The more you learn the more you earn.
Ever heard that statement before?
I learned a long time ago that we get paid based upon the value we bring to the marketplace.
The more value we offer the marketplace, the more money we make.
Quite perhaps the quickest way to increase your value is to learn new skills.
There are lots of ways to do that.
Go to events…
Listen to CDs and tapes instead of music while you are driving….
Take a class…
Many people make the common mistake of thinking that their “learning” is done after they graduate high school or college.
What I have found is that after you graduate college (or high school) is when the real learning begins.
People who are successful in life, regardless of their profession, are a student of their business or profession.
They realize that the more they learn the more they earn.
They are constantly looking for ways to improve their skills and be better at what they do.
They invest a portion of their income to learn new skills.
They have a personal development plan.
They have written goals to improve their skills.
I recommend you do the same thing.
If you love network marketing, or even something else, learn everything you can about it.
Become an avid reader.
Find someone who has done what you are trying to do and model their behavior.
Get in the trenches and stay in trenches.
You can study something until the cows come home but you will learn ten times as much by actually doing it.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
If anything, be afraid NOT to make mistakes.
Learn from each mistake.
That is the formula for success in life as I see it.
When it comes to your network marketing business, the more you learn the more you earn.
Here is what I recommend you do.
# 1 Invest 30 to 60 minutes per day to read.
Leaders are readers. Make a commitment to read a personal development book for minimum 30 minutes per day. If you have to get up early, stay up late, or do it during your lunch break, make it happen. This one thing alone will have a huge, positive impact in your life. Read books about network marketing, leadership, sales, marketing, communication and any other subject that will benefit you. If you are on a budget, go to your library or buy your books used. Take notes of what you read, share it with your team, and apply it in your business and life.
# 2 Find a mentor in your upline.
All successful people have mentors. You need one too. Find someone in your upline (preferably) who has achieved what you want to achieve in the business, and ask them to mentor you. Ask them questions. Listen. Humble yourself and follow their lead. Learn from their mistakes. After all, they have a vested interest in helping you succeed.
# 3 Go to all events.
Attend every event your company offers. Attend generic network marketing events. Attend personal development workshops. Try to attend a big event every 90 days and a smaller event at least once a month.
# 4 Enroll in auto-mobile university.
Replace your radio station with something that will teach you valuable skills. When was the last time you earned money from listening to the radio? Probably never. For most people, they could listen to an hour of a personal development tape each day just on their commute to work. Over a period of a few years, you could master any skill, just by listening to tapes or CDs about it.
# 5 Get in the trenches and stay there.
Roll up your sleeves, get off your ass, and get out in the trenches. Stay in the trenches. You will learn more in one hour of actually doing something than in 20 hours of studying it.
# 6 Reflect and analyze.
Take time each week to reflect and analyze on the past week. What went right? What went wrong? What could you differently to improve?
# 7 Set learning goals.
One of my best tips is to set learning goals. When you set your goals for the upcoming year, set some learning goals. How many books do you want to read? What books? What skills do you want to master? What is your plan to make it happen? What events do you want to attend? Put these goals down in writing, refer to them daily, and turn them into reality.
There you have it folks.
Remember, the more you learn the more you earn.
This applies to network marketing and anything else in life.
Of course, APPLIED KNOWLEDGE is the most important thing.
Even if you know WHAT to do, you still have to go out and do it.
That’s the secret.
What are your thoughts?
Do you think it’s true that “the more you learn the more you earn?”
Why or why not?
Leave a comment below to let me know what you think.
I look forward to hearing from you.