If you follow my stuff on a regular basis, you know I’m not above p**sing off my readers every once in a while for the greater good.
This is probably going to be one of those times.
Straight truth, yo…in so many of the Facebook groups, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc…
We see people – good people – talking about the best ways to handle
their organizations. Who to give time and attention to. Who to correct,
who to love, who to remove…etc.
Here’s my unscientific claim…
Most people who tell you how to manage their businesses do so because
they aren’t taking the time to manage their own…
Because they don’t have one.
It’s human nature to want to feel important, and competent and involved.
So a lot of talk about things we really have no business talking about.
We don’t know enough about it, or we haven’t done it yet.
Just about everyone who tells others how to manage their organization
before they’re qualified to give advice is going to get slapped down.
Not by me. By the marketplace.
If you write good stuff…with a certain flair and you attract a lot of
attention, even if you don’t know what you’re talking about, people will
still notice you.
And at some point you’re going to have to come out with your own credentials.
Or someone will Google you.
You’ll be found out.
No one will yell at you. No one will smack you down.
They’ll just stop taking you seriously.
In this industry, ultimately the only thing people pay attention to
is LEADERSHIP, in the form of paychecks, bonuses and lifestyle.
And all of the big guys – the ones with all of the above – have
climbed the mountain.
They’ve done the deal. They’ve sponsored lots of people.
And they’ve helped others sponsor lots of people.
And they’ve sold lots of whatever product or service they’re selling.
So they speak from first hand experience.
So let’s cut to the chase. Wanna be one of the people who are qualified
because they’ve DONE THE DEAL?
1. BE A STUDENT: Every big player in any kind of home based business sat still and learned from people who already did it. They read the books, they watched the videos, they attended the seminars
and webinars. And most of them still do, even after they break through.
2. IMPLEMENT: There’s always a difference between someone who reads something and chats about it at meetings, and someone who learns something and implements it that same day. The main difference
is in the RESULTS they get.
3. SERVE: Buying the stuff is important. Studying it is just as important. So is learning it. But when you commit to SERVE the people who are mentoring you, it takes on a whole new level. Some of the most successful people in my organization are those who have helped me with technology, introduced me on phone calls, managed the daily tasks (that I really hate) and otherwise made my life easier and more pleasant. I naturally wanted to help them, but more importantly, they got to watch the ways I MOVE and the ways I OPERATE. They copied my success habits and screened out the others.
4. MENTOR: As you get successful, others will want to copy your success. A lot of people will ask for your time and your help. Get selective about who deserves your time. Who are they? See Numbers 1 – 3!
It’s pretty simple!
As my mother in law says, you can be a talker or you can be a doer.
Which one works for you?
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