Do Expectations lead to Disappoint?

Do you find that your expectations lead to your disappointment?  I’m not so sure it’s the expectation that causes someone to be disappointed.

When I was in the position as a  director nursing services, I was told by a consultant that members of our team would live up to my expectations.  So I blindly believed that if I expected a certain behavior out of the team it would magically happen.  Well guess what, it didn’t.

So, what did I do wrong. I didn’t communicate those expectations.  When I communicated my expectations to the team, there was a much greater chance of those expectations becoming a reality.  What I learned was just because I expected someone to behave in a certain way, or do a certain task, it was really unfair to expect them to read my mind.  I needed to clearly communicate what I expected of them before they could take the action.

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Watch my You Tube Video  about Expectations and Disappointment.

As an Avon representative I’ve seen how my expectations can lead to my disappointment.  The difference is, it’s not in how I communicate my expectations, it’s in what actions I take.

So I have certain expectations (goals) I want for my Avon Business  but just because I want them doesn’t mean it’s gonna happen.  I found that I needed to make a plan.

My expectation was to increase my sales. So I had first of all figure out how to make that happen.  I decided I needed to add $200 more in sales each month, ($100 each campaign)  and to add 2 new customers (1each campaign)  to reach the level of Honor Society ($20,000 annual).  I then decided what I would do to make make my expectations a reality.   The actions I would take would include leaving brochures at more local businesses, ask all current customers for referrals, and include more samples with brochures.

With the right plan I assumed I would reach my expectations, I could accomplish my goals.  But much to my dismay, it didn’t happen, so I was disappointed.

So what happened?  The follow through.  I had expectations, I had communicated those expectations, and I had developed a plan so what did I miss.  The follow through.  The best plans are just that plans, until I took action.  Yes that seems like a simple concept, but it’s an important step to keep an expectation from becoming disappointment.

So to recap, expectations lead to disappoint without communication, planning, and follow through.

One I followed through with my plan, my expectations became a reality and I actually exceeded then. I had $22,000 in Avon award sales.

If you believe you are ready to set an expectation, make a plan and follow through, you might be ready to Join Avon

Monica Nuxoll

AVON Independent Sales Rep

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