We know where we want to go, but we don’t know how to get there. The most common strategy of new distributors is to hope, wish, pretend, and fake success in the hopes that success will magically appear.
The problem? This doesn’t work.
Yes, we have the mindset and positive attitude. Unfortunately, what we are missing is the skills to make it happen. One of the most frustrating feelings for us is to want something badly, but not have the skills to make it happen.
In the beginning of our careers, we don’t know this. So we just chant affirmations, sing the company song, be persistent in the face of constant failure, and hope over time that results might happen. Of course, the results don’t happen.
What we are missing are the 25 basic skills of network marketing. Below is the list of 25 skills. If you can’t see the image, click here.
As in any profession, there are core skills we need to learn. Network marketing is no different. Dentists need skills. Engineers need skills. Accountants need skills. And, so do network marketers!
So what are some of the core skills we need to learn to make our dreams come true? Here are four core skills we should focus on in the beginning of our careers:
So what is the bottom line?
If we are not where we want to be in our network marketing business, it may not be our mindset that is holding us back. Jumping up and down at events, putting on a brave face, and thinking positive affirmations before we talk to prospects can only take us so far.
In most cases, we are missing the hard-core skills of how to engage prospects and get them to make a decision to buy or join. Putting our efforts into learning the skills may be the fastest way for us to reach our dreams.
Here is a list of basic skills for our network marketing career. Which skills are we missing now?
And how much longer are we going to delay learning these skills?