MLM really sucks if you don’t have the 6 following traits:
- An open mind:
- Willingness to learn;
- Willing to work hard;
- Willing to use the system;
- Willing to be coached;
- Willing to make your fortune.
Multi-level Marketing (MLM) levels the playing field for everyone regardless of where and how you grew up, your current social position or your education.
Great MLM companies have compensation plans tied directly your efforts. Some will progress faster at the beginning because they are more open minded or coachable. Others may have already learned the basics before.
Your progress will be determined more by your personal efforts and willingness to learn. Is your mind open to creating your wealth and success?
Most of us grow up and learn certain biases. For example, your parents may have always told you weren’t as smart as others so there is no way you will ever be rich. To make themselves and their children feel better, they constantly cut down rich people and said how evil they are. “Why would I want to be like them!”. When something is reapeted often enough, we start to believe our own lies.
Your mind is like a parachute, it only works when it’s open. Are you willing to consider that pre-conceived ideas could be wrong?
Willing to Learn
If you open your mind and are willing to learn, great MLM companies offer a lot of free training that would likely cost more than a university and would benefit you with new knowledge and might actually pay you in the process.
Doing business of any kind usually has some cost associated with it but when you are working MLM, it’s likely that it’s more likely that when you make the effort to applied your learned knowledge, the resulting profits outweigh the cost of your time and maybe a little money. Are you willing to apply what you learn?
Willing to Work Hard
You are your own boss. No one will be telling you what to do in a MLM Opportunity. Your income is the direct result of your efforts. When you “hired” yourself, did you consider your “employee’s” work ethic?
We get nothing for nothing in this life. The greatest cost in your business is your time and efforts. What are you willing to do to get what you want?
Willing to Follow A System
Great MLM companies have a proven system of success. Can you accept that they know more than you and can help you achieve your goals if you open yourself up to change?
I’m not saying you have to do your business exactly as your sponsor did. Successful systems have room for individual expression. Find the parts that fit your personality and use them. For example, maybe you are more comfortable using technology, use that for your initial exposures and then follow up. Alternatively, maybe you prefer to meet in person and use a flip book. Then, do that!
Whatever the system is, find a way to make it fit your style without breaking the business model. This is a business.
Willing To Be Coached
Odds are pretty good that you have a fairly strong personality or you wouldn’t consider MLM as an option. Don’t kid yourself, you might just be passive aggressive. This means your ego may get in the way and it could take a while before you realize it.
Most of us go through that period where we insist we can do it. I may find my sponsor too aggressive and decide I don’t want to be like him/her. They have already proved they can do the business or you would have been their sponsor!
When you realize you don’t have to be exactly like them, you only need to open up o them coaching you and success just might show her face. If what you are doing is easy, it probably won’t work. Let your coach show you how to stretch and get outside your comfort zone.
Ask yourself, am I coachable?
Willing To Make Your Fortune
Thinking you want success and money is very different than actually believing it you deserve it. We all have a map burned into our brain that we get directions from. This map was created when you were very young and is seared into your subconscious. Many of us sabotage our own success because we get stuck on the road that is mapped there. I highly recommend reading T Harv Eker’s book, Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind to help you understand what you need to do in order to break the patterns established over your lifetime.
Is your success worth doing some reading to help yourself? Are you willing to make changes? Are you willing to make your fortune?
It’s all up to you to determine what success is for you and how much of a fortune you want.
Make it a great day,
P.S. What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful Jeff Olsen taught me to read 10 pages of a good book every day. I’m thankful my sponsors don’t give up on me. I’m thankful my wife supports me.
What are you thankful for today?