There are some people who will look at a tremendous network marketing
opportunity and yet say, "Isn't this a cute business? Look how much I could make in my own neighborhood", while others might
look at the same opportunity and only see global possibilities and potential.
I believe you will only build a business as big as your vision. If
your vision is small, you'll build a small business. If your vision is large, you'll build a large business.
I am not sure how big the vision was in the early days of Coca Cola.
After all, who would have imagined that that little container of dark liquid with some CO2 added to it would become a multi-billion
dollar industry? Who would have imagined that someday Coca Cola would be in every household in America, in every service station
around the world, in every grocery store and every hotel? Who would have guessed it would be served at every social event,
bar-mitzvah and wedding? That it would be in every restaurant? Or that you would find it in little machines on street corners
where you would put in money and a can of coke drops out the bottom.
It's the same with network marketing. Why would anyone try to
coax and convince others to join their organization? What happens to you and your business when you adopt this demeanor? Well,
if you have to coax and convince people to get involved, more than likely you'll have to coax and convince them to do something
once they're in your organization. That would be like a job. I personally don't have the time. Look for people like yourself,
people who can see opportunity, people who have vision!
There were vision limitations back in the beginning of Coca Cola.
After all, they were still using the horse and buggy. But today there are no limitations. Who's to say your company and your
product and even you won't someday be worth millions or even billions of dollars. Can you imagine having that kind of vision
that someday your product and your organization would extend all over the world?
You Have a Great Opportunity -- Be Selective With
If you had the rights to Coca Cola now, besides being rich, I think you would
be smart enough to realize that you could not take Coca Cola worldwide by yourself. You'd have to be willing to let some other
people in on it with you.
Let's say that you could only bring on five partners, and those five partners
would share in the billions and help you take Coca Cola worldwide. Which five people would you pick? Would you pick your brother-in-law?
Would you pick your next-door-neighbor? I don't know about you, but I'd pick the five sharpest people I knew: visionaries!
I'd choose people who were ambitious and hard working.
(Just as a side note, would you have a hard time picking up the
phone? I don't think so.)
Would you be selective? I'm sure you would. Would you try to coax
and convince those five to join you? I doubt it! In fact, you'd be expecting them to try to convince you that they were qualified
and that they had the same kind of vision. They would want you to see them as an asset to taking this company worldwide. If
they were the five that helped you, they would get to share in the billions with you. If you were sharing this concept of
Coca Cola with someone and they said, "I don't think that Coca Cola will work," would you try to convince them? No way! Have
you ever heard the saying "You're only as strong as your weakest link?" That person would definitely be a weak link, yet they
would share in the billions without contributing to the growth of the company.
Just as in the example of Coca Cola, if you are going to build a large
network marketing business, you can't do it alone, right? You must be willing to let some other people in on it with you.
Those people, just like the ones who first promoted Coca Cola, will be your partners, your associates. They will be people
that will run side-by-side with you in building your business. So, make sure you choose wisely. Look for people just like
you with enthusiasm, excitement and vision. Choose people based on qualifications. Are they ambitious and do they want more?
Don't categorize people based on whether they are warm market or cold
market. Make sure they qualify with desire.
Analogies are a great way to get a point across. They are also wonderful
for taking complicated concepts and creating simple understandings. So the next time you are trying to get a point across,
stop for a moment and think of something comparable that others can relate to. If you need help, I discuss other analogies
in my book, "Owning Yourself". You will be amazed how attentive people will be to things that are familiar.
Having the right vision is vital. If you vision is not big enough,
it could very well be sabotaging your own success. Vision is how you see your opportunity. Your vision is located in the six-inch
area between your ears.
The words that come out of your mouth are limited to your vision.
If you have a teeny weenie vision, you will tell a teeny weenie story and build a teeny weenie business. If you have a big
vision, you have the potential to build a big business. It is important that you understand the magnitude of this industry
and your company. You must be sold first. You have the power to mold the vision, create the story and influence the outcome.
"Cherish your vision and your dreams as they
are the children of your soul;
the blueprints of your ultimate achievements."
~ Napoleon Hill
Copyright Paula Pritchard. All rights reserved. Paula Pritchard is a self-made millionire who has built huge organizations
throughout the United States and Europe. You can read about Paula and her book “Owning Yourself” and
training program “What You Need to Know to Build a Profitable Network Marketing Business” (available
on CD) at MLMMadeSimple
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