If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend Get Smart. I'm not all too keen on how the writer's portrayed Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway), but that's not her fault.
Are you going through your network marketing business hitting all the same obstacles that Max did - despite The Chief's warnings?
Seriously. Max says he's “usually very observant", yet he misses the sand trap, tractor AND swordfish, and nearly impales his boss’ head! And let's not forget the golfers on the range using the car for target practice! All that, and The Chief was still trying to warn him!
Look at your business. Take a good hard look at what you're doing in the name of “building your business". What items are you missing, in terms of the important, obvious obstacles that you need to clear? What's your sand trap (the thing that slows you down), your tractor (the thing that deflates you) or your swordfish (that thing that drive your business to the brink)? Who's using you for target practice - and hitting you where it hurts most? Are your leaders sending you warning flags? Are you listening?
For me, (like some of you), it was a matter of not making a point of touching my business daily. I got distracted by “shiny object syndrome" and was prone to lose focus on my daily business building activities. I'd get sidetracked - sometimes for weeks, and scratch my head, wondering where all my business went! It didn't go anywhere, I just didn't work with it for weeks on end.
There's also another malady, to which I've been prone. I call it “chasing multiple rabbits". You can only chase one rabbit at a time. Eventually, your rabbits scatter into different directions, and you have to pick ONE in order to successfully obtain any of them.
TOO MANY GOALS. Too many objectives on which to focus your time o worse yet - too many network marketing companies. I've joined nearly a dozen direct sales companies in my lifetime - some of them more than once. Some I joined for research - to compare comp plans, or to understand what the consultants have to go through. Some I joined because I love the product. Others I joined thinking it was “the one" and later decided against it. Ultimately, I had to settle on one company, with a product, culture and comp plan I LOVED.
So for me, my “swordfish" was too many other distractions that kept me from being the best of the best at what I do. What are your goals? Where are you heading? What do you want to accomplish?
See it clearly in your mind. Write it down. Get emotional about it - then clear the swordfish from your mind and move into absolute unison with your “rabbit" chase it, catch it, and realize the success that is ultimately yours!
Tired of trading hours for money, Lisa Young gave up her 8 to 5 for a direct sales career that now spans over 10 years. Lisa's blog, Real Life Marketing, reveals the realities of what it takes to be successful in the eyes of your customer, using real-life examples you can learn from today. You can visit Real Life Marketing at http://lisamrobbin.blogspot.com
Unlike other industry writers, who left direct sales to pursue speaking careers, Lisa is still in the trenches, running her direct sales business and leading her teams to success. Her book, Home Party Solution is a step-by-step method to harness the internet to boost bookings, sales and recruits. Read the first chapter free and subscribe to the monthly business boosting e-zine, “PartyOn!" at http://www.homepartysolution.com