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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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Sometimes, there happen things that you didn’t expect or want to happen. I’m not talking about great tragedies or an irrecoverable personal loss. No preparation is near enough for such things, nor can we avoid them completely.

But there are also much less important things that we constantly let affect us.

Inconveniences, plans gone wrong, planes delayed, a traffic jam on the road, the phone runs out of battery, someone lost the document you needed…

Little troubles. Almost always with a solution.

And they go from the most insignificant to the most frustrating ones. But they are still insignificant things.

Let me explain why you should drastically change your vision of these small events.

Every time you give it more importance than normal, every time you get obsessed or cannot stop thinking that something insignificant went wrong, you create a turbid and negative energy around you. You create a perfect environment for more things to go wrong: not only do you lose focus, but you also get in a bad mood, rude to those around you… and you attract more negativity.

But if think about what has just happened and the consequences with cold head, not even from a positive point of view, you’ll see that in reality, it is something that can be sorted out later or already had an easy solution at the time.

Things not going well the first time doesn’t mean that they will never work out, only that you should try another approach.

But facing life with a positive approach is not only to realize that it wasn’t really a bid deal, but also to be open to the fact that not everything will always come out millimetre-wise as we have planned. Be able to adapt and not to lose your smile and your motivation.

Enjoy every day and don’t let small disruptions in your plans ruin it all. In addition to living joyfully and in a good mood, you will be attracting more positivity to your life.

Therefore, remember: life is only a small part of what happens, and a greater part is how you react to it.

I’m leaving here a really inspiring video for you to understand where the law of attraction comes from.

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How fast your team grows, develops, gets to the next level and generates sales, depends on you. You are going to establish the speed, but also its power and capacity.

It can be a relaxed bike ride, or it can be a high-speed train travelling across a whole country in a matter of hours: you can create a slow or a quick takeoff for your new members. And whatever pace you choose, it will be fine as long as you keep the following in mind: the movement shouldn’t stop. And for that, you must not stop.

Your team looks up to you, you are their main role model and inspiration, and it is your responsibility to keep the pace for the rest of the team. Keep the movement going starting with yourself.

However, when dealing with your team, you should always remember that you are not a boss or an authoritarian figure who should demand to keep the pace by imposing. It is also your responsibility to be there to help the team at the beginning. You should make an extra effort to push them forward until they acquire their own speed. But you will also be there for them later, as a companion, as someone the team can count on at all times.

From the higher to the lower ranks, your entire team will need your help at one time or another.

As a leader, you shouldn’t relax too much and get away from the team or let others under your charge do so. Although personal ambitions might vary from one leader to another, which is perfectly normal and understandable, what must always be the same is the level of commitment we have with the members of our team.

Each person you help achieve results is a powerful member of an increasingly powerful team.

You must also remember that a leader never stops learning. The new knowledge you gain will help you always maintain an active and successful team. What you learn is transmitted, and you always keep your mind open and provide a fresh and updated vision of everything.

In the end, being always there for your team doesn’t mean that your team depends on you in everything. It means that you can build a strong team, whose members, however, don’t hesitate to ask you for help, always knowing where to resort, but needing you less every time. A team of leaders able to do for others what you have done for them. Let them fly high and succeed… But without ever abandoning them.

After all, you will keep setting the pace for everyone, and being someone close, accessible and active is the best way to lead forward and non-stop.

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I’m telling you this, and you may respond that you already know it. It’s obvious. But, do you know what it really means?

What I mean is that a leader, as a human being he or she is, is not perfect. And that imperfection is natural, normal and acceptable.

You must abandon the idea that in order to become a good leader, you must be someone who you are not, for starters, or someone nobody is.

As a leader, you must also feel free to be yourself. An increasingly improved version over time, through development and experience, but always yourself. Without repressing your feelings and without ignoring the fact of having your bad days and your good days. Simply accept your responsibility to improve what you can, or give yourself time to recharge your batteries.

As a leader, you have a vision and goals. But it’s even more valuable and realistic to be able to adapt to changes in plans or to analyze your progress “on the fly” and understand if you have to change something. If you’re wrong about something, it’s alright. No one asks you to know the answers to everything from the beginning.

You are not infallible. Nobody is infallible. And you will be able to achieve many more things if you open your mind to it, if you stop worrying thinking you cannot fail at a single step.

Whatever happens, whatever you do, there will always be someone who would have done it differently. You might do it better or worse, you might find a better way… But you will do it YOUR WAY.

You are a real person. With faults, feelings, opinions, experience… You are a person with dreams, a person willing to challenge yourself. As a leader, you don’t need to be perfect; you just need to do things from the heart and a genuine intention to keep learning.

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