People will disappoint you.
Hell, you already know that…
We’ve all been disappointed at one point or another in our lives and business.
It’s part of life.
It sucks, but it’s a common reality.
When it comes to network marketing, it’s easy to be disappointed.
Because you have to work with other people you have ZERO control over.
One of the reasons we have the opportunity to make a lot of money and have the lifestyle our industry offers is because we have to deal with other people.
That can be a blessing and a curse.
Dealing with people is not always easy.
People are CRAZY.
People can do wonderful things.
They can also be downright evil, mean, rude and deceptive.
Here are some of the things you need to be prepared to deal with in your network marketing career.
- Your mom will cancel her auto-ship at some point.
- Your best distributor will quit and take their entire team with them to a competitor’s company.
- That guy you signed up today who told you he will be your next Diamond will QUIT the business before the sun rises tomorrow.
- Chances are, that gal you have been working with closely for the past year will go into the Witness Protection Program at some point in the near future.
- Some of your customers will return the products and ask for their money back.
- Some of your best people will fizzle out.
- Some folks will no show you and stand you up.
- People will forget to do the things that they said they would do.
- People will lie to you.
- People will quit on you.
And hundreds of other things…
BUILD IT ANYWAY.
Build it big.
Stay the course and work with the willing…
Realize that good things happen to those folks who are consistent: EVENTUALLY.
Put in the work, put on your blinders, and press on.
Expect to be disappointed.
It will happen at some point or another, so you might as well be prepared for it.
In fact, you will be disappointed how things go more often than you will be pleasantly surprised.
That’s life folks.
Nothing ever goes exactly as planned.
One of my business heroes once told me “the only way to be disappointed is to have an expectation.”
I couldn’t agree more.
After spending 14+ years in this industry, I thought I’ve seen it all.
And then something new happens that makes me disappointed.
Fortunately, there is a solution.
Here it goes.
Expect that EVERYONE in your team will do nothing and quit, but hope that everyone will crush it and go Diamond.
You want to be pleasantly surprised, not unpleasantly surprised.
The only way to make that happen is to expect nothing.
Develop that mindset about all areas of your business (and life).
Hope for the best, but expect the worst.
And ALWAYS detach yourself from the outcome.
Don’t let things that happen to you control your emotions.
Instead, let your ACTIONS control your emotions.
Easier said than done.
You want to be the lighthouse, not the thermometer.
Set your goals, get to work and stay the course.
Focus on what you are trying to achieve, not your current situation.
Let all the crap that comes your way bounce off you and press on.
That’s what successful people do.
They know that things never go exactly as planned.
They expect to go three steps forward and then nine steps back.
They expect that people will disappoint them.
It’s part of life folks.
Do you think you’ve ever disappointed someone else?
Of course you have.
We all have.
I hope that makes sense.
Once again, people are crazy.
… some of them anyway.
Expect people to disappoint you in your network marketing business and things will get much easier for you.
That’s how I see it.
What are your thoughts about this subject?
Do you agree or disagree?
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I look forward to hearing from you.
Have a great day.