While every human being is different, we do have certain similarities that can set us apart from other groups of people. One of the primary items that group people together are their mindsets.
Network marketers must have mindsets that are quite different than an employee.
Herein lies a common problem I have recognized with new network marketers… They jump into the MLM world with an employee mindset.
It doesn’t work!
In an effort to help you succeed in network marketing, I am listing some key mindsets that you may want to develop if you do not already have them integrated in your brain.
I have researched various successful network marketers as well as taking a look at my own mindsets to give you an extensive list so you can understand how your mindset should differ from an employee mindset. They are in no particular order.
The Key Mindsets of the Successful Network Marketer:
Successful network marketers focus on the important things
A large percentage of employees are focused on the job they have to do whether it is important or not. Naturally, it does have some importance or they would not have been asked (or told) to do that particular job.
The mindset of the network marketer requires them to focus on what is the most important, profit making task. Even if the restroom needs cleaning, the network marketer will first focus on the meeting with the prospect.
Successful network marketers do not procrastinate
While an employee may put off a task until tomorrow, the network marketer is all about doing it NOW!
Procrastination is NOT in the network marketer’s dictionary.
Successful network marketers rely on their “gut”
For every man, woman and child, life is a series of decisions and choices. But for the network marketer, decisions are more than a series; they are an epidemic. The network marketer has to make split-second decisions on a daily basis. The mindset is to rely on instinct (the gut) to make those decisions.
Successful network marketers own their failures
Many employees tend to find excuses for failures, but successful entrepreneurs have learned the success only comes because of multiple failures.
The entrepreneur mindset is to own the failure and not put the blame elsewhere.
Successful network marketers set high, but reachable goals
Personally, I believe every person should set goals, but few do.
Successful network marketers understand that each day, week, month and year must be a series of high, but reachable goals.
Successful network marketers have the listen mindset
The truly successful network marketers have learned to listen much more than they talk. Through listening, the representative discovers the needs of the other entity and can then proceed to solve their needs or problems.
Listeners normally get more sales than talkers do.
Successful network marketers are network marketers 24/7
An employee is only employee from 9 to 5, or whatever his/her working hours are.
Network marketers are in their position and mindset when the eat, sleep, bathe and breathe.
Successful network marketers are thirsty for knowledge
There is a saying I once heard that if you don’t learn something new each day, it was a wasted day. It was probably a network marketer who said that.
Whether it is reading a book or taking a course, Successful network marketers have a desire to never stop learning.
Successful network marketers have a follow up mentality
When a person says no, they normally mean “not right now.” Successful network marketers understand this and they use a follow up system to keep their product or service in front of the prospective customer or recruit.
Following up should not be high-pressure but just a simple “Hey, we are still here because you WILL need us.”
Successful network marketers have a numbers mindset
Successful network marketers follow all the numbers and statistics. They know that numbers don’t lie.
Successful network marketers delegate and outsource
Successful network marketers understand that they cannot do everything themselves to have success. It is important that they delegate and/or outsource many of the tasks that need to be completed.
Successful network marketers are focused on customer service
While the old cliché of the customer always being right may be out-of-bounds, the network marketer will go to heavy lengths to satisfy the customer. He/she understands that the customer is their lifeblood and when treated right, it will draw more customers.
Successful network marketers are 99.9% positive
A positive mental attitude is always evident in the successful network marketer. No matter the situation, he/she will find some positive in it somewhere.
Successful network marketers do not ask for permission
It is better to ask forgiveness than to ask for permission.
Successful network marketers are scared and fearless
While it seems like I just wrote an oxymoron, it fits.
Successful network marketers are scared, but they will not let it control them.
They are fearless, because they go for it no matter what others may be saying about the risks.
Do You Have The Mindset?
You will need these traits to find success as a network marketer.
You may already have some, but it is important that you attain all these mindsets.
If you are needing help finding the network marketing mindset, I recommend joining Rocket Recruiting. We can help you have the mindset you need for success.
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