There are seven skills for sucess that will make you successfull in almost anything that you want to accomplish. Learning and mastering these skills will be extremely beneficial for your life and even more particular if you want to become a professional in network marketing.
You need to become skilled at collecting names and writing them down. Then you need to find a creative way to stay in touch with these people. If you are able to enrich that person’s life or help in any way it will make it easy when you have the opportunity one day to ask them for assitance. This applies if you are a politician or a pastor. Collect a minimum of two names a day. Over a year that will be over 700 names and that can be 30 000 names over a lifetime.
The second question that you need to ask when you have these names is … who do they know? If you ask and get this answered your list will grow much faster than two a day. You could get to your 30 000 names much faster.
Just imagine you have a birthday and everything is ready – wonderful things to eat and enough to drink, but then …. you have no guests turning up!
You need to develop the skill of inviting people. Whether you invite them to your birthday party, to church or to a political rally, you must make people at least a bit curious to come. It is fine to invite people to come, it is great when you have learned the skill of inviting. How do I invite a friend and how do I invite someone that I barely know. There is a difference!
Many of us are not preachers or great orators, but we all can present in one way or another. I must at least be able to share a little bit… it may be that I only say … I have found and incredible man… is He not the answer? So if I present and I point to another man or woman who will be presenting or explaining or inspiring, then I have done my work.
All the time I want to become better at presenting and explaining, but it does not keep me from presenting if I am not the guru yet.
I want to be able to follow up with a person who is considering something that I have shared. I may invite the person to go running with me. I am conscious of the fact that he has not run for a long time, but that he wants to start running again. He said that he is going to buy running shoes and that he will then be ready for his first attempt to run again. If he has expressed the desire to run, I will contact him to ask – are you ready? when are we starting?
So I want to pursue his dream with him – the dream may be to run 5km or it may be to run 100 km, but to be successful, I want to talk to him again and again until he reaches his goal. Sometimes we do not know what we want, so a 5km goal mya turn intoa 100 km goal.
A consultant is a person that will assist you to choose a certain course of action. A consultant is never the second hand car salesman wanting to sell the car to you at all costs. You may have the heart of a consultant, but the skills of the car salesman. The secret is to learn this skill and to then assist people to get what they want or to make sure that they do not end with the result that they do not want. A consultant is a person who can give professional advice about a matter at hand. That requires certain knowledge and experience. You will not have all of this when you start, but you could build yourself to consultant level.
You may have a considerable amount of knowledge and expertise and you may be able to communicate that to people, but the big secret is to transfer (at least) some of your expertise. So I could go out running with someone and caution him against going out too fast. He may be able to run a good 5km or 10km distance but if he is going to sprint for the first six minutes like you would do in a 100m race, that will not work for best performance. mentorship is being there and giving information, but also leading by example.
A mentor will assist another person to start a new project or venture correctly.
Finally you need to be a promoter. The promoter in certain instances may be seen as th eperson or company organising a certain event. In the sense what I am referring to as promoter here, it has to do with the active supporter or advocate of an event. The event my be a 5km run in a park or it may be the Comrades marathon that is almost 90 km. The point here is that the promoter will invite people to attend the event and at the same time he will inspire them to do everything that is necessary to make it happen. It may not be the promoter’s event, but it will be an event that he would invite people to consider to attend. Mastering this skill will lead to success in your life.