What most people don’t understand about
“Everybody wants to be somebody, nobody wants to grow.” – Johann W. von Goethe
Sure we all want to be rich, to have no money worries, to live a life of leisure, sleep in and play every day. And therein lay the problem. Very few wealthy people live that life of leisure every day. They do have it and live it, but they also put forth effort every day to maintain it, one way or another. They usually love what they do, so their efforts are enjoyable – *hint, hint.*
We are not told how responsibility and success go hand-in-hand.
We are given an image of wealth by the media and it looks on the surface like it’s all fun and games. But in reality, the more success you have, the more responsibility that comes along with it. You may never run out of money again, but now you have a whole new set of money problems. Like what to do with it all!
And a lot more people who are looking to you for leadership. You can only pass the buck to your upline for so long. When you hear of someone making outrageous amounts of money after a few years in
Her thinking, her product knowledge, her ability to persuade and answer objections, her understanding of her company’s compensation plan, her ability to stay inspired and to inspire others without hype, her understanding that this is a marketing business first and foremost.
Those who fail in
So where do people go wrong? Well, let’s start at the beginning. If you are looking at this industry for the first time, make sure that you investigate the company and team you are thinking about joining, thoroughly.
Do they or your potential sponsor have a marketing system in place? Does it appeal to you? What kind of training and support is offered to new team members?
What is the reputation of the company and how long have they been in business? How do they recommend you build your business, and has their system been proven to work, if you work it?
Asking these questions with a level head, before signing on the dotted line can save you a great deal of time, struggle and money by helping you avoid a business that seems really great, but that may not have all of the elements in place that drastically improve
your odds of making steady checks.
That said, the perfect
Another infrequently mentioned way to choose a company is to pay careful attention to how you feel when you consider getting started. Are you nervous? Are you scared? Or do you feel like it is the next logical step. A sort of calm confidence that you are on the right track. That is the feeling I recommend you go with.
If you’re already involved with a company and struggling, take stock.
If you’re not making the kind of progress you would like, be open to the possibility that you have something to learn. It may not be the company, your sponsor, the comp plan or their marketing system that is holding you back.
Set aside some time each day to work on your business, and on yourself. Write out your goals, and keep them pinned up near your workspace and read them out loud, often. Add some pictures so you can visualize the lifestyle you desire.
Look at these things often so when things get challenging, and things will get challenging, you’ll remember why you got involved in this misunderstood industry to begin with.
You can become someone who deserves success in Network Marketing, or not. The choice, and responsibility, are yours.