What is stopping you from being successful in your home based business? I believe its one of two things- either FEAR, or EGO. Once you have identified which is hindering you, you’ve got to kick it to the curb and get on with your goal of being a successful entrepreneur!
Back in 2001 when I began this journey, I followed the advice of my upline and began to listen to Personal Development Training. In those audios I heard a recurring theme that goes something like ‘be aware of those you spend the most time with, because your income will match theirs’. As a stay at home mom, this didn’t sit real well with me. The people I spent the most time with were my family, and my close friends. These are people who I loved dearly, and I wasn’t about to ditch them for the sake of success. I also wasn’t about to strap my two young children to my hips so that I could go hang with millionaires… not a very realistic path to success. So I did what I could – and that was spend time with successful people, virtually! I listened to successful people in my car, in my house. I surrounded myself with their thoughts and ideas… and I re-trained my brain.
You have to change your MIND before you can change your bank account! – Melanie Milletics
Personal development is key to your success as an entrepreneur. You should spend at least 10 minutes every single day re-training your brain. Right now I’ listening to Tony Robbins – “Unleashing the Power Within”. The entire course is mind bending – but I simply had to relate one of the lessons to building our Network Marketing business. The lesson has everything to do with going from doing a poor job, to an outstanding one, and the results along the way.
The sad truth of the matter is, most people are doing a really poor job in their home based business – but they are expecting to be paid! They have not learned the prospecting script or the system used to market their business. They are pretty much just winging it, and have their own script. They let their ego get in the way of their success.
Or, perhaps they do know the script and the system inside and out – but they are fearful of contacting quality prospects. Fear is their hindrance.
Whether its fear or ego in your way, when you do a poor job, you get NO reward.
If you do a poor job at your place of employment you get fired.
If you treat your significant other poorly, you lose them.
If you treat your health with disregard, you get sick.
No one would argue that doing a poor job on your health and getting sick is a ‘reward’ of any kind. Its a consequence. The consequence of your doing a poor job in your Home based business is that you go no reward – no paycheck.
Why do people get started in Network Marketing, do a poor job, and then complain that it doesn’t work? They play the blame game. They blame the company, their upline, their products, the comp plan – everything but themselves.
A select few will kick fear and ego to the curb and take action enough to go on to do a GOOD JOB.
Good Job = Poor Reward
Those people who learn the script and the system and talk to quality prospects consistently will see some growth in their business. Unfortunately, they may feel like its its just growing fast enough, and that if they compare themselves to people who have years of experience at doing a good job in life… they may really feel like they are getting a poor reward.
Maybe they hit a rank, but then did not re-qualify.
Maybe they even hit a rank with some prestige, but then fell back.
They did a good job once, but now aren’t contacting enough quality prospects, or following up enough.
The law of sowing and reaping always applies!
The crazy thing is, if you do a good job, you get a poor reward.
Most people fall into this category. But there is really great news! If you continue to GROW your skill set, continue to contact quality prospects, and engage in a Personal Development Plan, you can reach the next stage – which is not so far off!
Excellent Job = Good Reward
This is where the high ranking people in your company sit. They consistently do an excellent job and are raising up leaders in their organization to do the same. They probably earn six figures and have the time freedom and lifestyle that keeps them comfortable and are generally considered ‘successful’. But even they are looking to take one more step up- and as they grow in skill and as a leader, they strive to be OUTSTANDING.
Outstanding Job = GREAT Reward
Outstanding is just one step up from excellent, but it is indeed where the magic happens. This should be the goal of everyone who begins this journey ~ and it is the goal IF and only IF it is worked for! Outstanding is not something you stumble into, and it has nothing to do with luck.
Lucky breaks does not mean you are outstanding! And if your gains are had from luck alone, they may not last. Ask those lottery winners what happened to their riches, squandered away as they did a poor job of managing it.
Outstanding is a place we can all stand, if we so choose to grow from Good to Excellent and then reach for more in life as we grow in skill and avidly apply the lessons of personal development.
Are you up for the task? Its one that requires utmost persistence, but the rewards are GREAT!
Where Do YOU Sit On the Continuum From Doing a Poor Job at Your Home Based Business, To Outstanding ?
The first step to change, is to be honest with yourself. Take a look at the type of reward you are getting from your work at home. If its not what you would like, then its time to step up.
Right now, if you think you will hit your goals, but you are ‘busy’ doing a poor job, you are wishing. You cannot WIN.
Remember, it’s either fear or ego that keeps in in poor with no rewards. Figure out which it is, and kick it to the curb!
Does this resonate with you? If you engage in personal development to increase your success in your Network Marketing or any kind of Home Based Business, I’d love to hear your comments below!