5 Things That Position You to Lead in Network Marketing

You Can Not Force Someone to Follow You in Network Marketing

It is the ultimate lead by attraction and serving industry. Unlike authority based organizational structures which have formal consequences for not obeying the person in authority over you, network marketing is purely a volunteer business. No person has the right to tell another person what to do. In order to have people listen to and follow you, you must earn this scenario.

Your check size and your title might place you in a position where people would consider listening to you, but since they do not HAVE to follow you, they will only do so if they believe it is in their best interest to do so, and they believe you have their best interest at heart.

One of The Primary Reasons People Do Network Marketing is for Freedom…

Structure is helpful and important for most people, but control is not very welcomed. Consider this…people who are in the work to earn an extra $300-500 per month want it to be enjoyable and fun too…control and pressure are not either of these things and they will rebel against it. People who have bigger goals are trying to live life on their own terms. So control and pressure will not work long term with these people either. Since there is no situation, other than some form of manipulation where people HAVE to follow you, it’s important to understand….

How to Work in Such a Way That People WANT to Follow You

There are 5 basic things that will create a relationship where your leadership is welcomed:

  1. Demonstrate Effectiveness in the Core Competencies of the Work- These are the basic fundamentals that build the business.
  2. Know Your Company and Be a Resource- You do not need to know everything. You do need to know where everything can be found.
  3. Demonstrate Integrity and Authenticity- Be real. Be honest. Do not try to be perfect.
  4. Be Responsive and Available- They need to be able to count on your support.
  5. Set The Example- Be a product of your product, treat people well, and demonstrate the proper work ethic.

These five things will absolutely create a foundation where you begin to earn the trust of the people in your team. They will put you on the path to leadership. This isn’t all there is of course. Leadership is a huge topic and as you grow up an organization there are many other aspects and situations that will demand higher levels of leadership. But you have to start with the basics. The book Leading With Heart will serve you very well in growing your leadership as it teaches you all the fundamentals and some higher principles.

I go into much more detail in the video on the five things so make sure to watch it and share.

Was This Helpful? Feel Free to Share with Your Team and anyone else it may benefit.
Many Blessings,
Todd

P.S. The Blueprint Process Digital Training has been getting awesome reviews and will help you deeply in mastering all aspects of the process of building the business. Click here to check it out.

Subscribe to Todd’s Blog

Live Training Five Days a Week at Todd’s Fan Page

Several Compelling Reasons to Prospect That Will Shift Your Thinking

Do You Ever Struggle With Prospecting? You would be a rare person if you said no to this question. Prospecting is the most important thing we do in building our business. It is the single driver that leads to all the fruit that comes from this awesome industry. Yet….it’s tough for most everyone. It was […]

Continue reading...

Tips for Dealing with Negative Perceptions About Network Marketing

EVERYTHING Has Haters This is just a fact of life. It doesn’t matter how good something is, there are going to be people who talk bad about it. You have undoubtedly (unless you haven’t started yet) talked to people who have a negative perception of the network marketing industry. Some, for good reason. This is […]

Continue reading...

Find YOUR Way to Work Your Network Marketing Business

Have You Ever Heard Someone Say That There is Only One Way You Build Your Network Marketing Business? Of course you have. There are people all over the internet saying that there is only one way to work, and there is a good chance that you could have an upline who says there is only […]

Continue reading...

You Have to Be a CEEO to Be an Awesome Leader

This is Not a Typo. I meant to add the extra E. Most everyone is familiar with the CEO acronym right? The Chief Executive Officer is the Leader of a company typically. Or at the very least they are in the top leadership position, so we certainly hope, for the sake of the organization in […]

Continue reading...

An Important Lesson About Following Up in Network Marketing

I Believe in Helping Others as The Ultimate Way to Succeed in Life, but Not This Particular Way…. Would you invest your time in prospecting for someone else? Would you make the contact, share the information with someone, tell your story, answer their questions and help them understand just how good your network marketing business […]

Continue reading...

The Power of “Just One More” in Your Work

What if You Could Dramatically Improve Your Results Over the Next Year in Five Minutes Per Day? First let me be clear….I don’t mean you only work in your business 5 minutes per day! Let me give you a quick fishing (surprise:-) analogy that will bring home what I mean. When I fish, whether it’s […]

Continue reading...

The One Thing That Matters Most to Your Success

What Do You Think is the Most Important Thing in Building Your Home Business? There are lots of things to consider aren’t there. Consider the company you choose to partner with. That’s pretty important isn’t it? Is it built to last? How crucial is that to you? If your perspective is short term, then it […]

Continue reading...

All Leaders Have to Understand this One Thing

Do You Know WHY People Join Your Organization? This question and topic apply to anyone in a leadership position, in any type of organization. Most of my blogs are geared towards the home business space because I am passionate about helping this important economic sector and the people who work in it. However, when I […]

Continue reading...

The Friends and Family Reality in Network Marketing

I Was Asked in a Workshop Recently “How Do I Get My Friends and Family to….?” Of course, this is a natural issue for anyone in ANY business, but it is way more sensitive of a topic in network marketing than most anything else in my experience. First let’s get rid of something in the […]

Continue reading...