Commitment is an act not a word. Jean-Paul Sartre Become Committed. To be committed you must have a strong desire. An ability to make and kep commitments improves results drastically. If you want high performance, great results, then commitment can be life changing
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Why Is personal accountability important? Be Accountable. Accountability is the most misunderstood subject in life, sport and business. We relate it to bad behavior, poor performance and a lack of results. Most people want another individual to hold them accountable. Take ownership of your accountability.
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How Network Marketers Can Receive Quality Information
I can I honestly say the headline of this article, How Network Marketers Can Receive Quality Information, bamboozles a lot of people. I engaged in wasting valuable days and weeks on the wrong information regularly in the past and I know many people who have done the same thing. The result of not listening to the right people is frustration, confusion and ultimate failure.
Most network marketers in the networking marketing profession quit or are unsuccessful. Why is that?
Because they try to look at too much, instead of learning how to implement some simple income producing actions and learn far to few genuine skills from the best people available. For example learning how to market on You Tube.
These days I follow simple systems and learn one skill at a time. Then master that skill completely and then and only then look to learn another new skill. The idea is to add many skills to my entire stock of skills and techniques, but at the expense of each other.
At some stage you will get involved into many videos, websites and gurus etc and get confused and overwhelmed. It is inevitable and it is all part of our great learning curve. I found this article, which I feel you might benefit from. I know I did.
Here is a video you may like to listen to
How Entrepreneurs Can Cut Through The Noise And Find The Right Information For Them
Many people practice SHELP-Help. Meaning their shelves are filled with self help books, they have podcast downloads, seminar information and they become “seminar goers” and not “active producers”. They hire a coach for a particular situation and they ring up their credit card debt, living in liability debt thinking it’s actually an asset when it’s not. It’s an asset when it’s applied, it’s a liability when it’s procrastinated on.
How do you know when you have found the right information?
You know, when you know. If you keep getting ready to get ready, waiting for that perfect mythical magical moment you’ll never live your dreams, you’ll live in a wish tip toeing quietly through life arriving at your grave safely having lived the greatest of pain, the pain of regret.
You have to have a business or business model. If you aren’t sytemized, organized, methodical and detailed conscious, there is a high probability you’ll be either be overwhelmed or you’ll procrastinate and be eventually disappointed.
Most people never apply what they learn, they keep looking for more technical know how.
How to create a business, comes from your vision. It comes from your inner know how, it doesn’t come from your technical knowing. It comes from your inner knowing, your being and that’s where so many people miss the mark. They try and learn more “know how” and they never access their own intuitive trust and inner knowing.
Procrastination Has Been The Biggest Killer Of My Success Without A Doubt
We all need to just do it and complete some simple progressive actions daily. Instead of spending many hours, days and weeks just listening and watching how to implement specific strategies, because you and I will become fools.
Yes we all require a whole lot of patience, because success takes time, but we do need to get into action alongside the mentoring, training and coaching.
So my challenge to you (and me really) is to laser focus on that one skill that you know deep inside you that you can nail down and become a star.
For me it is video creation. What is your new skill going to be?
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Entrepreneurs Have To Develop Highly Professional Work Ethics
This article is all about hard work and if grafting is not a part of your nature, then I would strongly suggest not reading any further, unless you are looking to up your game plan, put in more hours and take your business to a new level.
You know sometimes there is absolutely no substitute for working the numbers and putting in the hours. The trouble is though that some people want things handed to them on a plate, without the use of sweat equity first.
I think that any successful person will tell you that you have to be prepared for some kind of labour on a consistent basis, so that you are able to achieve your goal(s). Without the necessary or required work, your outcome(s) will never be reached.
How Hard Do Network Marketers Really Work?
Well I think the real question is, “How hard do you work?” When you can answer that question to your satisfaction, then you will be in the right place mentally and you will start seeing some outstanding results.
If the truth were known you would find that there every associate, distributor or network marketer would fall into certain groups.
The elite few go all out, fire on all cylinders and do whatever it takes and more. Then there is the next group who are look like they are hitting it hard, but they are only really using 60 to 75% of their fuel, keeping some back, because they are afraid of running on an empty tank.
The truth is that you never run out of passion, excitement, enthusiasm and tenacity, if you are blasting along at full speed. It is the people who don’t give it everything they have that really are in trouble. Momentum is everything.
There Are Always Going To be Network Marketers Who Drag Their Feet
Look you will always have network marketers who do very little or nothing. That is just the way it is, you will never change them, so don’t try.
But there is another group of distributors that hover around the 25 to 30% mark, they are the ones who produce a little, but are basically inconsistent and just make up the numbers.
With a little more effort they could move themselves to either the middle of the road group or the ones that are 75% of the way there, but they probably won’t.
If you think of a pyramid split into four sections 1) The top 10% 2) 61 to 90% 3) 31 to 60% and 4) 0 to 30%. Which section would you fall into?
Understand that whatever group you find yourself is ok for you. No-one is going to criticize you. Now as long as you are happy, it’s cool. As long as you don’t moan, complain or attack your lack of success and try and put it on someone else.
You can be in any one of those groups, can’t you. The top 10% group is an exclusive place to be, but it is not off limits to you, but you must pick up the ball and run with it persistently and with purpose, if you are to elevate yourself to the pinnacle of achievement.
Initially your results and income will be aligned with your attitude, mindset, expectations, work ethic and action. You always have the choice whether to upgrade or not.
I know that you can move progressively forward at any time if you really want to. You can do this starting today if your WHY is big enough. If you need help then speak to someone who has already got there.
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When someone joins a network marketing company they don’t realize that they have to actually show up for work, not just pay the money, get their kit and throw it in a cupboard to gather dust. There are thousands who have made the decision to start a venture, but then refuse to undertake any further action, which may result in a win or some meaningful success.
Honestly can you believe that some people pay their hard earned money for a business opportunity and never do anything with it at all, unbelievable. They might as well give their hard earned cash to a homeless person or charity, because I am sure it would do more good.
Many others just tinker with their opportunity or just poke it with the proverbial stick, hoping it will come to life and make money all on it’s own. Never going to happen.
It’s Not Just About Talk, Talk Is Cheap. It’s About Really Turning Up
People start projects, businesses and ventures all the time, but most never even get to the starting line. For those individuals who actually make it to the beginning point, many have a big problem with getting into action and they want it handed to them on a plate or golden platter.
Some people are physically there, but never get there mentally. There mindset is awful and they quite often say words like, “Whatever.” Many people never really commit to their future at any stage. To successfully complete the journey, people would have to ensure that they had a commitment to completion and go full out, all the way, push for the extra mile and just do whatever it takes to make it.
Most people can talk a good game or state what they intend to do saying, “I am going to do this.” or “I am going to do that.” But the real acid test is taking care of business on a regular and consistent basis. In network marketing we are referring to income producing activities. You know those tasks that are actually going to produce results and make money.
Sometimes We Need To Shake Ourselves Out Of Old Routines
The problem is that most people live in the past and think that their old ways and results are all they can ever expect or look forward to in the future.
Everyone needs to shake off their loser mentality, expect great results, anticipate success and rid themselves of their poverty thinking.
Individuals must step up to the mark and ditch their old operating methods and try new ways to get the job done. To live in the past and regret old actions, is the quickest way to disaster in their new project.
Distributors Must Stand Firm And Complete Their Journey
People need to stand shoulder to shoulder with leaders and stay around them until they win. But they must be able to stand alone and work on their own, but at the same time not forgetting that team work is paramount, if achievement is their goal or dream.
The road to success will be uneven and uncompromising. Only a few people will ultimately make it to the end. Is the new person going to be one of the few? Boldness and confidence are rare qualities, distributors should acquire them as rapidly as possible.
The key for anyone is to keep chipping away on a persistent basis and with tenacity, knowing that success will be just around the corner, although it cannot be seen straight away. too many people have stopped a few feet from gold, don’t be one of them.
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Life will deal you low blows on occasions. You won’t be ready for them and they will knock your legs right from under you. Sometimes it is just going to rain on your parade and there is absolutely nothing you can do to stop it most of the time.
There will be certain times when the wind may well be knocked out of your sails. You will most probably be left shocked into complete disbelief or numbed with pain. The key is what you do about it and how you react after the initial shock has gone.
Now no-one can predict the size of the trauma or how you are going to feel at that moment, because the event, before it has happened is totally unknown. We can only face the challenge, problem or jump over that obstacle once we are confronted with it.
Everyone Manages Disasters In Different Ways
Some people get back off of the floor immediately, others take a bit of time and others never recover at all. It depends on who you are as a person.
As a police officer I remember on too many occasions having to deliver what we called a ‘Death Message.’ The worst ones were where you had to tell parents that their son or daughter were either dead or badly injured in an accident.
There were times when I was physically attacked (although I was never really in any danger of being injured). Some people would just collapse, while others would scream and shout.
So The Effect Of A Low Blow Can Hit You At Any Time
I also remember when my daughter of 5 months had a heart operation. I was the one who stayed at the hospital leading up to the operation and everyone else was really upset and found it hard to deal with. There I was as strong as an ox, appearing cool and in command, which I was.
My stress came out 6 months later whilst on duty as a police officer on duty. I broke down whilst dealing with an incident just out of the blue. At the time I had no idea why I got really upset and it took me some time to understand and realize the reason why.
My mind and body obviously needed to eject the upset, stress and worry from my body when it was ready to do so. When I understood why, I was actually quite glad that I had managed to release the feelings into the atmosphere.
Read What Les Brown Had To Say About Low Blows
Do not stop living. Now and again life deals each of us a low blow. It knocks the wind right out of us and we lay there stunned. Do not stop living because a relationship that you wanted badly ended, a job that you gave your all to laid you off, or someone you love has passed on.
Everyone hits that wall. Down the line someone will look at you and think to themselves, either, “Wow, what grace and strength. That person has been through something,” or they will think, “Wow. What happened to that person? Life has jacked them up.” Grief and worry will mark you as surely as will love and forgiveness. Each is clearly visible on your face.
In times of adversity allow the natural buoyancy in your spirit to carry your upward. Think of your successes, large and small, and how they swelled your breast with pride. What simple gesture once brought you joy? Be still and remember these things as if they were but a moment ago.
The world needs your unabashed joy. Smell the flowers. Dance in the sunshine. Smile. Be joyful. Your life is not over. Years from now you will see that your destiny came from this dark moment; something you would never have, or do, or be, had you not gone through that thing. Allow Providence it’s due. Embrace and be grateful for every moment, every emotion and every experience in your life. You have GREATNESS within you!
Hopefully you are a strong, bold and confident person, because your readiness to spring back to life will probably be determined by the good work that you do before the incident or event.
If your preparation is non existent or weak, then it might take a long time to return to normal. If you have done some work then the time span could be shortened considerably.
Remember life will deal you low blows along the way, so ensure you surround yourself with strong supportive people who are optimistic understanding and forward thinking. Individuals that are empathetic and sympathetic, but also help make you stronger just by who they are and what they represent.
In other words people who allow you to bounce back within your time frame.
The main component is your belief levels and having the knowledge that whatever happens you can recover and come back stronger than ever before.
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Network Marketers Must Learn To Struggle So That They Can Win
A network marketer is a bit like a tiny seed at the start of it’s journey. In order to grow they must both fight to exist and be recognized. Before a palm tree or a rose bush can be a part of this world it knows the road may well be rocky, there will be sun light and darkness along the way and like you it may well feel like quitting on occasions.
In any walk of life it is the strong ones that survive, thrive, grow, stand up tall and proud. But the question is what are you going to do when the proverbial hits the fan? Fight or flee. Are you going to struggle and achieve, or shrivel up, wilt and die.
It will always be your choice which way you lean towards. So perhaps you may want to make a promise to yourself, that whatever happens you will stay on the ride until you reach your desired outcome.
Whereas the seed is going to have soil thrown on top of it, you as a network marketer will be hit with hurdles, obstacles and brick walls. Are you going to find your way through to the end of the maze? Who knows only you.
Are There Going To Be Some Dark Times?
I think that you know the answer to that question. Of course there will be days when you want to quit, but think of the payoff in the future, not the hard graft. Think of the seed that has dirt and crap thrown all over it and still makes it.
So what would be the equivalent of dirt for a new network marketer? Maybe a string of people not only saying NO, but actually attacking them as a person, questioning their sanity for not getting a real job. It could be having a person saying that they are going to join and either changing their mind of going M.I.A missing in action.
Then there will be those people who come in like a whirlwind and leave after a very short period of time like a damp squib. It is a bit like having that eureka moment, which raised your hopes of having found that special person, that champion or a great networker. Only for them to quit the business or do absolutely nothing.
Yes some things are going to be a big let down, but you must manage your feelings and discipline your disappointments.
Should You Expect To Struggle
Well you shouldn’t be totally surprised it it all goes wrong or at least appears to be the armageddon scenario. At the very least you should be aware that it will probably happen at some stage in your business. Now it doesn’t mean it definitely will happen, but forewarned is forearned, as they say.
Always expect the best to happen, but if you are confronted with any problem, strife or stressful period, learn to ride the storm and accept that all times may not be rosy. Say to yourself that is just one of those things that happen, learn from it and move on.
I suppose it is going to be a bit like a relationship, where there are ups and downs, good days and some bad days, some fun times and some arguments or disagreements. That is the way things are sometimes. Just ease off, take some time out, relax and come back stronger than ever.
So If Luck Is An Attitude How Come I Don’t Have Much Then?
Luck is there for some network marketers, but not for others. Why is that? You must understand that life isn’t fair, first of all and also that you can tip the luck balance in your favor by allowing the numbers to work for you.
However it then boils down to your body language, your mindset and the massive action that you take.
At the end of the day it is all about your own attraction factor and how you are received or perceived to be by others.
So how do you come across to people, when they first meet you?
In other words you have to become a person who can communicate extremely well with everyone that you meet on a consistent basis.
To help you understand what attracts people towards you, you have to realize that people are either drawn towards you or repelled by you.
Now obviously there will be a lot of middle ground when meeting individuals. Some will not be that bothered whether they speak to you or meet you again and that is just the way it is. Even the best strike out a lot of the time, so don’t worry about it
Take a look at this video and decide which one of these people you would like to be. One appears to expect good things to happen and the other person expects the worse.
You Definitely Make Your Own Luck
You make your own luck by improving your own personal work ethic and talking to lots of people every day. Your ratio of results will improve if you up the number of people you approach and engage in FUN conversation. You must have a great natural smile and be friendly first, before anything else.
Most people don’t understand that on most occasions, “luck is an attitude”. Because if you are a grump and then you talk to 100 people, your results will suck, won’t they? You know they will, so you have to change all of that.
You have to ask yourself some quality questions here, such as, “Would I want to work with me?” or “How am I coming across to other people?” If you ask questions of quality, then you receive quality answers.
First of all you have get out of the house and mix with people in your local area persistently. Ensure that you tell your face that you are happy and expect good things to happen.
Spend your days being real nice and complimenting people on some of the good things they do, like their great service, fantastic smile or the fact that they are extremely sharp.
Make sure that your love of life actually comes across to those people that you meet and you keep working on you on a daily basis. Personal development is most definitely the key to improving your involvement with other people, mixed with the numbers game.
You have to feel good to have good results, but more importantly you have to feel great to have great results. So what results do you really want to have? It is your choice how you feel about life and what lifestyle you will have in the future.
As a test for yourself, go out today and set yourself a real target of smiling at 10 people or saying “Hello.” This will set you on the road to stardom in the network marketing profession. It really is that simple.
Would People Agree That Everyone Wants Success In Network Marketing?
So what are the 3 success habits that a person must make their own in network marketing, in order to succeed? Well before we get to those success habits, let’s answer the question about wanting success first. The want or desire must come first and this should be closely followed by the art of developing some simple but effective habits as quickly as possible.
I think that on the face of it, wanting success is true for most network marketers. Everyone secretly wants to be a champion, super achiever or a winner deep down inside, in whatever they take part in. So why is it then, that most people never win or achieve in network marketing? In fact the vast majority of people never really give themselves a chance out the outset.
I believe that on a lot of occasions people just forget why they actually joined in the first place. People also allow themselves to become overwhelmed, confused and exhausted, very rapidly.
The reason for this their own expectations are maybe too high and also how they feel about the expectations they believe that are placed on them by others, when they start their new adventure.
The business starts really well, it is exciting,they are enthusiastic and it is fun in the early days and weeks of their fledgling career. But as the weeks go by their venture gathers momentum, similar to an express train and it leaves people at the station in the blink of an eyelid. A few buy first class tickets (professionals), some buy coach/economy tickets (posers)and others (amateurs) are left floundering.
There are some major keys or components to be able to enjoy this ride, grow exponentially and elevate individuals or couples to livethe kind of lifestyle and income level that we really crave, desire or really want. If they master these habits they will always be able to stay on the train and complete the journey.
Now we could all use hundreds of words when describing how to build a successful network marketing business, but it really just boils down to taking action and concentrating on three major habits.
Keeping an eye on the prize is the by far the biggest positive habit that anyone can learn. It is a wonderful success habit to be able to remain focused on the goal that the person has set for themselves.
But there is one major problem with focus and that is that person’s ability to avoid distraction and get side tracked. If anyone can crack the distraction factor then they are already half way there before they get going.
People should never allow people, the TV, the telephone or the well meaning relatives to rob them of their precious time, during any one particular day. They may want to consider setting aside specific office hours in order to ignore the noise. Distributors need to pay attention to this one, as it may be a key to their survival and arrival at their desired outcome.
Ensuring That You Are Always Leading By Example
It is all about getting out there, being real nice, talking to lots of people and making it happen. It is a numbers game of quality and quantity. There is absolutely no substitute for massive action coupled together with a great mindset and unstoppable attitude.
Remember people should never wait on any one person to help them become a success, otherwise they will hang around for ever and that includes everyone that they know, whether in their business or outside.
Yes their up line leader can make things much smoother for them, but what happens if they don’t show up? People should know that they are worth more than that. They need to forge on, take things on head first and make sure they are driving a Ferrari and not a penny farthing.
Speed is the key in momentum, so the distributor needs to set the pace and not wait around for any one person. They need to strike forward at every opportunity, as if they are the only one in the game.
The Answer Is To Keep It Simple
Everyone knows that they need to keep things simple, but few ever refine their business to such an extent, that anyone, anywhere could do the business standing on their head. What we find is that most people overcomplicate a relatively simple business opportunity and ruin it for themselves and others over time.
I heard it said, “You must dumb everything down to it’s lowest common denominator.” Now don’t get me wrong here. This does not mean that people are stupid in any way. As an example, we all use conversation to interest a prospective partner to take a look at a business opportunity, something like, “I would like to run something by you.” The art is having a few simple sentences that you can make your own, to be able to become efficient and effective.
Can you see the big difference between using a simple sentence, rather than using a long complicated sentence, which is hard to remember. So keep the main thing the main thing and bind it with simplicity for success. Distributors should find what works easily for them and stick with it. SIMPLICITY, SIMPLICITY and SIMPLICITY
It is all too easy for a new person or an experienced person to lose track of of their progress and fall by the wayside in network marketing and ultimately quit. The key is keeping simple records of occurs and what is completed on a day to day basis.
Distributors should never take on too much and cripple their thinking processes. Their success will depend mainly on their ability and skill to employ some simple habits that are easy to duplicate, adopting the right mental attitude and ensuring that they are fully committed 100%.
So all distributors MUST remember these three MAJOR HABITS in order to survive and thrive in network marketing:
The Most Effective Leaders Are Excellent At Making Decisions
This article is about the 7 essential components to great decision making and the process all top people should follow to ease the process along smoothly.
There is absolutely no way in this world that you can become an outstanding leader or a successful entrepreneur, within the network marketing profession, without becoming a brilliant decision maker.
Great leadership and rapid decision making go hand in hand, like bread and butter.
Making fast choices does not mean jumping in with both feet without thinking first, without considering the consequences of your actions.
What this hopefully means is selecting the right path to travel along. Hopefully within a relatively short space of time.
In other words not making a difficult preference or choice without weighing up the pros and cons first of all.
The key is to take a bit of time to see both sides of an argument or opportunity before diving in headlong into the abyss.
Here is an example: You are offered a brand new project, joint venture or business opportunity. You are expected to make a decision reasonably promptly.
My advice would be this. Instead of making a decision immediately without any consideration, take your time and make an educated and informed decision when you have all the facts that you need and when the time is right.
Taking one or two days is acceptable and if anyone wants the decision quicker, stay in control and work to your schedule, not theirs, but also ensuring that you treat everyone with due respect.
Spend at least 4 to 6 hours or may be more conducting your own research. Look to ask relevant questions and get the right answers before making any commitment.
This whole process can be completed within a 24 hour period easily. You chose the time frame and do not let anyone railroad you into making the wrong decision.
Here Are The 7 Essential Components:
1. Does A Decision Need To Be Taken Or Not?
When you encounter a situation where a decision has to be made, make sure you properly identify whether or not a decision needs to be made in the first instance. On some occasions you may not have to act at all.
I am not advocating making an excuse for a lack of a decision her or any form of procrastination, just taking appropriate time to make the right decision for you.
If you have to make a decision, then there is never going to be any guarantee that you will have made the right call here. Be prepared to be wrong on occasions, that is just something that you will have to accept. Remember you will be the one taking the plaudits and congratulations if it goes well and the moans and criticism if it doesn’t.
2. Precision Is Definitely The Way Forward
Make sure that you are precise about your intentions, your outcome or your goal. Definiteness of purpose is a vital factor in decision making. Being definite is crucial in your decision making process.
Precision helps you stay on track and helps eliminate any doubt, indecision, or fear.
They say that successful people make decisions quickly and rarely change them, if at all. So be exact in what you do and stay focused on the destination.
3. Be Prepared For Opposition
There is always going to be those negative naysayers and attackers who will challenge anything that you do, whether that is with good intentions or they are possibly jealous. Ignore those ignorant people and only seek counsel from fellow leaders and trusted people. Never good old Harry down the local bar or pub.
But in the end it is your decision and your decision alone that really matters. If you make an incorrect decision, then you will arrive much quicker at that dead end or cup-de-sac, rather than becoming that indecisive individual, who is still thinking about it.
Remember all good will be attacked, not to think so is naive. Jim Rohn
4. Ensure That You Bold, Confident And Courageous With Your Decision Making
Super decision making is not for the weak, intimidated or the cowardly amongst us.
The vast majority of people couldn’t make a judgement, choice or decision, even if their life hung in the balance or their future depended on it.
This is where you MUST stand out from the crowd. The payoff for going for it is immense, huge.
5. Masterminding With The Best Is thoroughly Recommended.
Now you don’t have to make that decision before you have had time to run it by someone you trust implicitly, so long as that person has some sufficient clout, years of experience or is a recognized and respected authority within your genre.
I hope that this person(s) is someone that you can seek guidance from, mastermind/brainstorm with or is recommended by a trusted friend or similar.
Taking advice doesn’t make you any less decisive and it does depend on what the decision is originally.
You should never shy away from effective coaching or taking counsel from the best available.
6. Make Research A Must If It Is Required
You should always do your homework first, before rushing into something. Do the necessary due diligence first and find out all the facts, information that will help you come to what you think is the correct decision.
There are always going to be more than one option that is available to you. You must accept that you will make errors and mistakes, but that is the price of success and just one of those things you must go through on your journey.
But in the end let your strength shine through like a headlamp, forging it’s way through the forest.
7. Decisions Can Be Hard So Just Make It
When you make a decision you elevate yourself into an elite band or group of people, who follow through on their intentions and dreams.
In the end you have to step up to the plate and shout it out to the world, well maybe not out aloud to others, but definitely to yourself.
Any big decision can be really difficult to make, but just the sheer art of persistence and tenacity can be enough to carry you through any dark times. Always take massive action when it comes to decision making.
Make your decision a reality and move with it in the direction that you want to go in. Don’t waver from that decision, unless it is quite apparent that you are going in the wrong direction or taking an incorrect path.
Lastly make a point of monitoring, checking and writing down the results of your decisions and actions taken, so that you can improve, tweak and alter if it whatever is required so that you can improve your results.
Your Clients Will Not Trust What You Say If You Mislead Them
Do you think that Keeping your word is important? It is to existing and future clients or prospective partners and it is a key part of building a very large organization within the network marketing profession.
Can you imagine Eric Worre saying something like, “I am going to hold a webinar on lead generation.” Then on that day forgeting and not even showing up to host the event? It is not really going to happen, is it? I think that his credibility would be severely damaged if he took this type of approach, where he said one thing and did another. Thankfully Eric is the consummate professional at what he does and is top of his game.
The bottom line is that people will only do business with those individuals that they know, like and trust. So doing what you said you were going to do, when you said you were going to do it is crucial for you as a network marketing leader.
So How Do You Actually Keep Your Word
You can seriously help your cause by not trying to do too much in any one day, making sure you are planning thoroughly and working to a one day to a page diary, so everything is extremely well documented.
It is great to be flexible, free and easy with your minutes and hours when you are a one man (or woman) band, just starting out, but as your team or group starts to grow and expand, your time will become more precious, the demands on you will be huge and you will have to value your time highly.
You may get away with an error or mistake early on, but not when you are a recognized authority figure. Also your presence or attendance, whether in person, on a live podcast or on a webinar will be expected the more you become known.
At some point in the future you may well be stretched to the limit. If you don’t stay on top of things and prepare well prior to an event, interview, meeting or telephone call, then you may lose face and that person(s) attention for a lifetime.
Keeping a written record of everything what is coming up and what you need to do for each and every day is absolutely vital to the smooth running of your business and affairs. Another way of assisting you to keep your word is by delegating tasks to a trusted outsourcer, team member or employee.
Rather than taking everything on yourself, enlist the help of people you know will carry out your request. Remember that trust most definitely goes both ways.
If You Say Something Then Stick To Your Guns
It is essential that you are actually in that place where you say you are going to be at the right time. On most occasions you will only have that one chance in which to impress a potential client, so act accordingly and show up, on time.
You sometimes notice that people are a bit haphazard or wishy washy with their timekeeping and it is things like that can destroy someone’s confidence, belief and faith in you and the result is that your credibility will take a big nosedive to the floor. There are a certain percentage of people who will never forgive you for not starting on time. I must admit that bad time keeping does smack of being amateurish.
In this day and age people have expectations of what they would like to see and hear from top people and if they don’t receive it, they are off for good. The other side to the coin is that if you deliver your promise you will actually feel really good yourself and it will be another win you can add to your victory list.
Confidence Can Be A Delicate Thing
I think that confidence in yourself and in your ability to execute your goal is extremely paramount. Confidence builds on confidence and in fact each positive and successful episode feeds off of each other. But there is always the chance of getting it wrong and making a mistake.
Now that is alright as long as you have sufficient time to give people a good enough reason and the necessary apologies. Confidence in you is fragile at the best of times, unless you have delivered the goods to your audience regularly. But at all times you must respect your followers and their time. If you act without thinking, then all the good work can be quickly washed away and flushed down the plumbing.
At the end of the day you must be dependable, honest and trustworthy for this all to run smoothly. Ensure that you pay attention to those small details and watch your like-ability soar. Working together with a group, team or organization is going to be at best difficult and at the worst impossible if trust is breached or if you fail to keep your word. So pay attention guys and gals.
All Successful Entrepreneurs Use Time Management Skills
More people should learn about time management. When you plan your day, you’re more likely to complete your tasks. There are many people who procrastinate instead of focusing on good time management. The tips found here will help you reach your goals!
Buy a small notebook or calendar that you can use to track any plans or thoughts in. If you jot down all of the tasks that you complete in a day, you will gain a better knowledge of where your time has been spent. This could help you create a plan for each day and manage your time successfully.
Do not procrastinate or else you will not meet deadlines. If you procrastinate, your schedule will suffer. However, if you keep those deadlines in focus and allocate your time wisely, you won’t have to sacrifice one project to finish another.
Don’t be afraid of division! Many of the tasks that look impossible in your to-do list are actually composed of several small tasks. In order to manage your time wisely, break down major tasks into lesser, minor ones. You’ll be able to tackle individual parts of a big job one at a time, making progress and maintaining your motivation.
TIP! If you’re thinking of improving your life, you have to make it a point to stay on the task you want to get done. Don’t get distracted with items that interrupt your tasks.
Plan your daily activities out. Make a schedule for your daily activities and stick to it. This will help eliminate stressful and last minute situations. You can make a daily to do list and put the most important things that you need to get done at the top of the list.
The Very Best Time Managers Get More Done
In order to become a master of time management, you need to keep both the short- and the long-term in mind. Although it may feel more productive to concentrate on one task exclusively until it’s complete, weigh that feeling against the bigger picture. If you’re putting off major jobs in order to finish minor ones, you may be wasting a great deal of time!
Get rid of distractions. Things that distract you can cause you to pay attention to them instead of what you should be working on. If the television is on and you are watching it instead of doing what you need to do, turn it off and work on your task.
TIP!In order to manage your time more wisely, prioritize your daily tasks. Tasks that are unimportant and time-consuming can take up a lot of your time during the day.
Take about five minutes before your tasks and calls for deciding what results you wish to achieve. This can help you see success before you begin. It can also slow down some time. Try taking about five minutes after every activity and call to figure out if you achieved the desired outcome. If you didn’t, what did you miss? How can add the missing element to the next task?
Build time in your day for unforeseen interruptions. It’s time to own the fact that you can’t control what happens every minute. Things happen, whether you want them to or not. So add in buffer time into your schedule to handle these moments. That way, at the end of the day, you’ll still feel accomplished!
In order to properly manage your time, you need to get enough sleep. A huge part of time management is concentration and without a good night’s sleep, it is going to be difficult to focus on anything. Sleep at least 7 to 8 hours a night without any interruptions.
TIP! Put yourself first. Often, we find ourselves putting other people’s needs ahead of ours.
Prior to calling someone on the phone at work, take a few minutes to plan out the questions that you need answered. Often a lot of time is wasted simply through the rambling that occurs on the telephone when you don’t know what you really need. Having a sense of your goals prior will help keep you on track.
Respecting Your Own Time Is A Massive Component Of The Entrepreneurial Mindset
A big reason that people cannot effectively manage their time is that they are not organized. Take some time and organize the files on your computer and in your office. So much time is wasted searching for things that are not in the right place. Everything file and folder should have a place and be put in the right place.
Multi-tasking is a wonderful ability, but many people do not do it. Use any time when you are waiting, such as waiting for food to cook, to take care of another small task. For instance, you might set the table or clean your kitchen counter while watching that a pot does not boil over.
Sometimes, better time management can be as easy as having a clock within your line of vision. There are many times when you get so engrossed in the task at hand that you can lose track of time.
Take the time to manage your day each morning. Make a list of the things that you want to accomplish that day. This will help you make good use of your time.
If you have a task that you have been dreading, break it up into several sittings. If you work on the project for ten or fifteen minutes at a time, you can get through it much easier. You will not have to dwell on the stress and pain that you are going through while doing it.
Decline any tasks that are really nonessential. Take care of those things that are urgent or important. Most of your time will be spent on matters that are both urgent and important. Anything that falls outside of these two categories does not deserve much of your time if you want to get things done.
TIP! Think about making lists. Lists will help you make sure that you get certain things done.
Get your priorities in order. You would be surprised by how much of your day can be taken up by unimportant tasks. This pushes the more important things back and that could lead to a host of issues. If you find it helpful, make a list of what is most important and work your way down the list.
One way that you can improve your life is to avoid disruptions during the day. Sometimes an open-door policy is not the best plan of action. If you have work to do, manage your time wisely and close your office door. People can wait until you are finished. These disruptions will waste your time during the day and destroy your schedule.
Limiting distractions is key in managing your time effectively. One major distraction you should avoid is your cellular phone. If you are working on some important tasks, try turning off your cellular phone. Refrain from checking emails, sending texts or answering calls. Doing this will ensure you get the task done faster and without interruptions.
TIP!Calendars are essential time management tools. Calendars have been around for thousands of years.
If you’re constantly in a bind for time, start cutting people off. If you let them, your neighbors, co-workers and others will eat more time off the clock than you can afford. Learn how to say no or politely excuse yourself from conversations and other unnecessary situations so that you can devote quality time to your own priorities.
Sometimes, time management problems arise because you do not say “no”. When you take on more than you can handle, of course you will not finish all of your tasks on time. When a new task is thrust upon you and you already have a full schedule, either give a firm “no” or defer the task to a later period of time.
Look at your long to-do list. Are any items bigger than you can mentally handle right now? Get a smaller pad or piece of paper and break it down into baby steps you can take. Using a sub-list for the coming week on a big item means you can at least whittle down a big task to something more manageable.
TIP! Explore the time management method known as “Pomodoro.” The basic idea of the Pomodoro method is that you should work around 25 minutes, then pause for five.
Choose your outfit for work the night before. When you wake up for work, there is a flurry of activity and you may feel too tired to plan an outfit. Therefore, why not plan what you’ll wear the next day on the night before? After dinner, just plan out your outfit. If you’re really ambitious, you can plan a week’s wardrobe at a time.
There is nothing wrong with the word “NO”. You can easily stress your self out by taking on too much. You must be willing to say no to tasks that are going to throw your day into chaos. If you can get to the task on a later day, so be it. Otherwise, stick to your priorities.
Think about what you want in life. If you have the dedication to a task, you should make time to complete it. Cut out tasks that aren’t absolutely necessary and then concentrate on the essential ones. Set time for the things you like and you will be a happier person.
TIP! Don’t let people talk you into things you don’t want to do. When you do things you don’t want to do, not only do you dread them, but you are wasting time you could spend on something else.
In order to manage your time well, you’ve got to manage your health well. Studies show that people who don’t get proper sleep or nutrition don’t function as well throughout the day. When every minute counts, you want to be on top of your game. Eating and sleeping well is half the battle!
It’s not easy to learn time management especially if you aren’t used to schedules. Start now and see how much more successful you can be when you manage your time wisely. Make sure that you put these tips into practice.
Many people are skeptical of network marketing because they just don’t think that they can be successful at it. This type of marketing can be a little tricky, especially for the beginner, but that’s only because it is hard to find good information on the subject. This article includes many must-see tips, and will show you the best practices of successful network marketing.
Use your upline to learn from. They have been exactly where you are and they are there to help you just like you will help your downstream. Use them to learn tips for network marketing in general and for specific tips on your product line. You can then pass that knowledge on down the line.
Set up a way to record your prospecting calls. Having these conversations to listen to at a later time will go a long way towards improving your close rate. You will be able to review yourself and see where things went right and where they went wrong. You will also have it to use for trainings and blog articles.
A large part of your success in network marketing will depend on your ability to work independently and stay motivated. Your rate of success, and in fact whether you succeed at all, will depend entirely on your discipline. One of the best ways to stay motivated is to set goals. You should initially set goals that you know you can accomplish and then continue by setting bigger and bigger goals. Having fixed goals can keep you working, and meeting those goals will encourage you to try harder.
When selecting a network marketing program to join, the best indicator of whether you will be successful in that program is not the amount that the best producers are generating, but rather the average amount that the vast majority of members are making. A program that only has a few select amazing producers and a large amount of non-producing members is exactly the kind of program you want to avoid.
Even though you might feel that you can be one of those amazing producers, a program with a vast network of moderate producers is far more stable and has much more potential. After all, even the best networks have their own amazing producers. Choose a program that many people have had success with instead of the program with one person that had a huge success.
No business is going to run like a well-oiled machine when you first start out, but you should take note of your network marketing tactics to ensure that you’re streamlining the process as you go along. The further you push ahead in your business, the easier things will be to keep organized and running efficiently.
Family and friends are always a good place to start with network marketing. Even if you don’t want to sell them anything you can practice your pitch in their presence. Just be sure that you’re asking for honest critique and no false pats on the back. Trying out your sales approach will help you grow.
In any business, even network marketing, it’s important to keep track of your finances. This means hanging onto receipts for items like ink, paper, phone bills, etc. The greatest tool you can use is a receipt scanner, and many even work with the latest accounting and tax software making your life easier come tax time.
Ask your friends and family for a recommendation for a good accountant. Your network marketing business is going to have a lot of issues come income tax time that you might not expect. An accountant knows the the details of income tax law, and will be able to find every deduction possible for you when you need it most.
If your home is in a questionable area, or isn’t really presentable on the inside, DON’T invite potential network marketing sign-ups there! Ask to meet them for coffee, or at a park on a nice day. Let them know you’ll be running around all day with meetings so you’ll need to meet them on-the-go. That will make you look more professional as well. You should buy them a coffee, too!
Don’t stick with what you already know and think will be enough. If you want to be a successful network marketer, you need to have many skills that will advance your career. Know how to use Facebook and Twitter to help market. Learn how to write a successful blog. Always try to learn something new.
Now that you have read the tips that were laid out for you in this article, you have the tools to begin a promising network-marketing career. Many people are making good money at it and there is no reason that you can’t be one of them. Keep in mind the tips you’ve learned here and you are bound to be a success.
Today’s economy means it is better to work at home, than to pick up a second job. Beginning as a small business owner might be challenging at first, but through network marketing you can earn money, communicate, and help people as independent agents. The below article shows you some solid advice for beginning so that you can have success with network marketing.
Talk to each person before you agree to an interview. During the phone conversation you can decide whether the person is worth your time or not. Don’t drive for hours to meet someone you know in advance you don’t want to work with. Save time for both of you by politely rejecting the application over the phone.
When considering whether or not to engage in the fast paced world of network marketing, one of the most important things you can do to prepare is to identify the overall demand for the product or service you are looking to promote. By identifying the level of demand for the product/service you are promoting, you can be more effective in connecting with the individuals or groups interested in the items.
With a negative approach, network marketing can become a game of life-or-death competition to sign up as many people as possible. Instead, look at what you can do to help others, and then work from there.
A network marketing website must catch the reader’s attention in the first three seconds or they’ll leave. You need to give them a compelling reason to stick around, so figure out why they’re there and answer their questions immediately. Most people will show up because they want to earn money, so tell them how you are doing it successfully and they’ll want to know more.
If you are in the business of network marketing you need to make sure that you have a schedule that is realistic and that you stick to. You need to think of this as your business and put as much as you can into it if you want to be successful.
Feel free to have a party during the holidays for your downline and colleagues! Reward them for a year of hard work with a little celebration. I recommend not providing too much alcohol, due to the risk of drunken antics, but do provide food and music, and a good time will be had by all!
Always remember to posture yourself correctly in conversations and business dealings. You are the expert and savvy business owner. In your network marketing business do not come off as weak to your prospects, instead present yourself as knowledgeable, confidant, and an expert at what you are doing even if you don’t. This helps build trust in not only your business, but you.
As network marketing is a job you do by yourself, you are also working for yourself. This means that no money is being deducted from your pay towards income tax, unemployment, or insurance benefits. It is up to you to contact an accountant to figure out how much you should be setting aside monthly towards your taxes, to an emergency fund, and to cover your insurance costs.
Create a newsletter to reach out to your audience. Learn more about how to create a successful and interesting newsletter and how to have many people subscribe to it. Send emails out regularly and always use interesting content to avoid people from canceling their subscriptions. Post upgrades about your products and company.
Set goals for yourself. Establish a certain volume of sales that you should reach on a monthly basis. Keep a dairy of your performances and organize everything into statistics. If you are not reaching your goals, ask yourself if there is something you are doing wrong. Remember to keep realistic goals in sight.
Always try to be available to your down line with your network marketing business. It can be a business killer if you are not in touch and available to your down line. Sometimes you have to make the effort yourself and get in touch with them to let them know you are there and available. You are there to give them the tools they need to succeed.
If you are calling someone to recruit them for network marketing, have only their name in front of you. If you have anything else, including a list of other people to call or even too much information about the person you are talking to, you will not give them the attention that they deserve.
Do not stop learning if you want to be a success at network marketing. The business of network marketing is ever changing. Only those who stay on top of developments and changes will remain successful over the long haul. Take advantage of available resources, and invest in your own education.
Most large corporations rely on network marketing. Why should not you use it too? The purpose of this article is to help you succeed as an network marketing agent.
Home businesses are the type of thing that the American dream is made of. It sounds so enticing to find a niche where there is a demand and to fill that need with a product or service. This article can help you find a niche in the market for your special talents or products.
You will want to rent a post-office box for receiving any mail related to your home business. It is not safe to publish your address online, and you need to be careful. Having a PO box is a security measure and will prevent someone you don’t know from coming to your home unannounced.
Before you even begin the first steps of a home business, make sure you have a comfortable office with sufficient supplies. It may appear trivial, but it can be hard for people to get to work without a comfortable space or with insufficient supplies.
Consider adding a links or banner page to your web site. You will be able to trade links for banners with other businesses. This is an easy way to increase the visibility of your site on search engines, which makes it easy for customers to find your business.
Seek out experts in your field when you have questions. If you are nervous about calling them, send them an e-mail. It’s important to be able to model someone who is a success, and people who have made themselves successful are usually willing to help beginners out. This will save you years of mistakes.
If you are going to start a home business you should only sell items you have an interest in. If you don’t like or believe in what you are selling then you won’t convince your customers to buy it either. If you don’t like the product then don’t sell it.
You can find information and advice through online forums and communities specifically offering support for the home business owner. You can get tried and true advice totally free by joining any of the many home business forums. The more experienced members of these forums gladly mentor beginners and offer invaluable business advice.
When running a home based business, it is very important to have a strong online presence. The great thing about the popularity of the internet, in relation to home businesses, is that you are not limited to selling in your immediate area. Intelligent use of the internet will allow your business to reach consumers all over the world.
When attempting to make money running your own home based business, it is important that you remain patient. Successes almost never happen overnight and it can take a couple of years before your home business is making steady profits. If you are the type of person that needs instant gratification, then owning a home business is probably not for you.
A home businesses is special in that you make your own schedule and are your own boss. However, a good tip to consider is to employ a close friend as an adviser. Often times you can be seduced to be far too leisurely with it because it is from your own home. Having that friend as an adviser will help keep you honest about the business.
When starting a home business, be sure that you can align yourself with a product’s benefits and values. It is not only difficult to pitch a product you have no confidence in, but it is also morally questionable. You should be confident that your product will benefit your customers as it will help you build a trustworthy brand.
Increase visitors by offering a free product on your home business website. The free product can be anything from a shipped free sample to a relevant wealth of information specific to your business field. Your customers will appreciate a freebie and be more likely to check out the rest of your website, too.
As was presented earlier, home business can be the perfect idea for almost anyone with a product, service or great invention. The start up costs can be minimal while the potential can be great. Your greatest investment may be your time and you can see profits grow. By studying the information and applying it to your situation, you could be the next to live the American dream.
Just thinking about making a career out of network marketing can be a very intimidating prospect, especially if you have no previous experience. There is a lot to learn and a lot to experience in order to make sure you are on the right path. This article will be what you need to achieve success.
Value your time and don’t repeat yourself. Create an FAQ page and don’t answer questions personally when the answer can be found on the page. Set aside regular times for your team to ask questions and discuss new trends, but instruct them to approach you only with problems and ideas not already discussed or answered.
If you want to build a successful network marketing business, you should be practicing relationship marketing. By listening carefully and paying attention to the things that people need, you gain their trust and are able to help them in a personal way. The special attention you show other people, now will pay off substantially in the future.
Learn ways to disqualify people when prospecting. We don’t want just anyone in our markets. You need to be able to weed out those people who will not do anything for your bottom line or network. Develop a set of questions that will give you the information you need to see if you want to move forward with them.
One of the benefits of being involved in the network marketing industry is that you do not have to limit yourself to any singular business or program! Once you have gained enough experience from your first network marketing program and have grown your network to an extent where it is profitable, you do not have to continue to limit yourself to that network. You can expand to other network marketing programs and even bring parts of your previous network with you.
A new network marketing opportunity will always be more lucrative than a long-standing one, but the older one will be more stable and likely to stick around. You have to judge each opportunity as it comes along on whether or not it’s financially viable, and what it’s current reputation is, before you decide to join.
Network Marketing can only be successful if you put your entire heart and mind into it. You have to eat, sleep, and live your strategy. As often as possible, double check that everything you’re doing is with the end goal of bettering your career and increasing your profits to sky-high levels.
When you’re working as a network marketer, you definitely need to be accountable. If someone thinks the product you sold them is bogus, or if it is bogus, you need to be accountable. Ignoring your responsibility might cause word to spread, resulting in a shrinking network and no profits.
Recognize your value-building statements and use them in your presentations. You want to let your prospects know what they are going to get out of this. Keep bringing up the prospect and their family. Phrases like “Your family will benefit by…”, “What this means for you is…”, and “The value to you is…”, will keep people engaged in truly imagining themselves working with your product.
When marketing your business, use an email address that looks professional. Part of being a good network marketer is your reputation, and email@example.com – will get you noticed – but not in a good way. Buy your own domain name for your website and set-up a mail server. Afterwards, use your first and last name as the start of your email address, like SJones@MarketWhiz.com or ScottJones@SalesPro.com.
You can use the internet to build a network of contacts in a short period of time. You can also generate leads for your business. You will be a step ahead of other businesses who are still doing their marketing the traditional way.
One place to look for network marketing assistance is in online forums. Plenty of people experience the same difficulties with network marketing programs, and lots of them share those experiences online. Forum participation can give marketers useful strategies and show them pitfalls to avoid. Forums are also great places for marketers in different network programs to cross-pollinate their ideas, sharing tactics with universal applicability.
Form yourself in the image of someone who taught you the most in your life. Maybe you know someone that you trust fully or who you respect and would follow into a firefight, if he or she asked. A network marketer needs to embody this type of personality and in return, will be followed by people who want to work hard on his or her behalf.
To summarize, you might be somewhat intimidated by the idea of making a long-term career out of network marketing because of the amount of research and planning that is require do achieve true success. Hopefully you are able to take the advice provided and apply it to your own business with much success.
In-demand products sell well in any economy, and this fact may have drawn you to the realm of network marketing. If it has, or even if you’re entertaining the idea for some other reason, you would do very well to educate yourself about the market before attempting to start your business. Read this article for some great MLM tips.
Regardless of your status as a network marketer, you need to have a person acting as your mentor as they will be the ideal person to gain information, helpful tips, and strategies from.
Typically a sponsor is the best mentor as opposed to a recruiter who is just looking to solicit you to the team and then throw you out into the field without much direction.
Sponsors can help you determine the best methods to selling the products and services which is the basis for your success.
Figure out who your product applies to and focus your efforts there. If you are selling power tools, it is more likely that your clients will be men.
There are always exceptions so don’t rule out anyone in searching for new applicants but focus your efforts where they will have the most impact.
Up top, you read about how you can sell popular products successfully. Throughout this article, you read some great tips on how to do your selling and how to pitch your products in order to build your team.
Understand that there is a demand out there. You just need to educate yourself on how to become the supplier. Hopefully this article has helped with that.
Network marketing requires much more than unwavering dedication and persistence, it takes a solid and well thought out strategy. If you take the time to research your potential products and services, you will be able to more effectively formulate a plan on which to build. This article discusses several ways you can maximize your network marketing efforts.
Whether you are just getting into network marketing or are a seasoned marketer, it is important to realize what products and services will be the most viable sources for your time. Avoid items that have a trend or fad stigma attached to them because at some point, they will exit the market as fast as they came into it.
Create a weekly training for your team and follow through with it every week. It doesn’t have to be a huge involved thing every week. It is more about being consistently in touch with them and providing them the information they need to sell more successfully. To your downline, you are the expert so make sure you show them that.
When attracting people to your network marketing website, ensure that you discuss ways that joining will help the people who sign up. Include TRUE testimonials of your colleagues and what benefit they have derived from joining the company you represent. Add graphs and statistics that factually show how their income has grown, and continues to grow.
Network marketing strategies aren’t free, but you also shouldn’t just rely on paying for marketing materials. Classified ads, paper, ink, telephone costs, there are many things you have to consider, but make sure you keep a portion of your profits for technological advances. New techniques for marketing come up often, so you should have some money put aside to cover those costs, too.
When building your network marketing business, adhering to a schedule is one of the best things you can possibly do. Setting and sticking to a schedule allows you to treat your marketing efforts like a real business and will keep you from procrastinating and taking lightly what you should be focusing on intently.
There’s an old adage that says each one teach one. This is something you need to practice as a network marketer. After you’ve learned the ropes and understand how to work the system to profit, you need to teach someone else to do the same. Take someone under your wing and show them how to effectively market.
Objections should be handled by the technique of Thank, Agree, and Show. Thank them for their comment, agree with an aspect of what they are saying and then show them the answer to their issue. This shows confidence which builds their respect for what you are doing. The more confidence they have in you, the more likely they are to join.
If you want to be successful in your network marketing endeavors, seriously consider outsourcing. You do not have endless time to do these things yourself. Outsourcing to an external team can give you quick and effective results. You can have an international network marketing team at a very reasonable rate.
Your mindset can be an obstacle to your network marketing business. If you have to change your attitude towards various situations, then do it. Don’t be angry or frustrated, make a change in your attitude and keep your positive outlook. Look at your problems from a different approach or angle. It is all part of the path to making your business stronger and learning while you do. Successful leaders and winners use this approach.
Take your network marketing online. Many people are not setting up an online marketing system, and this is hurting them badly. An easy way to set your business apart from others is to jump into the online world, where you can (with a little hard work) generate more leads than you know what to do with.
When you are new to network marketing, be wary of the multitudes of supposed ‘marketing gurus’ you may find. Unfortunately the internet is filled with tons of pseudo-experts on any topic you can dream of. Many sites that offer you help with your network marketing needs are new to the business themselves.
As outlined in this article, network marketing requires a strong skill set paired with a solid strategy you can use to promote your products and services as a network marketer. By employing any combination of these tips, you will be a more alert and better equipped to begin on your network marketing path.
Following your instincts when it comes to leadership is a good thing to do, but you also must continue to learn and know what a good leader does. It goes both ways, and this article will help you figure out what it takes for you to be the leader that is required. Not only will you improve as a leader, but you will help other people.
Say thank you to your employees. Many studies have been done on the power of a thanks given from a manager to his or her employees. It increases productivity, often by a lot. Just a little graciousness really can help extend your power as a leader, so be active about it.
Keep your morals in mind. Be sure that the decisions that you’ve made are going to be within your standards. Don’t make a decision that goes against your values. While others may lack such strong morals, you must do what is right.
Never belittle your coworkers. Your subordinates will never respect you if you do not treat them with respect. Remember that you are not better than they are. Consider yourself fortunate to be a leader. Treating your coworkers as you would want to be treated will go a long way in developing a cooperative team.
When you’re a business leader, you should try to treat your team or staff in the way that you’d like to be treated. Looking down on people isn’t right and doesn’t promote a good work atmosphere. If you treat you show your staff respect, they will return the favor which can make your life much easier.
Learn to delegate nonessential tasks to your employees. Delegation allows you to focus on the essential things that must be done to make your company successful. Additionally, delegating tasks to your employees gives them a sense of pride and ownership in the company. Although it is tempting to try to do everything yourself, delegation is beneficial to your company.
Talk to other leaders. This can be a great way to get feedback on ideas and to figure out how best to address concerns and problems. This will also give you time to observe other leadership styles and techniques. You may find something useful, or you might inspire someone else.
To be an effective leader you have to know your own strengths and weaknesses. Delegate responsibilities in areas that you are weak in to the members of your team that excel in them. You’ll give your team members a chance to shine, while ensuring that the job is carried out effectively.
Take care of yourself. When you’re a leader, it can be very easy for you to lose yourself. However, it’s important for you to remember that you are not going to be much use if you never sleep and never eat. Make sure that you are caring for yourself so you can best care for those you are leading.
Don’t fear failing. Failing is something that many great leaders have done, and it has only spurred them on to greater victories. If you fear failure, you may be afraid to act boldly, which is the only way for a leader to act. If you fail at something, use it to help you change directions.
Real leaders are willing to learn. Many great leadership skills don’t just occur from a sudden flash of insight or a great epiphany. Great ideas can come to anybody, but good leaders study. Try reading some books on how to be a good leader, going to seminars, and talking to colleagues to see what works best for them. It can take a long time, but the more knowledge you have about proper leadership skills, the better yours can become.
Be honest, even when it feels like it may benefit you more to make something up. People tend to have more respect for people that are giving them honesty all of the time. Nobody wants to put their trust into a leader that is not able to tell them the truth.
If you are in a leadership, or management role, at work, remember that your entrance sets the tone of the day. If a grumpy boss comes in, the team will be on edge, and fearful of aggravating the boss. On the other hand, if you leave your troubles at the door, and walk in with a smile, everyone’s day, including yours, will be positive and more productive.
As a leader in your workforce, it is important that you be available to your team at least part of every day. You can avoid being an “absent boss” by making sure to visit each shift at some point during the week, communicating with employees, and making sure that all is going well.
Realizing what it takes to know how to lead people is only recognizable when you are equipped with the right knowledge. Hopefully, this article has geared you in the right direction to work on your leadership abilities. Work on the elements of leadership described here so that you can better serve others.
If you’re a strong-willed, confident individual who needs to find a great business opportunity, network marketing might just be calling your name. If you are at all interested in the business, give this article a good read. find out about an assortment of tips, tactics and overall, wise advice you can use to improve your position as a marketer.
When attracting people to your network marketing website, ensure that you discuss ways that joining will help the people who sign up. Include TRUE testimonials of your colleagues and what benefit they have derived from joining the company you represent. Add graphs and statistics that factually show how their income has grown, and continues to grow.
If you’re becoming a network marketer because you were recruited by someone else, look for leadership qualities in this person. If they do not possess them, you may not want to stick around for an inept markerter who will make money through your efforts. Perhaps you can branch out on your own.
When discussing your business online or at a meeting with a potential lead, always speak positively. Never talk about how hard it was to start your business without mentioning what you found to help turn that around and make it easier, or how you’re going to personally help to ensure it isn’t hard for your recruits.
If one network marketing opportunity fails find a new one. You already have the skills and experience, so just apply them to a new business! There are plenty of companies out there with different tools and techniques on offer to help you succeed. If you fail try try again until you succeed!
The backbone of network marketing is promotion. You can promote with online or offline methods, but it is the biggest thing you can do that will help. You need to constantly strive to get whatever it is that you are offering in front of those who can use it.
Keep track of all your network marketing strategies and compare the statistics to see which work, and which don’t. What you want to see is which strategies are costing the least to convert eyeballs to leads. For example, it costs you $10 for your monthly online classified ad strategy, and it’s bringing you three leads per month which all convert to sign-ups. It costs $50 for the same number of leads from posting the same ads in local papers. Therefore, it’s probably best to ditch the paper route and stick to online ads only.
Be proactive about your network marketing skills by trying to learn something new every day. Try to set aside time to read about social media, general business skills and network marketing. Look into attending webinars that are hosted, not only by your own company, but also by other experts in the field. The more knowledge you gain, the easier it will be to help yourself, as well as, others.
Stay far away from network marketing lingo! Your average lead will have no idea what you’re talking about if you start using big words and business terms. Talk to your lead like you would to a friend: be calm and jovial and use a vocabulary anyone could understand. Stick to the basics and build from there.
Remember, network marketing is a business not a hobby. One of the most common causes for failure is neglecting to take oneself seriously. Network marketing takes hard work and if you put in a good effort, it can lead to a full-time job. Research it and get the best training prior to starting!
Before you engage in network marketing – make sure you have updated material to advertise your products! Look for a company that releases quality publications to help you market your products. A good company should have a beginner’s guide to marketing and give you enough brochures and catalogs to start with. Look for material that is well-organized and adapted for your target audience.
Once you have recruited a few people and created a network of people who advertise the product to their own friends, do your best to always stay in touch with them. Let them know what you are doing and show interest in their activities. This network will turn out to be very useful.
The only way to know if you will be successful is to get started. Set goals that you are sure you can reach to start. You will make mistakes: learn from them instead of quitting. You should spend some time learning about how network marketing works, but remember that the best way to learn is to try.
Now, not to mislead you with the opening, but it does take more than confidence and a will to succeed to actually thrive. You need to be educated about how the market operates. Network marketing can and will chew you up if you’re not informed, so use the advice you learned here to your full advantage.
A lot of people say that having and operating a home business is a tricky thing to do; the thing is it’s only tricky if you don’t know what you’re doing. The best way to ensure you know what you’re doing in your home business is if you learn as much as you can about operating a home business. The article below will help you do this.
If you have a hobby such as carving wood, this can be a great skill to put to good use. Apart from selling the products that you can make, you can also, make a great deal of extra class from offering lessons to those who want to learn. Classes can be as large or small as you want.
Be sure you can talk about business via a soundbite. You can impress potential clients if you are able to describe your business in a few short sentences. Making your soundbite too long will lose the interest of potential customers.
A Successful Home Business Will Require An Online Presence
Set up a web page for your business. Since so many people use the internet to find products and learn new information, it is essential that you have a place where potential customers can learn about your product and read about what your business is all about. You will reach many more people through the internet than you could have otherwise.
If you are just getting started it is a good idea to offer something free to your customers. Many people do not want to invest their money into something they are not sure of, so offering them free products/services will give them an idea of what you are selling and let them know the quality of it.
Make sure your family understands that you are working. Many home based business owners have families who ask them to run errands, without being aware that working at home is still working. Have a talk with them about what you are doing and what kind of support they can give you. You’ll have a smoother day when you can work in peace.
Advertising A Home Business Will Be Critical
To ensure success advertise your business or service. Invest in your own business cards with your name and company logo on them. You can pass these out and post them on bulletin boards. Many colleges, coffee shops and even restaurants have bulletin boards that you can use to advertise your business. Getting the word out is key to your success.
Always know what your products cost you to make. This is important for many reasons, but if someone should unexpectedly show interest in retailing your products, you will need to know off the top of your head what your cost is, and where you want to set your wholesale price. As a rule of thumb, the retail price is about two times your wholesale price. The wholesale price is your costs plus a fair profit margin for you.
Now that you have more knowledge on how to operate a home business successfully then you should feel more confident with your next steps. Make sure you try out the new tips you learned as soon as you can because the sooner you try something out the sooner you know if it’s going to work or not.
Why Do You Think That The Majority Of Individuals Aren’t Risk Takers?
Here is a question for you. Are you a risk taker? Not in a dangerous, stupid and irresponsible way, but in a well calculated and thought out way? I hope for your sake that you are.
You see the average person remains where they are and stays in the usual rut of life. Excitement and daring are not a part of a ordinary human being’s make up or DNA.
I would be extremely interested to read your bucket list or find out what plans you have to lift yourself out of mediocrity.
Make Risk Taking A Way Of Life
Risk taking could be just a change in your way of thinking, starting your own business or taking part in an extreme or new sporting activity. At some point in your existence on this planet, go scuba diving, mountain climbing, skiing or parachute jumping etc. Anything that is a out of the ordinary for you. It is all about investing your valuable and precious time/money and then stepping out of your comfort zone to taking an exhilarating adventure head on. Think back over your life and list the times when you have acted boldly, taken some outrageous strides forward or accepted a task that made you reach for the sky.
Is A Lack Of Risk Taking Boring?
I think that risk taking is something personal and a matter for the informed individual. Is a lack of activity boring, well I will let you make the decision on that one. A select few may take on free base jumping and flying in a wing suit, whilst others may go bunjee jumping or similar. Some people are just adrenalin junkies and their need to put themselves in danger, takes precedent over everything else. I believe that risk taking for you is what you make it. We are all unique and what works for one person, may not work for another. For you and me maybe having a degree of success in business, sports or passing an examination is enough, who knows.
You must stand guard at the entrance to your mind and prevent the intruders gaining access, because they will mess with your thought patterns, believe me. This in turn will affect your life for the worse, if you don’t pay attention on a daily basis. As they say, garbage in, garbage out.
If you ignore the good stuff, you will compromise your emotions, feelings, posture, attitude and self image. The result may well be a lack of success and growth of your network marketing business, if you spend time with time wasters, people who gossip or the Constantly Negative News.
These will bring you down gradually over a long period of time.
You have to control what is allowed within your sight and hearing, as much as you can. It is like implementing parental control on the internet or television, but now we are talking about you, not your kids.
You must restrict those negative, poisonous and energy sapping people, programs and events entering your space and undoing the good you have started.
You Must Focus On Progressive Activities To Win
You obviously cannot control 100% of everything that you are bombarded with, day to day, so you must control the 95% or so, which is within your influence and reach.
One of the ways we can regulate our environment is by taking part in progressive activities that take us where we want to go. Tony Robbins calls it the power of chunking, which is creatively using 15 minutes chunks of time throughout each day, but employing them wisely.
In other words you focus on the next 15 minutes and then the next, rather than trying to control 4 hours forexample. The first 15 minutes could be devoted to personal development, reading an uplifting book, listening to an inspirational audio or watching a motivational video.
So if you are an athlete/jogger, you could run 1 to 2 miles in that 15 minute chunk or segment. If you are a network marketer, you could telephone 3 to 5 people during that time span. You don’t allow anything to distract you, especially something or someone who will bring you down. Let only top quality material and people into your life to thrive.
So, Are You Making Your Network Marketing Business A Daring Adventure Or Not?
Network marketing can and should be an exciting adventure, but is it for you? Are you fired up ready to rock and roll, set the world alight or better? If it is not a daring adventure or better, are you in the right place?
It seems for many people that their choices are somewhat suspect. This may be why achievement is never going to happen. Your new venture has to have the wow factor. But it goes deeper than that, because your project must develop into a ever growing passion and that wow factor I mentioned must be your wow factor and not anyone else’s.
You must be able to see yourself at the top table. It is not enough to make a fist of things, earn few dollars and wallow in mediocrity. If you have chosen wisely, the passion and exhilaration you receive will ensure that you never lack for the requisite courage or bravery, which will assist you to succeed.
Make Sure That You Become Bold And Fearless
Too many people shy away from the action steps that will reward them handsomely. I have done this on a few occasions and it becomes this mental monster that increases in it’s poisonous venom.
This venom gradually hinders you big time, freezes you on the spot, like that rabbit in the headlights. If you stay there too long you get flattened.
The world is looking for you to become audacious and adventuress, not timid and afraid. Dare to be different than all of your friends, acquaintances and family. Step out from the crowd and make it happen.
There are absolutely no excuses whatsoever for not making your opportunity an inspirational and daring journey. It is your time to shine and feel great again.
So Are You Ready To Draw A That Line In The Sand Today?
There are times when you lag behind every one else or at least the majority of sharp pacesetting leaders. Go on be honest. You know that you have let things slide and maybe it is time to make your mark, would that be a fair comment?
In athletics they call it the maintenance phase, where you just do enough to get by, but is that enough for you? No probably not, as you are an outstanding candidate, who hasn’t upped the pace yet.
Maybe it is that time for you to increase your production and hit the heights as a network marketing leader.
But you must be ready to draw a line in the sand, meaning that you must start and gain some very fast momentum.
Frustration May Take Over If You Fail To Recognize This Defining Moment
Some people miss their chance or chances to spark up their network marketing business, because they lack the drive and the required observation skills.
You must develop super awareness of everything that surrounds you and ensure that you do not miss out on any opportunities out there.
The trouble is there is always a time when a person should pick the ball up and run with it. If the situation remains unchanged, the chance may be lost forever.
I was always used to a high level of athletics training and I found out that when I backed off I was more prone to injury than when I was working hard. When I returned to proper training it became so much harder to get going again. The longer I left it, the longer it took me to start again, sometimes up to a year.
So there had to come a time when I said, “Enough is enough.” I had to draw that line in the sand and say to myself, “I am never going to go back to a life of inactivity, because it just doesn’t serve me.”
The Network Marketing Profession Is Similar, Daily Activity Is Crucial.
If you stop progressing you will lose the initiative and momentum. On a lot of occasions you will be lost forever, because you won’t be able to get going again. That would be like throwing away, time invested, money spent and opportunity shown you and then dispatching them into the bin. What a shame and a total waste.
You hear people talk about perseverance and consistency, but few actually practice these outstanding skills in network marketing. To be fair they are easier than you think they are, because you are a master at these already.
Do you consistently brush your teeth at least twice a day, if so why?
If you lost your bank card, would you just accept it and say, “Well I don’t need the money.” No, of course not, you would telephone the bank and order a new one, wouldn’t you?
You would do whatever it took to be able to gain access to your money, so why won’t you do the same with your MLM? You can do this my friend, so get serious, draw the line in the sand and get moving NOW! The key is not to let things get out of hand. So give yourself a serious ultimatum.
You know there is only now, not tomorrow or next week and if you don’t think so, just look at an hour glass and watch time slipping away.
The network marketing profession is not waiting around for any one person, it’s moving folks, no matter which company you work with. It is an express train and it is leaving the station. With or without you.
So, is it time to turn up the heat? I will let you answer that one yourself.
I don’t care if you are really excellent within the network marketing arena, you can be very much more productive than you are already. Some of you are real good already and you know it, don’t you?
But you know you need to up your game personally, because you have not reached your full capacity yet. You know that you owe it to yourself to reach your true and full potential and stop holding yourself back.
Why do you think that some people in the network marketing profession, pull out all the stops to get a project completed, while others drag their feet and ultimately quit?
I am sure their are quite a few reasons why some people fly and others crash and burn. But more importantly why you?
Now I don’t think it is a good idea to try and work out why others are either cutting it or not, because that is just the way it is. If you spend time analyzing network marketers, it is time wasted, futile and will impede your progress.
But I think it may assist you if you can find out why you are lagging behind or failing to reach your goals, don’t you?
Anything Worth Doing Is Worth Doing Well
Do you have the philosophy of doing the best that you can, when you start a project? If you are going to do something well, then it must be worth doing well, would you agree?
The challenge for all of us, is that we are great at starting something new, very mediocre at keeping it going and even worse at finishing what we start. This not only happens in network marketing, but all walks of life, where people either do a little or what they think is just enough to get by. \
You see if you are not going to give something your all, why get involved at all? If you find it is not working for you, either obtain some help or find something that you can get passionate about and progress.
You have to find the reason why you are not giving it your all, whether it is lack of motivation and inspiration or you just cannot be bothered to graft and show some fight. But understand this though, you have everything within your power to be super successful at anything, maybe with a few tweaks, here and there.
Amazing, It Is The Start Of A New Month, Why Not Begin Again.
It is November 1st 2013 and whether you have previously had great wins, mediocre results or worse in October,with your network marketing business, it is time to press that reset button and start over again. It is a brand new 30 days, so start the new month with a bang, today. What can you do to either improve or start to get results?
Well the first thing you can do is wipe the slate clean. Learn from but do not live in the past, whether good or bad and start a new month. October has gone for ever and only November matters.
You could start a new 90 day challenge or goal, there is absolutely nothing stopping you. It is your life and no-one else’s, so make some fast decisions with your network marketing business or today will be gone forever.
Stop right now and ask yourself this question, “Do I think and act like a winner? Yes or No. Okay what was the answer? What was your immediate answer? Was it in the affirmative or was it a NO?
The very moment you start to think and act like a winner, then you are a winner, period. I cannot understand why anyone would see themselves as anything other than a winner, it just doesn’t make sense.
You must get to that place now, today, where you expect to win, regardless of any circumstances. As Jim Rohn said, “It rains on the rich.” So circumstances are about the same for most people.
So if everyone has setbacks and challenges, what is the difference? It is expectation and attitude. The winner expects to win and the loser expects to lose, it is that simple.
See Yourself As A Winner In Your Own Eyes First
If you don’t see yourself as a winner, who else is will? Now your description of winning is uniquely yours. It doesn’t have to mean winning at all cost or beating someone else down, but it does mean getting to that place where you can say, “Yes” emphatically.
Although a successful athlete and soccer player, I left school at the age of 15 with no academic qualifications. I just didn’t like school and went to work straight away. The next test I took was at 16 and I knew from that moment on I would succeed and pass any examination I wanted to. My belief ensured that I was 100% right.
I found that when I knew for sure I would win, I won, whether it was an interview, course or an exam/test. What about you? Are you going to win or be successful? There is absolutely no reason why not.
So what about this network marketing thing? To be fair I forgot that my belief levels were as good as they were and I went into free fall at first. I stopped doing what I knew was the right thing to do. The results were poor, although I am on the right track now.
Sometimes it is difficult when all your associates are flying and you have been left behind. Can you catch them up? Oh yes and surpass them if your belief, attitude and work ethic levels are high enough, absolutely yes. So what are you waiting for, GO DO IT!
Sometimes it pays to be daring and just go for it. People might refer to this as spontaneity, but I would call it courage and boldness.
I think it is exciting to become a rebel on occasions and develop a defiant attitude, as long as this posture is channelled in the right direction for you.
So why don’t you show a little defiance towards those others who bring you down or are poisonous to be around.
Distance yourself from the nay sayers and the people who just put you down at every given opportunity. So show some open disregard for mediocrity, negativity and anyone else who is unsupportive.
Being Defiant Does Not Mean Re-Inventing The Wheel
Obviously there have been many more successful people that have gone before you in your network marketing business.
So by all means show a challenging attitude or behavior, but follow the well trodden path, process or system, that is already in place and working well.
There is a fine balance between a healthy defiant posture and going it on your own or rocking the boat. All winners show defiance at times, some call it arrogance, but they always know how to balance their resistance with becoming a great team player.
Also defiance can give off bad vibrations if used incorrectly and I really do not want to go down this road at all. You should always have a cutting edge and use defiance for improvement purposes, innovation and creativity. But you must avoid becoming obnoxious or have the attitude that conveys that you are better than anyone else.
Defiance can be utilized for the good of everyone in your team, as long as you keep a tight rein on it and it remains under your close control. If you pull this off, defiance can be one of the most useful tools in your arsenal.
How many times have you heard excuses? No, not from others, but from yourself? You and I both know that our daily lives are littered with reasons why we are not going to do something. No excuses, it is time for action NOW!.
I think it is time for all of us to refrain from deliberate, poor and inadequate explanations. It is all too easy to try and justify procrastination or a lack of progress. No excuses, it is time for action NOW!.
“Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”
Leadership Is About Taking Responsibility And Not Making Excuses
Most people want to become a leader, what about you. Are you ready to rumble? But understand, if you go down this exciting route you will have to accept full responsibility and take no prisoners. Meaning that you cannot offer any excuses if things don’t go well.
There are too many people in politics, corporate, police and business etc, who want the top jobs, but when things go horribly wrong, very few of them stand up to be counted or take it on the chin and say, “I got it wrong.”
Personally when I was working as a detective, on many occasions, I remember taking the can for mistakes made by my team or if I got it wrong, I would say. “I made a mistake. I am sorry.”
People actually find it quite refreshing, honest and you will be surprised by the reactions of others when you are admit flaws, it is usually very positive. Most defaulters want to defend their actions and end up making matters much worse.
“People want a cop-out, listen I’m a realist and I talk about motivation, talk about all the things it takes to be greater or are important to win and people want to use excuses all the time.”
Because you are reading this, I want you do do something now, in the next 2 minutes. Make a telephone call to a prospective partner or customer and build some rapport. What you say is totally up to you. But don’t delay this call for a single moment. Stop reading this blog and do it now.
How did the call go? Do you feel better for having made the telephone call. If so do at least two more now. This is what taking action is all about. Procrastination is like a flu virus, it just spreads rapidly and causes mayhem, so don’t let it get a foothold.
Make sure that you get into action every day. The key is to make a solid plan and then implement it to the letter. When I trained for the marathon I set up a two year training program and had a 95% completion.
The result was going from someone who couldn’t even run a mile continuously, to someone who became super fit and found running 20 miles straight off very easy. Learn to work at your goal every day and you will succeed.
“At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.”
There is never an excuse for laziness, your work ethic must always be prominent and part of your overall game plan. Patience does not mean being inactive and waiting for things to happen.
You must always force the pace, the momentum and make things happen. Patience is very important whilst you are building your network marketing business, but that doesn’t mean standing on the sidelines and watching others.
As a network marketer you have to clock the miles up and the results will come, if you are smart and do things the right way. Never tolerate indolence or inactivity from anyone, more importantly, yourself. If you expect inactiveness and accept idleness, your business will take a steep nose dive into a never ending abyss.
Patience Is All About Being Calm and committed
By all means push yourself and your team onward, but never force the issue and pressure people, because natural flow will always win the day. Patience comes from developing a relaxed confidence and using calmness over time. Laziness will destroy confidence rapidly.
“Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.”
We should always choose the less trodden path called ‘relentless patience’ as the way forward not the worn track of annoying and insidious apathy. Smoothness, effectiveness and professionalism in your network marketing business will come from many hours of practice, not from couch time.
To succeed in the network marketing profession develop the art of a relaxed patience and an active defiance against neglect, indifference and becoming comatose. You are going to make it.
Do You Hold Yourself Accountable For Your Daily Results
Do you get to the end of the day and analyze what you have achieved? I think we all know about accountability, but how many actually stand up and are counted. Not with someone else, but with yourself and the mirror? Not many people do that I bet.
At the end of your work day spend 5 to 10 minutes running through your income producing activities. So let’s say that you have a list for that particular day numbered 1 to 5. Number 1 is Talk to 3 new people. Ask yourself this question, “Did I achieve my goal?” It sounds simple, but the majority of people wouldn’t do that.
The reason that you do this is to make sure you stay on track with your accountability. If you reached your goal for that day, pat yourself on the back and say, “I did a fantastic job today.” I know it sounds absolutely stupid, but believe me if you say good things about yourself over and over again, the pay off will be outstanding.
Take Full Responsibility For Your Action, But Never Attack yourself.
A lot of people tear themselves off a strip, either loudly or in silence. There is no reason to do this at all. By all means pay attention to what you are doing every day and be aware of not completing your tasks. It is pointless and futile to put yourself down, because it may make you avoid doing good things in your business.
If for some reason you fail and do not meet 3 new people, promise yourself to improve next day. It’s cool to have off days, we all do. On the other hand if you are having a brilliant day and meet those 3 new people quickly, then keep going, because you are probably on a roll.
The other thing that seems to work for many people is finding yourself an accountability partner. You can inspire motivate and bounce off of each other. It is simple, effective and you will most likely end up mentoring each other. It really works. So be sure that you implement some kind of accountability process into your business. It will pay unlimited dividends and keep you moving forward.
You cannot fake character, because in the final analysis, your true colours will be on show to everyone. Ensure you do what is right, because you can choose, guide and decide how your character will develop in the long term.
You build your character through your belief levels, your attitude and the actions that you take. Challenges will mould your character one of two ways, either for the betterment of others or for totally selfish reasons, which serve no-one.
Resilience for you should be about keeping going in the face of all manner of adversities, whether large or small, hopefully with a smile on your face and bouncing right back up for more.
There are times when you should be flexible and there are times when you should be rigid, it depends on the circumstances. You should not be put off or changed by challenges, becoming resilient is another one of those critical keys to success.
Your creative and innovative thoughts and ideas must be flexible, but your goals immovable and fixed, so you keep your eyes on the goal at all times.
Challenges build many things throughout your life, in addition to character and resilience. Challenges build faith in yourself and your ability to compete, persist and achieve. Faith and belief are omnipotent and have unlimited power for you as an individual.
For me faith is about having complete trust, strong belief and confidence in the people who matter, such as your friends, family and the leadership in your network marketing company. The strong welcome challenges and the weak avoid them. What about you?
Amazingly Most People Do Not Learn To Become Stronger?
Most people never really understand that one of the major keys to success in network marketing is the process of becoming mentally stronger. The only real way that you can achieve this is by daily practice, being persistently active and allowing yourself to get totally involved. In other words playing full out.
How would you rate, on a scale of one to ten? I wonder, ten may relate to how well you play full out and one may be associated with an individual who is woefully lacking in motivation and application.? You see the only way that you can develop your muscles is by applying yourself to the maximum, on a regular basis.
Once you have improved your strength in anything, the whole process becomes smoother, easier, faster and more effective. It is the professionals in any project, business, event or sport that will reap the rewards and quite rightly so.
You not only have to become a total professional in the network marketing profession, you have to stick it out, you have to be there for a specific period of time. It isn’t going to magically happen overnight. You become wiser over time, because it is an ongoing process.
So how do you build those mental muscles, so that you become more knowledgable and powerful? You reach excellence by mixing with quality people, soaking up the wealth of knowledge that is out there, in the form of books, audios and videos, of which there is an abundance of material.
We all must understand and realize that the acquisition of this knowledge is fantastic and a requirement of our business, but it has to fit in the small time slots that we have available in our lives and not at the expense of our actionable plans.
If You Follow Proven Strategies You Will Become More Powerful
Personally I feel powerful if I am fully engaged in my endeavor. How about you, how do you obtain this powerful feeling. Your power will come from moving in the right direction, what you actually do, who you listen to and watch and what you learn and apply.
Very few people achieve power, although most people desire it. Power only comes to those who initiate a plan, whether good, in the case of a top network marketer or evil as with someone like Hitler. It will only come to those who push the boat out, are determined and go for it on a big scale. Do you want to be powerful and have influence, in a good way of course?
Power is a state of mind, a feeling, a mindset and an emotional state. It is actually a by product of doing things the right way in network marketing. Once you have acquired power, it is your responsibility to help others and not misuse or abuse it. You see power can used for the good of everyone.
In the network marketing industry you have some people who graft away and others who either do very little or absolutely nothing. Hey, that’s their own choice. If they wish to laze around and watch TV all day, good luck to them. So this article is aimed at those who make sweat equity their friend and ally.
But is it just a case of getting your head down and putting your nose to the grindstone? If that were the case, there would be many more millionaires in the network marketing profession, than there are. You obviously require a little bit more than just plain old hard labor.
You obviously know by the title of this article that being smart is what I am referring to and it works alongside the industriousness. The two go hand in hand, one without the other is useless.
So Why Do You Need Both?
Because you can moved dirt all day long and find out that you are not only in the wrong place, but you could have used a mechanical digger instead of a spade. Thinking must precede action, so that it becomes intelligence lead activity, rather than a thoughtless waste of energy and time.
In network marketing it is all about intelligently finding ways that work best and then scaling those actions up. Although duplication and leverage are the long term goals here, you should always pay attention to what is working effectively and what has the most impact on your business.
Being smart also is about finding what doesn’t work as quickly as possible and rejecting those ways, actions and methods. To continue to follow ways that don’t work is ludicrous and a misuse of your precious income producing time.
Being Smart Means Paying Attention To The Effect That You Are Having.
Jim Rohn talks about your actions and the effect that they have on other people. Are they getting it or aren’t they. This is vital to know how you are coming over to people. The smart ones will know and practice this and the not so intelligent ones will not be able to comprehend the obvious. Ignorance at this stage could be terminal.
Whilst you are being resourceful and working your tail off, it is excellent advice to stay in touch with the best leaders available within your company, accept counsel and coaching from those highly skilled in those areas that you want to master. Never profess or give the impression that know it all, because no-one does, ever.
Accept that you MUST develop a strong sense of urgency and work extremely hard, if you are to get anywhere in life, whether it is in business, becoming a tip athlete or obtaining a degree with distinction or honors. But at the same time being able to use your grey matter, common sense and intellect to guide you.
Being smart is a requirement of achievement, using your brainpower to the utmost and then reaping the rewards of your resolute enterprise. Remember you must be smart as well as determined.
In network marketing, yes absolutely, there is a right place and a right time for you. There will be a time when you are ready for the network marketing profession and there will be a specific company that rocks your world or floats your boat. In other words it ticks all the boxes and you feel that you have actually found a home.
The company that you choose must be the right fit for you and your current circumstances. It is important that you research the business opportunity that attracts you thoroughly. Because time spent at the beginning of your quest will pay huge dividends later on and maybe for years after.
A mistake in your selection at a very early stage will be costly in time, money and expended energy.If you get you choice spot on, you will relax faster, learn quicker and have success much more rapidly.
How Much Research Should I Undertake?
Of course it is a personal choice for you as an individual, but I would highly suggest a minimum of 10 hours due diligence. That would be mainly looking at websites and watching videos which show the level of training, the product line, people involved, the pay plan and the best way to get started to maximize the potential of your prospective new venture.
Now due diligence and research are not to be used as an excuse not to get started or for any procrastination. You can quite easily conduct your systematic search for the truth or facts over a 24 to 48 hour period.
The key in the end of this probing, is to enable you to come to an educated and informed decision as quickly as possible. To find the right opportunity for yourself and your family.
Be Aware Of Negative Comments?
There will always be poisonous, toxic and bad mouthing about a company on the internet, please do your best to ignore it. Most network marketing companies get taken to court, mainly be disgruntled distributors who didn’t make any money. Do your best to keep a balanced view of gossip and so called news.
As an example I am going to choose one of my old companies called ‘Liberty League’, a personal development company which I joined in 2006. To cut a long story short Liberty league were attacked more than any other company. Some of the attacks were concentrated and ferocious.
The Liberty League pay plan was highly lucrative, but few made money, so there were more and more unhappy people, because investment was between $1500 and $22,000. To be fair though this was an aggressive business with a high failure rate and I loved it, but not everyone did, hence the complaints. Did it stop me making money, absolutely not.
Anyway good luck on your search. If you need any help give me a call.
You never have to remain stuck or in a dip ever. You can always find a new way to do things and let your creative and innovative side work their magic. Basically you can chart a new course at any time you want. It is your life.
Now obviously if you have a formula that works really well, then stick to it, but there are so many other people who feel entrenched in their dip and cannot see any way out of it.
As an entrepreneur you should always be on the look out for ways of improving, tweaking and adjusting your plans. But sometimes you will need to clear the decks and chart a completely different course.
Are You Ready To Chart That New Course?
Airplanes and ships are regularly changing course, even though the course was correct in the first place, things change. So what about you, are you ready for a change? Now, this doesn’t mean abandoning your current profession, sport or business opportunity, but it may require it.
It is all about awareness and boldness, because you must be extremely observant and know exactly what is going on with yourself and your chosen project. In network marketing people are always jumping ship for the slightest reason and that is not what I am talking about. It is a bit like switching from American Football to Soccer, because you cannot make the team.
Charting a new course is really about finding a new way that works better for you, not discarding your passion or purpose. Of course, if you have chosen wrongly or incorrectly, then by all means look for a complete change.
You Must Know Yourself And What You Are Capable Of?
Sometimes charting a new course is just a part of life, business or sport. If it needs to be initiated, then so be it. But you must know yourself and what your capabilities are. You need to make wise decisions as fast as you can, because time is precious to you and everyone.
The new course you chart will be unique and personal to you. By all means seek guidance and assistance from those knowledgable people who you know that you can trust. The two things that you need to avoid apart from those wasted minutes, are needless energy sapping work on the wrong project and unprofitable use of your limited monies.
You can do exactly what you want in this life, but please ensure that you follow the right direction or at least be brave and courageous to change your tack if the circumstances warrant it. If you are in a dip and have to chart a new course then do it swiftly and follow your heart and intuition, good luck.
When you begin a new project, sport, task or venture, do you say to yourself, “I expect to win?” The words you say to yourself or out aloud, may not be exactly the same, as long as they relate to the endeavor you are going to be engaged in. I expect to win.
Most people obviously do not speak into existence what they really want, why do you think that is? Possibly because they fear the worse and expect to lose yet again. You see most people live in the past and are weighed down by past failures. I expect to win.
I personally believe that you have to start completely fresh and clean that slate. It is vital that you say what you want to yourself all the time and many times a day, so that it sinks into that thick skull of yours. It is the same for me also, so you are not alone. I expect to win.
Mohammad Ali Did Not Talk Himself Down, did He?
“I’m the greatest thing that ever lived. I’m so great I don’t have a mark on my face. I shook up the world.” Mohammad Ali
Now did he ever lose? Of course he did, but not very often. You see it all about having the right mindset and focus. Yes things are going to go wrong on occasions, but the important thing is the definite aura that was built up by Ali. He didn’t even think about losing until he did and you should to. I expect to win.
This aura of invincibility not only made Ali feel unbeatable, but it also let everyone else know that he was going to be World Champion, including his opponents, who were already beaten before the opening round. I expect to win.
How Can You Use These Affirmations To Help You?
Well first of all you MUST always talk in terms of success, winning and achievement. Refrain from talking yourself down or not saying anything at all. You never talk about defeat, although you must be aware of the fact that you will lose on occasions, but that is the way things are. You just don’t dwell on the negative. I expect to win.
A great posture and outstanding confidence will be fantastic assets that you can employ, as long as they do not turn to arrogance. Like-ability, tenacity and persistence are key components on your charge to the top, but there is a fine balance between a smirking, “I told you so.” and the relaxed confidence of saying, “I am going to get there regardless.” I expect to win.
What you are looking for in network marketing is the X Factor, which is a balance or mixture of the right elements of success, which are many. One of these elements is the expectation that you are going to win big. I expect to win.
Applying the pressure on yourself daily keeps you in the game. It is the consistent habits and rituals you implement on regular basis that will determine the speed or momentum of your outcome.
If you persistently keep that pressure on yourself and your network marketing business, you will get better at what you do. The actions that you take will move from uncomfortable to comfortable, from temporary to permanent.
In other words, you will move from the massed and crowded ranks of the amateur to that higher place where the professionals hang out and there is plenty of space to move about freely.
Keeping The Pressure On Does Not Mean Putting Yourself Under Pressure
There is a distinct difference between being pressured to do a task by outside influences and getting stuck into your own project and keeping your foot on the gas. The actual distinctness between the two is intentional hard work versus forced labor. One is a pleasure and the other is a pain.
If you are working hard and on target in direction of your own personal goal(s), the spirit is willing and the chances of you completing are very excellent. On the other hand if you are working towards or part of someone else’s agenda, then reluctance will most probably be the order of the day.
So the key to network marketing is to keep it simple and pour it on continually, so that you fuel your journey and fulfill your ambition much faster. Don’t consider slowing down or loosing momentum on your quest to achieve greatness for yourself. Persist until you win.
Are In Summary
If you can move rapidly, then fantastic, if you can’t just keep going. But put it on yourself, keep your goal where you can see it and it can inspire you to stay on target.
Learn to apply a bit of pressure through deadlines and ensure you have a super work ethic. Maybe double your output and like an athlete start increasing the workload gradually. Teach yourself to run that little bit faster and further, with your network marketing business.
The bottom line is this, make sure you keep the pressure on and work harder every day and when you have the opportunity to, no matter what you are engaged in. It is a great habit to be able to ratchet things up a notch, do more than anyone else and receive the award or reward you deserve as a network marketer.
Make A Commitment To Yourself That You Will Not Turn Back
Have you ever made a promise to yourself and then gone back on your word? I think most of us have at some stage in our lives, reversed a decision, that we maybe shouldn’t have. I think you (and me) need to promise yourself that there is no turning back this time.
We all hide inside our comfort zones on occasions. But who are we really trying to kid here? There is a job that needs to be completed and you and I would feel so much better when it was finished. So that we can prove to ourselves that it was possible and that we could actually do it.
I think that the key components are the goal that you set, the strong emotions that you feel on the way to attaining the goal, your ability to persist and the tenacity that you show on the journey to reach your end game or outcome.
Are You Ready To Draw A Line In The Sand?
Here you are face to face with an opportunity to build, to progress, attain a goal, become wealthy, gain a Master’s Degree or similar. What are you going to do, starting today, to ensure that you reach your objective? Are you ready to keep moving forward and draw a line in the sand, so that there is absolutely no way you will retreat?
Some people go out and they buy the expensive running gear, the business starter pack, the university course, the golfing equipment and then basically throw all of that stuff in a small closet, never to see the light of day again. Make sure that this is not you. You owe it yourself to win and I suggest that you watch this video everyday to remind yourself about the commitment you said that you would make.
Please promise yourself that there is no turning back this time. It is time for that victory in your life, whether it is in the network marketing profession, education, sports or business in general. You know what you need to implement to make your dream a reality, so go do it.
As we have said before, there are those people who pick the ball up and run immediately in the network marketing profession.
There are some that never quite do anything with their network marketing opportunity. But most people fall into the group that does a bit, levels out and then either moves on or stagnates. Are you one of these?
Well just maybe now is time to make a radical change and make a few people sit up and take notice of you. Come on, you know that you can do this, don’t you? Small things have been holding you back and it may be something minuscule.
Are You Done With Procrastination?
Shake things up in the next hour and move with this thing. I think that you have either been playing around or tinkering with your opportunity or you have let it slide totally. It is time to stop putting things off and seize your business by the throat today.
The ones that make the money, are the ones who are prepared to make a big shift when it is required. Those who will give it everything that they have and then some. They pour it on and keep moving forward. What about you?
There are some people who need to make drastic changes in the next 60 minutes or they will remain dreamers and stay where they actually are. If you want to make it in anything you must be hungry, tenacious for some immediate progress. Be prepared to make some extreme sacrifices in order to achieve hugely.
So What Would Be Classed As A Radical Change?
It will be dependent on you as an individual and the task or project that you want to invigorate, revamp or improve greatly. In my book, radical would mean something startling, surprising or outrageous. A set of actions that make you and others go, “Wow.”
In network marketing it could mean going from no energy, action or progression to handing out a 1000 leaflets, where previously you have engaged in very little in the preceding 3 months. Who really knows except you.
In your heart of hearts you will know exactly what I am talking about here. Go and do something revolutionary and wonderful with your existing business. Make sure that it can be described as an income producing activity.
Make a decision to innovate, create and introduce something new. Don’t deviate from the proven path, just make a few astonishing, amazing and remarkable additions to your business to liven it up.
We have all had times when we have been face to face with situations that can become emotionally draining. As network marketers this can be discouraging, disheartening and distressing, although it isn’t directly to do with your business.
Now it is suggested and quite rightly so, to stay away from negative people, drama and energy sucking people. However there are times when you are confronted with something emotional that completely derails you and your business, albeit temporarily.
In my case, it was my rock and confidante, my 89 year old Mother who telephoned me and said, “I am being held hostage by my Father (loving husband) and he won’t let me go home to my husband.” It hit me like a hammer blow, because dementia can be alarming and perplexing.
Are You Going To Battle On Regardless?
There are a lot of people out there who would tell you to grin and bear it, carry on regardless or suppress your feelings. But the problem is that we all made of different stuff, so I decided to take a bit of time off, so I could deal with it in my own way and settle my mind.
When things are that close to home and it involves a loved one, I personally believe it is better to face up to whatever is happening and deal with it as soon as possible. In this case I did just that and I came back quicker and stronger, rather than let it drag me down over a long period of time.
The key is not to let incidents block your path to success, face them head on, integrate them into your present life (especially in the case of my Mother) and learn to handle it, rather than shoving it under the carpet, because it will always emerge at a later date.
It is okay to become distressed, shook up or worried sick for a short while, but don’t remain or stay there. Make a commitment to be strong, courageous and brave, say to yourself, “Bring it on.” No matter what the adversity is.
It isn’t going to change the problem or obstacle, but what will change will be your emotional state, your attitude and the empowerment that you will feel having dealt with it promptly.
The giant may sometimes be blocking your progress. So slay the dragon or make him your friend, either way don’t side step the issue, otherwise you may have to say goodbye to your dream. It may be upsetting and unsettling but know that you can do this.
Laser Focus Is Achieved By Eliminating Distractions
Depending on your lifestyle, this may well be a tough one, especially for one parent families. However if you want to be ultra successful, you most definitely cannot allow distractions to ruin your network marketing business.
On occasions there are so many distractions attacking your concentration, focus and your persistence, that it could be referred to as mental turmoil and disorganized chaos.
You must remove drama, destroy emotional disturbance and stay away from those stressful people who will wreck your dream. The people you associate with, the conversations that you have and the places you attend, may well hold the key to the annihilation of the majority of the madness which keeps you from the big results.
How Do You Limit Interruptions?
“How can I limit the distress, anxiety and disarray in my business?” This is an excellent question to ask yourself. I suggest answering it by asking another searching, effective and important question. “Is what I am doing now going to take me closer to my goal or further away?”
You know what delays you and what enhances your business, don’t you? Stay focused in the time allotted for your business. If you have set aside 1 hour to telephone prospects, don’t go checking your email, stay on target.
Now if you have set aside time to play with your children or have fun with a partner then stick to the commitment you have made to yourself, don’t mix the two. The distractions I a referring to are only the ones that stop you working on your business.
Simple Distractions Can Be Both Personal And General
The bottom line is that the distractions, disturbances and delays in your own life and business could be just personal to you, such as the love of watching soap operas on television or drinking beer at the local bar regularly. These are easily taken care of, but only if your desire is strong enough.
Other more general problems could include a gossiping neighbor that you talk to on a day to day basis or basically lacking the control to take care of your precious minutes in a day. The key is to create some great new habits, structure and success rituals for each new day.
It is up to you how you eliminate the distractions in your life, but believe me, you will have to take this subject on board, so you can elevate yourself to the top rungs of achievement.
When you make a definite decision, doesn’t it just make you feel totally empowered? It sends your imagination into overdrive, because of the infinite possibilities open you.
Successful network marketers make decisions and follow them up with massive action and persistent commitment. That is why they make the money and receive the plaudits, praise and rewards.
Have you ever been presented with a fantastic opportunity or confronted with a massive challenge or obstacle? If so what did you do about it. Did you grab the power available to you and go with it, or did you ignore the chance to become inspired, motivated and turn your back on a tremendous opening to feel great?
How Do You Become Decisive?
Decision making is a personal choice and I am not sure that you can teach it. Although I am sure that there will be people who say that it can be taught and they may well be right. But when you do make that decision it makes you feel fantastic. So we can’t put things off, we must DO IT KNOW!
I think that you must have a sense of urgency to get the job done. It appears to be an internal drive mechanism that spurs people into action. People need to have a desperate want, a very strong desire and an unbreakable will, if they are to forge ahead and win.
Decision making frees up space in our cluttered minds and complicated world. A failure to act is normally due to procrastination. Normally when we have left set aside a task or project and temporarily buried it. But we all know deep down that at some stage it will re-surface, although we make out that it doesn’t exist.
What Needs To Happen First?
The first thing that probably needs to happen is a big mind shift from head in the sand to let’s do it now. Without this change in attitude from stagnation to vigorous action, nothing much will change.
When making decisions, although powerful in nature, they can be inherently risky, depending on the task at hand. The passive person will be in a much worse position, than the brave and courageous person who puts it all on the line, even if he or she gets it wrong.
Making a decision is only powerful if there is consistent movement forward. To make a decision is exciting, but it must be followed by a commitment to completion and follow through. Understand that by putting things off until tomorrow, will make matters so much worse.
Indecision in most cases isn’t wrong, it is just that the feelings of empowerment received from decision making can be unbelievable and have an outstanding positive knock on effect that may well affect everything is attempted in the future.
If you want to build a substantial network marketing business, then yes, everything you engage in is meaningful, relevant and significant. It will affect those around you, especially your ever growing team or group.
There will be people watching your pace and momentum. If you move slowly, they will to. If you are moving forward progressively and at lightning speed, then your growth rate will greatly increased, rapid and you will take good people with you.
If you are excited and attend all the events, then there is a great chance your organization will to, assuming that you become an ace promoter, because awesome promotion will be paramount to your future success.
What Must You Be Careful Of?
One of the biggest things that you as a network marketer would have to pay careful attention to would be your choice of language. The intonation of your voice and the energy levels are vital parts of dialogue, but also knowing that any bad language, gossip or unacceptable words could have devastating results.
Remember there will be many people listening to everything that you are saying, good, bad, positive or negative, they will hear it all. So you must always come from the highest ground and set a superb example for them to follow.
Showing a brilliant attitude, adopting a healthy self image/acceptance and displaying a successful posture will pay so many dividends over the long term. People are searching for someone to follow and learn from, so pay attention to these attributes, qualities and characteristics.
You Must Be Seen To Do More Than Your Team
You are the guiding light and it is imperative that you do significantly more than your individual team members. If they introduce one new person, then you bring in two. The key is to forge ahead and show them how it is done.
You just become an outstanding promoter, a super encouraging cheer leader and learn to develop into the type of person who congratulates persistently and consistently. Act and conduct yourself with integrity, honesty and dignity. Do what is right and easy to duplicate on a large scale.
The bottom line is that you must show an amazing awareness and pay special attention to what you say, how you act and behave, because it only takes a small piece of poor behavior, saying the wrong thing or showing the wrong attitude to destroy all the good that you have started.
Yes, you can build at lightening speed, but the notion that the average person is going to become a superstar within 3 to 4 months is completely false.
There are really no shortcuts to success, we all have to pay (enjoy) the price of success. Amazingly some people think that there is some kind of magical fairy dust, beans or Wizard’s trick to being successful.
There will be professional network marketers who will come into a new business and have rocket ship success, These people have done their leg work in previous companies and probably brought large teams with them, full marks and respect to them. They will tell you that there is no shortcut to success.
Obviously the faster you build momentum, the more rapid your own personal growth will be. Some individuals can actually start from scratch and build huge teams in a short space of time. This may not be you, but you should applaud and learn from them.
You Have To Pay Your Dues
You have to learn how to become a professional within your chosen time span. Hopefully this will be as fast as you can humanly do it, but you will have to earn the right to join the ranks of the top earners.
Training is a key component, but it must not take the place of direct action. You must learn to be on the top of your game consistently and this will shine through in your attitude, your self image and your posture.
Paying your dues means discharging an obligation or commitment to yourself. The commitment relates to putting forth the required or expected effort to reach your goal. Activity does not always convert into accomplishment, it must be smart sweat equity that wins the day and nothing less than that.
So Are You Ready To Rumble?
You must be prepared for the challenging road ahead, listen to the people who are currently building fast. Become inventive, innovative and creative, but don’t re-invent the proverbial wheel, which many people try to do. The system already works well, so follow the path already forged for you and don’t veer of course.
Remember that there is no shortcut to success. You can surge forward and build at a super fast pace, but remember each member of your team will working at different speeds. Patiently lead by example and avoid getting frustrated. Stay with your program do the right things and you will make it.
Everybody has a completely different view on learning new material or in fact reviewing the old stuff. Some people love to soak up information, whilst others shun it. What about you?
Now no-one is saying that training takes the place of action, because it can never do that.. However learning is vital, but must always take second place behind massive action.
Do You Know Everything?
Are you one of these people who know all there is to know? I doubt it very much. Everyone needs to refresh themselves occasionally, some more than others. Learning should be a supplement that assists and improves your growing business skills.
The key is to use the time that is normally wasted during your day. Five minutes here and ten minutes there, will suffice.
The trick is utilizing the time when you are driving in your car or traveling on public transport to enable you to keep up to date with your training needs. Learning can also come in the form of on the job training, tweaking and testing, getting better at what you do.
You must never stop quenching your thirst for knowledge. We all need to stay sharp by reviewing the necessary information and training available. Ask yourself regularly, “What have I learnt today?”
Increasing your knowledge base and expanding your mind continuously is the way forward, as long as you actually take care of the income producing activities first. Learning can be exciting and rewarding as long as it leads to action and doesn’t replace it.
There are some things you don’t have to know how it works – only that it works. While some people are studying the roots, others are picking the fruit. It just depends which end of this you want to get in on. Jim Rohn
In 1980 I purchased a set of audio tapes and heard a successful network marketer, Skip Ross, talk about the disease of P.L.O.M. poor little old me, and it got me thinking about the problems faced by people in the network marketing profession.
How many people when faced with challenges, hurdles and obstacles say, “Woe is me.” They go weak at the knees, because things are not going according to plan? Why do people focus on the difficulty, when they should be focusing on the solution?
Identify A Problem And Never Talk About It Again
By all means identify a dilemma, a predicament or a mess, but don’t remain in the fire, otherwise you will choke on the smoke. If you were caught in a fire, would you procrastinate or would you get the hell out of there?
Of course, you would exit the building rapidly, you wouldn’t need a discussion, a deliberation or a conference, would you? In fact you would make a snap decision based on the quality of your own survival instincts.
So the key is learning to become solution conscious, as well as a fast problem solver and not a ‘wait around’ type of person. Just get on with the cure as fast as you possibly can.
Take Problems Head On, Never Ignore Them
So having spotted or recognized a problem, why would you not mention it again in those terms? Mainly because you are only going to refer to this situation from now on, in terms of solution thinking. In other words, “I will find the solution to this complication or this hitch.”
Always take trouble head on, as it happens, if possible, or at the very least, within 24 to 48 hours. Why? Because if you don’t, the bad situation or point at issue will worsen, increase in size and become a mental monster. You know, like the proverbial snowball, running out of control down a snow covered slope, gaining in ferocity and size.
If we were all honest with ourselves, we would hold our hands up and say, Yes, I have shut my eyes before and failed to deal with a problem.” We must never ignore obvious challenges and really get into the frame of mind, where we willingly take any problem head on.
Refuse to push things to one side and make matters much worse. Grab the chance to become a NOW person. Once you have identified the problem, never talk about the problem again, only talk about the solution and deal with either immediately or asap. Professionals don’t hesitate they act NOW!.
Inner Strength Is The Glue That Holds Everything Else Together
Whatever you decide to get involved with, you will be presented with or expected to carry out a series of tasks. In reality the type of task is totally immaterial.
What does matter though, is your ability to keep battling on, especially when you do not see any significant progress or things appear to be going against you.
What is important is the attitude you show,the posture that you adopt and the inner strength that you can muster, to enable you to complete your project successfully. Inner conviction is the adhesive that binds all of the required success components together in a symmetrical fashion.
What Inner Strengths Do You Possess?
Well I believe that courage must come at the top of the list of the internal qualities required. because if you lack the necessary courage to get into continuous and persistent action you are unlikely to win.
Let me ask you an critical question here, “Are you courageous enough and are you prepared to fight for your dream consistently?” You normally find that the vast majority of people range from wishful to hopeful. It is a rare individual that stays around long enough to cash in their chips in network marketing.
Brave souls are the ones who say to themselves, “I will until.” Those are the people who always follow through on their own commitment, regardless of any setback.
Very few people in the network marketing profession show the necessary back bone that is required in order to make it. True leaders are extremely unique and that is why they get the lion’s share of the rewards. The good news is that you can join them, but only if have and show the guts and tenacity that is obligatory.
Ask yourself this question, “Could you be described as a determined type of person?” Yes or No? You see here is where the winners differentiate from the losers and also rans.
In my humble opinion, you have to know where you are going and live life like you mean it. Have fun, but be serious about the outcome, otherwise nothing will change, will it?
Mean What You Say And Say What You Mean
I think that definiteness and precision are vital components, whilst building a network marketing business. You become very powerful when you actually mean what you say and follow through on your commitment.
It absolutely useless saying one thing and meaning another, because you are just telling someone else what you think they need to hear. A lot of people are weak when it comes to resolve. You must ensure that resolve becomes one of your strongest points.
Some people refer to resolve with this quote, “I will do it or die trying.” or something similar. Now no-one is suggesting that you actually give your life for your business, that would be insane, but you must become tenacious and have a commitment to completion or your outcome.
Let Us Test Your Resolve Now
What I would like you to do is write down 5 worthwhile things, awards, examinations etc that you have achieved over the last 5 years. Make a list and place them in a prominent position, where you will see them many times in a single day. This could be referred to as a victory list.
Now look at that list and ask yourself this question, “Did these 5 things make me feel proud and did they give me the feel good factor?” If you do not have a list, why not? I think you may have some work to do to catch up, don’t you?
If you haven’t achieved very much before then start compiling your list today. There is absolutely no time like the present. We all have to start somewhere, so get it going my friend
The key here is about giving yourself a platform to elevate yourself up and to get into the frame of mind that you are on the path to improvement and growth. But you must get going now, because there is only now.
It is crucial that you determine to live your life like you mean it. Don’t start one day and then quit. Make a decision to be superb at one thing, plan it and then execute your plan ruthlessly, but make sure it is with with a genuine smile on your face. The feelings that you will receive will be fantastic and remember thst the knock on effect on your psyche will pay dividends for years to come.
I speak to many people who seem to allow worry to dominate their lives and I find this very strange as it makes you feel awful. It is not something I engage in personally, because it just makes you feel lousy all day and I want to feel on top of the world as much as possible.
I have never really been a worrier, a warrior yes, but never a person who frets, becomes anxious or troubled. Network marketing is a much better journey, if you enjoy the ups and downs, rather than becoming uneasy or concerned about things that are normally out of your control.
Don’t Let Worry Rob You Of Your Creativity
One of the big things that happens to people when they get stressed or troubled, is that they become ineffective and avoid the required actions.
Another thing that happens to people is that there is a gradual destruction any relaxed confidence that you may have built up and this will show out to your team, group or your prospects.
The more that you worry and allow the bad stuff to seep into your life, the more that your creativity and innovation will disappear. You will feel like you have been robbed of ideas and energy, but the truth is that it is self inflicted.
Worry Is Similar To Poison
Allowing your worries to permeate into your daily life is potentially dangerous, not only to your health, but your family life and business. Worry is insidious and it is like you are harassing yourself.
Worry is like a poison that will obliterate all the good that you have created or want in your life. This doesn’t mean that things will go along as sweet as a nut, good and bad things will happen to you and your family.
We all have the ability to worry and stress out, but understand that this is toxic for everyone involved. Make the decision to accept what happens and instead of reacting badly, shouting, getting annoyed, take stock of the situation, relax and figure out ways of taking on the new challenge or dealing with an unfamiliar or strange event.
Basically any worry is bad for us and we should avoid the horrible feelings at all costs. If people want to be a success in the network marketing profession, then they will have learn to control their emotional intelligence and take stock of situations at an early stage, rather than fearing the worst and reacting immediately.
Your feelings and emotions are so vital to your achievements. You must grasp the importance and significance of events that happen in your life, some positive and some negative. Worry will stifle your growth big time if you allow it to take the place of sensible thinking and problem solving.
The network marketing profession allows an individual to increase his income exponentially. Can you see yourself making a 1000 a month extra, infinitely more or earning very little?
Everyone will be different according to their attitude, self image and belief. What I can say is that you turn the full 360 degrees and look around, you will find that you are totally surrounded by an abundance of opportunities.
You see most distributors walk around with their eyes to the ground, unaware that there are numerous people out there who would join them in their opportunity, if they knew about it and were approached in the right way.
The Big Keys Are Awareness And Observation.
As I have mentioned before you have to be alert, sharp and alive to the possibilities, gems and aces that surround you every day. Now you know that they are out there just waiting for you to chat to them, why is it then that you don’t go after them?
We all know that some people are nervous, fear failure and this is quite common. But you can work on your skills and confidence whilst you build your business.
The biggest skills you can acquire in the area of recruiting are, awareness, vigilance and observation. You must start paying full attention to those people who may well be crying out for what you have to offer.
You must learn to be perceptive when around prospective partners. You know, the sharp waitress who is on top of her game, the experienced manager who has lost his way and faces downsizing or the hungry young executive who is either being held back or has no chance of advancement.
Great People Are Like Diamonds And There Are Many
In a nice way, this is like going into a garden and looking at rows of apple trees or similar. If you take care and pick or select the best apples, you will not be disappointed. It is a numbers game, as we all know, but it is important that you carefully choose the ones you want to work with.
Although the very best diamonds (great people) are rare, there are many of them to select from, as long as you are out in the field persistently. To remain in the field requires you to keep your eyes peeled, whilst remaining watchful. So, spend your precious time using your vision to find the real gemstones that surround you.
If you were informed that the beach had thousands of rubies and emeralds buried in a particular area. Would you complain about the cost of a bucket and spade or would you just get down there asap? Personally I would drive a digger down there, but unfortunately others would take a tea spoon or a cup. What about you?
Have You Thought About What Obstacles Stand In Your Way?
It really doesn’t matter whether you are climbing a mountain, running a marathon or building a network marketing business. There will be some extremely interesting times ahead and you will have to face various battles, difficulties and demands that are placed upon you.
There will be a multitude of challenges and bridges to overcome on your journey. That is just the way things are set up.
Also you will be confronted with unknown problems and hurdles. These are the ones that just seem to come out of the woodwork.
Nitty gritty things that you never, ever dreamed of or even thought about. They creep up on you without warning.
In both scenarios, the known and the unknown, you should expect problems to arise. Problems are a sign of life and it means you are on the right path.
Don’t think that it will be plain sailing, you will be tested on many occasions.
Let Me Give You Some Examples.
If you were planning to run a marathon, you would have the obvious challenge of running hundreds of miles, which you would know all about already.
On the other hand, you probably haven’t factored in the probability of a bruised heel or some other injury, changeable weather patterns or working more hours at work.
Whatever your venture or target becomes, you will say to yourself at some stage, “I didn’t even consider that happening.” or a statement similar to that.
So hopefully you understand that there will be difficulties, some you will be aware of and some that will attack without warning.
But, this is the way of the world and you should embrace all the events that happen and learn to roll with the punches.
The key is being as best prepared as possible, becoming totally aware and alert, keep a smile on your face and keep moving progressively forward.
I think that there is a big problem in the network marketing profession, when we refer to the word commitment. Unfortunately the vast majority of people are just not committed sufficiently enough to their goals.
Why do you think that is the case? Is it that people are plain weak and have lousy goals, dreams and aims, or is it the fact that their reasons lack pure strength and excitement?
Interested People Do What Is Convenient
I feel that at different times, we all like to do the easy thing, the convenient way, rather than jumping out of our comfort zone, displaying boldness and trying something new or doing whatever is required.
People also like to make excuses or accept excuses routinely. Leaders are compassionate, but don’t accept whining, complaining, laziness or lame excuses.
Many times I just feel like having a rant about this subject. The message is clear, don’t be boring and plain old interested in doing something. Be seriously committed. It does seem that there is an epidemic of people who lack basic commitment in our society. What about you?
Committed People Do Whatever Is Required.
Committed people find out what works and just do it. They go for it and ONLY accept the results. I expect the best and I expect results, initially from myself and then others. I suggest being totally ruthless about your results. Otherwise there is absolutely no reason for you to become involved and waste your valuable time.
Interested people rely on others for most things, especially their own motivation. Are you fired up and do you have bags of motivation and energy? I hope that you do.
Remember committed people KEEP ON GOING long after the feeling has worn off or gone. Great leaders are a bit like the energizer bunny on the battery adverts, they continue on into the night and leave the rest standing.
The big question that you MUST ask yourself is, “Am I committed enough or just interested in becoming successful and wealthy?” When you can answer that question truthfully, you will know whether to move forward progressively or remain where you are, stagnant, unmotivated and unsuccessful.
Interest doesn’t make you a fortune. Sheer determination, intensity, passion, perseverance and the will to win attitude will always take you to the top. Come on you know that you can do this. Committed versus interested. Is there really a choice?
I think that you know there are going to be highs and lows during your network marketing adventure. There will be good times and maybe even some bad, who knows? Sometimes things will go right and at other times it can go horribly wrong.
I believe that if your attitude is spot on, you stick to the game plan and your goals, most times will be good ones. You must be ready for the spikes in good fortune and the ups and downs of our profession. If you are nearly always upbeat, then the downs will be few.
Even The Most Committed And Determined Have Dips.
What must remain intact is your commitment, drive and determination. It is very easy to let things slip, when confronted with bumps in the road. But this is where the winners excel, in the trenches.
Understand that there may well be times when you want to quit or say to yourself, “Do I really want this?” This is quite normal whilst building your network marketing business, most people go through it at some stage.
You must also realize that everyone goes through these dips, just accept that it will happen and you will get through it quite quickly. Just hang in there, rest, recuperate, recharge your batteries and come back stronger than ever.
Always Go Back To The Basics
I think that one of the big keys is communication, between you and your upline leaders, accountability partners and your coach or mentor.
If you are regularly in contact with them, then the troughs, minefields and the dips will be few and far between. The ones that do jump in your way will be shorter and will have less impact.
Remember if certain things are not working for you then change or alter them. Review your game plan, goals and your actions, to see if they can’t be improved in some way.
I would strongly suggest keeping a journal, not only for recording ideas, innovation, creativity and inspirational things, but also so you can keep a record of the basic things that you are implementing, the fundamentals.
Expect the best and expect success, but know that dips will come along and challenge your commitment and determination. Stay in the game and seek guidance from professionals within your field.
If you find yourself under pressure of any sort, then chill out, take a break or go on vacation. Stay sharp and you will win. You must show lots of resolve and unwavering courage to overcome the hurdles that this business will throw at you.
Most of us think that we have a lot of time in our lives, but if you were to watch the sand in an hour glass, you would realize that time is actually moving very fast and it so precious. So is life too short? Yes, but it is the hand that we have been dealt.
In network marketing, especially when we start, we tend to either say very little about our new venture or say too much to people. Sometimes we get so excited about our network marketing business we swamp people with information, mainly because we want them to see what we see.
The trouble is that we move into that convincing mode, which rarely works. Believe me when I say that life is too short to convince people of anything. Unfortunately it comes across as if you are desperate, if you try to persuade or prove your case.
It Is All About A series Of Exposures
No-one knows who will come into their business, so we need to be a little bit more professional in our dealings with others. We must learn the art of simple dialogue, probing, asking simple, but impactful questions, to find out about a person and where they are at that present moment.
Now this patient process relates to both the prospecting phase as well as the time spent in follow up, after the first exposure of your business opportunity. So before the approach it is a case of staying in touch with someone and if you ask the right questions, they will tell you when they are ready to take a look.
If you leave the field and stop speaking to those people, then someone else will reap the harvest. All the good you have done will be wasted. So, although we should never convince a person, we should stay in close contact, so that when they are ready for the first exposure or joining your business, it will be with you and not anyone else. It is very easy to forget them, lose contact with your prospects or act in an unprofessional manner.
Spend your time talking to lots of people and remember to ask lots of questions. Stay in touch with those people and build a whole lot of trust and rapport, so when the timing is right, whether that is immediately or a couple of months down the line, they will be receptive to what you have to say and show them.
Make sure that you are excited about your business, but at the same time, don’t overdo it and chat too much or try to convince people to follow you, take a look at something or join. Never rely on any one person joining your team or organization.
There will be times when the immediate approach can and will be the right thing to do and that is fine. Each person and situation is different. Someone may turn you down and say no and that is ok. No may not mean no for ever, so stay in touch and remember life is too short to convince people. People like to make their own educated decision based on there experience with you, the information they receive and the quality of the follow through communication you initiate.
I think most people are aware that the self depreciating talk that we all have in our heads, has the knack of destroying our confidence quickly, if we allow it to become persistent and constant.
There are many individuals that allow this monkey chatter to attack all the positive areas of their lives and actually turn it into an art form. They permit this negative skill to become their story and use it as an excuse, as to why they can’t be a success.
But that is not what I am referring to in this article. What I am talking about relates to other people in your life and how we allow them to affect our network marketing experience.
Be Honest Have You Allowed Others To Crush You?
Would it be fair to say that most of us have felt a little down, when we have had a well meaning friend or concerned relative attack us verbally about our network marketing venture? I think for most people, it is a fact of life, that someone will either put us down or make us feel bad about what we are doing.
A network marketer will either prove those people absolutely wrong in a very big way or they may well shrivel up, fade away and bury themselves in the network marketing graveyard. What will you do when confronted by those noxious or ignorant people?
It’s up to you really, either you get trampled underfoot by size 12 boots, or in this case a stinging remark or full frontal attack, or you dig in, face the intruder or invader of your positive mind zone and start to resolutely and firmly tell them their fortune or where they need to go, in a nice way of course. No don’t hit them physically.
It’s Time To Strike Back With Massive Success
Remember no one person can make you feel bad, unless you give your consent. Please don’t allow an individual to affect your feelings about your network marketing business. They are not paying your bills, so seek the guidance of those who really know how to build spectacular growth and stick around them.
So what do you do then? Make some commitments to yourself and your business. Set some goals that will stretch you quite a bit, put a game plan together to help you achieve those goals and work like crazy alongside a pro or pros.
The best revenge is making sure that you have outrageous success. Never let anyone chip away at your projected outcome aim or purpose. Eliminate these insidious vampires, who try to suppress your advancement, from your life and win big.