Developing the Network Marketing Leader’s Mindset
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell
If you want to have any kind of success in network marketing, it is imperative that you immediately start thinking and acting like a leader. As soon as you sponsor your first downline member, you ARE A LEADER. The question is, where are you leading your team?
Think about the example you are setting as a distributor and as a leader. Whatever you do, your team will generally do pretty much the same thing.
Habits of a Successful Leader
Be a Product of the Products – In other words, you must be using your company’s products. This is one I am always stunned that I have to keep mentioning. I see it far to often. A distributor joins and then never buys a thing. What in the heck is up with that. How can you recommend people buy products you aren’t even using? Since your team will follow your example, how do you expect to earn any income if no one is buying product?
Leaders Are Readers – Your business will only grow as much as you do. Reading is essential to growth and success. A successful leader will have a daily routine of reading. Either 10 or 15 minutes or 1 or 2 pages a day. Even better, I recommend reading 10 pages a day of books and magazines that will help develop you as a successful business person. You should also be subscribed to newsletters & blogs written by upline, and network marketing trainers.
Leaders Emphasize the Importance of Training – Growing your skills requires training. Even after 15 years in this industry I still have mentors and training. It is an important key for success.
A Leader Takes ACTION – They are self starters and they do what it takes and they blaze a trail for team members to follow. They work on their business every day or at least 5 days a week. Most people in MLM are not successful simply because they never begin to take the right actions.
A Leader Takes Responsibility – They take charge of their own business and treat it as a business. They proceed with the attitude, “If it is to be, it’s up to ME!”
Leaders COMMUNICATE With Their Team – They will either write their own newsletter or copy newsletters from their upline and share with their team.
Leaders Attend Company Events – Events are where you associate with others who are on the same road to success. You can learn from each other and get fired up and motivated to press on.
These are just a few traits of a successful leader. Remember, You set the pace. Work on the traits that will lead your team to success.