Prelude to Success -- Overcoming

Written by Joe Bingham


Network marketing isrepparttar single greatest opportunity for people as individuals that has ever come along inrepparttar 122581 history ofrepparttar 122582 world.

Either that or it's a complete waste of time, one ofrepparttar 122583 two.

The question of whether its a great opportunity or a waste of time, though, has to be answered on an individual basis.

We all know of people making a couple hundred thousand dollars a month through network marketing, and we all know a bunch of other people that are floundering around trying to figurerepparttar 122584 whole thing out.

Forrepparttar 122585 one it'srepparttar 122586 great opportunity, and for many others it's a waste of not only time, but money.

So what makesrepparttar 122587 difference? Is it marketing strategies? Is it sales tactics? Is it just luck? What?

I believe it's none of those things. Marketing and sales can both be learned, and luck is merelyrepparttar 122588 by-product of effort and attention.

So whatrepparttar 122589 heck is it?

It's overcoming.

Network marketing does not require technical skills. It does not require advanced education, a lot of money, or any certain type of personality. We've all seen people weak in those areas that still made it big, and they are an inspiration to us all.

What it does require is us to overcome our fears, our disorganization, our lack of commitment, and our lack of effort, depending on which of those areas our weaknesses reside.

Networking does require people skills, and for many of us that's where our fears lie. We are often afraid to talk to those we don't know, or we are afraid of being rejected or ridiculed by those not interested. Often, too, we are afraid of speaking in front of crowds or being put onrepparttar 122590 spot. I know many of you can relate to these fears, and in truth, so do I.

Yet,repparttar 122591 continual contacting of new people is VITAL to any network marketing business and we all know that. So, what must we do with these fears that we have?

We must overcome.

Disorganization is another factor that can kill your business faster than lightening. Failure to follow-up with people on time will cost us. Failing to haverepparttar 122592 right piece of information available atrepparttar 122593 right time because we can't find it will kill us. Not being prepared or there for our downline or prospects allows their needs and attention to go unmet and will also destroy our hopes for a bright future.

You and I could attend allrepparttar 122594 training courses, seminars, and classes on organization we wanted to, and it still wouldn't do us a darn bit of good untilrepparttar 122595 day we finally decide to face up to our disorganization and do what?

Overcome.

Commitment and effort are not and cannot be come and go items, yet at times that's exactly how we treat them. We get all fired up, excited, and ready to go after watching a training video or motivational speech, and yetrepparttar 122596 next morning we still dorepparttar 122597 same things that didn't work for usrepparttar 122598 day before.

TEN LESSONS FROM A SURVIVOR! (My First Year As A Network Marketer)

Written by Lee Wise


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 inrepparttar network marketing business. I've lived to tellrepparttar 122580 story and I still enjoy it! I'm either nuts, persistent ... or both!!

You can decide which ofrepparttar 122581 above I am! Either way, here are some ofrepparttar 122582 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 payrepparttar 122583 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,repparttar 122584 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 inrepparttar 122585 wrong places. Spreading yourself too thin. Not focusing. That'srepparttar 122586 danger.

"More Danger Ahead!" I think there is another danger: sitting and doing nothing. Just getting acquainted withrepparttar 122587 industry takes time. I said it above, and I'll say it again: you have to payrepparttar 122588 price of time!

The "Discipline of Self-Improvement." By way of example ...

You may reviewrepparttar 122589 newsletters of successful network marketers to see how they communicate and format their ezines. (So many spaces for each line for instance! Getrepparttar 122590 idea?) The "Discipline of Gathering Good Ideas." This isrepparttar 122591 other side ofrepparttar 122592 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 ofrepparttar 122593 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

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