When I look back to my early days in network marketing, I always remember being confident on one hand and scared as hell on the second. In my first business, we were taught to lead the with the product first. That was how the industry did it then or maybe I was so green at the time, I didn’t know better. But recently, we have seen is a shift in mentality. Now in this business, you lead with yourself… developing a relationship and then the business. We are NOT selling a product we are selling a lifestyle change, a business opportunity like no other! AND, If the business is a no, then turn them into a customer and ask for 2-3 introductions. Simple right? ..theoretically. Like I said, I remember feeling scared as hell. Getting out of your comfort zone is hard… but comes from DOING!! Practice should be the most difficult part of this. That means Doing the Do…, the 3-way calls and the meetings. But, the more you do the easier it is! Action is key!
The past few years we have seen a shift to more entrepreneurial businesses and this is the best kind of business. Big companies and businesses are no longer the norm. So what better way to start your own business than with a networking marketing company. However, Many people who start a business like this never make one phone call after they have invested. WHY IS THAT? Why do people get all excited about something like this and then never do it again? One word… REJECTION. And let’s face it there isn’t a lot of skin in the game even at a few hundred dollars investment. This business is all about what you put into it..Period!
It takes a thick skin to be in this business. We get told no A LOT! Being detached from the emotional part of this business it is HUGE and it takes time to learn that. I always say “No means not right now”. How bad do you want this business to work for you? Are you willing to do what it takes? Are you willing to pick up the phone? Are you willing to follow the plan?? Are you willing to have a personal face to face conversation? Are you willing to change peoples lives AND your bank account with it?
If you don’t ask the answer is always NO.
So what does it take? Confidence, Conviction, and BELIEF!! Belief in yourself that you can do it. The belief that the person is going to say yes, belief that you can pick up the phone and ask for an appointment, belief that YOU CAN DO IT!!! Nike built their whole empire on that. What makes you get up and go to work in the morning? I am pretty sure no one wants someone else to tell them when to be there, what to do, what time to leave, deadlines, when to eat lunch? You need the paycheck BUT are you truly happy? Are you truly satisfied with what you do, what you get paid and how many hours you work? My bet is that you can not say yes to all of those… if any at all.
Here is the better option… You control your TIME, your PAYCHECK, and when you WORK. But you have to work it and be consistent. I have said it before and I will say it again…Consistency is Key. Treat it like a hobby or a “sometime business” and that is exactly what you will get. Treat it like a million dollar mindset/investment and watch your business soar!!
So…What are you waiting for?