FREEDOM FROM THE GRIND:
I have noticed that as an entrepreneur, one of the things we do and one of the things we teach others to do is to do the ‘opposite’ of what they are doing if they want to change things. For example . . . What’s the opposite of a job? . . . no job! An Opportunity. What’s the opposite of frustration and struggle? Joy and ease. What’s the opposite of a complex life?
The opposite of a complex life is a ‘simple life’. First of all, your job is to ‘Simplify’. In fact it’s every businesses’ ultimate function to ‘simplify’ things for their customers. Look for their frustrations and then help them create ‘the opposite’. People are busy and we all live very complex and hectic lives. I want the people I do business with to ‘simplify’ my life. And my job is to help other people simplify their lives. Your job is to start by looking for ways to simplify the lives of those you come in contact with. Start by asking the question . . .
“How can I use my business to make the lives of those I meet better?”
The #1 reason why most of us get involved in a Network Marketing business is because we want more free time and more money. Again . . . it is the opposite of being strapped for time and money . . . ‘The Grind’. AND we are focused on improving our personal situation, so it becomes all about us! I have also found that the thing that gets us into a business like this is not the thing that will lead us to success. We must focus on the success of others for us to attain the success that we desire.
I have also learned that when the focus is on us, we won’t grow. We must have a desire to grow and drive towards progress, but our intention must be on giving to others in a way that contributes to their lives in a positive way. One of the biggest reasons my business grew as fast as it did was because I was not ‘attached’ to the outcome.
When I contact someone about the business by phone or in a card, the message they hear from me is . . . ‘I think this would be good for you AND you need to decide that for yourself. I want you to experience it the way I have. I am going to ask you to watch our DVD. Please tell me if you don’t think this is the best thing you have ever seen . . . ”
This is not to ‘confuse’. There are 1000 or more ways to get from point A to point B. If I told you to go from one end of a football field to another, you could easily think of 10 ways and as you got more creative, you could come up with many more. You could walk, run, skip, hop, crawl, slither, do summersaults, etc. There are also 1,000 ways to build a business. Some ways are easier and less complicated than others.
Use what works for you but most importantly, keep it simple!
When I introduce the product with a free DVD, I tell them
why I like the product and I ask that they call me . . . usually they don’t call. So I
call them to see if they got it. I then ask them to watch the DVD if they haven’t.
Pretty simple. And again, there are people that give excuses and there are people that get it done.
If you want your business to thrive, every interaction you make needs to have the intention of ‘Giving’ vs ‘Getting’. The energy of giving attracts. The energy of getting repels . . .
FOUR ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO GET YOU OUT OF THE GRIND:
Every single person that I know that has achieved great success in business has mastered these 4 things:
1. Relationships (making quality connections with people)
2. Credibility (if you don’t have it ‘borrow it!’)
3. Posture (Your ‘stance’ in a situation. Taking a ‘stance’ of confidence when someone questions you. Gently reassuring them in the state of their ‘fears’.)
4. Consistent Action (productive daily actions) – We only do three things . . Acquire customers, acquire distributors and teach them to do exactly the same things. That’s it!)
You don’t need to learn how to engineer a bridge or put a satellite into space. You don’t need to perform heart of brain surgery or design a skyscraper. Master these four simple things and you are home free. STUDY, FOCUS and PRACTICE these 4 things each day.