You want to win at MLM. You’re attending an MLM convention. It’s your first one. As you listen to the leader speaking, you wonder, Can I do what she’s doing? Can I build an MLM business like hers? Can I make a living, a good lifestyle, with MLM?
The answer that comes back into your head… is there more than one?
You hear in your head:
“Gosh, I think I would be too afraid to get up and speak before so many people. I don’t know if I can be like her. Is MLM even really right for me? I’m not that confident. I’m shy. I’d be scared.”
“But wait… what if I really could do that?! What if…?”
Sound familiar, those voices in your head?
Maybe You Are Already Looked Up To
Maybe you’re not even new at MLM. Maybe you already are winning at MLM and you have 100-500 people in your downline but you want more and you are afraid to admit to anyone that you are scared of speaking to crowds.
You did what you had to do so far but how do you expand from here? How do you find the confidence to take that stage? Even more daunting, how do you teach confidence to your downline?
Everyone in MLM needs confidence, sure, but before that, you needed a helping hand. Before you stood on your own in MLM, someone helped you. Now, your downline associates need your help. But, where are you going to find the confidence to help them find theirs?
There are only three things that you will ever need to find and build enough confidence to achieve financial security and your dream lifestyle: Certainty, Reach and Discipline.
When you were a child you did not know how to tie your shoes. Then your mother, or an older sibling, told you how to do it. They gave you information. They tied the laces as you watched. And then they let you try it.
At first, you did not tie them well, right? Over time, though, and after a number of attempts while you were thinking about what you were doing, you gained a certainty. You could thereafter tie your shoelaces without even thinking about it. From that point, you just “knew” how to do it. You knew. Well, that’s certainty.
Are you confident that you can tie your shoelaces today?
Know-how breeds confidence.
But there is more at play in that lesson.
Practice made you better at it. Lack of practice would never have improved your ability to tie your laces. You had to reach out and practice to get your fingers to learn the pressure needed to tie your laces tightly. Once you got the hang of it, you knew the discipline of tying your laces the same way every time, without even thinking about how, was the right thing to do.
The same lessons apply to public speaking and the certainty to win at MLM.
If you know you have the certainty to speak about a subject because you practiced speaking about it, you will also reach out to stand up in front of crowds and speak to them with a disciplined approach. And if you raised your hand or stood up in a meeting when the leader asked who would like to say a few words, you could say you were up to the challenge of the responsibility to speak to that audience, couldn’t you?
I also discovered that if I was to be a leader, I had to accept the responsibility of making tough decisions, and overcome the fears that go with it. – Terry St. Marie (a.k.a. Terry Starbucker)
Can you think of a few examples in your life where you have observed this? Take a moment or two and work this out on paper. Work it long enough to get certain about it; long enough to want to reach for more of it, for, there and then, you will understand the amount of confident reaching, certainty and discipline it will take to win at MLM.
And those three, specific skills will also teach you how to train others into the same skill-set with confidence.
When you incorporate those three principles into your MLM activities, you will instill them into your downline.
Confidence is a major part of success in MLM, off-stage or on.
And confidence, certainty, discipline and reaching out to others is where you will find the FUN of MLM!