We are all emotional creatures! Most people make emotional decisions, not logical decisions. If people were logical, no one would be overweight, no one would be broke and no one would break the law! Our emotions are very powerful. They dictate what we do or don’t do. They control how we feel.
I would define emotions as the “feelings” we have in our mind. Some of the most common emotions include fear, happiness, anger, sadness or disappointment, and surprise.
No person is 100% logical. No person is 100% emotional. Most people are more emotional than logical and some people are more emotional than others.
For some people, their emotions are like a rollercoaster. They are excited one minute and depressed the next minute. Two minutes later they are fearful and a few minutes later they are surprised. It’s no wonder so many people don’t survive the business.
In this business you are going to have lots of different emotions. You will get excited. You will get frustrated. You will be disappointed. You will get angry. You will be fearful. You will be feel anticipation. Once again, these are natural feelings that everyone experiences.
What has helped me the most to manage my emotions was detaching my emotions from other people. You see, most people’s emotions are controlled by other people. Most people in our industry let other people determine how they feel.
Here are some examples:
- When someone joins your team, you are excited
- When that same person quits 12 hours later you are disappointed
- When someone teases you for being involved in this industry you get angry
- When someone “no shows” you for an appointment you are disappointed or angry
- When someone makes a purchase from you, you are excited
- When someone tells you it’s a scam you get angry
- When people you sponsor do nothing, you get disappointed
I could go on and on here! Can you relate?
So what’s the solution to managing your emotions in your network marketing business? I’ll give you some advice that someone taught me several years back. I was taught to detach my emotions from what other people say or do. In other words, don’t let other people control how you feel!
My mentor taught me to expect NOTHING from everyone so I am never disappointed. He taught me to expect the worst, but hope for the best.
He taught me to be constant and steady and be in control of my own state of mind!
Was this easy for me to do? HELL NO!
It took me a while to grasp this concept and apply it in my own life.
But man has it been helpful! I’m still an optimistic guy. But when it comes to this industry I expect everyone to say NO, to not join, and do nothing. That way when they do something good, it is a breath of fresh air!
I encourage you to do the same thing. I encourage you to get a grasp on your emotions. Stop letting other people’s words and actions dictate how you feel. Never give control over your mind to someone else! Ever! Take charge of your own mind.
Once you learn how to do this the business becomes fun! You don’t have major ups and downs. You don’t let other people dictate how you feel. You are steady and in control of your own mind. You are in charge!
Will it be easy? Nope. But it will bring you more happiness and peace of mind than anything else I can think of.
What do you think? What do you do to manage your emotions in your MLM Business? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts.
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