ENERGETIX is enjoying great success in France – An interview with Josette Desassis

ENERGETIX con­tin­ues to grow – all over the world. And par­tic­u­lar­ly the suc­cess­es being achieved by busi­ness part­ners in France are real­ly remark­able. Rea­son enough to ask Josette Desas­sis, who has been with ENERGETIX from the start, how these unique results are being achieved.


Josette Desas­sis

FROGBLOG: Josette, you’ve been work­ing in net­work mar­ket­ing since 1986 and over that time you’ve gained a wealth of expe­ri­ence.

Why do you think that so many ENERGETIX busi­ness part­ners in France are able to achieve top results every month?

Josette Desas­sis: Net­work­ing is dif­fer­ent in France: our coun­try has strict laws that gov­ern net­work mar­ket­ing, these per­mit so-called ′VDIs′ to make “per­son­al sales”, i.e. sales to pri­vate cus­tomers in their homes, but strict­ly pro­hib­it them from sell­ing at oth­er venues, i.e. at stalls, trade fairs or oth­er pub­lic com­mer­cial events. For me, this is the only way in which busi­ness part­ners are able to devel­op their activ­i­ties over the long term and bind their cus­tomers to them­selves local­ly.

Every busi­ness part­ner is self-employed and may devel­op in line with their own val­ues and moti­va­tion, “They are enti­tled not to know some­thing but they are oblig­ed to keep on edu­cat­ing them­selves!” Because they alone are respon­si­ble for their own suc­cess or fail­ure! We must teach them the ins-and-outs of our pro­fes­sion grad­u­al­ly to empow­er them to achieve suc­cess. And that takes more time than a busi­ness part­ner who pur­chas­es stock to sell at a trade fair. The com­pa­ny is inter­est­ed in hav­ing peo­ple who dupli­cate their meth­ods.

FROGBLOG: How impor­tant are the aspects of „action“ and „dupli­ca­tion“?

Josette Desas­sis: In pure net­work mar­ket­ing, we always say, “What we need are sales peo­ple who sell and not cus­tomers who buy.” I don’t pro­vide train­ing to every­body because I think that each indi­vid­ual must dupli­cate their knowl­edge: even if I have good sec­ond lines, I nev­er work per­son­al­ly with them. I make sure that the peo­ple receive the prop­er train­ing – but always in con­junc­tion with the men­tor so that he or she pro­gress­es towards action and dupli­ca­tion. Busi­ness part­ners in France must prove that they’ve dupli­cat­ed their knowl­edge and that ENERGETIX has paid a fee for the work they’ve done … In any case, it’s like in a tra­di­tion­al com­pa­ny: if you’ve got man­agers, you don’t car­ry out their tasks your­self! You do brain storm­ing, train the direct team but you get them to take action … some don’t want to invest either the time or the mon­ey but the result is always quick­ly appar­ent: their net­works become more frac­tured every day. I only work with peo­ple who want to do some­thing, who pos­sess self-con­fi­dence and skills.

FROGBLOG: What does it mean for you to be a busi­ness per­son in net­work Mar­ket­ing?

Josette Desas­sis: Being a ′busi­ness per­son′ in this job means that you have to have a project with tar­gets that have been finan­cial­ly adjust­ed and that are mea­sur­able. You are able to teach oth­ers about this busi­ness with time, moti­va­tion, ener­gy, knowl­edge and humil­i­ty – pro­vid­ed you don’t expect them to be grate­ful. You build up a net­work! The busi­ness part­ners must under­stand that they’re work­ing for them­selves and not for their men­tors.

FROGBLOG: What should busi­ness part­ners (all over the world) take absolute­ly into account?

Josette Desas­sis: You have to con­grat­u­late your­self and be proud of what you’ve achieved – as SENECA said: “Self-sat­is­fac­tion dom­i­nates all feel­ings.” (FROGBLOG’s note: Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman philoso­pher)

We’re not employ­ees, we are self-employed and, in par­tic­u­lar, we are busi­ness peo­ple who are able to do a job that’s not asso­ci­at­ed with any real risk. It’s the same when you open up a shop, you have to gen­er­ate sales and devel­op the busi­ness – but it’s a lot riski­er!  That’s why the busi­ness part­ners‘ image and the qual­i­ty of ser­vice they pro­vide is very impor­tant to me because atti­tudes are cur­rent­ly chang­ing and an increas­ing­ly num­ber of peo­ple want to be in con­trol of their own time and achieve suc­cess with­out the need to fit into oppres­sive hier­ar­chies. Eco­nom­ic con­di­tions are also chang­ing. We want to be pre­pared for these changes because net­work mar­ket­ing is a pro­fes­sion with a gen­uine future.

FROGBLOG: Josette, you’ve achieved a lot in your work – what dri­ves you and what are your plans for the future?

Josette Desas­sis: I used to do this work from the ′oth­er side of the desk′ when I was a man­ag­er. And, when I was sign­ing the cheques at the time, I always thought that it was a pity that I wasn’t a dis­trib­u­tor, too.

But by hap­py chance I was able to become a busi­ness part­ner with ENERGETIX after I ′retired′. A day doesn’t go by with­out me work­ing on enhanc­ing the val­ue of the net­work that I’ve built up. I love this work because it allows me to live the life that I want to live, a life that helps me stay in touch with younger peo­ple and achieve my own finan­cial tar­gets. It’s a priv­i­lege. There is no age lim­it in this job, I’m 73 years of age and I gain great per­son­al sat­is­fac­tion from help­ing moti­vat­ed peo­ple under­stand the mech­a­nisms of our job.

I belong to the future of ENERGETIX because I firm­ly believe in its devel­op­ment. I’m sit­ting in the first-class com­part­ment of an express train and know at which sta­tion I’ll be get­ting off when the time has come.

FROGBLOG: Thank you, Josette, for your expla­na­tions, per­son­al impres­sions and expe­ri­ences.