How long have you been in the network marketing jungle?

Are you currently practicing Law of Attraction in your network marketing business?

The reason I ask is that if you are new (less than a year or so) your level of frustration, if it is anything like mine when I got in a few years ago, is probably pretty high. If you are a veteran, than you most likely have figured out a way to manage your emotions, or you wouldn’t still be in!

The one thing that helped me make it through the jungle of direct sales is – Law of Attraction.

The fact that I am so passionate about Law of Attraction stems from my experience in direct sales, where I began to really apply it daily in my life.

As an accountant of 17 years in the corporate world of logic and numbers, I rarely found people in my workplace with the time or interest in practicing Law of Attraction.

Now in my own home business, I get to practice it every day and surround myself with people that encourage and support me in developing myself with Law of Attraction methodology.

I found over time that to be successful in network marketing, I naturally applied law of attraction methods into my activities. Here is a brief explanation as to how this works:

  • You are shown something at first that sounds too good to be true
  • You are trained to first believe before you can experience true success
  • You can measure your belief by the amount of good that manifests around you
  • Your belief is based on faith and the personal success stories of others
  • You are asked to be grateful for and focus on others first and help them to be successful before you see it come back to you
  • You must regulate your emotional tone on a daily basis to the ups and downs of sales and rejection
  • You are usually asked to first write down or visualize your reasons for doing a network marketing business
  • You must stay focused on your goals and dreams, even though people and circumstances around you at first don’t match what you are trying to accomplish
  • You must develop an unwavering belief in yourself and your products and services before people will follow you
  • The more you focus on helping others and providing value to others, the more successful you are
  • You build a team that exponentially grows as you build it. You can literally see how the seeds you plant take root and grow over a period of time into the world

Here were my challenges with network marketing when I first got started:

When I first started my travel-related network marketing business, I was full of excitement, enthusiastic about my new lifestyle and earning potential. I started making some serious cash right away – $23,000 in my first 90 days, which continued in the years ahead.

It wasn’t till I was in about 6 months though, as I continued to sponsor new team members, that I noticed something strange. People didn’t seem to want to work like I did at their businesses. It was just amazing! I would have people send me a check for $11,000 and a month later decide to drop out! I was making money, but my team wasn’t duplicating.

That was difficult for me to accept. How can people invest so much of their time and money and then just walk away? I wasn’t prepared for the tremendous amount of emotional energy it would require of me to make it work in network marketing at the 6-9 month mark. I saw people drop like flies around me and took it very personally, feeling as though I was a failure because I couldn’t get anyone to duplicate.

The other challenging aspect of direct sales starting out for me was prospecting. In my business, because our profits are so high ($1,000 to $3,200 to $9,700 profits per sale), I mostly work cold mlm leads from lead generation companies because the price point makes sense.

With cold mlm leads, most of the people we talk to, even though they’ve requested information, do not have a serious interest, don’t have the money, the time, or even the skill sets to make it work. In my business, we are like oyster shuckers – shucking the oysters to get to the pearls.

Emotionally, I found it challenging to keep my own excitement and enthusiasm up while surrounded by so many people that sadly are too entrenched in their low vibrations and poor beliefs about money to take the step to financially freedom.

It was at about the 12 month mark when I came to a critical realization. I realized that there is truly a serious epidemic of fear, lack and negativity in the world. I came to understand my purpose – to be the shining light for others to follow to their own light, dreams, and desired reality.

I finally understood that even though it was challenging, I MUST deny the fear, lack and limitations of others and see beyond that for people to reach their true potential. I realized that I MUST set the example of leadership and dreams in action.

The good news is that I did make it through the jungle.

I now DO see people duplicating and I DO see people coming into my business who are as committed as I am. I used Law of Attraction at a very granular level to make the shift for myself. When I did that, I created a powerful attraction force that weeded out the tire kickers and grew my top producers.

So here are my suggested Law of Attraction techniques for those of you in the network marketing jungle.

  • Get a Map
  • Get your Gear
  • Enjoy the adventure

Get a Map

If you are considering starting or are fairly new to a network marketing business, then understand that you MUST have a map of where you are going.

Whenever we set out on a journey, we either already know where we are going and we can visualize the destination, or, we don’t, and we have a map that shows us the way.

Life is no different. Until we have the destination firmly planted in our minds, we must review our map and compare it to exactly where we are so that we know we are on the right road.

Having a map for your network marketing business helps you to determine…

  • Where you are going (your goals)
  • What roads to take (the skill sets you must develop to be successful)
  • How long the route will take (your commitment to the number of hours you will work your network marketing business)
  • The local attractions (the people you wish to attract into your business, either up or downline)

Treasure Mapping [] is a wonderful way to develop your network marketing map. This Law of Attraction technique is effective because it paints the picture for you and your brain to have in front of you on a daily basis as you are working your business, making your calls, and yes, when you are experiencing rejection.

Take the time to create a treasure-map for your network marketing business. You will be amazed at what happens when you feed your brain visual images that affirm your goals and dreams.

First write down 20 goals or reasons for doing your network marketing business. Then seek out images and pictures that represent the achievement and expression of those goals in your life.

Time and time again I hear people who do this exercise and see results so fast it even can be scary!

I challenge you, if you haven’t yet done a treasure-map for your network marketing business, DO THIS NOW.