Quick and easy steps to achieve your dream
We all join network marketing for different reasons, however most of us will break it down to the one thing. Money. Most of us will have lots of time and no money, or lots of money and no time. We look at network marketing as a way of achieving both.
Network marketing is very simple. If you work the plan, the plan will work. Some companies are better than others, some companies have better products than others, some compensation plans are better than others. You will need to look at what your company has to offer & if the products are products you believe in.
Compensation plans, leadership & events are all not as important. If a company pays poorly in the compensation plan, you just simply have to build bigger. If there’s no decent leadership, you just have to become the leader. If there’s no events, then you have to build the excitement for your team. Basically, you just have to do more work, but you can achieve it.
With that said, you do need to believe in the products, and you do need to want to help people. If you do not help people achieve their goals, you will never achieve your goals. Its a very simple rule. When promoting your network marketing plan to prospective business partners, they will not join because of the company, or the compensation plan, or any other reason (usually) except for your belief. They wont join the company, they join you. Most people, unless they’re seasoned network marketers, wont even understand the compensation plan… ANY compensation plan.
So, how do we keep on track, keep building our organisation and keep increasing our payouts?
Step 1: Dream it. Everything begins in the heart and mind. Every great achievement began in the mind of one person. They dared to dream, to believe that it was possible. Take some time to allow yourself to ask “What if?” Think big. Don’t let negative thinking discourage you. You want to be a “dreamer.” Dream of the possibilities for yourself, your family and for others. If you had a dream that you let grow cold, re-ignite the dream! Fan the flames. Life is too short to let it go.
Step 2: Believe it. Yes, your dream needs to be big. It needs to be something that is seemingly beyond your capabilities. But it also must be believable. You must be able to say that if certain things take place, if others help, if you work hard enough, though it is a big dream, it can still be done. Good example: A person with no college education can dream that he will build a $50 million-a-year company. That is big, but believable. Bad example: That a 90-year-old woman with arthritis will someday run a marathon in under three hours. It is big all right, but also impossible. She should instead focus on building a $50 million-a-year business! And she better get a move on!
Step 3: See it. The great achievers have a habit. They “see” things. They picture themselves walking around their CEO office in their new $25 million corporate headquarters, even while they are sitting on a folding chair in their garage “headquarters.” Great AFL goal-kickers picture the ball going through the goals. PGA golfers picture the ball going straight down the fairway. World-class speakers picture themselves speaking with energy and emotion. All of this grooms the mind to control the body to carry out the dream.
Step 4: Tell it. One reason many dreams never go anywhere is because the dreamer keeps it all to himself. It is a quiet dream that only lives inside of his mind. The one who wants to achieve their dream must tell that dream to many people. One reason: As we continually say it, we begin to believe it more and more. If we are talking about it then it must be possible. Another reason: It holds us accountable. When we have told others, it spurs us on to actually doing it so we don’t look foolish.
Step 5: Plan it. Every dream must take the form of a plan. The old saying that you “get what you plan for” is so true. Your dream won’t just happen. You need to sit down, on a regular basis, and plan out your strategy for achieving the dream. Think through all of the details. Break the whole plan down into small, workable parts. Then set a time frame for accomplishing each task on your “dream plan.”
Step 6: Work it. Boy, wouldn’t life be grand if we could quit before this one! Unfortunately the successful are usually the hardest workers. While the rest of the world is sitting on their sofas watching reruns of Will & Grace, achievers are working on their goal—achieving their dream. An equation that you can work with is: Your short-term tasks, multiplied by time, equal your long-term accomplishments. If you work on it each day, eventually you will achieve your dream. War and Peace was written, in longhand, page by page.
Step 7: Enjoy it. When you have reached your goal and you are living your dream, be sure to enjoy it. In fact, enjoy the trip, too. Give yourself some rewards along the way. Give yourself a huge reward when you get there. Help others enjoy it. Be gracious and generous. Use your dream to better others. Then go back to No. 1. And dream a little bigger this time!