I could say that this is an especially important topic in Network Marketing, but I think it would be far more accurate to say that it’s an important issue in life in general. Think Network Marketing is a business whose main foundation and primary skill is knowing how to develop human relationships, and human relationships in turn are also the essential basis of everything else in our lives, or at least everything that really matters.
And to develop good relationships, you have to take into account that, while looking for the best for yourself and getting rid of negative relationships is always good, thinking only and exclusively in your own benefit is what destroys everything good.
Our teams have a truly immeasurable value in our work as networkers, as well as in our life in general because of what they can contribute to our personal development. And our responsibility as both team leaders and colleagues is to foster and encourage the spirit of teamwork, to develop a sense of “us” that counteracts the noxious feeling of “ego”, which spoils relationships and projects.
I won’t analyse the use of this term in psychology, but the effect of the phenomenon of “ego” and “selfishness” on human relationships.
The ego is a false feeling of being different from other people in a way that you consider yourself superior to them. This thought also leads you to think that everything negative that happens to you is always the fault of others, since “it cannot be me, because I make no mistakes.” The problem with this mindset is that, if you cannot recognize your mistakes, you will never learn from them or overcome them, and you will always get on badly with people around you. It’s a type of mentality that encourages aggressive competitiveness without principles. Something that can never go together with teamwork.
The ego leads to jealousy and selfishness. To never being able to rejoice at the achievements of others. But it’s also the fastest way to self-sabotage, since the ego pushes you to get isolated from others and to bring back the mistakes of the past.
I don’t want you to confuse each one’s individuality and solitary races with the ego, because the ego is a mentality in which only one person is important over others.
It’s not necessary to leave your own identity aside and neglect your own individual needs so as to understand the mentality of the US. You only need to understand that you are not alone in this world and that the way to success is not a solitary path. What links us to each other has always been a necessary force for survival, for living a full and active life, as well as for today’s business. The model of competition and stomping is obsolete, and it’s something that we should be happy about. Collaboration is what leads to greatness.
The US concept means valuing friendship and forgiveness, knowing how to create unity among people with similar dreams and needs. It’s being able to feel happy about the success of your colleague. It’s exchanging gratitude and mutual happiness among several people. You don’t lose your importance or power, because we all matter, and together we have more power than separately. We live in the present and we hope for a better tomorrow, which we know we can create together.
In Network Marketing, the team is much more important than any of us individually, and that is something we must process and accept to embrace the “US”. We together are wonderful and unstoppable.