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MLM Shutdowns and How To Push Through (part 2)

Welcome back to part 2!  We’ve covered how to prepare for MLM Shutdowns by starting with a good foundation for your network marketing business. Now we are going to talk about what the shutdowns are and how to push through them to success.

Let’s jump right in!

Shutdown #1

Your Warm Market List shuts you down.  The warm market list usually consists of our friends and family. How do you respond and react when they aren’t interested? Or worse, how do you feel and react when they are negative about your new business endeavour and the worst, laugh at you? For some new distributors, this first “shutdown” could stop them before they even really get started. Darren Hardy calls this a landmine in his cd series Making The Shift . He also explains why this happens – why our friends and family would act negatively. But if you are aware of this “landmine” and are working on your strong foundation, then you will be ready and not let your warm market list shut you down. At first you may feel like they are rejecting YOU, but they really aren’t. They are just rejecting the opportunity. You will be able to act like a duck and let their rejection just roll right off your back! You will then say, “Next”!

Shutdown #2

The new distributor on your team who shuts down before he even gets started can be a real downer tempting you to shut down too.  Shutdowns can be a domino effect if we aren’t careful and on our guard. What do you do? You go out and find more!  Always keep adding new business builders to your team.

Shutdown #3

The duplication on your team shutsdown. Do you know why this can happen? There could be several reasons but 2 are:

  1. You may have become a “helicopter” leader, hoovering over your team, getting into management mode. Remember, there are no bosses in this business. Each of us owns our own business. Instead of trying to manage, encourage and inspire and lead by example!
  2. You spend too much time studying your back office to see who is doing anything.

So what should you do when duplication slows down or stops? First of all, be grateful for what you have and who you have on your team. Show them you appreciate them! Stop focusing on what others “should” be doing. Get back to work. Sponsor and train new leaders. As your team sees you working and sponsoring, they will follow.

Shutdown #4

Personal challenges can be a major cause for shutdown. Maybe you have a spouse that just doesn’t get it and is not very supportive of your mlm business. Maybe you are helping care for an ailing parent or you have a special needs child like me. There could be any number of personal challenges to keep us from staying focused in our business.

Keys to Success

To help get you back on track, follow these simple keys:

  1. Get back into action. You won’t have time to focus on these shutdowns!
  2. Get back to your why and your goals.
  3. Stay consistent with your Personal Development plan every day.
  4. Always put a positive spin on things. We can learn something positive in every situation.
  5. Develop your leadership skills.
  6. Strengthen your mlm mindset and belief.
  7. Stay close to the fire. Stay connected to your company and upline through events and conference calls.
  8. Make today count! See each day as the first day in your business!

Sometimes the first step to victory is understanding what could cause shutdowns. I hope these thoughts will inspire you to press on to freedom and and success in your network marketing business!

I would love to hear your comments! And if you are at a fork in the road and are looking for someone to partner up with and would like to join a fast growing and vibrant team, I would encourage you to go to Work With Dayna and get in touch with me!

To your success!

The Inspired Networker!

Success According To Jordan Adler

Jordan Adler, leader in the network marketing industry, summed  up success on his Facebook by saying,

“Succeeding in ANY business requires consistent action, great relationships, a network of people, persistence, common sense, and A WILLINGNESS TO SEE THE JOB THROUGH! ‘Securing your spot’ has little to nothing to do with it!! Focus on the fundamentals to succeed in any business!”

Anyone who wants to succeed in any business should take heed! Make a poster! Post it up on your wall in your office, kitchen, above your computer, bathroom, or anywhere that you will see it often. For more success tips in building your mlm business, check out my 5 lessons at the top right!

To your success!

Dayna

Let’s Start At The Very Beginning – Your “Why”

No matter what your company is, no matter how in love you are with your product, if you don’t have a clear “why”, the chances of you lasting in network marketing are not very high. Your why is the BIG reason that will keep you going when the going gets rough. Your Why is what gives you the real “staying power”. Your real Why is never about money. Your driving factor is much bigger than money.

You see, knowing your “why” can help you to avoid bad decisions as well as give you a true “sticktuitiveness”.
You must have a compelling enough why. What do you want to do? Write it down. Keep drilling down to the emotion. I’ve heard it said, “You need the why that makes you cry.”
Here is how
Robert and Kim Kiyosaki say in their new book. The Business Of The 21st Century.


“What is important enough to you that you’ll make the time and devote the effort to building a business that generates its own income, and then use that income to build wealth that will take care of you for the rest of your life? Because if you don’t identify what that is, it’s just not going to happen.”

Here’s the thing. If you don’t have a compelling enough Why written out clearly, yes I mean written down on paper, you will lose sight of why you are doing this and the first little bump in the road, the first “no” could shut you down.
So take a few moments or however long you need. Really think about it. Why do you want to have a home-based business? Once you have it written down, put it in a place where you will read it daily.
Don’t put off this important first step. It could mean the difference between failure and success in your network marketing business! For more in depth help on
your why, grab a copy of the “5 Lessons For A Successful Home Business” up on the right!
To Your Success!

Dayna

P.S. One of my whys is right on this page. Can you guess what it is? In the banner picture at the top of my blog is a picture of my oldest son and me at the beach in Florida. One of my whys is to take our whole family on exciting vacations at least once a year, all expenses paid.