Everyone who joins a Network Marketing opportunity has good intentions. Everyone thinks (albeit briefly) that they will succeed. Otherwise, why would they join in the first place?
Intentions are overrated. The power of intention might get people started, but it is short-lived. We need more than that. We need staying power. We need momentum. We need wins.
When I hit the streets as Super MLM Man (check out the video here), I wanted to find out what people really think about Network or Multilevel Marketing (MLM).
Do you remember when you bought your first car? Do you remember how you felt in the weeks, days and hours leading up to the purchase – that period of time when you knew you were going to get it but were still working on the financing or delivery?
Do you remember the promise you made to yourself and others about how the car would never see rain, how you would never eat in it or abuse it in any way?
Can you guess the biggest motivational challenge people face during their first few years in Network Marketing?
You got it – cash flow versus effort ratio.
They work 10-20 hours a week for meager wages. “Where is all the big money I was promised?” they cry. And then they quit.
My best source of leads? People. I am a networker.
There are lots of ways to connect with people and convert them. I follow my strength and my personal style, which is to connect with people I meet along the way in life.
I look at everyone as though they have an untold story. I look at them with a vision that they know a lot of people … about 200 each, from all walks of life, some of whom would be a perfect fit for my business.
You may have heard that bumblebees cannot fly … at least not according to the laws of aerodynamics. They are too big and heavy for their wingspan. No known science supports the idea that they can fly, yet they do. Perhaps they just don’t read.
This is much like the innovative men and women responsible for the advancement of modern technology. Somehow these brilliant minds refused to believe there were limits to what they could create and accomplish.
When you think about it, our minds are the most intricate and powerful “computers” imaginable. They are worth literally billions in what they can accomplish—just ask Bill Gates.
Hakki Ozmorali, editor of World of Direct Selling wrote a great article on why network marketing companies have a hard time making it outside of their homeland. He came up with six common denominators on why this happens more often than anyone really wants to admit. 1. Wrong Partner 2. Wrong Local Management 3. Wrong Ex-Pat Management 4. Ignoring Cultural Differences 5. Leaving It To International Leaders 6. Lack Of Proper Supervision I want to focus on just one if the six reasons Ozmorali talks about… Ignoring Cultural Differences!