Top 5 Lessons I’ve Learned from My MLM Sponsor

I’m very fortunate to have a great MLM Sponsor and great upline support team.  Both my sponsor and upline are very successful entrepreneurs in their own right.  My sponsor’s name is Joe.  He’s fairly new to the company, but this isn’t his first rodeo.  He’s been in the industry a while now and has achieved success in other companies.

At the time of this writing, I’ve only been working with my current sponsor (Joe) for four months now.  For the first month, I was just a customer in his business.  After enjoying the products for a month I decided to become a distributor.

During these past few months, my sponsor Joe M., has really taught me a lot.  I want to share some of the valuable lessons I’ve learned from him.

I should preface by stating that I don’t look to my sponsor for training or motivation.  I am already trained and extremely self-motivated.  Our relationship is simply a friendship.  All we really do is chat a couple times a week and share ideas with each other.  That’s it.

That being said, here are a few things I’ve learned from my sponsor so far:

# 1 Be a Good Listener – This should be common sense for most people.  Sometimes I really mess this one up.  We have two ears and one mouth for a reason.  Use them in that proportion.  Joe is an awesome listener.  I always feel like I can call him when I need to talk to someone about life or business.  He always listens, never interrupts and only shares advice when I ask him to.  What else could you ask for?

# 2 Put Others First – Joe is great at putting others first.  His business is not about him.  It’s really about helping others.  Whenever you talk to Joe, he makes you feel good because he shows a genuine interest in you (not just about the business either).  He is really a servant leader and it shows.

# 3 Don’t Force Your Ideas On Your Downline – Joe has never told me I should build the business this way or that way.  He’s never said you have to do what I do or I won’t help you.  I call him the idea guy, because he shares ideas with you to get you thinking.  It seems like his only intention is to share his wisdom, to help you come up with your own ideas.

# 4 Be a Sponge – By his example, Joe has really taught me to be a sponge.  He realizes that he can learn things from me, just as well as I can learn from him.  He is always open minded and learning.  He actively listens and I know he “soaks in” a lot of the things we talk about.

# 5 Plug Your Team into Your Upline – Joe has a tremendous sponsor himself, someone who is really an icon in our industry.  Joe encourages me to plug in to him too, and he doesn’t get jealous or upset when I call Don, my upline mentor.

Final Thoughts

I’m blessed to have such a great MLM Sponsor.  Joe is everything you could ask for in a sponsor. He’s smart, he cares and he strives to help his team.  My best advice to people reading this post today is to choose your sponsor wisely.  The person you decide to partner up with is just as important as the company you join.

What are your thoughts?  Leave a comment below to let me know what you think.

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2 thoughts on “Top 5 Lessons I’ve Learned from My MLM Sponsor

  1. Andrew Braydon

    Not everyone in this MLM network marketing industry is as lucky as you are to have a great mentor/sponsor. I myself have tried to work well in this business for couple of times and till now I am looking for a smart and supportive sponsor in order to do well and learn more. I hope I will find someone with all these qualities like your mentor Joe.

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  2. Diamond Grant

    Listening and Being a Sponge really go hand in hand. I wish that more people would understand just how valuable listening can be to overall success. No matter how much you know, you don’t know it all. There are lessons you can always learn and information you can always benefit from when you take the time to sit back and soak up the information others have to offer.

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