No. I'm not in a rush to check out permantly just yet lol. I'll tell you why I chose the title at the end of this post. However...
...I would like you to think about this.
The outcome of our desires in our network marketing businesses is decided by the sum of our thoughts.
Well did you realize that those thoughts started way before you ever got started in your business?
That's right, much of your programming about success was done way before you ever started your business. When you understand this about yourself and your people you'll grasp what I'm about to tell you much quicker.
"Success is achieved by your personal efforts and Significance is achieved through the power of a team. But a legacy continues on with out the leader because he poured into his people." -John Malot, Top Network Marketer & Author
The above quote takes us into 3 stages of opperation.
1. Success by personal efforts-This is where you can make a decent living maybe even a 6 figure income based on your own personal effort. Maybe in the corporate world or personal sales of some sort.
The bottom line is you don't incorporate anyone in your vision and you do create value but touch much fewer people than if you incorporated a team. There is a small ripple effect.
2. Significance by a teams efforts-You can either add to your efforts every day or you can multiply your efforts every day. Through the power of a team you can leverage yourself and your effort however the team cannot and choose not to operate with out you being present. Little personal development and control issues keep from empowering your people and trusting that they will do a good job even when you're not present.
There is no vision in the team and they are just showing up for a paycheck if much of one at all. You get the minimal amount out of them because you invest the minimal amount in them. You create a bigger splash in the pond however the ripple effect of you and your teams effort does spread out further than if you did it alone.
3. A Legacy continues on with out the leader-Long after the leader is gone his/her legacy lives on because they poured into their people and created leadership. They had a vision and incorporated their team in it. The people felt a part of something. They knew that they mattered and that they played a key role in the movement of that vision.
There was an edge and people knew that they were part of something bigger than they were. A legacy lives on for years or even decades after the leader is gone because he looked for leaders, poured his vision into those leaders and cultivated a winning environment.
The ripple effect will go on for hundreds of years and millions of people will be touched.
So which would you prefer to be a part of?
Well you can say, "Tony of course I want to build a Legacy!" Most people would however their fears far out weigh their willingness to take action towards it.
That's why 89% plus of Americans focus on only the success philosophy. They figure It's easier to just work for someone else or do all the work themselves because if you want it done right you gotta do it yourself attitude was something they grew up hearing all the time. However it pays the least and touches the fewest amount of people.
Well now you're aware and it's up to you to make a choice. In network marketing you have an opportunity to do any of the 3. (At least in my company many people are making 6 figure residual incomes just marketing our services. They dont' have to recruit if they choose not to)
But I can tell you the Legacy philosophy pays the biggest dividends financially and emotionally.
I would think that the size of your vision would decide which route you take right? Maybe that's something you want to take some time doing.
Start building you, then building relationships, then building people then building a business.
I've made my choice and as you can imagine I wish I'd be here hundreds of years from now to see the effects. That's why I say I can't wait...umm but I will for right now lol.
Keep up the great effort you're putting forth in your business.
You're such an amazing work in progress!
P.S. If you believe you're stuck right now and aren't in any one of the 3 phases above or are stuck in the 1st 2 and don't feel like you can move forward. Chances are you're in the Trance of Scarcity. I suggest a book called The Trance of Scarcity by Victoria Castle I just read it and it unlocked a lot of doors for me and I know it can for you too.
It gives you an easy step by step guide to unlock a lot of the thoughts that are keeping you entranced by the scarcity mentality. You'll be amazed how simple this book makes it to turn your life around from a scarcity mentality to having anything and everything you want. From a thriving business to amazing close relationships.