THINK small early, grow BIG later!
Do you think big or think small? I would consider myself to be a “BIG” Thinker. I Dream in Color! I want all that life has to give, but sometimes thinking too big has its drawbacks when it comes to working a network marketing business. Thinking too big early can actually stop you in your tracks if you don’t have proper expectations of how the network marketing industry actually works. Let’s discuss how to Think small in 4 key areas that can actually big a good thing when it comes to building a successful network marketing business. Let me explain what I mean…
Think small in these Areas
- Think Small in “Reinventing the Wheel” -The first thing most people that join a Home biz is trying to figure out their own system. Almost every established company has a proven business model or system to follow. Secondly, in most cases, there are top leaders that already have a plan and model in place for their teams as well. Follow the leader, or follow the follower that is following the leader.
- Think Small in Prospecting – Many network marketers think HUGE ideas in the way of fund raisers, Churches, affinity programs, or Fraternities etc. Though good in theory in “reaching more prospects”, this rarely works to build a large organization. Try to focus on the ONE person with a HUGE why! The Mom that needs $1000 extra a month, or the Dad that is trying to change careers or lost a job. Then work with that person to help them grow.
- Think Small in Who “Wants it” – Every person that joins your team wants a better life. The reality is only 1 out of 20-30 people will really build a nice size team. As your organization grows, your leaders will rise to the top. You can’t help everyone, and not everyone will help themselves. As the saying goes, the squeaky wheel gets the grease! Help the people that really are trying, calling you, and searching for knowledge. Narrow your focus on where you spend your time, as you can’t simply do this alone. A leader builds other leaders to develop huge teams.
- Think Small in the Comp Plan – Many join MLM’s and expect to make big money right away, because they heard Big Joe is making 20K after one month! 🙂 Their expectations aren’t realistic. They want 10K in their first month, and that rarely happens. It can happen yes, but many people are disappointed because they find out it takes time to create momentum. If you tell them 10K first month is doable, and they work hard and miss it, you lose credibility. Focus on the short-term goals of $500, 1000, or $2000 a month and raise the bar as you progress. Think small early on in most cases, set realistic, attainable goals for yourself, and most importantly for your team.