When you talk about your dreams or your business, are you using the words, “It’s easy. There’s no work involved!”? One of the greatest pieces of wisdom that I have heard over the years is “Their ain’t no FREE lunch.”
I am reminded of the words I heard from Larry Winget on the video I shared earlier this week. He spoke about how nobody loves everything he or she does. Then he went on to explain that he loves the sharing and teaching part of his job, loves speaking from the stage. He doesn’t love all the time on the road it takes to be able to do what he loves.
I have to agree with him on this. There is a part of what I do that I love. But to get to the part I love, it takes some work, doing things that I do not want to do. Another of the MLM quotes we heard early on was, “I will do today what others won’t so I can live tomorrow like others can’t.”
Today’s reason we’re going to focus on about why MLM people fail is they never really grab the concept of that statement. This thing is going to require work; it’s going to require sacrifice; and you’re going to face sacrifice. Most of those people who enter MLMs or other business ventures are not willing to do the sacrifice.
Last year when I was about to hire a new coach and join some new mastermind programs, I called home to tell my wife I was joining. I told her that if it meant that I would have to sell my motorcycle to make this happen, there was no question I was willing to make that sacrifice.
When it comes to the success of this business or any other, it is no problem for me to give up many things. I spent three years of my life eating off the dollar menu at McDonald’s. When you realize you can survive on two $1 sandwiches two times a day with a cup of water and a cup of coffee, you learn what it will take to succeed at anything.
Too many times when people start these MLMs they are inside a comfort zone, they like the life they have and are just not prepared to give up a few things to get the life they say they want.
So what is today’s solution? If you want to make this MLM or any entrepreneur venture a success, start with a house cleaning. What are you willing to give up to get what you want? Get a set of habits built that will get you past the hard times, because hard times are on the way if you are working towards a goal.
Keep your goals set with rewards that match the goals. Be very careful not to overspend – you do this by only spending half of what you can afford.
Do not walk away from a job, do not change jobs, or do anything just because you think it will make it easier for you to reach the goals. The easier you pave the road to succeed at something you never did, the harder it will be to leave any comfort zone you create.
Keep focused on what you plan to do and stay with one MLM company until you have a success with it. After you have built a success, then you will have the reputation to build other successes.
So have you come to the place where your MLM is failing? We still have one more day this week. But if your failing point has not been covered, then consider our “Predicting Your Future and How to Change It” session. Remember, in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Keys to Business Success, the keys are the same, so if your venture is not an MLM this session will still work to help you find out what’s holding you back.
I’m Tim Gillette, creator of the Rock ’n’ Roll Keys to Business Success. It’s time to take action and start living your dream. Are you ready to change and make 2013 rock?