No two UnFranchise® Owners are alike, and neither are their daily lives! If you’ve ever wondered how other UnFranchise Owners spend their time, when they build their business, or which activities they choose to enjoy in their free time, you’re in luck! Today, we’re sharing what a day in the life of Market Australia’s Eric Bailey is like. Read on to find out how this former pro basketball player and well-known motivational speaker spends his days building his business and enjoying life as an entrepreneur. I’m an early riser and I normally get up around 5am every morning to start my routine. I take my Isotonix which gives me the energy and clarity I need to commence each day. Then, I’ll work out at the gym for an hour, or alternatively go for a brisk walk. When I return home I jump on my computer to answer emails and spend some time working on my social media presence. During this time I listen to Market America audios and YouTube clips about our personal development. There is definitely a benefit to getting up early; I watch most of my friends sleep in to 7 and then have to get up and go straight to work. I do my best work when I start the day by focusing on developing my mind and body.
A “normal” day for me is making sure that I am talking to people constantly, seeking new opportunities to grow my business, and working with the development of my team. I consider myself their coach, so I am constantly working with them, supporting them and getting the game plan right! I frequently send out motivational text messages to key team members, and actively monitor my team’s fast start program to ensure we’re all on the right track. I make sure to schedule in HBPs, product previews and showing the plan at the least 3 times a week – a winning coach always trains his team before their big game!
On top of monitoring and developing my own team, I recently took on the responsibility of monitoring and growing Market Australia as Market Australia’s Sales Manager. I work with the Corporate Team, UnFranchise Owners, Certified Trainers, Field Leaders and teams to expand our business and ensure the success of our UnFranchise Owners. I would say 70% of my day is working on ways to increase sales and develop Market Australia’s UnFranchise Owner- base and 30% using social media and one-to-one marketing to build the business and create brand awareness.
I know people say work- life- balance is very important; however it is probably the most difficult to constantly maintain. Balancing the demands of a busy lifestyle is not an easy thing to do, but I manage it by regularly reviewing and assessing my priorities. I spend quite a bit of time travelling interstate, and I am very fortunate that my beautiful wife, who is an integral part of my business, understands the demands and pressures I deal with on a daily basis. When the occasion arises, she will go with me when I travel for business. However, when possible I try to leave some of my weekend as free time. I love spending time with family, and whenever my daughter and grandson come to visit that always is a special time for me.
As Market Australia’s National Sales Manager, people look to me for leadership and direction. Whenever I am presenting at a business event or meeting, I make sure I open it up to all groups, not just my team. That way I can simultaneously build for the country and also expand my network. I learned from JR and Dennis that the ABC pattern works the best when you can work down in the B and C level, and these are the people I relish the opportunity to get to my meetings. I try to spend at least 6 to 10 hours per week in homes and on the weekend its training day with Basic 5, NDT, ECCT, UBP’s etc.
The main point for me to stress here is that you won’t become successful in this business if you treat it like a hobby. The more you procrastinate what needs to be done, the further you get from becoming a professional at this business. I refuse to go to bed at night until I can list 10 things I have done to build my business. If I can’t list ten I won’t sleep, because there is always something simple I can do to add to the list.