It's a common belief that great success in network marketing comes from enrolling an army of members of both customers and business partners.
Do network marketers who enroll huge numbers of recruits underneath them make a ton of money? Sure they do!
But the real success, the significant weekly residual income checks come from growing leaders. It's much easier to enroll four affiliates, and then teach them how to enroll four affiliates each, than it is to enroll 16 affiliates yourself.
And if you teach those four affiliates how to be leaders, so that they can teach their four affiliates how to enroll four more affiliates, then in the end you have accomplished much greater success, than if you were to enroll 64 affiliates yourself. Because all those leaders will continue to enroll more affiliates as well as develop more leaders of their own.
But in order to teach them to be leaders, you need to be a leader yourself. What does it take to be a successful leader, especially in network marketing?
Do you have to take initiative? Sure you do.
Do you have to step up and be the example? Sure you do.
Do you have to train and mentor? Sure you do.
The most important trait, as I see it, is to get to a place of total accountability, or total independence.
Being completely independent means that you are no longer dependent on others to guide you way. You no longer need help from others. You are completely accountable for everything you do, every new skill you learn, every action you take.
Now, this doesn't mean you don't ever seek guidance or support or training, or that you stop growing yourself. There is a distinct difference. You have the faith and the belief that any problem you encounter, you are able to solve in one way or another. You have faith that you will attract the right people and mentorship into your life when needed.
When you are accountable for your self and take complete responsibility of you life, then you have entered the path to true leadership.
True network marketing success is all about building relationships and about growing leaders. And in order to teach people how to become true leaders - how to have total accountability themselves - you must reach total accountability yourself.
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