How to Keep Yourself Motivated While Building Your Network Marketing Business
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.”
I often see that quote from Zig Ziglar circulating around the social media channels and it makes me laugh. Self-motivation is a huge determining factor in building a successful business, and many people fail to ever reach their business goals because they are unable to remain self-motivated enough to remain consistent enough for a long enough period of time to gain any momentum and build a solid organization.
Today I’m going to share a few tips to help you dig deep, find that self-motivation and remain committed to daily action in growing your business:
Have a Vision of the Life You Want to Create: When it comes to WHY you are building your business, there is no wrong or right except that which is wrong or right for you. Let me repeat that… your why doesn’t matter, as long as it is authentic. A vision starts with a crystal clear picture of the life you want to create… covering as many areas of your life as possible in as much detail as possible (for a great lesson on how to craft your personal vision, pick up a copy of Richard Brooke’s book Mach II With Your Hair on Fire. Trust me, you won’t regret it!). Craft a vision that touches all of your senses and evokes your emotions, then review that vision daily. Your vision is what gives you the emotional connection between your daily actions and the lifestyle those actions will create for you if you stay consistent with them long term.
Set Long Term and Short Term Goals: Once you’ve crafted a compelling vision, create a set of short term and long term goals that will make that vision a reality, then attach daily actions to those goals as part of the action plan. It’s a lot easier to pick up the phone, make that follow-up appointment, reach out to that new prospect, when you know that action will directly lead you closer to your goal, which will in turn make your vision a reality. A great place to start here is to set a title and income goal that’s in line with your life vision and where you want to be 5 years from today, 1 year from today and 90 days from today. Attach income producing actions to those goals and you are on your way!
Get Serious About the Consequences of Failing: Yes, you are going to fail time and time and time again as you work to build your business. It’s a reality of entrepreneurship, of learning new things, of daring to go for something great and stepping out of your comfort zone. But here’s the thing… eventually, you want to succeed. The good news is you eventually WILL succeed as long as you are able to maintain consistent action over an extended period of time… the bad news is few people actually manage to do that. Once you’ve crafted your vision and set your goals, I want to look long and hard at the consequences of NOT taking the actions you said you would take. Who are you saying no to? What are you saying no to? Who are you letting down? I know you don’t want to say no to yourself or your family… you don’t want to say no to the life you want to create for yourself and for them. Every day that you fail to take action in your business you are saying no. You are saying no to yourself, to your potential, to your future. You are saying that whatever is happening today is more important than creating a life of freedom for yourself and for your family. Maybe you’re okay with that… but I have a feeling that you aren’t. And if you’re not okay with it then the only appropriate response is to take the actions you know you need to take in order to say YES to the life you deserve to create.
Stop Waiting to Get Motivated… Just Do It Anyway: Sure, motivation is great. We all love those days when we spring out of bed 5 minutes before the alarm goes off, full of energy and ready to tackle the day and our goals and our life head on. But we also have days where we think our best friend might actually be the snooze button… where netflix and the couch look much more inviting than sitting down at the desk and picking up the phone… where we just don’t feel like doing anything with our business that day. My response to that is, SO WHAT. So what if you don’t feel like it?? We do things every day that we don’t feel like doing because they pay the bills, keep us healthy and safe or contribute to our wellbeing in some way. My question to you is, how much MORE can consistent daily action, actually achieving the goals you set and making your vision a reality have a positive impact on your life longterm? Creating a large organization with your network marketing business can allow you to live a life of freedom most only dream of… giving you the time to really live your life on your terms and the financial ability to give away more money than many make in a year. It’s a fact… so even when you don’t feel motivated, do it anyway. You don’t set goals because you feel motivated, you set goals because you are committed. Commit to yourself and to your goals and to the life you want to create. Commit, and you don’t need motivation. But here’s the secret: when you take action, especially when you don’t feel like it, the motivation to continue quickly follows. Do the thing and you shall have the power. Take the action and you shall have the motivation to take more.
I hope this article was helpful to you and you have a more clear understanding of the role motivation plays in our success as network marketers and some steps you can take to increase your own level of self-motivation. If you got value from this, please feel free to share it on your favorite social media platform!
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PS: Motivation is great… but it’s also important to make sure the actions you’re taking each day are the RIGHT actions that will move your business forward in a positive direction as quickly as possible. That’s why my business partner Kathy and I put together a free training webinar where we share the simple formula we used to create a full-time income with our network marketing businesses in just 90 minutes a day. This formula will help you build your business faster than ever, and will help you duplicate your own success across your organization. You can grab your seat for this FREE online webinar by clicking here.
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