…Staying motived is one of the greatest challenges you will have to endure while building your network marketing business, which often leads to procrastination.
If you let it, reaching out to others and helping them achieve their goals can be one of the greatest motivating forces you will ever experience.
Most people, including myself, first looked into and then started into our new venture in network marketing mainly for the money that could be made.
Maybe, that is why you started and then again maybe not. Everyone wants more out of life, and today is no exception with all the uncertainty in todays economy.
...Most of the individuals in network marketing will not take it. I know when I started I didn't. I followed just about anything that sounded good.
To put it bluntly, I was following training advice from people that seemed to know what they where doing.
Time sure flies don't it. It has been almost a month since most of us have thought about, and many of us have written down our goals for our network marketing business.
If statistics hold true, over 70 percent of us have either dropped or completely forgotten the new goals we've set for this year.
Dropping our goals is one thing, but forgetting our goals is something we can get control of. Starting a journal is one of the best things you can do for both your business and personal life.
Often we go through life with the blinders on, we have that secure feeling that if I just do everything right it cannot possibly happen to me.
Well guess again, it can and does happen.
On the 11th of November 2009 I was at my brothers funeral. He was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident just a few days earlier.
My brother was never in network marketing yet, it appears from the poem that was written below he was a master marketer.
Someone who truly listened to what people wanted and then delivered beyond their expectations. This was written by a Lady to be read at his funeral and it really sunk in:
Today I was re-reading one of my favorite books by Hal Urban, titled "Life's Greatest Lessons" 20 Things That Matter.
At the end of the Introduction he quotes an ancient Chinese proverb:
I hear...and I forget
I see...and I remember
I do...and I understand
I've read many quotes over the years that echo along those same lines. Like:
... Or just passionate about the money you'll make in network marketing?
Many advertisers today believe you are far more interested in the money you’ll make, and that you really have no passion about what you do to achieve it!
Life is a lot easier when you are passionate about what you’re doing.
Your passion can lead to a more fulling life.
Early in my life I always had this dream of living in Alaska, how many young boys that like to hunt and fish have that dream?
I don't know about you, but I really get tired of seeing headlines that state "If I had only been in the right place at the right time!"
A few people do actually fall into a great deal, they where in the right place at the right time, when the stars where all aligned.
Yet, it may only happen once in a lifetime!
For the rest of us, we must create our own luck if you really want to call it that!
Most of us really cannot see the gold-mine that is right in front of us, due to all the noise and distraction that fills our lives everyday.
The frustration that you’re experiencing is not uncommon, and I empathize with anyone going through this phase of network marketing!
In 2007, I was so frustrated I was ready to through in the towel on network marketing, even though I was making a great full time income.
Yet, I almost made a fatal mistake of letting others create enough turmoil, to disrupt my goals and aspirations.
How does procrastination affect your network marketing business? This past weekend I watched a tourism commercial for the state of Michigan that really brought home the effects of procrastination.
In the ad, it stated all we get is about twenty-five thousand mornings!