Business Inspiration

THE BIG PROBLEM WITH BUSINESS

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# “People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care” – Theodore Roosevelt

 

The world of entrepreneurship requires deep personal development, and if done the wrong way one may experience more negativity than any human should have to endure.

 

The good news is that YOUR story can have a happy ending.

 

 The point is, I’m about to cast some heavy stones at some networkers, but that doesn’t mean we haven't made those mistakes. It means that we realize the faux pas that sometimes comes with networking, and building your business.

 

Something people fail to remember…

 

I once heard that success in business is all about ‘time’ and ‘place’. As a professional marketer, I would add ‘message’ to the equation as well.

 

Unfortunately, network marketers today are being taught online prospecting methods, which include the wrong message, at the wrong time and most definitely in all the wrong places! (Trust me, even professional marketers have been there!)

 

Here’s the truth!

 

There is a VERY fine line between prospecting business on social media and spamming people. I’m sorry to say that most network marketers have been turned into human spam bots. (Most unknowingly...again been there.)

 

Successful entrepreneurs and networkers alike eventually learn the true secret to success and it becomes the foundation upon which their entire prospecting, recruiting and business building strategy is founded.

 

That secret being:

 

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care” – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Building a business is not about tricking people or finding the right copy/paste FB messages to send to strangers.

 

It’s about actually caring about people, becoming a person of value and being someone uniquely positioned to help someone with their problems.

 

That last one is critical “uniquely positioned to help someone with their problems.”

 

 

This is what sets you apart from the rest of the desperate reps hitting people’s inboxes with their new “ground floor” opportunities or cash opportunities. 

 

So how do you know the difference between SHARING your business, and spamming people? It is a fine line.

 

Ask yourself:

Do you engage in interactions online, with a hidden agenda, hoping to transition the topic to something that would get people interested in your opportunity, without caring about knowing the other person?

 

In the marketing & business world, we are taught that “everyone is a prospect” and therefore we are taught to approach every conversation with a hidden agenda.

 

This is WRONG!

 

The problem with building your business (as it’s normally taught) is that the mindset going in with! It is still about what YOU want people to do and about manipulating people into doing what you want them to do.

 

False.

 

It SHOULD about actually caring about people, becoming a person of value and being someone uniquely positioned to help someone with their problems.

 

Once you change your mindset, you change your engagement, you change your business.

How to Eek Out of Your Comfort Zone...And Succeed

1.) *Influence Healthy Stress Levels*- To have healthy stress levels, you need to had an allotted amount of downtime each day. This has all kinds of benefits, both physically and mentally.

2.) *Just Take That First Step*- For most people, taking the first step is the hardest. Just stepping outside of your predictable pattern will make your heart race, your palms sweat, and you may get a ripple of fear. However, for some those momentary jitters can be accompanied by anticipation, and excitement.

3.) *Let Perfection Lose its Power* - When you step outside of your comfort zone, you begin to take risks. Inevitably with risks comes failures. However, more importantly, with risks comes greatness. Perfectionism robs us of greatness. Doing a job well, and focusing on perfection are two different things. When we set our sights on perfection, we rob ourselves of achieving greatness for the fear of taking risks.

4.) *Creativity is Magnified* - Vulnerability goes hand in hand with creativity. Creativity, in itself, is a type of freedom, and with this freedom you make yourself vulnerable to failure. Stepping outside of your comfort zone and risking this kind of failure can be difficult. But not stepping out of your comfort zone and not allowing yourself to be vulnerable will significantly restrict your creativity and stop you from developing to your full potential and living the life you want most

5.) *Change Becomes Easier*- No matter how much you desire to stay in your comfort zone, life is about change. Inevitably you will be faced and forced to experience an event that shakes your foundation. Many times, when major life transitions and events happen- moving house, change of a job, change in relationship, injury, illness, and the like, you aren’t prepared. In some cases, there’s no way to prepare. You can’t see it coming. If you’re a person who has stepped outside the predictable, risen to the risk and made peace with the unknown, you’re better equipped to handle life’s changes and transitions. Your life experiences transform you and help you to adapt better and adjust to change.

6.) *Your Confidence Grows Rapidly* - What is more uplifting to your personal confidence and self-worth than succeeding at something new? Mastering a skill or developing in some way makes you feel that much more accomplished. You can’t take on a new challenge and benefit from the growth of confidence it gives until you take that step outside of your comfort zone.