I’ve owned my coaching/mentoring business for a little while now, and been in Network Marketing for even longer. I have seen A LOT of network marketers come and go. I’ve coached a lot of early-stage entrepreneurs and some who have been in this line of business way longer then me.
In getting to know my clients and working side by side with other leaders, I noticed a pattern in the drop off rate and the cycle of love and excitement for the business. I like to compare being in network marketing like being on an emotional roller coaster.
I learned a LOT of hard lessons and am still learning and changing and striving every single day. I hope that in sharing this list of what I found what holds most of us back from growing and helping others, it will help open your mind and heart to reach higher and dig deeper and do whatever you need to do to step into your Greatness.
Ready? Let’s go.
- You compare yourself to others who are further along (and more invested) and feel crappy because you’re not achieving the same level of success. Then you just try to copy them. It doesn’t work.
- You sign up for courses and programs ready to make a change in your business, then freak out at around week 2 when you realize there is work involved.
- You mistake busyness for business.
- You are a professional fire killer. You are in full reaction mode all of the time as you have no systems or structure. You fly by the seat of your pants and are worried that your business may crumble at any moment.
- You waste more time on social media than you’d like to admit instead of strategically connecting with prospects and clients by posting high-value content AND offering opportunities for your tribe to BUY from you.
- You have no list and aren’t consciously building one. Or you have a list but you rarely communicate with them because you don’t have a content strategy plan.
- You’re scared to “sell” because you don’t actually know what you’re selling or how to have a meaningful sales conversation. You haven’t quite figured out how to package your magic and transform the lives of your people.
- Investing in yourself is a foreign concept. You keep looking for free and cheap to grow your business.
- You’re looking for shortcuts and magic pills. You don’t recognize opportunities disguised as work.
As Richard Branson said, “If you spend your time looking for shortcuts, you will find one — right out of business. Creating a successful and profitable business takes time, since you build your reputation as customers learn to trust and rely on you, one by one.”
Commit to making a change today.
You CAN do this.