How to overcome fear and doubt in your MLM Business…
I bet if you were to think of the most well known network marketer off the top of your head and we were to ask that person if they ever had fear and doubt in their MLM business, we would hear yes, several times over.
While I don’t want to say that fear and doubt are natural, I will say that they are common.
And how we react with any network marketer who is feeling doubt and fear can enhance or relieve those feelings.
In today’s post, I not only want to help those of you who are battling doubt and fear on a regular basis, I also want to help leaders who have team members struggling with these “business killers.”
I am going to provide various tips, strategies and advice on how to overcome fear and doubt in your MLM Business.
“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Overcome Fear and Doubt By Continuing To Move Forward
I have always been a fan of Ray Higdon. Some may assume he has never felt doubt and/or fear. I’m sure, honest person Ray is, he would tell you that he has felt both doubt and fear many times. But the reason people assume he hasn’t is because Ray keeps moving despite the fear; despite the doubt.
Simply put, you have to ignore it and just keep moving forward. And if you really think about it, that is the primary way to overcome fear and doubt.
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.” Chinese Proverb
Overcome Fear and Doubt By Detaching Yourself From The Outcome
What often happens to new network marketers is, they are so sure that they will recruit every person they talk to, when someone says no, they go into a tailspin.
They attached themselves to the outcome. They believed they gave the best presentation they could, but they were rejected.
Now suddenly, that network marketer begins to fear giving the presentation to everyone.
If you are new to MLM, you need to know that you are just the messenger. You cannot control that person’s thoughts, words or actions. You cannot attach yourself to outcomes. Maybe your sponsor gave you the wrong impression; not every person you talk with will join.
And for you MLM leaders, be sure your recruits know that they will get no’s. They will get rejected and that is okay.
You must let rejection “roll off your back” and move on to the next person as if they were the first person you spoke with today.
“Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” Theodore N. Vail
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Overcome Doubt And Fear With Enthusiasm
I believe in this area, I may be speaking to a lot of introverts.
Because introverts are often fearful of striking up a conversation with strangers, I say bring on the passion and enthusiasm. If you have a smile on your face and a perkiness in your walk, people will be attracted to you and instead of you having to start a conversation, they will ask you what you do…
And boom! You can show them why you are so passionate and enthusiastic.
Your confidence will rise and your doubt and fear will dissipate.
“If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” T. Harv Eker
Overcome Fear and Doubt With Personal Development
The more you learn and grow, the less you will doubt and fear.
I suggest you make time daily to grow your knowledge. Read books, watch videos, attend seminars and webinars and seek out a mentor.
Education dispels doubt and fear.
Overcome Fear and Doubt By Doing Things You Fear The Most
You know, I owe this lesson to a man who was nicknamed Mouse. Mouse was a crane operator back when I took a job building a bridge over the Elkhorn River in Nebraska.
But I was scared.
I just didn’t do well with heights. And Mouse could see it, so he helped me get over it real quick.
“Hey Greg, jump in the basket and I am going to take you out to the first pier to get the tools.”
Apprehensively, I agreed. And Mouse gave me the ride of my life. He took the basket high, then low (touching my feet to the water), and he swung me high, low, sideways, every-ways and I was screaming like a little girl. And the co-workers were laughing.
When he set me down, Mouse brought over 2 cold PBR’s and handed them to me and said, “You won’t be scared anymore.”
And I wasn’t!
That’s the answer… Write down all your fears. Now each week, go find a way to do one of them. Follow the Nike slogan and just do it.
I’m not going to be like the majority of others and laugh at your fear. It’s okay… Yes, it is okay to have doubt and fear. Where things go wrong is how we face those doubts and fears.
If you “clam up,” or run and hide, you are giving fear the victory. If you face that fear and do your best, the prize is yours for the taking.
So let’s hear about your fears and doubts… How are you handling them?
Just post all comments and questions below. And do share this post with your team. They have fears too.
About The Author
Greg Boudonck is a full-time freelance writer and book author. You have probably read many of his articles either ghostwritten or in his name. You can find his books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more. Be sure and visit Greg’s website which is LancerLife.com.