I heard a great quote the other day and I see it all of the time in this business. This business is NO different that a traditional business or a small business, it is just easier to plug into a turnkey system with little overhead. Yes I am speaking of network marketing. Often I hear well you benefit on other people’s work, orders, effort, well you do, but don’t you in all businesses? We sell ourselves everyday, whether you want to admit it or not. You sell yourself to keep you job, you sell yourself to your friends, family, when we volunteer, we just don’t realize it.
So why wouldn’t you want to go to family and friends and offer them a HUGE opportunity to change their lives? If they aren’t doing business with you or buying from you they will go and buy from someone else. It is that simple. When I hear, well I don’t want to bother my friends or family, what exactly are you bothering them with? A chance to make a huge difference in their lives and the process of discovery for them? One don’t assume anything about anyone. Don’t be stingy and make that decision for them, it is there right to make decisions for themselves.
Often I hear well I am afraid? Truthfully what is it to be afraid of? We have been conditioned that the word NO is the end all be all. No is failure, it isn’t. Not even close. Failure is when you give up and then you make excuse after excuse. 95% of people give up after the thried no and it takes 5-7 times (exposures) to get to a yes. You are denying yourself. You are denying yourself the potential for greatness. No one was hurt for asking, and you have to remember people are not saying no to you, they are saying to your opportunity.
Progress is making little successes, when someone says yes to your product or your business opportunity. When we get a referral, or someone sends us a great review those are mini celebrations. But in the end if you ask enough people and STOP making the excuses, then you move forward. Shelf the I don’t have time-turn off the TV and get off social media. I don’t have the money-how much did you spend going out? What about buying purchases that you didn’t need? My friends would never support me in something like this or I don’t know enough people-really look at your contact base how many people are in your phone and on your friends list? You can do this businesses from anywhere in the world. Now my question to you is what will you do from this point forward to change what you want to change and what are you willing to do to get it? How many people will you help because that is what this is all about. Being a successful servant leader is truly about how many people you will ask, let them do the process of discovery and help teach them do the same.