Time is money. That means wasted time is wasted money. If you’ve started to develop an interest in MLM, you’ll hear variations on this theme with high frequency. What you won’t hear frequently, if at all, is advice on how not to waste time. There are a number of reasons for this – many writing about network marketing simply don’t care to think about the “meta” level stuff, and others just don’t want you to know their latest and greatest business secrets. But you’ve hit the jackpot – we want you to know what the secret is: Personal development.
. . . Really?
This is one of those things we say that makes people go, “Huh?”, but it’s true. Not convinced? Think of it this way. If you’re constantly brooding over your personal problems, you will not focus on your business. If you do not focus on your MLM business? What makes you think people will want to join your MLM business? If you keep focusing on why you're not being successful or why you're not making money, that's exactly what's going to happen. You're not going to make any money. Keep dwelling and focusing on things that keep you down, expect more of it… You get the idea. This is the first big reason that personal development matters: It helps you make money, because it keeps you focused.
Easy as Pie
Think of a CEO, a good salesperson, or a talented manager. Now, what’s the one thing they’d all have in common?
Confidence. Something all successful businesspeople have in common is confidence, and this fact is so important we’ll say it twice: All successful businesspeople, without exception, are confident in themselves, their businesses, and their success, whether present or eventual. Without sufficient personal development, the sort of confidence you need to successfully run a business simply won’t come. But when the confidence is there, it’s easier to sell, which makes it easier to make money.
Still not convinced this whole “personal development” thing means much? Fair enough, but there’s one more thing you should be aware of before you judge.
Getting Better, Becoming Wealthy
That last thing is the simple fact that, like it or not, personal development is necessary for successful forays into MLM. All businesses ultimately reflect their administration, and since you’re the primary driving force behind your own MLM niche, that niche will reflect you. If you’re immature in any way, that will come through in your pitches and management, which will result to lower income streams.
That doesn’t mean you have to be perfect, or even all that much “better” than normal. It just means you have to be constantly striving to be better. The greatest enterprises are those that recognize they can always improve, and have the mind to consistently do it. If this is the mentality you adopt, your business will grow as you do – sometimes faster – and as you and your business grow, so will your profits. And that’s what we’re all after in the end, isn’t it? So there you have it – three reasons personal development matters in MLM.
Now it's your turn!
What are your thoughts on Personal Development? Do you feel it's necessary for your success? Please leave your feedback in the comments section below and I look forward to reading them!
To Your Success,
To your Success,