Okay, so the whole reason I even decided to give this whole direct sales thing another go (trust me, after the first one I did I told myself I would never do it again, this whole thing just isn’t for me, I don’t have the personality for it, etc. etc.) is because I am so passionate about Norwex and their mission. Chemical free home, zero waste products, it was like the heavens parted and the microfiber cloth floated down to me on a tiny fluffy cloud….
Sorry… back to what I was saying…
I loved the company, the products, and the perks (there are a lot of perks!) of being a consultant and it’s almost totally risk free to try so I decided, hey, why not?
The main difference between Norwex and the last company I was involved with that I’ve noticed is how different I react when I receive constructive opposition. For example, with the previous company I was with, if I had someone tell me (very politely, no one was ever rude about anything ever):
“Oh, the products are a little to pricey for me..”
“I don’t think that I would use it…”
“Sorry, but I’m just not interested…”
Me, being the non-pushy person that I am would just say “okay” and walk away. It wasn’t as though I didn’t like the products (because I did) I just didn’t feel passionately about them.
Norwex is different. I truly, honestly feel as though their products will make everyone’s lives so much better. And I find that I just naturally react to those oppositional statements in a different way. Instead of just saying okay and being done, I actually want to explain to people why that might not be the case. “Norwex actually ends up saving you a ton of money in the long run, here’s the breakdown…” or “here is why it’s a much better alternative to what you are using now…” And none of this is forced, I don’t need to train myself to be a certain way that I am not. I’m not pushy, I’m not a natural salesperson, I don’t have the gift of gab but I feel strongly about Norwex and I make it work with what I am naturally good at (organization, social media, making displays and signage, etc.)
This brings me to the actual point of this post. While speaking with someone that I know and telling them that I am joining Norwex this person told me “Oh yeah, I know about them, I actually have a bunch of their products that I got from a show but I never use them anymore, I just went back to using my normal stuff.”
And this is what my nightmares are made of…
Okay, that might be a bit strong, but seriously when she said that, it made me sad. And the more I thought about it, the more I realized that her situation is probably similar to a lot of peoples’ situations. It is soooo hard to break routine in any aspect of our lives especially when it comes to cleaning. Everyone has their routine and it’s so engrained in our minds that we need chemicals to make things clean! I can imagine people like my husband, who is totally type A, feeling in his mind that if he used just a rag and water that there is no way that the surface could be clean and disinfected (this is the man who wanted me to use the bathroom scrubbing bubbles to clean our kitchen). But they actually do, it’s been proven and tested over and over again but I know that can be a hard mental hurdle for people to get over. I just feel like if people don’t give the Norwex products they purchase the chance they deserve then they are completely missing out on all the great benefits.
So I decided, then and there, that I wanted to do something about that. I wanted to do something that will help people make Norwex a part of their routine, a part of their everyday. And for those of you who are those type A, there is no way it could possibly be clean type of person, look it up, do your research, you will see that I’m right and once you do I want to help you get through that mental hurdle!
So I devised a 30 Norwex challenge. It’s not a cleaning list although you can find some of the ones that I like here- . But instead, this is a challenge to use your Norwex products, and only your Norwex products, for 30 days. This way, it’ll help you figure out your new routine with Norwex and help it stick as well as some helpful tips to make it more convenient.
And after 30 days, if your still not in love… well…. honestly that would shock the heck out of me… then I guess Norwex might not be right for you, but for the sake of your, your families, and the earth’s health I really hope you give it the chance it deserves. Sacrificing a small bit of convenience for health is totally worth it and honestly, in my opinion, with Norwex there is no sacrifice at all.
And if your also a person who has a few Norwex products and went back to your old routine, give it another go, take the challenge! It’ll be worth it in the long run.
To make it easy and shareable, I made the challenge into a little infographic. Please feel free to share, but please credit back to this blog when you do. Thanks!