Author: Mariana Lopez de Waard

Network marketing is a social and collaborative business, where the achievements  of your team belong to each and every of its members, in one way or another.

However, your success and that of your team depends on other people actually wanting to work with you. They should want to get the product from you or to become your colleague and be part of your team. Particularly, you, above any other.

Many leaders offer the same thing in your company, leaders who you appreciate and admire. But you need the candidates to choose you.

This business doesn’t admit rough competitions, and you won’t  progress, if you start to compare yourself to others looking for your faults or trying to highlight the faults of others. No, this doesn’t work like that, and if in order to progress, you have ever thought about throwing dirt at your companions, let me tell you that this is not a place for you.

Undermining your colleagues will not help you, but on the contrary, you will create a kind of a dark and poisonous cloud that will overshadow your company and the reputation of the entire industry; a reputation that many people are more than willing to tarnish with their hatred and envy.

But let’s not get negative. I have already told you what you shouldn’t do.

The key to success lies in seeing the solution and not the problem, so let’s start talking about what you can do to get out of that temporary jam.

You have to be authentic.

You have to be yourself. There will always be a technique or a trick of one of your teammates that you would like to copy. Perfect! As long as you remain yourself. Your story, your reasons, your ease or your difficulty at learning to take the first steps, your goals… Connect with people who are like you.

There is only one “you”, but there are thousands of people who will connect with your way of seeing things, of feeling and working. And among those people, you will find your best partners.

Keep in mind that it is very important that the people you are going to work with are people you really LIKE to work with. Because you’re going to spend a lot of time with them.

Express authenticity by simply being natural, letting your enthusiasm and your passion flow through you at your presentations and meetings. Feel comfortable doing what you like and show that you are “real” and not just a performance. This is very important because otherwise, you can produce a sense of deception.

What I’m trying to tell you, in a clearer and more summarized way, is that you will be tempted to change yourself to be like a leader you admire, to be successful. But you cannot be that person, just as they cannot be you. You can learn things from those leaders, their philosophy and mentality, their techniques and tips. But what will make other people choose you before other leaders is knowing that you can connect with them, understand their problems and their needs. They will see that you are the only person who can really help them.

And that will only be achieved by being honest, authentic, by not hiding who you really are, without sweetening or softening your story. And, of course, by showing your genuine interest in helping those who turn to you.

Over time, you can ask some of these people “Why me?” And you will see that the answer is very similar to what I have just explained.

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Sunday, November 26:

A few days before the main Spanish cities would begin to illuminate their streets with magical Christmas lights, Madrid was brightened up with its own very special gloss: that of the dreams of the people who are determined to make them a reality.

Yesterday, at the Hotel NH Madrid, Principe de Vergara, we met with leaders from Spain and Latin America (Jose Gordo, Quini Amores, Rocio Magan and Wilmar Cardona from Colombia were present), as well as with a good number of enthusiastic entrepreneurs and people eager for knowledge and freedom.

 

As we talked yesterday, Spain had never been a good scenario for the network marketing business: we have been brought up without entrepreneurial spirit; we culturally tend to stick to the known, safe and easy. But now, more and more people are breaking that model and dare to dream beyond.

Nowadays, more and more people are putting Spain on the global network marketing map, leaving that limited mental box that we all have been taught to appreciate. Going beyond these limitations, changing mindsets and embracing a new way of working and living.

With their actions and results, all these dreamers are changing not only their lives, but the reality itself, the mentality of a country that is still learning to dream bigger.

And that’s why I have to thank them. Thank you for being the spearhead in this business in Spain. Thank you for spreading the importance of financial education, for promoting the revolutionary idea that if you really want something, you should go for it.

And also thanks for the gift I received: a beautiful “dream box”. A precious symbol of what has been achieved and what is still to be done.

But even a greater gift is to know that I inspire people to do something like this. It is a unique and very strong feeling of being in the right place and doing the right thing: working with dreamers like you.

We will see each other again, Madrid, as well as other cities of my beloved land that are snapping out of the lethargy in order to dream with their eyes and minds open and their sights set on a brighter future.

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