No doubt you’ve been at a job interview, and the interviewer asks that old trick question of “where do you see yourself in five years?”
Now whether you’ve answered that question correctly during your interview is really not relevant. After all, the last thing that you want is a job right? But you should realize that this question can be highly useful to you, and SHOULD be something that you not only answer, but create a written answer for.
How “Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years” Can Help Create MLM Success
The question of where a person sees themselves five years down the road is helpful because it requires that you envision where you’ll be. It requires that you take an honest look at where you’re at now, and then multiply that by the action that you’re taking on a consistent basis, and seeing where that will lead you to.
You Now X Action = You in 5 Years!
Of course in a job interview it’s just to let the interviewer know that you’re going to be seeing yourself still there at that job, and hopefully looking to move up in the company. That lets them know that you’re not just using them as a stepping stone.
But in your business, it gives you the chance to truthfully analyze whether or not the actions that you’re take are a) enough and b) consistent.
It allows you to take the data that you have now, and put that through the time machine.
And in order to do that, you must have a goal that you’d like to attain down the road. It gives you a longer term vision rather than the short term that we’re usually focused on. It’s like the difference between looking at a map of the United States if you’re going from San Francisco to Boston (I’m tired of all of the L.A. to NYC analogies, aren’t you?), to looking at the road maps of each individual state that you’ll pass through along the way.
The road maps are essential, but so is the larger map. Using another idiom, it’s “seeing the forest through the trees”.
Here’s the thing. No matter what anyone tells you, MLM success doesn’t come automatically. It takes time, effort, and action. It also takes planning and consistency. Your five year vision is your chance to analyze or even create that plan, and then break that down into shorter term visions and planning.
Your five year plan question isn’t just a boring old interview question that means nothing anymore. It’s a question that opens up your world to MLM success…so where then will you be in five years?