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How to Manage Your Network Marketing Business your Time and Your Life Without Feeling Like a Guilty, Discouraged, and Lonely Alien!

So, let me guess…

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When you first started off in this network marketing adventure you were thinking about how you were going to be able to work your business for 2 hours a day, and then go chill out on the beach for the rest of the day with your family right?

Isn’t that what you’re told after all – that you’ll have financial and time freedom like you couldn’t believe?

Well hopefully you’ve got some more financial freedom, but it’s very likely managing your time, while still having something that resembles a life, has proven to be a bit more difficult.

Here’s the thing about this whole concept of time freedom though… in case you’re feeling like you’re never going to be able to get to that point where you’re sipping cocktails on the beach while your bank account is filling up.

I know several people in network marketing besides myself who could actually have this happen. We’re talking about people who have tens of thousands of people in their downline creating wealth for them around the clock.  But the funny part is… that even though they/we can do that…it doesn’t happen. The fact is that we all get caught up in the business so much, and end up enjoying it so much, that working on our business is part of the benefit of time freedom.

In other words, we ARE doing exactly what we WANT to do with our time which is building our business! It may sound a little bit weird, but let me back it up with this. Just read this first paragraph from Donald Trump’s best-selling book titled “Trump: The Art of the Deal”.   Here’s what Mr. Trump has to say:

“I DON’T do it for the money. I’ve got enough, much more than I’ll ever need. I do it to do it. Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That’s how I get my kicks.”

Now I’m sure that when he was first starting out in Real Estate he was thinking about sitting in the sand at some of the greatest beaches in the world and letting his real estate earn him a fortune. But he doesn’t!

But don’t think that I’m being insensitive or passive about the fact that this is actually a burden for you.  Because sure, there’s a huge difference between having to work your butt off and build a business just to get by and not take a loss – as compared to doing it because now it’s become a passion. I totally understand that.

In fact, it’s why I went to having my own home business in network marketing in the first place.

Before I ventured into network marketing I was actually living what many would consider the “glamorous life” … flying around in jets with rock stars, staying in great hotels, and getting to meet the most famous people in the world! But it wasn’t fun and games… it was WORK! They were enjoying their time while I was working my butt off to keep their estates afloat while they were often spending their money like drunken sailors.

So, I know what it’s like to feel like you’re spinning your wheels when you shouldn’t be. I also know what it’s like to be working extra hours on your home business, while inside your home, and wondering what the heck has gone wrong when you’re not even spending time with your family.

This can be tough to swallow at first but believe me if you’re in a situation where you’re actually working hard on your business, then you’re on the right track. You see it’s those people who never work their butts off, who don’t make it to the point where they could slack off a few days and still make money.

But There Are Some Key Things That You Must Do To Make This Time Bearable and Actually Much More Productive…

First you need to be grateful. Yes, I know this sounds weird but you need to be grateful for the fact that you ARE able to work from home. That the time and technology allow this to happen! You need to take note of the fact that there are many people who work 2 full time jobs… and when I say work I mean stuff like laying bricks, roofing in the hot, hot sun, washing dishes, digging trenches.  So as bad as it seems to be stuck trying to figure out how to put a website up, or struggling to dial the last number of a prospect you’re afraid to call, it could be much, much worse.

Next, you need to organize yourself.  A great deal of your time could very well be spent on “busy” work that’s actually wasting your productive time. So, make lists of your most important “money making” activities and do mostly those. Set aside a half hour to an hour a day to get the busy work done. Schedule it in, and it won’t infect your other allotted work time.

And last but for sure not least, take time to spend with your family and doing things that you enjoy with them. It’s very easy to get stuck in a working rut and then going to bed feeling bad that you didn’t even ask your spouse or your kids how their day was, or pet the dog – or whatever your family consists of.

If you make time to do these things, those nagging feelings of regret and feeling like you should be doing something else won’t be tugging at your heart strings while you’re trying to work on your business.

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How to Lower Stress in Network Marketing

Stress happens and some people become a wreck when they are overly stressed. There are plenty of ways for stress to creep into network marketing. However, you can combat it and have a lower dose of it. Some techniques may work, while others may not. Consider this as a guide for you to find the best practices for lowering the amount of stress and chaos in your business. One core element is what you do with the stress. If handled badly it can interrupt one’s dream and goals. It can also affect the whole body on every level. This is why it’s so important to develop anti stress behaviors or modifiers early on in the business.

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Developing anti stress methods now

 

Developing anti stress methods will help you stay productive and focused on the end game. You can use a variety of healthy tools to help combat stress. If you’re early in your network marketing  business, it is wise to examine your methods to reduce stress. Coping mechanisms don’t work, they only allow stress to build up for a longer period. They don’t attack the root and eliminate the stressful pressure.  The methods you develop should look at what is causing the stress and the way to calm your mind and body down.

 

Step back from your network marketing business for a couple of minutes. Examine your stress level and figure out where the stress is coming from. What part of your life or business are you overly concerned about it. What is not performing well enough for you? However, you do it, you need to take note and deal directly with the cause. Don’t blow it off. Write it down, if you need and now you can deal with the root. Once you have the root cause, you can figure out to cut it down into manageable bites. If you’re worried about numbers, try looking at the promotional aspects or content. Are you producing enough, how often are you sharing or interacting with others? Step back and see if you can bring up or change your efforts.

Dealing with the stress itself

Once you have a plan for your network marketing elements, you can then deal physically with the stress, by walking or relaxing and letting your mind unwind. Don’t think about the issue or the solution. Think about something different and focus on relaxing. If you mediate or perform yoga, then focus on these elements. If you pray, then focus on that instead of the stress. In most cases this should be the first step after finding out the stress, so later on you can deal with making changes to your routine or style.

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How to develop trouble shooting skills as a growing leader

No one said network marketing was going to be easy. With that in mind, you can focus on growing as a leader. Troubleshooting is a much-needed skill for marketers. Without this one key skill they wouldn’t have a business or an effective one. Knowing how to spot problem areas and applying a solution not only helps you but your growing team as well. This is vital for success on many different levels. Sometimes only you can see the whole issue behind an event.

 

Life learning and experience must work together

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Life learning and experience are the foundation for troubleshooters. Other skills can be learned but these are the core points to leadership growth and troubleshooting. They layout the path that leaders use to help struggling teams conquer their issues. No one can argue with experience, opinions don’t have value when a team mate can’t close a deal. Experiences are important only if it leads to eventual success.

 

Life learners are powerful resources. They go beyond the basic need to know stuff and often lead teams to success through critical thinking and research skills. This cornerstone enables the person to find and fix issues quickly. The added benefit is they gain valuable experience on a given subject. Getting started is tricky, but running a business is often the best place to start. In this capacity the person will gain experience in dealing with an uncontrolled environment that is ever changing and presenting new and difficult challenges.

 

One can rise above the fog of war, only if they are truly wanting to evolve into something better. Mistakes are learning tools that are valuable, not to be frowned upon. Making the same mistake over and over requires a change for the person and more education. Perhaps helping them spot their mistake and explaining why it is one.

Lead the way or let someone else do so

Now is the time to chose your path. Don’t waste people’s time. Its simple, be valuable by providing a clear pathway for your team, yourself and the world around you. Be humble and help those who need it from a position of love. One can have a good life if they focus on the right habits and goals. Money comes and it goes and so does status. Keep your eyes on personal development and serve and watch peace flow into your life.

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How to run like a wolf in network marketing

Leaders rise when there is an absence of authority. True commanders in network marketing came from the bottom. They don’t need fancy titles. There are many people who gloat in the spotlight. This doesn’t make them leaders, they focus on the wrong things in life. Only a few can claim to run a wolf pack. Maybe you’ll run one at some point. In the meantime, you can gain the skills and experience needed for leadership.

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Basic leadership requirements for network marketing pros

 

There are a few points that a network marketing leader needs to be successful. The first is people skills, the second is communication and the third is tech skills. There is a bonus skill that creates dynamic leaders and it helps in so many ways. It is the power of an open mind. Each of the basic skills can make anyone into a functional leader, however not all can be commanders. If you want purpose with your passion, then you would want to take these skills as far as you can go.

 

The first skill is people skills for you to master.  Network marketing pros must conquer their fear of rejection. People will say no to your opportunity. The way that you speak, interact and handle people who are turned off is vital. Even the ones that are hot for your opportunity offers its own challenges. Stay calm and focused on them. Be polite and nice as you speak with them. This includes all forms of communication from live events to Skype video chats. Be friendly and warm, but not fake.

 

Network marketing communication skills in all forms may need development. You will encounter people who will talk through emails text, phones or by video only. This is where a style guide comes in handy for each of the mediums. The style guide helps you stay in the right tone and language use. Tech skills will help you stay updated with the communication trends and promotion platforms. Thus, reducing outsourcing costs to specialists. Learning and growing your tech skills will help you find new avenues to grow your business form. The open-minded skill helps fuel all other skills and it won’t break under pressure. You may want to start developing this skill first, changing habits is hard. Once you have an open mind everything else will be easier to master.

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How to build up your Network marketing business through conversations

Have you ever wondered how some network marketing people get invited to speak some major events? It’s not just the stats that are working for them. They also have passion and have honed their speaking skills through countless hours of verbal conversations. Sounds strange but holding a conversation over one topic takes practice. People get bored easily, especially around certain topics but never around themselves. You can turn your business into a hot topic at your next social event.

Network marketing discussion in a social setting

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There are times when your business will be taboo. Your hosts will want to keep the air light and fun. So going into their house with tons of propaganda is foolish. However, there are other ways to bring your network marketing business to light. One way is to talk to others about their interests, and this may create a dialog. Be warned that you may have to do more listening then talking. This doesn’t mean that you cannot share something in return. Never go into your sales pitch in other people’s homes.

Stay focused on your prospect and they will take you on a journey. Go ahead and get personal and share experiences and stories. They don’t have to be your best friend, but it does help build business. Don’t share petty industrial stuff, do share personal stories and situations that are relevant to the conversation. Be sincere and use your words carefully. Your ability to connect is more important than sales. They will come and it will be powerful.

 

Build relationships first and your network marketing business will grow

 

Relationships are the most valuable commodity there is. Your network marketing business can experience greatness if you treat people right. Today’s technology has put a wedge in how we socialize. Like a double edge axe the tech can also be useful. By keeping your conversation on your prospect’s interest, you can turn them into a brand advocate. If the person is awesome, they will ask you questions in which you can share deeper stories and discuss other affairs.

 

Your human connection will grow. Your ability to hold the interest of people will strengthen as well. Public speaking may not always be easy, but you will have the tools and experience to create an environment that is educational and dynamic. You will or should have clarity on your ideal prospect. You may have to analyze the information and most of it has little relevancy to your career. But it can help you connect with others at some other point.

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