Let’s be honest. You’re gonna have setbacks in your network marketing business during the first year. Maybe you haven’t sponsored anyone in weeks. Or you haven’t called anyone on the phone in days. And your blog sucks. You attend all the webinars and trainings and corporate conference calls… listening on the sidelines while others make the leaderboards. Sound familiar?
It’s like being on a movie set but you’re behind the camera. Or sitting in the stands at the game. You can’t exactly hit a home run…or make a touchdown…or score a goal — from the stands. What do you do when you get into a slump? How can you recover from network marketing setbacks? Here are 5 ways to help you bounce back:
#1. Adjust Your Attitude. Dig deep into your mindset. You may need a reality check on your beliefs and self-talk. Take the temperature on your confidence level. You can’t lead your team to success when you’re not performing daily income-producing activities, or you neglect daily personal development. Cultivate gratitude for all the good things about your life. Re-commit to your vision. Ask if you would hire yourself as a sponsor. If the answer is no, work on the qualities you look for in a leader and become that person. Don’t be hard on yourself, remember that success is a process and doesn’t happen overnight.
#2. Take The Focus Off You. Direct your energies toward your potential prospects and team. Instead of beating yourself up about non-performance, take productive steps toward your real goal — helping others. There are millions of people searching for solutions to achieve success in home-based business. They need your help no matter how you’re feeling. Find your strength by focusing on others.
#3. Reach out and call someone (preferably a fellow networker). Do Not phone someone who thinks network marketing is a joke. You’ll just end up feeling lonely and depressed, and that may include many of your friends and family members. When you’re in a slump the last thing you need is someone shouting at you to “go get a job!” Reach out to someone who’s building a business and getting results. It always helps me get back on track when I call on key mentor friends.
#4. Step Back And Take A Break. Sometimes you get burned out. We’re only human, so take a break if you need to. Use downtime to revisit your marketing plan and spend time with loved ones who uplift you. Ride a bike, go hiking, play tennis or golf. Get crystal clear on what you want to accomplish and write it down. Watch the funniest movie you can find and laugh until it hurts! Regain your confidence and get ready to come back strong.
#5. Just Do It. Okay, so now you’ve adjusted your attitude, put your focus on others, reached out to mentors and rejuvenated your spirit. There’s only one thing left to do and it’s the most important: Get back to work. Hit your numbers just for today. And then tomorrow do it again. And then the next day, do it again. Find a way to make work fun AND profitable. Play your favorite music between phone calls and marketing tasks. (The best way to get out of a slump is to GET PAID.) Take good care of yourself, be grateful for the blessings in your life and then just do it.
You are one of the magnificent few who has the courage to strike out on your own and become an independent thinker. That alone (and your paycheck) should put a smile on your face. You WILL bounce back, never doubt it. We’re all cheering for you.
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