by Michael S. Clouse
Learning how to build a successful Network Marketing business is a lot like learning how to ride a bicycle... First, you find the desire. Second, you find the bicycle. Third, you overestimate how easy it looks. Fourth, you fall down.
Now there really isn't anything wrong with the aforementioned steps. I've fallen down, and, if you're like most people, you've probably fallen down too. So, then, how did we all learn to ride a bicycle? Well, I think we also learned—one way or another—the all-important Fifth step; Get back up and try again.
So what about you? Have you found the desire you need to build the Network Marketing business you really want? Have you chosen the Network Marketing company you want to "ride"? And if you've accomplished those first two steps, where are you in your learning cycle? The third step: Thought it would be easier? The fourth step: Ouch? The fifth step: Try, try again?
If you've been following my career, then you probably already know that on June 13, 2011 I came out of retirement and got back on my bicycle as a distributor. And in case you're wondering, here's what I've been reminded of so far...
Desire really matters!
I have desire. In fact, I have a burning desire. But not everyone has a burning desire!
I've stopped asking myself, "Why?" And I've started asking myself, "Where can I find a few more great prospects with a burning desire to succeed?" I would suggest you consider doing the same.
And yet, because I've also found that someone else's desire is sometimes difficult to determine, my success plan of action is really simple: 1) Treat everyone with the same level of respect. 2) Work with the willing by teaching them how to build the business they really want. 3) Continue searching for those with a burning desire to succeed.
How? By prospecting the right people—two new contacts per day, at least four days per week—using 3rd party tools. If you know how to prospect—and have good tools—it's easy to do. If you don't know how to prospect—learn. Because believe me, those with a burning desire are still out there!
And if you happen to see me prospecting or presenting the business at the Mill Creek Starbucks, and I look a little wobbly—don't worry too much. I may wobble. I may even fall down a few more times. But rest assured if I do, I'll remember the all-important Fifth step; Get back up and try again. And if I can get back on my bicycle, so can you!
All the best,