Are you getting the results you want in your network marketing or direct sales business? Have you noticed the link between negative thoughts, limiting beliefs, doubts, etc and the success you are experiencing or should I say, not experiencing? In network marketing, this type of mindset will kill your business and any chances of success. You may be one of the millions of network marketers who struggle with belief, which is probably one of the biggest reasons why people fail in this business of MLM. After all, if you don’t believe you can have success in network marketing, how can you expect other people to follow you or join you in your journey? If you don’t have a strong belief in yourself, your prospects will be able to sense that about you, and they won’t join you.
Your prospects can sense weakness. They don’t want that, because they have enough of that in their lives already. They are looking to you for strength and guidance. For your business to grow, you have to cultivate it. That means engaging in thoughts and activities that will cause your business to grow and flourish.
Let me draw an analogy for you. I am no master gardener, but I do like to look at a pretty garden. I’ve been a little caught up with life and business lately and hadn’t even noticed there were a bunch of weeds in the flower beds around our house. From a distance, the garden looked fine, but if you looked closely, you’d see weeds everywhere.
As I was pulling them out I realized that most of us do have weeds in our minds that we need to remove. They are the poisonous thoughts that can rob us of enjoying prosperity in our lives. These weeds in your network marketing or direct sales business could be negative thoughts, negative people around you, doubt about your abilities, lack of belief in yourself, your business, company or products, or any number of things. These thoughts will stifle both your personal and business growth.
Strive to have the mindset of the person you want to become. For example, if you want to make a million dollars, then think like a millionaire would think. How would a million dollar producer in your company act or think? He or she likely has a lot of self-confidence, great posture, strong belief and convictions about what he or she is doing.
If you don’t see yourself as a leader, then others won’t either. To be a leader, you have to believe you can do it, that you can have the success you are striving for. You have to take ownership of the goals you have. Know in your heart and believe that you have what it takes, and have conviction about it, and others will see that.
You’ll have to catch yourself when those negative thoughts creep into your head. Just like in a garden, if you don’t protect your thoughts then the weeds of uncertainty, disbelief, doubt will take over.
Fill your mind with good thoughts. At least twice per day, repeat to yourself positive affirmations. For example, “I am a leader,” “I am blessed,” “I am living a life of abundance,” “I am making _____ dollars per month,” “I am talented,” “I am generous,” “I am driving a ____ car,” “I am traveling to the world’s best beaches,” etc.
So when I was pulling out the weeds in the garden, I said to myself out loud, “I am pulling out the weeds of disbelief about whether or not I have what it takes to achieve success in network marketing.” When I was done with that, I decided to plant new flowers in the garden and in a couple of flower pots. It occurred to me that I was “planting prosperity” in place of the weeds. These new flowers represented: strong belief in my abilities to grow a successful network marketing business, more confidence and self esteem, better posture and mindset. I was “planting” in my head, good thoughts, thoughts of prosperity and abundance.
Keep close watch over the garden of your mind. Clear the weeds on a regular basis and plant positive thoughts of prosperity in their place.
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