The 10 Commandments for MLM Leadership By Doug Firebaugh
1) THOU SHALT MAKE A DECISION TO LEAD.
Simply, there is nothing more powerful in this Industry than a True decision to Lead. It seems when that happens; you literally become magnetized to Success. How can you tell a True Decision? It is a Decision from heart, not just mind. You simply cannot imagine traveling down any other Path, because of Success Power in Decision. Right in middle of word Decision is word "Is". If you are looking for Secret of Success to this business, there it "Is'
2) THOU SHALT HAVE AN IGNITED VISION.
Your Vision needs to be more than just on course or on track. It needs to be ONFIRE! It needs to be Crystal Clear, Powerful, and Hot! As my friend John Milton Fogg says, " A leader when they meet people, should either Ignite them, or Melt them." It needs to be a consuming Vision OnFire that people are compelled to enroll in and buy into, whether it is wealth, helping people, or changing world. The real Power in your Vision , real "Heat" is in Fire in your Heart…where MLM Vision is birthed and ignited, and ignites others hearts with Hope, Possibilities, and Change.
3) THOU SHALT DIRECT, GUIDE, AND NAVIGATE.
You must as a Leader have a plan, a step by step trail, and direct your people down MLM Power Path. You must guide them along way to solve challenges, and navigate them through storms that do happen in this business and life. How? With your Network Marketing support, coaching, caring, instructing, and believing. Remember, North Star of your organization and compass for your people is your Leadership. Navigation requires knowing where you are, but also where you are headed, and how you are going to get there. The Last syllable in Navigate is Gate. You must provide Gate to Success for others …It is up to them to open it and walk through.
4) THOU SHALT CREATE INFLUENCE THROUGH ETHICS, INTEGRITY, & SINCERE CARING.
There is nothing more powerful and compelling than a Leader who cares more about their distributor's paycheck, than their own. People are magnetized to it. And influence that creates through ethics that are needed to do it, is enormous. But as a leader, you must always display ethics and integrity to maintain respect with your people. And sincere caring Leaders know, people don 't follow what you say, or what you do, as much as who you are.
5) THOU SHALT CREAT AN ENVIRONMENT OF HOPE, POSSIBILITIES, & EXPECTANCY.
You must create an environment that your distributors can grow and thrive in. An environment of hope and possibilities, and that hope will be crystallized into Success. You must also create an environment of expectancy. MLM Leaders know that people usually rise to level of their expectations. Believe and expect big things from your people. As oxygen is to a population, your belief is to your organization. Let your distributors "breathe air of Success", in MLM, which gives life to every distributor, and creates an Incredibly Empowering environment.
6) THOU SHALT EMPOWER EVERYONE THROUGH BELIEF, KNOWLEDGE, & ENCOURAGEMENT.
Leaders have an incredible chance to empower people, and change their life through this business. And greatest way to empower is to believe in them. The 4 most powerful words in network marketing are "I believe in You!" And through Power of Encouragement, like "You can do it!" and proper knowledge of how to do it, you will become their biggest supporter, and cheerleader. Believe and encourage your people...through Heart Power and Fire of Belief.
7) THOU SHALT BE OUT IN FRONT, NOT STUCK IN THE BACK.
Leaders are a lighthouse in a sea of adversity and frustration in network marketing. And your distributors must always be looking forward. Being out in front also means doing what your teaching them and setting example. You must understand, your distributors quietly watch you, and observe. You will never know it, but they are watching to see if you practice what you are preaching. If you are not, they will quietly duplicate what you are doing. Show them way, and lead them through what we a PassionFire call "The New Distributor Fog"…the fog of doubt, frustration, and discouragement. You do that by leading them through fog with your light of Leadership.