The MLM industry started more than 60 years ago as part of the direct selling industry. Since then, it has evolved into a vast industry, involving millions of people and generating billions of dollars in annual income. Currently, there are over 2,000 companies in the US alone that are in this kind of business and with annual sales of more than $ 28 billion. So, how do you see and perceive yourself in the whole picture with more than 13 million other Americans who are independent sales people like you? Do these numbers sound too overwhelming for you? How will you able to compete and be successful in this very wide market?
These may just be some of the questions in your mind as you try to build and grow your MLM business amidst all the competition and threats, not only internally but also externally. The name of the game is to be proactive in order to be productive. Proactive is defined as controlling or creating a situation by causing it to happen rather than responding to it. Trust me, it does not need to be difficult, for just like in any other job, it requires a certain amount of knowledge and training and a lot of blood, sweat and tears. Do not be too overwhelmed. You just need to stay focused, motivated and take control. These are the critical things that you need to possess in order to keep moving forward.
Here are some thoughts on how to be more proactive and be on top of your game:
• Action is the key
Nothing will happen if you do not move and take action. The successful people in the MLM industry did not sit back and relax and let their downline do the work for them. Every single day, they did something for their business, for consistent action is the reason for their success.
• Procrastination is the enemy
You started your business with much enthusiasm and energy and as the days and months progressed, you began to lose the fire and this is where procrastination sets in. This is the start of your business going downhill. Try to stop this by constantly pushing yourself and reminding yourself why you got into this business in the first place.
• Have the mindset of a leader
Leaders in the MLM industry are not only proactive but also show initiative and resourcefulness to make things happen. Try to envision yourself as a leader and develop leadership skills, and get away from the mindset of mediocrity. Don't just sit there and wait for others to tell you what to do. Step up into the plate and be a leader in your own business. If you have dedication and show hard work, anything is possible.
Being proactive in running your MLM business is one of the keys to success. Everyday presents itself with new challenges, so learn to rise to the occasion and meet them head on. Your future and your destiny are in your own hands.