To understand if you’re on the right track to becoming a top leader in network marketing, we must ask one question:
Are you looking for a mentor or are you looking for a nanny?
Let me explain…
When I first got started with network marketing, I was completely dependent on my upline…
I would get off a conference call and if my upline wasn’t available for a 3-way call, I wouldn’t even try and close my prospect…
I’d say, “you know what? I really want you to talk to Steve or John” or whoever my upline was and I wouldn’t proceed without him getting on the phone to support me.
This led to me getting pissed off at my upline because if they weren’t answering their calls, I didn’t want to ask for the sale.
If I wasn’t asking for the sale without a support line…
Not only was I not making money…
…But do you think I looked like a top leader while needing support from my upline all the time?
Becoming a top leader in network marketing did NOT come naturally for me
Don’t rely on and base your business on having a “nanny” available to you 24/7…
You’re not a child
I had to get over that and I had to stop wanting this mysterious mentor who was going to be there 24/7 to help me close all my deals.
I was wanting a nanny!
So, have you been looking for a nanny, or have you been wanting a mentor?
Nanny or Mentor?
A mentor is someone who can kick your ass and tell you to stop being dependent on three-way phone calls.
If your upline is not available, do the presentation anyway!
You are good enough to close prospects yourself.
You don’t have to rely upon or use your upline as a crutch.
You’re never going to become powerful until you realize you are good enough.
Anything else is just a lie.
It’s just a matter of stepping up and actually doing it.
If you’re wanting to be a top leader in network marketing… are you being a mentor or are you being a nanny to your organization?
I see this so often…
When someone gets to a point where they’re having some success – and organization of 20-50 people – and they mother hen their group to death!
You’re doing everything for your group and never building any leadership…
Never building any confidence in your group and you’re seen as a crutch.
It’s good to be available for your team, but if your team is dependent on you to do 3-way calls all day…
You’re going to get burned out… quickly!
If your organization only grows if you’re doing all the work… You haven’t built leadership
You’ve built children.
You are a nanny…
Not a leader.
Empower your leaders to do things themselves…
To increase their confidence in their own abilities.
Tacts are powerful, but if their mindset is wrong, their tactics will never work.
Empower people by giving them the right belief, making them rise up to become a leader vs. staying a child forever.
Here’s a rule in leadership – as a leader, never do for someone what they’re capable of doing themselves.
Believe in other people more than they believe in themselves and sometimes that means they need a kick in the ass.
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Feel free to hop over to LeadwithMatt.com. I’ve got some strategies there on becoming a powerful leader and recruiting powerful leaders.
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