Being a parent or working with children teaches you so many life lessons, doesn't it? I don't allow my children to get upset and frustrated when they fail at their first attempt trying something new. Of COURSE they "failed" at it--they've never done it before! No one is perfect at anything, the first time through.
Even the most incredible pianist can't sit down and play a new Chopin piece flawlessly--and you'd never expect them to. Even the pianist themselves would know it was going to take many more run-throughs before it was ready for a concert.
Recruiting is the same way. It comes with practice. Feeling normal about sharing the opportunity doesn't happen overnight! Having the self-confidence to know your friends won't think less of you or not allowing yourself to be stifled into silence wondering if you're coming on too thick--those things get easier with time and trial.
But being excited and generous enough to share the opportunity anyway--even though you are imperfect and scared and feeling pretty vulnerable and out there--oh, my friends, it's SUCH a GIFT to give someone.
Let the gift be enough to turn your focus off yourself and onto them. Is there anyone who wouldn't be enriched by a relationship with this amazing company? No.
Let's do an exercise, shall we? Write "I am so thankful (insert your upline's name) shared the opportunity with me" on a piece of paper and post it in your business area or stamp room.
And then think about that today. What would your life be like if X had not opened her/his mouth and told you about Stampin' Up?
Well for one thing, we never would have met, and I'd consider that a cryin' shame. : )