I was recently listening to a radio talk show and during the conversation, a caller made a comment that I’m certain you have all heard before:
“You have to be good to be lucky and lucky to be good.”
I’ve heard that expression many times and in fact I’ve said it myself, because I believed it. Although I still believe in the first part of that expression, it’s the second part that got me to thinking.
When I heard that comment, it brought my mind back to an incident that occurred a few months previous. I was watching a hockey game with my son. During this game, the goaltender stood on his head and in addition, the opposing team hit the post 4 times. What ran through my head at that time was the following:
“Boy that goalie really has horseshoes up his ass”
Was he really lucky? Saying that he was lucky indicates that his actions did not determine the outcome at all. The hitting of 4 posts by the other players had nothing to do with the goalie.
I don’t think luck had anything to do with it!
Couldn’t it be that the goalie positioned himself so effectively that the players had nowhere else to shoot except at the post? Couldn’t it be that the goalie studied the tendencies of the opposing players so well, that he knew exactly where to stand?
You see, in my mind, we create our own luck. Luck does not just happen to anyone. I feel that we put ourselves in a position to become lucky by our own actions.
This topic brought me to thinking of entrepreneurship, starting your own business and the network marketing industry. I have heard so many complaints from Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) representatives about how lucky certain people are in the industry.
“That guy is so lucky that he found such a quality prospect.” “That lady is lucky to have such a great sponsor.”
What a crock!
Those people who have become successful in their network marketing businesses created their own luck. It was not a fluke that they found great people with whom to work. This belief undermines their ability. They positioned themselves to be attractive to leaders in the industry or to attract quality people. They possessed the right mindset and knowledge as leaders and in turn found like-minded individuals to propel their MLM business.
You too can create your own luck! Here are 3 surefire ways that can get luck on your side to grow your MLM business.
1. Maintain a Positive and Friendly Mindset
Take a look at the people around you. Isn’t there always someone to whom people seem to gravitate? That’s not a coincidence. What character trait do they possess that makes them so attractive to others? I guarantee you, it’s not the size of their wallet.
These people are all happy, positive-minded individuals. They have charisma. They are always smiling. When you act in this fashion, people will come to you. You will have no difficulty in finding prospects to join your network marketing team.
Jim Rohn once said, “To attract attractive people, you must be attractive.”
Think about it. Who would you rather work with? Someone who always seems to have a smile on their face and looks at the positive side of things, or someone who is miserable and always thinks the world is going to come crashing down at any moment.
2. Increase Your Knowledge
Yes, being a positive and happy person will certainly attract many people. But, what happens after that?
It’s one thing to have people interested in you and what you do, but it’s quite another to have them become a part of your network marketing business. So, how do you do that?
It’s easy. You study; you learn; you increase your knowledge. Once these prospects are flocking toward you, you need to know what to say to them. You must have the ability to provide to them the key information that will cause them to join your team.
There is so much information available to us at the click of a button, that there should be no excuses about not being able to find out about a particular topic. Get out there and read. Read as many books as possible in order to improve your knowledge and mindset, so that when those prospects show up, you can conduct your presentation effectively and be able to answer any of their questions in an intelligent manner.
3. Be More Creative
Albert Einstein said, “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”
Now, I’m not asking you to reinvent the wheel, but what I am saying is that you must, think outside the box!
If you really want to be a big-time player in the network marketing industry, then you have to come up with some creative ways to find prospects.
Sure there exists some great strategies and techniques from the experts, and make sure you use all of them. But, to become a true leader and success, use your imagination and create your own. I’m not going to give you an example in this area as that would defeat the purpose of you using your own imagination.
I truly believe in the saying, “You have to be good to be lucky.” So get out there and become good, become great at what you do and lady luck will definitely follow you.
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Wishing you great success.
Vince A. Giorno