I’m nearing the end of my series on the Top 10 Network Marketing Newbie Mistakes so without further delay below is my #4 and #3. If you missed parts 1-3, here’s the links so you may wish to read those first.
My newbie mistake number 4 and number 3…
4 – Not Being Prepared for Negative Outside Influence and the “Dream Stealers”
Awwww, our “warm market” Our friends and family that we are, too often, told to target when we first start our new business. And what do I have to say about that? This may ruffle some feathers….
A big mistake and one of the fastest ways to create self-doubt in your newbies is to start them talking to their family and friends about the business opportunity aspect of their new business before they are fully trained on how to explain it. Their friends and family oftentimes come back saying negative things or asking difficult questions that a new person is not prepared to answer.
Our “warm market” can actually be our worse enemy especially in the beginning so, while there are exceptions to this, for the most part I highly recommend that newbies DON’T talk to people they know. If John Smith that you’ve never met has negative things to say, that’s one thing but when it comes from someone close to you… It’s just a hard pill to swallow and can kill the most enthusiast.
Without a doubt, you will come across people, oftentimes these are friends and loved ones with the best intentions, who are negative about what you’re doing and try to “steal your dreams”. While you can’t control what other people say or do, what you can control is YOUR response to it. No one can steal YOUR dreams unless YOU let them. So, just be prepared for this and keep asking yourself “Who am I going to listen to? The person who is working a dead-end job living paycheck to paycheck or the person already living the lifestyle I’m striving to obtain?
3 – Trying to Force It and Being Too Attached to the Decision
This one is HUGE and I believe a major struggle for many. One of the biggest mistakes I see people make when prospecting and recruiting is they are overly attached to the outcome and trying to “force it”.
So, it’s important to just focus on the activities and stay detached from the outcome of whether or not someone joins you or buys something from you. Of course have your goals in place and develop a strong posture but you need to trust that everything will come together as long as you just stay focused on the activities.
By focusing on the income producing activities, consistently, over time you will find success. It’s just a given – you need to sort through A LOT of individuals who are just curious and not serious in order to find your leaders.
Okay, well that’s my number 3 and 4. What are your thoughts? Have you struggled with any of these when you started your business? I would love to hear your feedback so please leave a message below. Before you go though, please share this post with your facebook friends and twitter followers. It will be much appreciated. Thanks.
To Your Success!