“Don’t be afraid to be humble and let go of your ego.”
These are words of wisdom from Chanda Kero, now a corporate trainer at N2 who found success in sales even before joining N2 Publishing. In fact, her sales career started just out of high school, working to pay for tuition. Chanda remained with the same company throughout her college years, accepting a management position upon graduating. But she willingly left it all behind to join N2 and wasn’t afraid to become the student once again.
Why did she find herself contemplating a big change -- leaving behind a job she was loyal to? She excelled in her work and had seen a lot of growth in her career, but she had no time: for relationships, friendships, or for herself.
Chanda began to realize she wanted more for her life. She wanted to work so that she could live her life -- not the other way around.
“You get so caught up in the rat race that you don’t give yourself time to analyze life,” said Chanda. “If I had just taken some time to take a deep breath and really look at my life and overall happiness, I think I would have noticed it sooner than I did.”
She sought flexibility, especially for further down the road when marriage and kids may be in the picture. After taking a breather, getting her yoga certification, and doing some much-needed introspection, she decided to give N2 a try in 2013. She did her due diligence researching N2 and reaching out to Area Directors who were mothers to see if it would be a good fit for her in the future.
Though armed with her previous sales knowledge, she came to training with an open mind, allowing herself to learn everything from scratch. Ramp-up wasn’t easy, but she applied herself diligently to the training she learned and put in the hard work required. The result? She started earning more income than before, wasn’t working nights or weekends, and she and her now-husband were able to take the vacations they wanted when they wanted.
From Student to Teacher
Four years after joining the N2 team -- and after successfully ramping up two N2 publications -- Chanda accepted the position of corporate trainer. Now, her job is to take the lessons she learned and teach them to new and current Area Directors. She spent months researching and studying the N2 seminars, manuals, flow, and materials, and works to constantly improve and streamline resources Area Directors can use to achieve success.
“I really love being in this role,” said Chanda. “To now be in the position where I’m providing that same foundation [that helped me succeed] -- I feel a very deep responsibility to run the training not only the way it was run for me in terms of the quality and effectiveness, but to continually do everything I can to keep improving it.”
When ADs follow the guidance given to them, study the materials provided, and do the necessary work there really is no barrier to success. And this is especially true during ramp-up when every result is directly related to the effort put in. She points out that when she is coaching others and offering advice, it’s really the simple, “boring” tips that are most effective.
“Be humble and follow the program. Don't be afraid to ask questions and get help. As long as you are doing the work, ramp-up is simply a numbers game and the numbers will work out. It's okay if you don't get the results right away, but recognize you have tremendous influence over your situation and there are always solutions to the problems you are facing.”
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