After struggling in the Network Marketing industry for over 10 years, with more than 1 company (who’s with me here?), using upline advice, different systems, buying many programs, watching webinar after webinar, and… cricket’s on my sales pages.
Then I realized, I was jumping from one “quick fix” to another. In realitiy, there are no “quick fixes”, no “get rich quick” systems. However, there are terrific systems, that do work. But, each and every one, take commitment, consistency, and your own sprinkle of magic – your “why”, your “story”.
Your story, where your came from, your roadblocks, successes, and failures, all make up who you are today. It influences the decisions you make, it dictates how you run your business, it is your integrity – the “real” you. Sharing your story helps to build a relationship with your team, your prospects, and others who hear it who then want to join you in your journey, to enhance their own. Your story speaks to them, feels familiar to their own life/business experiences. People with similar life experiences tend to be attracted to each other. Those are the people who want to work with you. If you are not sharing your story, you are missing out on the connection you could have with those around you, that inspires them to build their business, and create their own visions!
Your “Why”, is the reason you are in your own home business. If you don’t know why you are here, you will definitely not be moving forward. Your why, is the vision of your imagined future – where owning your own home business can take you! One of the best resources to use to help create and hone your “why” is a vision board – a collection of photographs of things you want, things that inspire you, and things or people you aspire to be like. You keep your vision board hung in your workspace in a place of prominence, somewhere you will see it whenever you look up. It will keep you motivated, keep you going, inspire your creative juices, help to pick you up when you think you can’t take one more “no”. I keep a version of my vision board on the screensaver of my computer. Whenever I take a break, I come back to the vision of my future in full color!
When I first started out in Network Marketing, I was told to create a vision board, asked to write down my “why”. I thought, “that’s silly”, I just want to share these great products. Surely everyone will love them as I do! Because they are the absolute best in the market! People do not purchase a product based on it’s sensational qualities, they purchase a product because of their relationship with you. Let me say that again: People will purchase your products, because of their relationship with YOU.
So, I reviewed the systems I had bought and tried, picked one to start; and followed the system instructions every, single, day. Consistency. That’s it. That’s what they told me. This system will work for you! You have to post daily, connect daily, build relationships daily! So I did those things.
Now, I see my connection numbers going up, now I see people looking at my free giveaways, engaging with my content. Now, I have an audience who are starting to know, like, and trust me. Now, those are the people who will most likely buy my products. Not just because my products are great – but because they trust my recommendation.
My biggest stumbling block to making any thing work in my business was, not the systems, or the programs, or my belief in them. My biggest stumbling block was: – my belief in myself! I didn’t think I could sell, I didn’t feel worthy of my “why”. So I worked one day, and took 2 off, thought of something new to try, and only did it once. I stayed in my shell, didn’t share my opportunity, my products, my thoughts of others, or my gratitude of accomplishing the things that I did do well in my life.
I thought about it… I ran a successful cleaning company for 24 years, I raised 3 wonderful, responsible boys into young men, I have bred, raised, trained and sold well over 150 puppies in the last 8 years, with many repeat buyers and recommendations. I have my own businesses, I have my own family, I have a home, a car, friends, children, food on the table. I have a tremendous amount to be grateful for. AND, I have skills, personality, a willingness to learn, and to listen to others opinions. Why then, am I lacking self confidence in my network marketing business?
One of my mentors suggested that I write down the phrase “I am already successful”, to help get over this lack of belief in myself. I didn’t understand it at the time. I most certainly was not already successful – in my network marketing business. Looking back now, it makes perfect sense. Of course I am already successful! I have many accomplishments, and talents. So do you! Believe in yourself! Infuse yourself into your business, and your conversations. Open up your thinking a little bit, look at your life as a whole – what accomplishments have you made, what are your successes? You can flourish in Network Marketing, You can be successful – because you already are!! YOU ARE THE MAGIC IN YOUR BUSINESS, AND I BELIEVE IN YOU!