Tuesday, July 20, 2010
It’s no secret that if you want to build a big and productive network marketing business, you have to be a leader. In fact, it’s been said that the size of your team and the size of your income is in direct proportion to your leadership abilities. How do you become a leader? You have to grow. You have to continue to stretch. You have to continue to learn. You have to continue to apply what you learn. It’s a never-ending process of self improvement. One of the most important things you can do to ensure that you’re growing is associating and masterminding with like-minded, creative and positive people. This is one of the reasons why events and meetings are so important to your career. By surrounding yourself with people that are driven and goal-oriented, your stimulated to grow beyond what you’re capable of on your own. On the other hand, being around negative people will suck the life right out of you. You can have all your goals written down and say all the affirmations in the world, but if you’re immersed in a negative environment, you will not grow. What’s the key? You have to put yourself in an environment that will stimulate, and force, you to grow. Here are 4 traits of a growth environment: 1. Others Are Ahead Of You - By surrounding yourself with people that are ahead of you, it forces you to grow and compete. Always remember, if you are the best in your circle of peers, you’re not growing. 2. You Are Still Challenged - If you’re learning something new, chances are you’re growing. If you find yourself bored, that’s a sign you’re stagnant. 3. You Are Out Of Your Comfort Zone - It’s comfortable to stay where you are, but remember, if you stay where you are, you’ll continue to get what you’re currently getting. Nobody ever achieved something great in their comfort zone. One of my mentors told me early on, that winners embrace and accept uncomfortable-ness for a short time, so they can be comfortable for the rest of their lives. Don’t be afraid to get uncomfortable. 4. You’re Constantly Forward-Thinking - The only reason you should remember the past is so you don’t repeat the same mistakes. Other than that, you need to always stay focused on where you’re going and understand that your best days are ahead of you. As corny as it sounds, whatever you’re constantly thinking about will happen in your life. As Tony Robbins says, “Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy”. What are you spending your time thinking about? If you’re not in a growth-oriented environment, I want to encourage you to get in one immediately. By staying in an environment that stimulates growth, both for you and your team members, you’ll be able to position yourself to leading a team of leaders. And, that’s how you grow a successful network marketing business.