Hey World Changers, Freedom Fighters, and Mompreneurs! Can you guess what kills the progress of many people in network marketing?
In the video, I talk about a revelation I have while trying to teach our daughter, Hannah how to use a toy she received from her Great Grandmother on her birthday. My interaction with our eager 3-year-old reminded me of the importance of adopting a certain mindset while you are in network marketing.
I’ve seen many talented people, with a whole lot of potential, struggle in network marketing simply because they refuse to let go of… drumroll please…pride and ego.
Now, perhaps my 3-year-old daughter doesn’t have pride and ego problems just yet, or maybe she does. She just refused to allow me to teach her how to use her fishing pole. She became more and more frustrated, and yet, still refused to listen to my instruction. Does this at all sound familiar to you?
Do you have people on your team come to you, frustrated? They ask for coaching, you give it to them but they still choose to do it their own way. There’s a certain term for this, and that’s coach-ability. Are you a coachable person and are the people you spend your time with on your team coachable? If you answered no to at least one of those options, network marketing is going to be one big up-hill struggle for you.
If you are with a company with leaders that have experience, and a track record to back it up, then my suggestion is to follow the systems they already have in place because they are proven. If you want your network marketing career to be twice as hard and take twice as long to get momentum, then go ahead and follow the toot of your own horn.
I get it though, because when I first started my career in network marketing and learned the company’s system, I thought it was way too simple and there had to be a catch. So I created my own systems to make it more “professional-feeling” aka, I made it more complicated. My team could not duplicate what I was doing, therefore I was creating an environment that would simply not allow momentum. I therefore decided it was better to swallow my pride and start making money, rather than look cool and be broke.
If you’re a leader, who is working with anyone who refuses to follow the system, my suggestion is to move them from the “Personal Time” category to the “Group Time” category and keep searching for people who are willing to push their ego and pride to the side and follow the system.
Enjoy the video…
Cheers To Your Freedom,
on Behalf of Adam and Michelle Carey