The common misconception is that becoming a great mentor in network marketing means
teaching the best tactics, strategies, and “how-tos”. That couldn’t be the further from the truth.
I struggled to become a great mentor in network marketing for a long time.
I would have people in my organization come to me and say, “Man! I’ve talked to so many people and still haven’t had any results!”
My response would be to focus on tactics…
“What are you saying to invite people? Who are you talking to? How are you presenting? How are you setting up the presentation? What do yous ay at the end of the presentation? How do you close?”
I would spend all my conversations talking about tactics and strategies only for that individual to go out…
…and come back to me claiming that they failed again.
They were frustrated that it seemed like NOTHING would work and I was frustrated because I didn’t know how to help them.
I felt like a lousy mentor.
Here’s what I eventually realized…
The key to becoming a great mentor in network marketing: It’s NOT about the “How-To”
It’s more about the person.
Most of the time it is a way they communicate with themselves, their belief systems, the language they use, etc.
If you gave me a TERRIBLE script, I could still have success with it.
I could give them the BEST script in the world and they would still suck it up!
Most of the time it doesn’t have anything to do with tactics but has everything to do with your inner game.
When someone is having challenges on the outside, it’s usually because they are having challenge on the inside.
So, when someone came to me…
Rather than only giving “how-to” information, I do something that’s REALLY ADVANCED.
Ready to hear it?
I have them…
READ A BOOK!
It sounds almost too simple, right?
Become a great mentor in network marketing by leveraging other people’s expertise!
By simply having them read a book…
It will change them.
If I know somebody comes to me with a victim mentality…
I’ll have them read, Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind.
If someone comes to me with belief systems…
I’ll have them read, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
If someone has a lot of negative self-talk…
I’ll have them read, What To Say When You Talk To Yourself.
They receive a book to read…
I instruct them to take notes then call me so we can discuss it!
Instead of addressing their “external issues” we are diving deeper into their internal game.
So, Number 1: Be well-read yourself so you can make these recommendations.
Number 2: When someone comes to you with challenges, work on building them from the inside out and watch what starts to happen.
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