Success in network marketing takes tremendous time and effort.
Your first year in network marketing is often the most challenging and the most discouraging year. To position yourself for success, your beginning year should be focused on learning and developing certain skill sets for your business.
Just like any other profession, a skill is crucial in achieving success in network marketing.
Most people struggle and fail especially in their first year because they don’t understand the simple fact that network marketing is a business.
It’s amazing how it’s expected for a person who starts a traditional business to break even in their first few years and probably get their initial investment back in the first 5 years.
But when that same person gets involved in network marketing, they expect to make money in their first month and get huge results in the succeeding months.
Just like any traditional business, network marketing takes tremendous amount of time and effort to build. And there are certainly skills necessary to grow a large organization and to be successful.
Once you understand that, you need to focus on developing your skills and figure out ways on how you can best learn especially during your first year in network marketing.
Here are some of the best ways to learn:
#1. Be an Active Student.
Always be learning. That’s how you grow and get better. Learn in any way you can.
In today’s world, the information we want are made available to us at our fingertips. There are various sources on how you can learn.
You can read books, watch videos and webinars, listen to audio programs and podcasts. You can also attend events, training and workshops.
Have a thirst for new knowledge and never stop learning!
#2. Model Successful People.
You probably hear this all the time in network marketing, “Do not reinvent the wheel.” This is certainly true in most cases.
Successful people in your company have been there and done that. You just have to model them and do what they do.
If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.
Doesn’t it make sense to only listen and follow people who have already achieved what you want to achieve?
#3. Take Action.
Apply what you learn. For you to create measurable results, you have to regularly and consistently take action. Your knowledge is worthless if you don’t apply it.
One of the reasons why people in network marketing don’t take action is because of fear. But know that for you to achieve results in this business, you have to take action.
Overcome that fear by realizing that there are no bad experiences or good experiences, only learning experiences. So fail your way to success!
Eric Worre shared in his books, Go Pro: 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional, the plan-do-review process in order to effectively learn. That is, you have to make a plan, do your plan, and review your results and see how you can do better next time.
One of the best ways to learn is to teach. For you to really understand what you learn and if you really want to be good at it, you have to teach it.
If you can’t explain it to a 6-year old, you don’t understand it yourself.
Find ways to teach. You can teach what you learn to your group, to your distributors. Start there and eventually, you’ll be teaching to more and more people.
#5. Associate with the Right People.
Remember the famous Jim Rohn quote on the Law of Association?
You are the average of the five people you spend most of your time with.
Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel. Disassociate yourself or spend less time with those people with negative influences.
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By consistently doing all of the above, you’re all set for success in your network marketing business.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you position yourself for success in network marketing.
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