James Lombard Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
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You don’t need to have a college or university degree to be a professional network marketer. You don’t need to change who you are; you just need to be open-minded and willing to improve.
Let’s look at network marketing in order to deduce from that business model the skills you will need to be successful at it. At its core, network marketing is a relationship business, so if you’re good at relating to people, there is every chance you can be a success in this business. You must be able to brand yourself by showing those you come in contact with that you are interested in helping them, without having an agenda of your own. But firstly, you need to target this message at those who understand the concept and have tried it with limited or no success. To do this, you need the help of a caring set of mentors who have been successful in this business and who don’t give up when confronted with difficulties. They will guide you on how to make contact with your target audience.
Next, you will need their help on how to best relate to the different personalities that you will come across while searching for prospects. They will be of two kinds (1) those looking for a suitable business and (2) those already in a business and hoping to make a success of it. You will need to be shown how to guide the first group on how to make a good choice and, this may, indeed, be the business you are currently in. I said guide not dictate. Any element of selling will be self-defeating because you want willing candidates not conscripts. People will join you, if they want to, when they are ready. The second group will need all the help you can give them to be successful, while showing them what the pillars of a successful network marketing company are, and this requires very good judgement. Basically, you have to educate them on how to make an informed decision on their own situation. It is possible that their company is a five pillars one. One way or another, helping them will bring reward in many other ways.
The best way to become a successful network marketer is to associate with a mastermind of successful network marketers, such as we have here in M.F.F., who practise the caring/helping philosophy already outlined. Hill places great emphasis on learning from people who themselves have been successful and can teach the way of success by showing you how to help others be successful. He says: “My belief in the theory that business associations are vital factors both in failure and success, was clearly demonstrated when my son Blair was negotiating with Dan Halpin for a position. Mr. Halpin offered him a beginning salary of about one half what he could have gotten from a rival company. I brought parental pressure to bear, and induced him to accept the place with Mr. Halpin, because I believe that close association with one who refuses to compromise with circumstances he does not like is an asset that can never be measured in terms of money”.
Regards and best wishes to all.
James Lombard, Dublin, Ireland.