First, let’s make it clear: everything in this life can be learned to a greater or smaller extent. And as for network marketing, one of its best features is that everyone can do it. It requires a strong will and total conviction that you want to learn things and improve to become the type of professional you want to be. Anyone with this determination will achieve it.
But, there are people who find it easier or whose adaptation process is shorter or less suffering. People who were born for this, so they were looking for this industry even before they knew it existed.
Some of these features will help you in your preparation and development as a networker.
You have experience in sales or you like them, or you don’t have any experience!
Many young professionals are increasingly turning to this industry after finishing school, especially because the labour market has been a global disaster in recent years. These young people also bring different ways of thinking, an entrepreneurial spirit and they are more likely to look for alternatives and discover new things.
But when you change from a salaried employee to a networker, it can sometimes be more difficult, so a complete change of mentality is necessary.
If you have sales experience and you’re good at it, it’s an important advantage, although it was in a different industry and in other conditions. Likewise, if you have experience in jobs with a social component, working with the customer, you already have a large part of the way travelled.
You learn easily and even like learning new things.
As a kid, you liked puzzles, and you don’t have problems in getting yourself into a new project, because you know that you will adapt. In the past, you tried very different jobs, because you had to earn money in some way and you decided to learn everything necessary to get it right.
That means that you have willingness for constant personal development, you adapt quickly to any changes and you won’t panic when facing problems and overcoming challenges… This type of intelligence has little to do with intellectual ratios and much more with the attitude with which we face things.
You are a social and collaborative person.
You like spending time with other people, work as a team and you are happy to do something good for others or make someone smile. But that sociability and that warmth won’t stop you from telling someone when they should change something, because you know that otherwise you’ll harm them.
And what qualities are going to harm you?
You must understand very well that I don’t mean that any of these qualities will prevent you from creating your network marketing business. What I do say is that, if you have any of them, you must work hard on your self improvement. Mainly because these traits are not good for you and for the quality of your life. But in addition, because it will be very difficult for you to progress until you get rid of them and become a better version of yourself.
Find, identify and get rid of these traits:
A too big ego. Don’t worry, in this business, we all know a leader who has had to overcome this, and he succeeded. A big ego is what prevents you from correcting your mistakes, because you think your opinion is always correct and your way of doing things is always right. Although the results tell you otherwise.
Likewise, you must prevent the ego from growing too much with your success. You have done it well, but it doesn’t make you superior to anyone, and surely, there are many more people involved in your success, so don’t forget them.
The tendency to make excuses. When something is not going well… you find an excuse. No, it’s over, from now on. There are no let-up excuses, if you know the source of a problem, then solve it. If you believe that everything in life is out of your control, then you won’t be able to move forward. Take responsibility, forget the excuses and start looking for solutions.
Sudden mood swings. I understand that not everyone has good control of their emotions. It may be because of stress or because of a medical condition. However, you must be aware that you have to learn to better control your mood and your reaction to challenges and other people. Taking care of your physical and mental health is essential, with healthy daily habits. But, in addition, you can help yourself have a good emotional balance and a positive attitude with more personal development.