It’s simple to become a leader in network marketing once you understand how simple
and how easy leadership is.
The first step in knowing how to become a great leader in network marketing is knowing what great leaders DON’T do.
I was on a call with a VERY strong leader on my team…
…but he said something that I find is one of the reasons why a lot of leaders don’t rise up to the potential that they have within’ them.
If you want to be a bad leader…
You should say things and act in a manner that is not consistent with the greatest leader that you want to be.
What man bad ‘leaders’ will say things like, “Once I achieve a certain level of leadership…
Once I achieve a certain level of income or rank, THEN I will be a great leader and then act like that great leader.”
This, obviously, is not the way to becoming a leader.
So, the leader on my team said, “Well, I’m not like you!”.
Whenever you say something like “Well, I’m not like you”, you’re saying that you’re not as good as someone else.
You’re always going to be second best…
Second best thinkers are always second-best doers.
As long as you keep saying, “I’m not an expert”, you’re never going to be the expert!
A leader in network marketing acts as if…
You’ve got to act as if you already are the greatest leader of all time.
Stop saying things that a top leader in your company would not say.
Sounds fairly simple, right?
If you take the top leader in your company – the person that you aspire to be like – look a the things they say.
Study their mannerisms…
Their vocabulary and speech patterns…
Take all of this and simply to do things that leader would do.
I remember when I was new and had a team that grew to a few hundred people.
My mentor pulled me aside and said, “You’re a leader when you decide to be. You’re a leader when you act like a leader.”
Such a simple statement was so profound for me at the time, however, it didn’t truly click for me until putting my buddy and me through a demonstration…
Leaders lead… right?
My buddy and I were standing next to each other asking my mentor more about leadership…
He moved his head (in a “follow me” fashion) and started walking around the car.
My buddy and I started walking around the car where he was.
We walked all the way around the car and then we stopped.
My mentor asked, “what just happened?”.
That’s what great leaders do.
What are the greatest things that a leader would do?
“What would an incredible leader do?”
I asked myself this question and came to the conclusion: Great leaders would do a weekly leadership call every Monday night!
So, I read books and studied leadership.
I’d read John Maxwell books, network marketing books and anything I could get my hands on!
I took notes profusely!
Guess what I talked about on our leadership calls?
I just read my notes!
Literally, I would read my notes from what I had read and learned and would spit the information out to my group.
An interesting thing started to happen…
I suddenly had so many people saying, “Oh my God, Matt! You’re this amazing leader. I can’t believe the information that you give us. I can’t believe the mentorship that you give us!”.
This was the “holy shit!” moment…
People want to follow others…
You will only lead others if people perceive you to be at a higher level leader than themselves.
Notice the keyword: Perceive.
If you act like a leader, people will perceive you as a leader that they want to follow.
It’s as simple as that…
Leadership is incredibly simple once you understand how simple and easy leadership really is.
Everyone thinks leadership is so hard when in reality, asll you have to do is the things that a leader would do.
If you feel unconfident…
Do the thing anyway! Nobody knows that you’re unconfident.
If you’re scared…
Do the thing you’re scared of! Nobody knows you’re scared except for you.
If you’re fearful…
Do the thing that you’re afraid of over and over again.
The more you do it, the more the fear goes away.
Eventually, you will become confident inside, you won’t feel the knots in your stomach, and you’ll rise to the level internally that you ultimately want to be.
You’ll feel like the leader you’ve always wanted to be.
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