Many people think that success is a thing that just ‘happens’ either by luck or by birth. Success takes work but is available to anyone with the right attitude and mindset, unshakable belief, motivated learning, consistency, organization, and tenacity. It may sound like a lot to accomplish but all these things can be learned. Here are some secrets to success I’ve learned from my mentors over the past 20+ years. Use them to grow yourself into success.
It Begins with Attitude
Your attitude is a reflection of the direction you’re heading. It’s a barometer that attracts people to you or pushes them away. Sometimes it is hard to get away from negative thoughts or people who are negative, depending on the situation; but, avoiding all the negativity that you see or hear will help keep you focused on what’s important. Here are three guidelines I follow:
Repeat positive attitude words out loud to yourself. Make it a habit to do this at a specific time you set aside for yourself, or as soon as you wake up each day.
Surround yourself with like-minded individuals
You need to associate with people who have positive attitudes and who share the same views as you; those you will be able to share the same blessings with.
Avoid negativity at all costs!!
When you make that mind shift and you run into negative people you will be better prepared to handle different circumstances. You have to do your best to remove yourself from their presence so that they do not gain a foothold in your mind, also known as ‘renting space in your head.’ You could be presented with the same situation as other people, but your result will be based 90% on your reaction and attitude to the event rather than the situation itself.
Get Involved in the Community
Building trust is key to your success in business. It really doesn’t matter what your product or service is, if people trust you they will join you in your business. It’s called rapport and is a very powerful tool for long-term and sustained success.
Have an Unfailing Belief in Your Business
People can smell a phony. If you aren’t 100% sold on your business, product, service, or opportunity, why should they be? There is a saying in Network Marketing, “You have to be a product of the product.” I believe in this completely. I’ve seen people who have followed this rule and they have a much easier time promoting their product or service, and in some cases they don’t have to go out of their way. People are conditioned to be skeptical and to watch for the ‘sales pitch.’ If you are completely sold out to yours it creates believability in you and in your business. Think about going to buy a car and the salesman says, “I really like another brand of cars, but you should buy this one anyway.” Why would you be interested in a product if even the person who is supposed to be selling you that product doesn’t believe in it?
In our industry, we come across many people with dreams of making thousands of dollars of extra income, firing their boss, and living their dream lifestyle. The problem is, they want it NOW. A business that can make true life-changing income takes time to build. If you don’t believe me, look up Robert Kiyosaki and Warren Buffet. These are just two examples of people who are well-respected and very wealthy. It didn’t happen overnight, and it didn’t happen by accident. They worked hard and were patient. First, set realistic expectations for yourself. Your business success isn’t going to just fall into your lap. Be prepared to work for it. ‘Nothing worth having ever comes easy.’ If it did, we’d all be at the top rank of our pay plan. By the same token, you owe it to your prospect to set realistic expectations with them. Be honest about the kind of money they can earn and the time involved in doing so. If they want to be successful, it’s going to take time and effort. Unrealistic expectations are one of the biggest contributors to the ‘MLM graveyard.’
Find a Mentor and Emulate Them
Every influential or successful person I have ever met, read about or otherwise studied has attributed their growth to having a mentor, someone they admired, were inspired by, and learned from. Let’s face it, the destination you want to get to lies on a road paved by those who have already been there. There is no need to ‘reinvent the wheel.’ It only makes sense to follow a map drawn by an expert who knows the way. You don’t want to struggle trying to figure it out on your own.
Daily Training and Personal Development
Acquiring the success you seek, personally and professionally, takes learning new skills in order for you to develop and grow. You don’t get there by accident. This isn’t something you can do in a half-hour crash course and be done with. Every day you need to absorb training in your craft, get better at it and not be afraid of mistakes. Mistakes teach you how to correct your course and overcome adversity. Training also gives you experience so that when you find yourself in a position to be a mentor to someone else you will have “been there and done that” and be a confident example.
Consistency is simply defined as always acting or behaving in the same way, or the same quality. You need to be consistent in your thoughts, speech, and actions. You also need to strive to be consistent in marketing your business, whether online or offline. You cannot just turn your business off and on in the hope that you’re current. You also need to always add relevant information that will add value to your marketing strategy. Lastly, produce marketing that is consistent in quality to build your reputation. That is, do not create a flyer piece for an event that looks professionally made and then turn around and make a hand-written note for the next one. Being consistent with your marketing will build people’s trust in you, your company, and your product or service.
Be Organized, Prioritize Better, and Meet Your Goals
If you’re reading this, then I expect you are running a business, not a hobby. Every successful business has a system of organization to track their goals, and to record their past successes and failures. Being organized is also going to make you appear more professional. It feeds your confidence and other people’s trust in you.
Don’t be Complacent
Wake up every day looking forward to making it better than the day before – to making yourself better than you were the day before; have ambition and dedication, push to be uncomfortable, never satisfied with where you’re at. When you’re uncomfortable it is when growth and breakthrough happens. This is not to say that you can’t be happy where you’re at. On the contrary! Successful people are happy. The secret is that they are also working toward that next step, the next opportunity of growth. Don’t get caught in the comfort zone. That’s where stagnancy sets in.
That is the only way to truly fail. Successful people encounter failure but they are not hindered by it. They navigate through it, learn from it, and move on to become better than they were. As Darren Hardy says, “Fail fast, fail hard.” Welcome failure, but never give up. Everything you do – as long as you stick with it – is a stepping stone to becoming greater.
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