My strategy that has helped me grow has always been to have a servants heart and to serve others first.
Sonya Dudley is known throughout the U.S. for her engaging personality and network marketing experience. She has spent the past five years traveling around the world as a motivational speaker and instructor for two organizations, helping other people transform their lives for the better. Sonya’s entrepreneurial spirit shines through in everything she does, including her popular YouTube channel.
Sonya received her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of North Alabama in 1992. Unsatisfied with her career as a sales representative and marketer for a major telecommunications firm, she realized that she wanted to forge her own successes. In 2012, after trying the weight-loss products by Plexus Worldwide, she joined the organization and quickly became a Plexus ambassador, and not long after reached diamond status. Currently, she manages a group of 33,000 team members scattered throughout the United States and into Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Sonya applies her talents as a sales professional and her experience in entrepreneurship to help others realize the maximum potential.
Sonya Dudley also works as a motivational speaker and life coach, having been certified by The John Maxwell Team. She is a popular speaker at training seminars and conferences across the United States. Her specialty in her coaching and speaking engagements focuses on developing motivation and improving one’s mindset. She shares her own inspirational stories as she helps others achieve new levels of success in both business and personal lives. She has many public appearances every year as a John Maxwell Coach and instructor as well as her work with Plexus. Sonya has been able to reach thousands of event attendees and is committed to helping others be their very best.
Where did the idea for network marketing come from?
Well, at 19 when I needed a job to help me through college, It was tough to find something flexible that paid well so I found a network marketing and it made sense to me. I was able to work around my class schedule and make a good living going to school..
What does my typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
Well, I make my list the night before of what is a must to get done the next day. What will build people up, what I can do to add value to others, who I need to reach out to , to encourage or to follow up with, and more. And because I work from home and love the perks of that, I also work in time to do personal things, and fun things as well. Some days I put in 4 hours of work and some days it has been 8-10.
How do I bring you deas to life?
I first asked myself if I BELIEVE I can make it happen. If I do, then I begin creating the plan to make it happen. I surround myself with others who are creative in the areas I am not. I believe in delegating my weaknesses and focusing on my strengths. Then I hold myself accountable and give myself a deadline. I then have to be protective of my time so I can accomplish it. It is fun to have a power partner involved in my ideas and most of the time, I do and that is the BEST.
Whats one trend that really excites you?
To see more and more stay at home moms join the industry and become successful excites me. They want to contribute some to the family income but do not want to sacrifice raising their children and with network marketing they can do that.
What is the one habit of mine that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Probably being so compassionate with people and believing in them. That is a habit I will always have. I believe ANYONE who wants this, can achieve it…
What advise would you give my younger self?
Not to focus on anything out of my control, to let it go and focus on what I can control, my effort and my activity. Also to stick with it. Never think about quitting, those who quit usually do so right before the win….
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on?
Hmmmmmm will have to think on this one!
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Faithfully plan so you can always be EARLY to everything, early on deadlines, early on arrival, early to book your hotels, flights, so forth. Just takes PLANNING is all and a desire to be that way!
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business? Please explain how.
My strategy that has helped me grow has always been to have a servants heart and to serve others first. We will always get in life what we need and want if we focus on others first…
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
I probably took advice from the wrong people perhaps too many times and allowed others to influence me rather than thinking it out, maybe Jumping the gun as they say and not sleeping on it. I now think things over before I give an answer and usually I have a different answer the next day. Which tells me it was smart to sleep on it…
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Offer to do 3 way chats, calls or live video calls with your new team members and their prospects to teach, train, motivate and inspire them . You can teach them how to grow their business this way, show them simple duplication by doing this, you show them how easy it is to talk to people you don’t know yet, they can learn a lot from these calls/videocalls and usually results in a new customer or business partner for them…
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Ha. The best 100$ I spent lately was the Instant pot for my kitchen. I love to cook for my family but this thing is saving me so much time and providing incredible meals!
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive? How do you use it?
I really do love and utilize the new ZOOM on the web for trainings, coaching and inspiring…
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
“What to Say when you talk to yourself” by Dr Shad Helmstetter…Best Book Ever
What is your favorite quote?
”You can’t see the picture when you are in the frame” by Les Brown.
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