If you are already working to change your life and you are in the process of going for your goal, these rules will be much more than useful; they will be vital.
These are the rules that you must self-impose so as to keep the wind blowing in the sales of your boat, to keep running the engine that drives you on the road to success.
Rule number 1: Work without stopping.
Well, of course you can stop, have rest, and take time for your family. But one of the most important things to boost your business is that you spend many hours working and put lots of perseverance in the first few months. This is the part where you are building yourself as a networker and where you are discovering what you are like in the business. Massive action may seem exhausting, but it is necessary in the process and will help you have results as soon as possible.
Rule number 2: If you are confident and believe in yourself, there is at least one person who already does.
It shouldn’t matter too much if they tell you that you don’t have what it takes or that you have your head in the clouds. Trust yourself; believe that if you’re not good at something, it is because you still have to learn more; and that if you’re good at something, you can improve it even more. Believe in yourself, and others will open their eyes. In addition, your confidence in yourself will make things much easier: your confidence will reflect on how other people see you and will open more doors.
Rule number 3: Farewell to negativity, and negative people.
This rule has a lot to do with the previous one. You must let go negative thoughts, pessimism and listening to people who only tell you negative things. Replace it with educational and self-improvement activities, things that make you happy, more prepared and confident to continue the journey.
Rule number 4: Don’t be afraid of failure.
The fear of failure can become an obsession that prevents you from taking the most important steps. Instead, failure is a natural thing in the process of growing better. Allow yourself to fail, and you will act knowing that you are going to get it right… or you will learn.
Rule number 5: Break some rules!
Not these, of course. It is about relaxing from time to time, not wanting to do everything strictly according to the textbook and giving yourself some free time to discover other ways.
An important part of your planning is visualization. It’s also part of the law of attraction that you can use so as to create a more positive and successful life.
But to visualize is much more than to imagine something briefly. To visualize is to SEE it in your mind, to really see it, to actually be in that image, to study it and to assimilate it.
So, practice with these tips how to get a more complete and useful visualization.
The first thing is to find a quiet place.
It can be in your own room, whenever you are alone, or any other corner of the house. But it is important that there is no noise and nobody disturbs you. Try doing it outdoors, if you can, for example, in the garden or in a park. That mixture of tranquillity and nature will inspire you even more.
You must sit in a position where you are comfortable and don’t get distracted or want to move. You will need to be in that position for a while, so it must be one that you forget right away and get relaxed, because the next step is to empty your mind.
Close your eyes, relax and clear your mind. One way to do this is by concentrating only on the rhythm of your breathing, which must be slow and deep.
Not only will you see it as a concept, you will see it as a clear memory of something that is yet to come. Visualize the moment when you reach your goal in all the details. Where does it happen? How are you feeling? What people are there with you? You can visualize much more, even the clothes you’re wearing, if there is music or there are people talking, how you react to that moment, etc…
You can write down your visualization in your diary and resume or expand it the next day. That visualization helps you to follow the plan in more detail and with more determination, in addition to attracting a very positive energy that will be the impeller of your plans.
Come on, visualize!
Happiness is not the end of the road; it’s not the final prize we must win. Happiness is, in fact, the mood that should be natural in all people. And it is also one of the best tools to fulfil your dreams, plans and make other people happy too.
Happiness is a raw material that we use to create thousands of wonderful things in life. But as a material, it needs space. It needs a lot of space where to be able to grow, to be able to create. But we are constantly stuffing that space with other things that don’t do us any good.
If you want to make more room for happiness to grow and help you grow, you have to set yourself free…
From the opinions of other people.
Constantly trying to meet the expectations of others and not your own ones is a very suffocating way of living. It doesn’t leave room for your dreams, nor even to breathe calmly in your own skin. Break free from the need to live according to the opinions of others, so you can be free to discover how you really want to live your life.
From the past.
The past has already happened. It had its good things and its bad things, but you shouldn’t live those good past things again and again so as not to face the control of your future. Nor can you constantly avoid negative memories to keep yourself from making decisions or moving forward. The past is there to know where we come from, to see the way travelled, to learn from the good and from the bad, but always looking forward, not backward.
The fear of “what if I’m wrong?” The fear of “what if I’m not good enough?” And all those fears that become anxiety about the future. If you’re wrong, you’ll learn something. If you’re not good enough, it is because you were not fully prepared, not because you will never achieve it. All those questions have their answer, and the answer is that it’s ok. Because no matter what happens, there will always be another opportunity, another day, and any setback only makes you stronger. Stop fearing and you will begin to experience, to grow and to live.
You cannot have a positive and happy life if you have negative and destructive behaviour towards others. Stop judging and criticizing and save that energy to create positive changes in your life and in that of those around you.
There is no excuse, be responsible for what you do and what you don’t do. If you can change something, change it.
If you have time to complain about it, you have time to find a solution. Activate the most positive part of your brain, always look for solutions and your problems will cease to exist because they will no longer be problems, just puzzles to solve.
From the restrictions.
Not only the limits that you set mentally with your insecurities, but also the bonds that you create when you decide to make a plan that has no room for change. From those walls that you create around yourself when you want everything to work out in a very strict way and you are not flexible, when you are not open to change. You restrict your path to a single straight line when life is something larger and full of infinite paths and intersections.
Get rid of all that and you will be able to enjoy life much more and able to make any project a reality. You will stop seeing the negative side in situations and in people; you will have a more creative and resolute mind. You will see the world full of infinite possibilities. And you will be happier and, consequently, much more successful.
I’m telling you this whether you are learning or are about to teach someone else: there is no better way to teach than to encourage action.
The first phase is when you explain, the second when you show… but the one that really will get deep into people is when they have to put it into practice themselves.
So, if you are taking your first steps in network marketing, you are probably trying to gather all the possible information. You will be reading blogs, like this one, and you will be watching videos, attending talks, trainings…
And you know? You’re doing it right. I’m not going to tell you not get education or more information, you have to do it. You have to read a lot, you have to work on both knowledge and mental state, and you have to learn to absorb and assimilate new concepts, because you must know that to run this business you have to leave behind all those ideas you took in to prepare yourself as a salaried employee.
That is all very well.
But you must be willing to understand and accept that when you get to the street and put into practice what you have learned in theory, you will feel that you didn’t understand anything.
Do not worry, it’s normal … and it’s not exactly like that.
Do you know how little children spend time before learning how to handle their hands or feet? And they train every minute of the day. They know that they want to go from one point to another… They know how one walks… one foot after another … but it’s not until they have fallen several times that they succeed.
It’s a bit what happens when you start in network marketing. You know what you have to do, in theory… But there are things you will not be able to handle until you put it into practice. It may be your non-verbal language, or it may be that you lack confidence. There can be a thousand things and all of them are corrected after having seen it live.
And it’s fine, it’s natural.
Allow yourself with no more reprimand than to take note of what has happened to learn from it, fall and stumble, like a child who begins to walk and hasn’t yet developed the strength of his legs. For that little boy, the only way to develop that strength is to force himself to try again, to fall over and try again.
If it’s so simple for all of us when we are so small and apparently so fragile… Why is it hard for us to see it when we grow up? None of us could walk without that stubbornness and determination. If we had just sat on the floor, crying because we haven’t been able to make the full run through the hall.
There is no teacher like experience, if we are completely open to learning from it.
Go out, get it wrong and try again.