From the very first moment that I became involved in the networking marketing industry, I was told, never to pre-judge anyone. At my first training session, the speaker advised the audience of the following:
“Those you think will, wont; those you think won’t, will; those you think can, can’t; those you think can’t, can.”
Despite this never-ending message being relayed to us, I think it is only natural to cast judgement on people. I think it is simply human nature. Over time, it may be possible to regulate or control this human instinct, but I think it takes a lot of patience and practice.
I think the best way is to keep pounding that message into your brain as often as possible, because we really don’t know what is truly inside of someone. We only see their world from a distance. Even those we think we may be close to, may have another hidden agenda or dreams and desires that they have never shared with anyone.
This mindset is especially true with the so-called elite members of society; the CEO’s of the world; the Executives; the business owners. We often place these individuals high on a pedestal, so high above us that by no means would they ever want to demean themselves by looking at an opportunity presented to them by someone on a lower rung of society’s status ladder.
Many of us do that, but it’s all a LOAD OF CRAP!
We are just plain and simple too afraid to speak to these people and come up with any irrational or implausible excuse not to do so. You must stop this ridiculous and self-defeating behavoiur.
Believe me, the people you suspect would have no interest in what you have to offer, are the ones most likely to jump at your network marketing opportunity. Why is that? I’ll give you 3 reasons:
- The reason these individuals have attained a certain high-level position in the business world is because they are astute. They can identify a good opportunity when they see one. And they will most certainly not turn their backs on leveraging the efforts of others to attain passive income .
- They are always looking for multiple streams of income. These executives and business owners, for the most part, have disposable income and are searching for a means to place said income for a greater return. What better avenue to reach these goals than by having a network marketing business.
- They work too hard. the majority of these people are working 60-80 hour works weeks. Sure they are generating a lot of money, but so often times at the expense of their personal or family life or their health. They would much rather be able to find an opportunity where they could earn a substantial amount of many, but without the long and grueling hours.
I can tell you definitively that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of prominent individuals who have become network marketing professionals. there are many who have done so with my company, including famous athletes and CEO’s of Fortune 500 company’s.
This same negative perception holds true for the opposite success spectrum. The people who we think do not have any money to put toward a business; those we think are not business minded; those we think have too many bills or problems to have to deal with something else. We feel that those people may not have the brains or the business sense to do well with a network marketing business.
But again, with these people, their burning desire inside of them is what may lead them to be an all-star. They may not have money, but they may borrow some once they hear of the fabulous opportunity that you are presenting to them.
The common theme to remember with all of these potential leads is not to pre-judge them. Despite me preaching these words, I once did such a thing and my perception of this person almost caused me to lose a prospect.
This fellow was a co-worker of mine for several years. In fact, I was his immediate supervisor. Due to the nature of our business, we did not often see each other and began to work less closely as he was dealing with another superior at most times. I thought of him right from the start as I did with all my co workers. But I quickly set him aside as I felt that he would not be into this type of business. I never really gave myself a plausible explanation, I just thought based on his personality, that he would not get involved.
But, a few months later, I did communicate with him briefly about the opportunity and he actually said he would be interested to hear about it. We never set a definite date and because of that I again set him aside thinking that he was not interested and that is why he did not follow-up with me.
So one particular day, out of the blue, I thought I would contact him again to see if he would attend an information session that was not too far from where he lived. I was very surprised that he jumped at the opportunity, attended the presentation with his fiancée and joined the business a week later.
If I had let my pre-judgement of him take full control, then I would have lost him and most likely down the road, he would have been approached by someone else. He told me that he has been looking for the right home-based business for months. I had no idea that he was. And that is a perfect example of what I said before, that we truly don’t know what the intentions and desires are of the people we know.
So, go out there and speak to every single person you know and meet and never pre-judge anyone.
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