Okay I'm joking. Of course you can handle the truth. The truth is this industry will make you question your sanity. I have seen the strongest people get started and walk away feeling deflated. BUT WHY? What happens in the process that causes self doubt?
It is the learning curve. This curve can be so sharp that you may end up running off the road to success. Is this is 100% avoidable? YES IT IS! In the next few weeks I will be writing a lot about surviving the industry.
This week let me start you off with the greatest tip ever. My mentor Harland Stonecipher used to have a great saying. By the way when I say mentor I mean my real mentor. A, "we have had lunch together and talked often" mentor. Not the, "I read the guys book and now I am claiming him as my mentor". Sorry I had to vent but people falsely claim connection all the time.
WHEW!!! I am done venting...
Okay so here is the tip my REAL mentor gave to me. "The biggest sale you will ever make is when you sell yourself". That is what I call sage wisdom. If you don't believe in your product or opportunity then you will probably only last a nano second. People join and the first time someone says "BOO", they run for the hills. You have to BELIEVE. Use your product, study your company history and know that it is something you are proud to represent.
Once you get focused on why you love your company it will be harder to pay much attention to what negativity someone my say about your company. People will always have opinions. Usually people have an opinion based on conjecture and minimal facts. There are those that hate to try new things or only believe what they see on TV.
If you are going to survive this industry you are going to have to learn the science of staying focused on what you believe. Staying focused on your mission and values will allow you to traverse the mounds of negative energy you may encounter on your journey to success.
One last thing. If you are excited and focused you will attract others that want to run with you. When you find these people that join you be sure to help them get sold out on the company and products as well. Together you will cross the finish line and have the moniker of a FINISHER!
Mikal Mekki is a successful entrepreneur. He has earned millions in the Network Marketing industry.
Mikal has built a team of over 17,000 associates marketing the product to over 100,000 people.
He is also the author of Running With Finishers, a book on how to have success in anything you do.
He also owns several other businesses and enjoys mentoring others to achieve their goals in life.
Real estate investor, success coach, husband, father of 5 and all around great dude!
For bookings, interviews or success coaching (company, groups, or individual) email Mikal@runningwithfinishers.com