TEN LESSONS FROM A SURVIVOR! My First Year As A Network Marketer (ŠLee Wise 2002)
I'm not on television. You won't find me on an island voting someone else off. I don't even want to be there!
But I am a survivor ... of sorts.
I have survived my first year in network marketing business. I've lived to tell story and I still enjoy it! I'm either nuts, persistent ... or both!!
You can decide which of above I am! Either way, here are some of lessons I have learned during this year's journey.
**THE VALUE OF CONSISTENT EFFORT
Two Big Areas
One: consistent prospecting. Two: consistent follow-up.
Need I say more?
**THE VALUE OF UNDERSTANDING THE REALITY OF THE LEARNING CURVE
The Learning Curve Is Real.
You MUST pay price of time and effort to learn.
You're sunk if you don't! Time. It Takes Time!
It just takes time to learn about marketing, emails, autoresponders, advertising, prospecting, follow-up, product, how to respond to questions, ways to influence your downline, ideas for helping others, etc.
**THE VALUE OF RESEARCH
"Danger Ahead!" The danger is too much time in wrong places. Spreading yourself too thin. Not focusing. That's danger.
"More Danger Ahead!" I think there is another danger: sitting and doing nothing. Just getting acquainted with industry takes time. I said it above, and I'll say it again: you have to pay price of time!
The "Discipline of Self-Improvement." By way of example ...
You may review newsletters of successful network marketers to see how they communicate and format their ezines. (So many spaces for each line for instance! Get idea?) The "Discipline of Gathering Good Ideas." This is other side of coin which I mentioned above.
Ideas come in all shapes and sizes. Maybe it's an idea for an ad, a way to phrase something, how to respond to a potential prospect, or just an idea to keep yourself motivated!
It doesn't matter. You need them! So get 'em, file 'em, and use 'em!
**THE VALUE OF "CONNECTING" WITH YOUR MOTIVATIONS
Why Am I Here?
Your motivations regarding why you want this business to succeed. The "reasons" that drive you.
I have had to review them many times this past year! What's one of main ones for me? "Making it" during retirement. I'm 56. Now *This* Is Me!
I like to help. So what do I find myself doing? Right. Looking for ways to help both myself and my downline.
I like "hands on" stuff. You guessed it: I try to think of specific steps of action that could, or should, be taken in any number of things related to my business. I enjoy creating. I saw a motivational mailing and said to myself, "I can do that!" So I sat down and created my own. "A Moment In Time." You want it? Just write me, and I'll send it! **THE VALUE OF ASKING FOR HELP