Lust, Dating & Network Marketing: What You Should Know!
Today, I'm going to spend a few minutes and talk to you about lust, dating and network marketing.
Network marketing is a lot like dating. When you first start dating someone, you experience LUST. You are excited. You can't sleep.You think about the person 24/7. You want to spend time with them and capture every word they say.
Many people join our industry and feel the exact same way about their network marketing business. They are hyped, pumped up and excited about the possibilities.
They THINK about their business 24/7. They can't concentrate at work or sleep well at night because the business consumes them.
Like dating, this LUST stage never lasts in your MLM Business. The length of time it lasts varies from person to person, but it is normally somewhere between 72-hours to 90-days.
What I have found from personal experience is that 80 to 90 percent of the people on your team will QUIT the business once the LUST stage fades. That's right. Once their initial excitement is gone, they are gone and headed straight to the Witness Protection Program, never to be heard from again.
It's important to educate yourself (and your team members) about the LUST stage. You must let your people know that it is NORMAL to feel that way (excited and optimistic) about the business, in the beginning.
You should also let your team know that they will not feel that way about their business forever. At some point, the lust goes away. That's when you find out if someone is truly COMMITTED and DEDICATED to building a business, by looking at what they do when they are no longer excited.
I personally believe your time in network marketing starts AFTER the LUST phase dissipates. At that point, that's when you have to make a CONSCIOUS DECISION to move forward with your business, or throw in the towel and return to your comfort zone.
Relationships are the same way. Almost all relationships survive the lust stage, but once that phase is over, many relationships collapse. To advance a relationship from lust to love, you must make a decision to do so. It is a choice.
Love is not easy. Love is not something you do automatically. It is a conscious choice and you must be extremely dedicated and committed to the relationship for it to work.
Same thing with network marketing. Keep your eyes on the prize. Keep your emotions in check. Determine your why, set your goals, make your plan, get started and never look back. Stay persistent and consistent and keep grinding.
Remember that you won't be excited forever, but if you are committed to your cause, anything is possible.
What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
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