectors) your RPS sheet and a sales tax reference. Don’t forget you may want to include a sheet for emergency numbers as well… just in case… it’s always best to be prepared!
You should have already read and printed the Focus Notebook Cover Sheet or Title Page available here on Beauty Wagon. This is all for now… there will be more on preparing your FOCUS NOTEBOOK coming soon!