As I remember, before I had a network marketing mindset, it was massively frustrating to work hard at building my business
We have all been there and somehow at one point in our network marketing careers or in this case my doTERRA careers, we suddenly realize, “What am I doing wrong?”
There is lots of the information available in books and online explaining how to run a MLM business and in must cases the training is great, however they often forget to mention the most important factor that makes one person successful and someone else not.
There are a few books that are worth a reading but one worth considering is “The slight Edge” by Jeff Olson that explains:
The truth is, what you do matters. What you do today matters. What you do every day matters. Successful people just do the things that seem to make no difference in the act of doing them and they do them over and over and over until the compound effect kicks in.
Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge
So, doing what others can’t or won’t do is the key element towards success and then being consistent until the result has been achieved.
Why do we need a network marketing mindset?
Think about for a few minutes the excitement of starting a business and all the possibilities that comes with it. It is great for the first few months until reality slowly starts to dawn on you:
- The enroller and sponsors are supportive and knowledgeable
- The network marketing company is well run and their products are just the best
- And, you really want to be a successful network marketer or a successful business person
However, why is your business not moving forward?
- Firstly, ask yourself, “Do I have the right mindset to success for network marketing?”
- If not, why not?
- And how can I get it?
What does it take to run a network marketing business?
Running a network marketing business is like running a marathon, which most runners and athletes will understand is 90% mental and 10% physical.
Everyday you work on your business, putting one foot in front of the other, but your mental strength will be the thing that pushes you forward when you feel you cannot continue.
Many years ago I watch a dear friend of mine during a bad time in his life after himself becoming a successful network marketer and then losing it all. He sat in a small apartment eating cold beans out of a can and within a year become successful in a network marketer for the second time from almost nothing.
When I asked him, “how he managed to become successful while others were not even though your life was a mess?” He told me, “Even though things were bad, people in my life still needed me, so I needed to change my attitude, become self-motivated, have desire and discipline to make this business work.”
After pondering his answer for many years I put it down to his own mindset to success and turning a bad situation into good. People needed him so he needed to step up and get his shit together. Over the years we get together for a chat and over that time I begun to understand some of the key points that made him successful. So, below I have shared them with you.
The 5 keys to develop a mindset to success
- Socialize with successful people:
- Consider this, if you socialize with people who are going nowhere guess who else is going nowhere. Find people who inspire you to become more that you are and gain that success you have always desired.
- Now, ask yourself if the people you surround yourself with lift you up or cause you to doubt yourself.
- If they bring you down, what will you do about that?
- Never stop learning something new:
- Learning is about developing new skills which will help one succeed in the MLM industry
- All network marketer regardless how long they have been in the industry need to home new skills to keep on top of their game.
- Learning helps the network marketer to become a more interesting person, hence an interesting person to be involved with.
- These new skills will give you the knowledge to become a leader with a vision and the mindset for success
- As you develop, your mind grows and adjusts accordingly giving you the confidence to interact with prospects interested in your business
- There is no such this as “can’t”:
- Nobody has succeeded in anything when they started the conversation with, “can’t”
- I have spoken with many people that said they really wanted to be successful in MLM, but they would start by saying: I can’t talk to people about my business, I can’t do sales and I can’t find the time
- Beginning a dialogue with yourself that starts with “can’t” means you have predetermined your chances of success with failure.
- Limiting what you do in life by saying “I can’t” is counter productive and the death of personal and business success
- Refer to limited beliefs and the fixed mindset vs. growth mindset argument
- Build a support system:
- Who is supporting you?
- Who is helping you to build your business?
- Having a support system can be the difference between success and failure
- People close to you may not support your efforts or understand why you are involved with MLM, so surround yourself with positive like-minded people
- Contact your sponsor, mentor and use online groups of like-minded people who are all interested in becoming successful in MLM
- Establishing a good support system will help with developing a success mindset for your business
- Create a positive and successful mindset routine:
- Have you looked at the top network marketers and said to yourself, “I want some of that!”
- When you see someone who is fit, slim and healthy don’t think about how good they look. Think about their daily habits that are needed to achieve that result and the slight edge that got them there.
- The positive routine philosophy can be transferred into your network marketing daily action plan, business and life.
- Ask yourself, what are the top earners doing on a daily basis? Find out! Do something similar in your daily life.
- The main habits of the most successful network marketers is persistence (Never give up)
- Socialize with successful people:
Why do we hold ourselves back from the success and income we really want and deserve? It is a complex question, but in many cases the answer is simple. We are being asked to move out of our comfort zone in an area of possible failure and embarrassment. This is not a comfortable feeling, but to become a MLM leader sacrifices need to be made and action needed to be taken.
Some of us are born with no fear of failure and a confident mindset, but others need to develop these MLM skills overtime.
Here are some tools that may help you develop and empower yourself towards success:
- Write down the things you say you can’t do, so you can own them
- Write down why you feel it is important for you to change them
- Now write down an empowered version of yourself without the things you can’t do
- Visualize yourself so you can see your life with this new empowered version of youself and all its benefits
- Use positive support to find your inner strength
- Step out of your comfort zone (One new thing everyday)
- Work on your personal development to help you empower yourself and your mind.
Hopefully you have you found what is holding you back from being successful in your network marketing business and found a solution that will move you forward.
Now, the most important question, what are you willing to do about it?
Every time you need to change something in your life, move out of your comfort zone and push the limits of what you believe you can do, you are moving one step closer towards a better network marketing mindset that will give you success.
For more details about my personal mindset to success and why I got into network marketing click on the button below and read, “Who is Steven Jackson?”
Where can someone get involved with network marketing?
Anyone can enroll to be a network marketer on this page, in fact I looking for one or two new individuals to mentor and support. The company is called doTERRA and they are a therapeutic grade essential oils company that has been growing fast since 2008. For only 35$ / 20€ / £20 / 50 AUD you can become a consultant and receive as a part of the business package a free webshop, back office, Free mentoring and network marketing leadership training and no monthly fee.
Where can someone new get the mindset training network marketing needs?
This is a great question and it simply comes from the leader you decide to join. Let me rephrase that, the leader you decide to join and speak to on a weekly basis. Having the right mindset for MLM does need a dialogue with a leader that knows how the system works. Without a full understanding it is very difficult to become successful. So, when you join a MLM business reach out to your enroller or rely when they reach out to you.
How do I join doTERRA?
- Click here (Technical advice: Mobile devices can have glitches, for best results use the Chrome browser on your PC or Mac computer)
- Note: If you are enrolling from outside the US – Click Here and choose your language and country
- Choose your kit (When you purchase a product enrollment the enrollment fee is waived)
- To purchase the 35$ enrollment, click on the “Individual Products” button and then click on the Bag button on the top right hand side of the page.
- Review your order and proceed to checkout
- Fill in your details
- Choose Wellness Advocate or Wholesale Customer
- Enroller ID and Sponsor ID is: 930175
- All Wellness Advocate packages includes a free webshop, back office and no monthly fee
- Fill in your Shipping details
- Pay for your order
Within a short while you will receive an email, confirming your enrollment and then in about 3 days you will receive another email from your Enroller welcoming you and offering you his or her help and support with you new network marketing business.
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