Over the course of the last few weeks, I went through my personal list of the Top 10 Newbie Mistakes in an effort to help new network marketers avoid them.
If you missed mistakes #10 through #3, here they are…
Now onto mistake #2 and #1
Mistake #2 – Not being coachable/trainable, trying to reinvent the wheel and do it all on your own.
The concept of network marketing works on the principle of duplication. Duplicate the system and the results will follow. Problem is, many newbies try to reinvent the wheel or do it all on their own. I was definitely guilty of this one. So just follow what has already been established and proven. Yes, over time you’ll add your own “personal flavor” but just get into immediate action NOW and KEEP IT SIMPLE!
The mistake people often make here too is that they assume the role of waiting for help and expecting it to come and be offered. Avoiding this mistake is easy. If you need help, it is your responsibility to step up and ask. Do NOT wait for your enroller to call you to offer support. And if you feel you are not getting the support you need from your enroller or your upline, then it is your responsibility to be resourceful and seek it out because it is out there. Don’t use that as an excuse to quit.
And my Number ONE mistake is…
Not Making Personal Development a Priority.
This is the #1 biggest mistake you can make as an entrepreneur. Successful people make self growth a priority. What you do today will determine your readiness for tomorrow. So take time every day to do something to move forward. No one can do it for you. And always remember, Personal Development is a continuous process NOT an event.
I believe personal development in Network Marketing can really be divided into 3 categories: Mindset, Technical Knowledge and Leadership. About 90% of your success is based on your mindset. In other words, if you think you can…. So, you constantly want to be feeding your mind positive reinforcement and surrounding yourself with positive and successful people. Technical knowledge is about learning how to generate leads, how to talk to people, learning about your company, their products/services, time management, etc. and Leadership is just that – developing yourself as a leader keeping in mind that leadership is NOT “managing” it’s about building trust, cultivating relationships and leading by example.
Well there you have it – my Top 10 Network Marketing Newbie Mistakes. I just touched on these briefly so I encourage and welcome your comments and suggestions concerning these to add helpful advice. Please leave a comment below and share with your facebook and twitter friends. Make it a Great Day!
To Your Success!