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My team isn’t showing up…what to do when being part of a team doesn’t feel so awesome.

One of my favorite things about network marketing is being part of a team. Knowing that I have people surrounding me who I love and who are pulling with me toward the same goal is, well, awesome!

But sometimes being part of a team doesn’t feel so awesome–like when you take time to set up a meeting and you’re the only one who shows. Or when you really are trying to help a team member be successful, but they aren’t taking their business seriously.

It stinks. Especially when those people are your friends and you want their success more than they do!

Here’s the reality of network marketing–some will. Some won’t. So what. You CANNOT drag people along with you. They have to want it for themselves. Nothing you can do can make their why big enough. People are going to quit. They are going to make promises they can’t keep. They are going to disappoint you. Because they are people.

So…what do you do?

1. Love them and move on. Keep in touch. Keep inviting them. But release the outcome–what they do is not up to you. Don’t place your hopes and dreams in the hands of someone who won’t bother to commit to showing up and doing the minimum activities needed.

2. Work with the people who show up and who call you. These are your active team members. Coach them and work with them. It’s possible that one of your ‘duds’ will get drawn in by the excitement and become a ‘stud’–but if not that’s ok! If you are the only team member you have–then use your time to reach out to new people!

3. Do your thing. Keep meeting new people and presenting the opportunity. You still need to find your aces. Go out and find new people–people who have the self-motivation to make their own business happen.

Your job is not to make people successful–it’s to become the best you can be. Focus on that and the right people will join your team. And you’ll feel a lot more positive about your business when you are focusing on moving forward instead of on those who aren’t doing anything.


Take a Deep Breath!

Sometimes, as a busy mom, it feels like life never slows down!  What I’ve realized, though, is that most of the time I have a choice about that.  I can choose to slow down and enjoy each moment or I can choose to race through the day.  Busy-ness is a state of mind. This week on our membership call, Kristi is talking about self-care–how we take care of ourselves to make sure we stay charged up–so I thought I’d take a few minutes and share some of the ways I incorporate self-care into my life.

One thing that really helps me to stay centered and peaceful throughout my day is to take a walk by myself in the morning.  I live in a really beautiful old neighborhood, and in the mornings, when it’s quiet, I can almost imagine what it would have been like to walk these streets 100 years ago. That 20-30 minutes of the morning that I spend thanking God for the blessings in my life and enjoying the quiet really help me to recharge and focus my energy for the day.

Getting outside in nature is great, but my favorite activity ever since I was a little girl has been reading.  At the end of the day, after I’ve made my calls and finished my work, I love to reward myself with a good book.  I love to read for fun, and getting into a good book is better than going to the movies for me!

What is your favorite way to take care of yourself?  I’m looking forward to hearing about it on our call with Kristi on Thursday!  If you aren’t a part of our membership community, join today!


Follow Up… Don’t be like Stewie!

Have you ever wondered how long you should continue following up with a prospect?  Maybe you have called and called and left message after message and the person doesn’t call you back. Or maybe the person has told you, “I’m interested!” but never takes the first step to join your business.  Not only can this be frustrating, but for many of us, following up begins to feel like stalking.  Maybe you think that your follow up looks something like this:

If so, a simple shift in focus might help you overcome your qualms about following up AND create better results.  Of course, Stewie does get Lois’ attention eventually, but not in a good way!  Rather than focusing on signing up your prospects, focus on getting to know them.  If you shift your focus to relationship building, you won’t get frustrated, and it’s more likely that the person on the other end of the line will eventually choose to do business with you.

For some great tips on how to build relationships with your prospects, be sure to join us for our monthly Network Marketing Dream Team Community Call on May 3rd.  For details on the call, join our Network Marketing Dream Team Community!

Our Network Marketing Dream Team Community includes…

Private Group on Facebook where you can interact with other members of our community, ask questions, and receive personal help with your business.

AND once a month group coaching call. Receive continuing support and education for your business.

Just $9.99/month