Over the past month I've asked some network marketers this question:
"There are many factors necessary for succeeding in network marketing, some of which are out of your control, such as who runs the company you've chosen to represent.
"But of all the things that you yourself control, what do you believe are the two most important keys to your success in network marketing?"
One person answered, "You must have a strong desire to succeed." I told that person, "Yes, that's an important key. However, lots of people have had a strong desire to succeed in network marketing, yet they made little or no money."
Another person answered, "You must work hard." I told that person, "Yes, that's an important key. However, lots of people have worked hard in network marketing, yet they made little or no money."
Another person answered, "You must be disciplined."
Another person answered, "You must have good time management."
Another person answered, "You must have a positive attitude."
All of these answers are good ones. However, many tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of network marketers have been disciplined, manage their time effectively, and have a positive attitude, and yet they made little or no money.
So . . . what are the two most important keys to you succeeding in network marketing?
Before I tell you what I believe are the two most important keys to succeeding in network marketing, I want to tell you a story in which I demonstrate how I'm using the two keys to lose some weight.
Over the past two weeks I've put on a few extra and unwanted pounds, and I did so with total and absolute joy!
Here's what happened . . . during the weekend of October 13, my wife and I traveled to Auburn, Alabama to watch the Tennessee-Auburn game. The day before the game we got together with friends to celebrate (i.e. "eat, drink, and be merry"), plus we went out for a huge dinner. Then morning of the game we got together with friends to tailgate (eat, drink, and be merry) then after the game we got together with those same friends to celebrate Tennessee's victory (eat, drink, and be merry).
Then this weekend we traveled to Knoxville for the Tennessee-Alabama game. It was the same "eat, drink, and be merry" routine as the previous weekend, except Alabama trounced our beloved Volunteers. Still, we had a wonderful weekend of "celebrating" with our son and friends.
So . . . here's what I'm doing to lose the extra and unwanted pounds I put on over the past two weekends.
First, I'm greatly reducing my caloric intake. For starters, I'm fasting for three days. That means yesterday, today, and tomorrow I'm only drinking water with a cup of coffee in the morning and one at noon.
Second, from Wednesday through Friday I will only consume 1,000 calories or less, and few if any of those calories will be from carbohydrates or sugar.
I am 100% certain that by Saturday morning I will have lost the few extra pounds I put on, plus I will have lost a few extra pounds as well. I know this will happen because I've done it before. For me, this strategy and method is incredibly effective. It works like magic, and I feel great during and after.
So . . . why did I tell you how I'm losing a few extra pounds? I did so because my two "keys" for dropping those unwanted pounds is are the same two "keys" that I believe are the most important for your success in network marketing.
KEY #1 = apply a method that is proven to succeed.
KEY #2 = apply that method consistently until the objective is achieved.
To succeed in network marketing, you choose to apply a business-building method that is proven to succeed (by virtue of the fact that 99.9% of the industry's Master Distributors and Top Earners have used it) and you apply that method day after day over a series of 90-Day Blitzes.