Every day we are faced with different choices. Most are pretty simple, ones you don’t have to think about too much because they don’t have a long-term impact on your life. On the other hand, there are those which can make or break your future, and making the right choice becomes crucial.
Network marketing is a great choice for those who want to enjoy bountiful success. But like any other important aspect of life, it requires smart decision-making, before and after you’ve signed up.
Here are five of most common major mistakes people make – in their network marketing careers and life in general:
1. Being untrue to yourself.
There are two ways in which this happens: 1) you make up things about yourself in order to impress others because you don’t believe you’re good enough for them to want to do business with you; 2) you go with the flow and suppress your own desires because you feel it’s easier to be accepted by society this way, often keeping people in tedious 9-6 jobs instead of pursuing their dreams.
There’s only one scenario these result into: you end up unhappy because you’ve been acting to please others instead of carving your own path based on want you truly want.
2. Giving up.
It’s normal to encounter failures and feel exhausted when working on our goals. When this happens, just take a break! Don’t allow yourself to be disheartened and give up entirely, unless you want to look back one day and feel bad about wasting the initial effort you’d invested in your now-unrealised dream. If you feel like giving up, just remember that the road to success is a long and often grueling one; the trick is to take it one step at a time until it leads you to that glorious moment of triumph.
3. Avoiding personal growth.
In network marketing, personal development is extremely vital. In this industry we understand that, while none of us are perfect, it’s still important for us to strive to be the best versions of ourselves we can be. However, sometimes pride gets in the way of us achieving this. We ignore our friends when they call us out on bad behaviour and neglect to invest in further education because we are too confident that we’re good enough as we are. By being this way, we miss the opportunity to improve further and risk being left behind.
You already know what you want, you’re presented with an opportunity to get it, but you refuse to go for it because you feel the “timing” isn’t right and you’re waiting for the right motivation. Next thing you know, someone has already grabbed that chance from you and, later, that you’ve missed all other chances entirely. This is especially true to making the decision to start a network marketing business, but also applies to choices such as approaching a new prospect, enrolling into a training programme, and trying out a new product.
Take heed of this quote from Lemony Snicket – If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives. You’ll never be “ready enough” and half of the joy in reaching your goal is the journey that takes you there, because that journey is also a collection of successes in itself.
5. Refusing to relax.
Hard work is important in achieving our goals, but if you do it at the expense of your relationship with others as well as your own health, then you’ll have more problems along the way than what it’s worth. Success is no fun if you have no loved ones to share it with and if your physical and mental welfare have been compromised, so make sure you balance your life to include a well-balanced diet, regular exercise, and quality time spent with your family and friends. Living Absolutely with all-encompassing wealth and health is what makes a true network marketing success.