belief imageI was listening to the MLSP Total Transformation webinar last night, presented by Diane Hochman and the subject was BELIEF.
 
What a huge topic, right?

Diane talked about the steps she took to transform herself from someone who had basically very little belief in herself mopping floors at her local grocery store to the mega-leader who speaks onstage that she is today.

It was an amazing ride that Diane took us on in this webinar.

And it got me to thinking about Belief as it relates to business, particularly Network Marketing.

There are 4 levels of belief that one must have to be a successful Network Marketer:

1.  Belief in the Industry

If you don’t believe that Network Marketing is an exceptionally profitable model by which companies can market their products, and if you don’t believe that Network Marketing as an industry can change people’s lives, then you need to find another business model to work with.

If you listen to the haters who call it a pyramid model or the naysayers who claim nobody succeeds in Network Marketing (the same people who joined an MLM Company, did nothing and quit), you need to either get yourself straightened out (read Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki) or find another business model you CAN believe in.

Belief in the Network Marketing industry is non-negotiable if you want to succeed in MLM.

2.  Belief in your MLM Company

What about your company?  Do you fully believe in the leadership?

Have you met the owners of the company?  

Do you find them to be stand up people dedicated to helping others through their company?

Are their guiding princples in line with your own?

If the answer is NO, then you must keep looking for a company that is aligned with your principles and beliefs.

3.  Belief in your Company’s Product Line

Do you believe in the products?  

Are you a “product of the products”.

Do you fully believe that your company’s products will benefit others, possibly even be transformational in nature?  

We once left an MLM company because the product line changed so drastically that we no longer had the level of belief that others would benefit from using them.

Belief in the products you are going to represent is a must if you want to be a successful Network Marketer.

4.  Belief in YOURSELF

Just because I listed this belief last doesn’t mean that it’s least important.

Actually, the opposite is true.

Success starts with a belief in yourself.

In Diane’s webinar tonight, she quoted Wallace Wattles who said (I am paraphrasing):

“A million dollar action is always preceded with a million dollar thought”

I would add that a million dollar thought is preceded by a million dollar belief in yourself.If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you, either.  You just won’t be able to fool anyone.  

Your lack of belief will shine through at every turn.

Perhaps I should have listed the belief in yourself FIRST, because it a MANDATORY belief before you can find success in any area of your life, including your business. 

Here is what I consider to be the magic formula for Network Marketing Success when it comes to belief:

Belief in Yourself + Belief in the Industry + Belief in your Company + Belief in your Products = the Recipe for Success.

It all starts with Belief.

Bob Clarke
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  • Mark
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    Hi Bob,

    Great post. The way people make their products popular and sell their products easily is by believing in their products and this is what many people don’t understand. Believing in something does make it real at the risk of sounding naive. Look at any instance in life and see this is true.

    Thanks,
    Mark

  • Jake
    Reply

    No one will deny the importance of self-believing. There are still a lot of people who place their trust only in destiny, like in love, they believe in destiny. How can success find them if the only thing they are waiting for is just luck?!

  • Azam
    Reply

    Hello Bob

    You have diverted our attention to very important factor that is very essential in earning and leaning. Without belief we are helpless and cannot make our potential kinetic.

  • Carol Lynn
    Reply

    Bob, this can apply to any type of business! You need to believe in the values, products, services and support systems or else you won’t have the right confidence and passion for doing what you do. And if any of those pieces is lacking, it’s time to explore new options. Otherwise you end up as just another salesperson trotting out some tired product or service just to pay the bills.

    Believing in yourself is also a key point because ultimately you are the one responsible for the success of your business. And if you don’t think you can do it?…. self fulfilling prophecy!

  • Nicholle
    Reply

    I agree with you Bob on using your beliefs to achieve in success in network marketing. Believing your own self with your strengths and capacity to perform such things you wan to accomplish. You know what Bob, I learn something here in your last words of this post “it all starts with belief”.

  • Bruno Buergi
    Reply

    Hi Bob
    You are right, blieve is a key to have success in MLM and in any business. Especially believe in yourself. Most people who start in MLM do not blieve in themself. And as soon as an obstacle get in the way the give up. The longer I’m in this business the more I realize success has to do with believe in you and with the expectation that you can be successful.

    Thanks for the post
    Bruno

  • Jack Sander
    Reply

    Having faith in your own strengths and in the network is essential for the success of any marketer, but the other aspects complement this mix. People are very susceptible, therefore you should really trust the product you promote, otherwise they won’t buy it.

    • Danny
      Reply

      Bob, i completely agree with you – ““A million dollar action is always preceded with a million dollar thought”

      • Bob Clarke
        Reply

        Absolutely Danny… thanks for stopping by, bud!

  • Marie
    Reply

    I definitely agree on using belief to move forward in your business and in your life!

  • Jens P. Berget
    Reply

    Hi Bob,

    I absolutely agree Bob. To me, the most important one is #4, no matter what industry you are in, or no matter what you do in life. If you have belief in yourself you can do anything.

  • Wade
    Reply

    Great post Bob. I believe that belief in the product line is the # 1 belief to have. If you do not have this belief then it will be extremely challenging to be successful. The rest of these points are also very important. Keep shining the light.

  • Derrick V. Joles
    Reply

    Great post! It is always great to have more people dropping by your websites, and your post should come handy for getting more people to drop by.

  • Adrienne
    Reply

    Well I definitely agree with you on this one Bob.

    I was speaking with a team member yesterday on the phone and talking about why some people are so gun shy about this industry. Some have been bitten too many times and had very bad experiences and I believe that happens with almost everyone I’m afraid. But there are just people in this world who are only out for themselves and they are in any industry.

    Network marketing works, that’s just plain and simple. That’s why it’s been around for such a long time. There are just business models that don’t work, products that are iffy, upline that doesn’t care and no support for their team members. That’s everywhere too so you can’t look at the individual experience and think poorly of the industry. You have to look at the overall picture which is why it’s so crucial to shop around and do your research. Call people on the phone and speak with them and see what they have to offer. Most companies have a 30 day money back guarantee so if you are uncomfortable with something once you join, get your money back.

    This industry works, there are some fabulous companies and products so all that’s left is for you to believe that you are deserving of having it all. It took me three tries before I found all of what you mentioned and more. I always believed in myself, I just needed to find a mentor that believed in me too!

    Thanks Bob, wonderful post and message.

    ~Adrienne

  • Donna Merrill
    Reply

    Hey Bob, What a great subject you hit on here. Belief is the key word in any business. If we don’t truly believe in our product, it does become transparent to others. Some people are after the cash value and anyone can see that. Belief in your product is so important.
    I also like the point you mentioned about believing in yourself. These two go hand ad hand. If we don’t believe in ourselves we come across negatively.
    The totality of belief is what attracts people to your business and attracts them to you as a leader.

    “I’ve never sold anything I didn’t use myself” is my motto.
    Thanks for the post
    Donna

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