Thursday, January 15, 2009

Am I a failure as a MLM Leader?

The past couple of weeks our team has been discussing how to motive and push your team forward. Do you find yourself asking the question, “What is wrong with me?” “Why isn’t my team taking action and moving forward?” “Am I failing as a leader?”

I have blogged about inspiring vs. motivating before. And bottom line, being motivated is something that comes within. Yes, as team leaders, we may be able to motivate someone short term. But long term, no way.

The fact is many people you will sponsor may not ever take one action step. Some will be customers, some will quit and a few will run with it. So, you have to be careful about being bogged down with people that just do not commit.

There are people out there looking for you. People that will commit, take action and move forward.

One of my first steps I include to my new partners is a coaching form. I ask each new partner to fill it out and email it back to me asap. Do you think everyone fills it out and sends it back? Of course not. But, most that have, are the ones that continue to move forward, take action and to grow their business.

So, don’t beat yourself up and feel that you are doing something wrong. If someone isn’t taking action, you can still be there for them. Answer their questions, include them on your email list. But don’t feel like you have failed as a leader. You haven’t. You have to be careful to not get bogged down because you don’t want to miss those who are “searching” for YOU. They are out there, just waiting for you.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

1 comment: CEO said...

I agree, Lisa. The best thing to do as a leader is to focus on your *own* daily method of operation and everything seems to always work itself out from there. ;)


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