So you want to learn how to become a Leader in Network Marketing eh? (My Canadian accent even comes out in my blog posts!)
Well my friend today is your lucky day. Today I am going to break down all of the major steps involved in becoming a top leader in your company. Learn these and apply them consistently and success will be yours.
Becoming a leader in your network marketing business or earning a large residual income check is not as difficult as many people think.
In fact is it simply the direct results of a few simple activities performed consistently on a daily basis that compound over time. Which leads us directly into step 1 of the process…
Step #1 – Become Insanely Consistent
The problem for most people is they do not do the activities consistently. They start and stop.
They then start back up and get a little momentum happening but then life gets in the way and they stop.
A few weeks later, they fire it back up, start to get the business moving along a bit but get frustrated because someone quits and so they stop again.
This pattern repeats itself over and over again until people finally throw up their hands and say network marketing doesn’t work and they quit. When the truth was it was they that did not do the work.
The fact is that network marketing is not on trial. It has already been proven to be an incredible income producing opportunity for countless people.
If They Can Do It So Can You
The fact is that if those countless numbers of people can become a success you can also, but you have to put the time, effort and work in daily for at least 12 – 48 months.
Become insanely consistent for 12 – 48 months (and then continue to stay consistent!)
Yup 12 – 48 months.
It’s a wide time variance I know, but some people become leaders earlier than others, it is just the way it is.
But the one thing that is virtually a guarantee is that if you do put the work in daily on a consistent basis you will become a leader and have a profitable business somewhere within that time frame.
And how cool is that?
4 years from now at the latest, your life has changed 100 fold! Definitely worth it!
And what is the alternative if you don’t put the time in? The same life you have now. The choice is yours.
Step #2 – Have You Really Made the Decision
This could and maybe should go as step #1 in the process. Because I can teach you absolutely everything I know about how to become a leader in network marketing but if you have not truly made the decision to go for it my teachings mean nothing.
I talk about this all the time on this blog, because I believe it to be the number 1 factor or requirement to your success.
I believe this is the number 1 reason the failure rate is so high in network marketing.
People simple don’t make the decision that they are going to make their business a success no matter what.
Most people are just playing with their business. Giving it the good ol’College try. They are just messing around with it here and there seeing if it will work.
Just like any other business model on the planet, it takes a firm commitment to become a success.
Nothing worthwhile in life is just going to be given to you. You have to work your tail off and stick it out through the ups and downs in order to make it.
And the only way you will do this is if you have decided that no matter what happens you are going to do this and get it done! It truly is just a decision!
Step #3 – Work on Yourself Daily
I can remember the first time I stumbled upon a success or motivational book. I was stuck in an airport in Toronto on my way home from a business trip in Minnesota for a job I hated with all of my being.
I walked into a bookstore and noticed on the shelf a book called “Think & Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.
Believe it or not I had actually never heard tell of this bestselling all-time classic. Well I bought the book, and by the time I made it home something like 16 hours later I had read the book from cover to cover.
And wow did it change my life.
I had always wanted to be in business for myself but I could never figure out how to make it happen.
Well within 2 months, I opened my own weight loss company. Within another year, I was a top income earner in a network marketing business. Within two years of that, I had an internet business earning 5-6 k per month.
And the reason all of that changed for me was not just because of that book, but I discovered that book was part of something called personal development. Which I became a rabid fan of and devoured every personal development and success book I could find. (and still do)
I refer to personal development as the Art of working on yourself.
For things to change in your life you must change.
What you think about expands. What you put into your mind will find a way to manifest itself in your outside world.
As Jim Rohn once said: “You must work harder on yourself than you do your job”.
I do not know of a leader in network marketing that is not committed to a strict daily regime of working on themselves.
Success leaves clues and this is a big one.
- Read motivational and success books daily.
- Study industry training blogs like this one daily.
- Watch YouTube motivational videos.
- Listen to success podcasts in your car instead of the radio.
Remember what you put into your mind will find a way to manifest itself in your life. This is not some spiritual mumbo jumbo, if you know me that is not my style, but this is very very real!
Think like a leader and you will become a leader, it will happen!
The Last 2 Steps to Become a Leader in Network Marketing
All right so you may have noticed that the first 3 steps we just looked at had nothing to do with industry specific training.
The first 3 steps could be associated with anything you want to become successful at. But make no mistake they are crucial for your success in your business. Study them and apply them.
Now when it comes to industry specific steps you need to take there are only 2!
Yup only 2.
The reason there are only 2 is because once you master your mind, once you get in control of your thoughts which the last 3 steps will do for you; building a network marketing business is actually a straight forward process and it only takes learning and getting good at the two following skills:
- Team Building
That is it. Nail these two things down, get good at them and your success is not a matter of if but rather a matter of when.
I am going to give you an overview of both of these in this post and then I am going to point you to other posts on this blog that will go into more detail on each of them.
#4 – Team Building
In network marketing, you cannot become a leader or a top earner by yourself. The model is not built that way. No person can recruit enough people on his or her own to be able to make it to the top.
You need a team. We call it a downline.
It is through the combined efforts of a team that people become successful. As momentum is created within your organization leaders are built and raised up.
Team building is a skill set that you will need to learn.
It is imperative that you either join an existing team that has systems in place to train and motivate the team as well as build culture within it (I.e. make people feel a part of something); or you have to create this yourself.
If you are new and this is your first time building a team I recommend joining a team that has all of this in place for you. This way you can focus the majority of your time on the next skill set and learn team building as you go from people who know what they are doing.
I am not going to go into any further detail in this post about the skills required to build a team as it would take a whole blog post of its own to even begin to explain it and I just happen to have a few posts you can check out to understand how a successful team is built.
So be sure to check them out as it is important that you understand this concept:
#5 – Recruiting is the Most Important Skill to Develop
By far and I do mean by far the most important thing you need to learn and focus the majority of your time on if you really want to learn how to become a leader in network marketing is recruiting.
Now I did say in the last point #4 that “no person can recruit enough people on their own to be able to make it to the top”.
And while that is true I do however believe that if you focused only on recruiting and became very good at it and never worked with or even talked to any of the people you sponsored ever again, that eventually you would make it to the top.
Clearly, I am not advocating that you do that and it would be a stupid and moronic thing to do, but the reason I say that you would make it to the top eventually is because some of the people you sponsored would figure out how to build the business on their own without your help.
They would figure out they need to recruit AND build a team and they would go and do it. And as a result your business would also grow because they are in your downline.
Again don’t do that, it is stupid and irresponsible and simply makes no sense, but it makes my point that recruiting is the most important skill set you need to acquire.
Everyone Must Learn How to Recruit in Network Marketing
In fact if you don’t learn recruiting you will fail. And if you ever stop recruiting you will fail.
It does not matter if you are a newbie or a 7 figure income earner, if you are not sponsoring new distributors each and every month your business is going backwards.
Recruiting is what we do in network marketing. It is the core foundational activity.
And guess what?
It is simple!
I did not say it was easy. I said it was simple. There is a difference.
How we sponsor people is a very simple process. And with a little effort, training, dedication and practice you and anyone else can get good enough at it to crush your business and earn a 6 – 7 figure income.
And once again you are in luck because I love recruiting, it is my favorite topic to train on and this blog is filled with posts to help you out.
Here are a few to get you started:
I have also put together a free boot camp to teach you all of my favorite recruiting techniques. The sign up for it is on the side of this blog.
And there you have it my friend, you now know exactly how to become a leader in network marketing, it is up to you to now go forth and put what you have learned into massive action and make it happen!
See you at the top!
Cheers to YOUR Success
P.S. Remember to get signed up for the free prospecting boot camp on the side of the blog.
And if you got any value from today’s post do me a favor and let me know in the comment section below, always great to hear from you guys! Cheers.