In Network Marketing You Do Have a Job
Today is one of those days when I am angered by the attitudes and conduct of some people! How on earth does one expect positive results when they put zero effort? It truly boggles the mind!
When people work for someone else they call it a job and they are proud of it.
When people fork out thousands or millions of dollars to set up a conventional brick and motor business, they show up seriously and proudly and treat the venture with the same respect they would a job.
When people become network marketers, they sign up, sit back and expect miracles to start happening. For some reason they expect money to flow into their bank account without any effort on their part.
Are you that kind of network marketer?
Act Employed Because You Are in a Job
As a network marketer you employ yourself. So start acting like you are employed. Treat your business like a job from the onset, especially when you start! How do you treat a job?
Show up when you must, not whenever you feel like it.
Define your working hours. Are you putting in 2, 3 or however many hours after your regular job into your business? How many days a week are you working those hours? If you are full time, how many hours a day are your official working hours? At your job you do not rock up when you feel like it. You show up when the boss says you show up. Act like you will be fired if you do not show up.
Have structure for your working hours.
Be clear on the activities that constitute your work routine. If you do not know what to do you will do nothing. Define your KRAs, Key Result Areas and hold yourself accountable for delivering specific timely results in those KRAs.
Do not drift and allow anything to distract you.
In a job it is possible to apply for time off and be denied and you accept it. Yet for some reason as a network marketer any and every situation that calls you away from your work is important and warrants time off. Why? Because you are doing a “thing”, not a business or a job. Revisit your company’s compensation plan to remind yourself how much potential income awaits those who put in the work.
Have a Defined Work Area.
Your home is a dangerous work environment. It can easily pull you away from your planned work into what is going on in it. That is why it is important to define your dedicated and sacred working space. Seal a deal with your family to not defile your time and space once you close n that door. Just like they cannot casually walk into your office at the job, they should not do that into your home office.
Respect the Office Hierarchy.
You are all corporate roles rolled into one and each one of them have their place and they must shine! As the CEO, set the vision of where the business is going in the short, medium and long term. As the section manager fill up the calender with activities and appointments and work with your team of other Independent Managers. As the floor worker obey the calendar, dig the trenches and deliver results, with your calendar being your direct supervisor. In the earlier days of your business, trench digging forms the bulk of your roles and that’s what urks many new Network Marketers.
Respect the Value of Work.
Pay checks go to those who work, not to those who hang out in network marketing. Money is a commodity try that requires your b time and effort before it can land into your bank account. Never forget that. Work Hard. Do not be lazy. Avoid the entitlement syndrome. Never check your bank balance without working for the money that you expect to find in it.
It is certainly your job to make your network marketing business pay you the full potential that your company’s compensation plan has. Now get to work or get fired!
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Nomusa is a loving mother of four sons. A professional water resources consultant with a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering and Management, she has mastered the art of mindset shifting and integrating her conventional professional training with becoming a successful God praising network marketing business owner.
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