I just wanted to share ‘the formula' I found so effective when I started on my mlm road. Whenever I find myself straying off target, I come straight back to these simple steps....
1. Know what you want:
It sounds so simple, yet still so few take the time to think about what they really want from their mlm business. How can we ever achieve anything if we don't know where we're headed? We wouldn't take a road-trip without knowing our end destination would we? Well, our mlm business is no different!
Firstly we need to take the time to commit, in writing, what our dreams and goals really are. And we're allowed to think BIG here. The dream needs to inspire and keep us on track through all the ups and downs. I remind you too, that it is a strange, but undeniable truth that achieving massively in life actually takes no more effort than settling for mediocrity.
Once you've got your wildest dreams written down, don't stop there. Begin each day by reading them, and then closing your eyes and visualizing yourself already living that dream. And feel the emotions associated with acquiring them, which will have the effect of stoking the fire of those dreams.
In addition, write the goal down, and take it with you everywhere, in your pocket or your wallet, so that you may read it and remind yourself of it frequently, keeping you focused, inspired and on-track.“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford
2. Have a plan.
Revisiting the analogy of the road-trip, one would always choose a route and have a plan before setting off. And so it is in life. We must write out a plan to reduce a large goal to small manageable and measurable steps to avoid giving into overwhelm. Too many newbies tend to set goals such as 'recruit x people by x date' which is hard to control. Instead consider choosing actions which you have complete control over eg complete AdWords course by x date, set up capture page by x date etc. These are tangible actions that will build your team faster. Now the plan can change along the way, and it usually does, but to set off without one will almost certainly result in us going in circles.“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” Pablo Picasso
3. Believe in yourself
. Without belief, the best set plans will come to nothing.
I have a couple of quotes which I love, from great people who can probably say this far more eloquently than I can, so I'll hand it over to them....“Believe and your belief will create the fact.” William James
“Don’t limit yourself. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” Mary Kay Ash
“He who thinks he can, can and he who thinks he can’t, can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law”.
And from me...know that you have everything you need within you to achieve anything you set your heart on!
4. Take MASSIVE action!
All the visualizing and planning in the world still won't get us to our goals and dreams without taking action....massive action. I have found that I have always had to take far greater action, and grow far more, than I initially thought I would have to at the outset of any new venture. Now realizing this, I know that it is best to begin with the intention of taking far greater action than I would have thought necessary, and the momentum created in doing tends to carry you through to your goals so much quicker. Take on the world and your dreams with an attitude where 'failure is impossible!' It is amazing how, when armed with an attitude of courage and tenacity, how the Universe leaps to our assistance, and quite simply, we become unstoppable!"Whatever you can do, or dream you can...begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it". Goethe
“We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldomn generates action.” Frank Talbot
I think Napolean Hill was the one that said, "persistence is to man what iron is to steel"
. There will be challenges in this business as in any business; accept this. There will be down-times; accept this too. Keep pushing on through all the ups and downs regardless, never taking your eye off your end goal. It takes discipline to keep at it every day, and there’ll be occasions when we’re not ‘in the mood’. But that is exactly what we have to do. This is when maintaining that focus on why you're really doing this (point 1) while excluding all else, can be so powerful.
Success usually goes, not to the person with the greatest talents, but to those who persisted through everything.
I wish you every success!