Information overload is a BIG problem in network marketing. Most people in MLM are looking for the secret to success in MLM. As a result, they go to the internet to try and find that secret. Most of these folks end up watching hundreds of videos, reading countless articles and websites, and purchasing countless courses. As a result, most of these same folks end up with information overload and quit the business (or industry).
And even for the few that stick with it, most get conflicting advice and as a result, they really don’t know what to do. If you have information overload about network marketing, or people on your team do, I’d like to share a few tips that can help you solve that problem.
Tip # 1: Stop Looking for the Secret
My best advice is to turn off your computer and stop looking for the secret to success in network marketing. There is NO secret to success. In fact, you probably already have enough knowledge to build a successful MLM Business. What you need to do now is APPLY that knowledge. Stop educating yourself and roll up your sleeves and get to work! Theoretical knowledge will make you broke in MLM. Applied knowledge will make you rich in MLM. Make it a point to not look for any tips or secrets for the next 12 to 24 months.
Tip # 2: Find ONE Mentor
Start by calling people in your upline UNTIL you find someone who is successful and is willing to help you. It does not have to be a six or seven figure earner either. Just find someone who knows what they are doing and has helped several other people achieve success in your company. Ask them to be your mentor. If they won’t do that, keep calling upline until you find someone who will.
If you can’t find someone in your own company to mentor you, consider finding a mentor outside of your company or switching to a new company where you do have a mentor. Now, I do have to tell you one thing. Having a good mentor will not guarantee you success in network marketing. It’s not your mentor’s job to build your team for you. Ultimately, your success is to YOU and no one else.
You just need someone who is accessible, knows what they are doing and is willing to help you when you have questions and need advice. When/if you do find a mentor, please DO NOT act like a know it all. Humble yourself and do what they recommend. If you aren’t willing to do that, you should just quit the industry for good. There’s no point having a mentor in this industry if you aren’t willing to follow their advice.
Tip # 3: Create a Game Plan
After you find a mentor, they will help you create an action plan to grow your business, based upon what they know works. You will have a yearly, monthly and daily action plan with your goals and what you must do to build your business. I believe that having a written game plan is almost half the battle!
Tip # 4: Focus on Your Plan and NOTHING Else
If you don’t focus on your plan and follow through with it, you are only kidding yourself. You must have the discipline and perseverance to stick with your plan. That means that you NEVER deviate from your plan, EVER. This also means you have to WORK. The only activities that will grow your business are prospecting, showing the plan, following up, getting customers and training your team.
Tip # 5: Stick with your Plan AT LEAST 24 Months
Here’s the big step in this process. Once you have a mentor, goals and a plan, and you are focused on it, you need to stick with it for at least 24 months. Rome wasn’t built in a day! You can’t keep switching plans every 60 to 90 days because you haven’t hit your goals yet. Good things take time.
Following these five tips definitely helped me out with the information overload. I know when I first got started online, I did the same thing that most network marketers do. I watched tons of YouTube videos, visited hundreds of websites and spent several thousand dollars on new courses. Was this information helpful? Yes. But, it was just too overwhelming to try and figure out what advice to follow and what advice to ignore. And all this information did was EDUCATE me. None of it helped me actually build my business.
I hope you can follow my advice and not have to make the same mistakes that I did.