It's no doubt there's a bazillion MLM Tips on how to succeed in your network marketing or MLM business in every kind of media published.
You read a lot about how to prospect, how to set up your marketing, how to do 3-way calls and the importance of getting to the next MLM live event.
You work, and work, and work.
( Note… when you work smart, you don't have to work hard which is a topic I have coming). But most people don't know how to work smart so they work hard.
You get up early, you give up your leisure lunch break for writing blogs or prospecting and you go to bed extra late because the dream at the end is so enticing.
But there's a bigger problem out there than just knowing how to succeed in your MLM business in terms of things you should be doing toward that goal…..and that's staying in the game until you win.
Can I get an AMEN?
I want to give a standing ovation to all home business entrepreneurs out there and especially the ones in the network marketing and MLM business models. I've seen people get beat up from every angle….
- negativity at home
- mocking from friends
- rejection from strangers
- ads that don't convert
- technology that breaks down, etc.
It reminds me of the picture above of the boxing match.
MLM TIPS FOR ENCOURAGMENT
I'd like to be someone in your day today that reminds you of your greatness, your awesomeness, your value and worth. I celebrate your dreams and passions and You deserve your dreams. Never give up… NEVER!
I thought I'd give you some MLM Tips to help you if you're finding yourself in a situation of desparation. I'm guessing that's a great word to describe any possible thoughts of quitting.
Have you ever felt desparate?
One of my mentors once said,
Desperation show up in your business.
He knocks at your door with a bottle of Merlot or steaming hot cocoa, a warm duvet and "Sex in the City" re-runs on DVD. He says "Don't make phone calls, don't bother trying to advance yourself – it's too painful. Just curl up with me in front of the television and you can try again tomorrow."
Desperation is very tempting.
There isn't one network marketing millionaire or anyone for that matter, that's considered successful by any standard that just opened their business and "poof!" Success! What you usually see is a 2 year, 4 year, 6 year overnight success.
Everyone knows it's WAY easier to give into desperation and quit than it is to press forward to the finish line. So if you're in the middle of your journey and it seems like you're lost in the desert, it's temporary. You'll get there if you keep on keeping on.
And, if you think about it, the network marketing or MLM industry is not in a class all it's own when it comes to feelings of quitting. Who likes pain and suffering? Nobody. But there are those will willingly go through it for the reward of accomplishment.
What's ironic and laughable if you think about it is this. It's all totally optional. Nobody HAS to endure the growing pains. It's a chosen path for a period of time to have an extraordinary life.
Think about athletes, movie stars, astronauts, even moms' going through the birthing process. We choose a path that we want and we endure, we fight our way through, we are determined to accomplish what we set out to do.
But getting past the pain and inconvenience, the emotions and feelings, are quite something and will be the most challenging things we will do in our lives.
Think about other times in your life when you wanted something so badly but it required growing pains and mistakes. Was it worth it? Probably.
You know, I've often thought of throwing in the towel myself on more than one occasion. But I find myself in front of the bathroom looking into cry baby eyes and asking myself,
"Debbie, do you want to go get a job? Or do you want to pull your big girl panties up, get some air and get back to working on your dreams?"
I always chose the dreams.
Every successful network and MLM entrepreneur has had these thoughts and if they say otherwise, I bet they're not being truthful.
Building a business is hard work and the first MLM tip to put in your pocket is just that. And while it's hard work, it can be fun at the same time. Hard work doesn't have to mean unhappiness. Lots of things are hard work. But they are fun too. Part of being an entrepreneur is enjoying the journey.
Working hard at a job fto make your boss rich is one thing. I can understand how that may not bring joy to your life. But working hard for yourself, that's altogether different… and should be enjoyable and fun filled with hope and expectation for your future.
So, first of all, congratulations for staying in the game thus far. You know, when you make a commitment to your business, then nothing can stop you from achieving. And you deserve that, you know… (grin and wink)
MLM TIPS TO STAY IN THE GAME
If you were sick with the flu and the doctor gave you medicine and instructions for recovery, he/she would rattle off the lists of 'to do and not to dos'.
So is the same with your business.
If you do proper preventative medicine for your business, your recovery out of slumps (and yes there will be some) will be swift.
If you're already in a slump and you haven't been doing these things, your recovery may be a bit longer but if you'll commit to the success steps below, you'll be back on your feet in no time.
If you don't, I would encourage you to reach out for professional lifestyle coaching or counseling if in fact, you truly want to pursue success through your network marketing or MLM business. Remember, nobody is forcing you this route. It was your decision and choice and fighting for your dreams is no laughing matter.
So if you want it bad enough, yet you find yourself with constant hangups and slumps, seek outside help so you can turn yourself around.
MLM Tip – Stay Physically Healthy
- Get a good night's rest
- Drink 8 glasses of water a day (inadequate water adds to stress levels)
- Eat healthy foods. (You are what you eat)
- Take time to exercise 30 mins a day. (Get your heart rate up)
MLM Tip – Stay Mentally Healthy
- Read daily – personal development and empowerment
- Listen daily – audios on personal development and empowerment
- Daily affirmations (say what you DO want)
- Daily visualizations (See yourself already having what you want)
MLM Tip – Stay Connected
- Get to your MLM Events
- Get involved in social media communities like Facebook Groups
- Find an accountability partner or running buddy
- Educate yourself – always be learning
- Subscribe to network marketing and mlm newsletters
MLM Tip – Stay Grounded
- View every challenge as a lesson
- Every obstacle can be overcome
- When problems arise, go into problem solving immediately
- Don't get attached to the outcome of every prospect.
With these MLM Tips taken to heart and practiced on a regular basis, you're half way to the finish line and even after you arrive, you'll find you need to continue. Study any successful entrepreneur. They develop lifelong habits of all the above.
My final thoughts for this blog post would be this….
Find someone in your life to be your biggest cheerleader, who will support you and your dreams and be a confidant when you need to vent constructively. This person should always encourage you to keep pressing on toward your dreams and never judge. He/she can laugh with you… but not at you.
I believe in you. You are awesome!
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