New people as me all the time what should the do…now that they’ve joined me in either My Lead System Pro or a business opportunity. Now, of course I don’t just say “Just Put Your Head Down and Get To Work” but that really is the bottom line!
I do a lot to support the people who join me, offering both marketing training and motivation. But the bottom line is if you never take any action on anything that you learn, what good is it? Did you get involved in network marketing just so you could throw your money away on something you’ll never use? I’m not going to go out and buy a powder blue leisure suit (although I looked pretty sharp in it back in 1979!) because I know I’ll never wear it. The same principle applies to making money in network marketing.
People who hop from program to program rarely make any money at all. The people who join a business opportunity, learn a few strategies of how to market it, and get to work are the people who succeed and make money in this industry. There’s no push-button formula or magic pill that works. Network marketing is a business that will reward you very handsomely for your EFFORTS (Hint: “Efforts” being the key word!).
If you don’t have the right mindset and believe that you will succeed and that you will do whatever it will take to succeed…it will be very difficult to get where you WANT to go. If you have the belief, but choose not to put in the work, it still won’t happen for you. You need both.
I’m currently re-reading Anthony Robbins’ “Unlimited Power”. It’s from 1991 and you can probably get it today for ten cents at a garage sale. There are many “mindset” books and tapes that you can buy to help you get over anything that may be holding you back from reaching your dreams.
Here’s a terrific MINDSET piece that my buddy, Mike Long, shared with me recently called “Cross The Line”:
YOU MUST “CROSS THE LINE”
cross: (verb) 1. to move from one side to another 2. to pass over mediocrity
With everything, there’s a LINE
On one side of the line is a greater chance to make good things happen (better results, better relationships, more responsibility). This is where you’ll find all those people you admire. People like Oprah Winfrey, Drew Bree’s of the New Orleans Saints, Kobie Bryant and Lady Gaga. Other famous Olympians, musicians and athletes. They made a decision to “Cross the Line.”
On the other side, there’s less of a chance.
And with each line, there’s a choice. You want to cross the line or you don’t. You want the better chance at making good things happen (meaningful things) or you settle with the lesser chance.
It seems simple but…
Then there’ll be those times – those times when in the short run it’ll seem like you can’t cross the line (no matter what you do). But then, those misses (those hurdles) in the short run will sometimes help you over the line in the long run (in a way you couldn’t have seen). They’ll serve as lessons, giving you more depth to your experience – making you stronger and better prepared for bigger and more important challenges you’ll face in the future.
But you won’t know that at the time.
At the time, you’ll just see that line.
And it might seem like a wall.
But it really is just a line (a line you want to cross).
And it’s yours to cross, but you have to decide (make that choice).
It seems simple but…
Then there’ll be those people – those people who’ve decided they’d rather not cross the line and would prefer you didn’t either (and unfortunately, sometimes those people might be your friends). Maybe they’ll sprinkle in a little doubt or withhold a little encouragement at just the right time (or even encourage you to do the wrong thing). Maybe they’ll be a little less subtle about it and just step directly in your way.
And then, every once in a while, there’ll be you – that inner voice that’ll try to tell you you’re not that special and that making something exceptional happen is for other people. (What are you thinking?)
Then there’ll be the work – the work that’ll be the real challenge that some people never face because of those times, those people, or that inner voice that keep us from putting in the effort and bouncing back when things get tough.
But there’s the line.
And it needs to be crossed.
And you can cross it.
It’s up to you.
(Which side will you choose?)
“The difficult is what takes a little time; the impossible is what takes a little longer.”