The year is coming to a close. It was your First Year in Network Marketing……(Or perhaps it felt like it was, considering the kind of year you had) and you are now thinking, “What happened? I was supposed to be earning 10K a month by now and headed for my new Mercedes…I’m not breaking $500 a month yet… What is wrong with me!”
Nothing! Nothing is wrong with you.
There is nothing to fix, just you to discover. Having been a leader in Network Marketing off and on for over 30 years, I understand the frustration of feeling like you are herding cats as you guide, prod, cajole, bribe your team to: “Get on the calls;” “Come to Saturday training:” “Send your goals for the month – Really it WILL help you!”
Belief in Yourself + Action = Results.
The Key to Success in MLMs is you. Structure and discipline of daily activity is crucial – but it is not what you do everyday but what you do daily that maters. You can’t make progress without action. And if you and your team don’t believe in yourselves…..you are SOL (Sadly Out of Luck). Belief in Yourself + Action = Results.
Conscious vs Subconscious
Here’s a little secret that is a part of my Network Marketing Training : You have a Conscious mind and Subconscious mind. The conscious mind is your thinking brain; your subconscious mind is your “feeling” brain. How you feel trumps what you think hands down. How do you know that to be true? Look at where you are in your life. If you are not earning the kind of money you were SURE you would be earning by this time, and/or if your relationships are not as satisfying as you desire, despite all the time, energy and money you have put into both of these aspects of your life…well, your subconscious is driving the bus. You’re depressed, you’re upset, things just aren’t going right….
To be a Network Marketing Pro, begin to Define Yourself – your Talents, Abilities and Gifts (T.A.G.s). This is how you will begin to shift the bus and speed on down Success Boulevard. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
What special way do I use to connect with my clients? – Talent
What ways do I connect that just come naturally to me without really making any effort? Ability
How do I express my Talent and Ability as I work with my team and approach my clients? – Gift
Now take that list and add to it. Expand beyond the obvious – that is where your Diamond, your Big Compensation Check, is found. Think of at least ten qualities for each category. Set enough time aside so that you can sit there, pen and paper in hand, until you have pushed yourself to honor pieces of yourself that here-to-for had been dormant or barely alive inside of you. It is those last T.A.G.s where new possibilities for your future await your discovery and fulfillment as a team leader and successful business owner.
Once you have discovered your T.A.G.s, now the integration begins. Have the list in the bathroom and while you are getting dressed, repeat them in the sentence: “I honor and appreciate my Ability to_________; I honor and appreciate my Talent in ____________ I honor and appreciate my Gift of______________. Do that each day for 30 days and watch what happens.
Honor each one of these qualities for Career Success
Honor each one of these qualities within you by expressing them in some way. Find an outlet to express your artistic self – even if that is spending $2 at the Dollar Store to buy a drawing pad and set of 24 colored pens. Express your flare by adding a new ingredient to that age old recipe. The point here…just begin! Every time your mind goes to think “negative” whinny, complaining, blaming thoughts about how everyone else or the economy is ruining your life….Stop! Sit down at the computer and begin to write that book you have had percolating on the back burner for years.
The Real Law of Attraction – Road to Success
Eventually, as you honor and value who you are on a consistent, daily, basis, your subconscious will know that you believe that you actually DO deserve to have that red Mercedes parked in the driveway. It will match your Conscious Mind’s statement “I am going to be driving a red Mercedes by June 2011” and lo and behold, you will vibrate at the frequency in which the Law Attraction actually will manifest what you desire creating wealth to buy what you desire.
See a more detailed discussion of T.A.G.s here.