Your Approach to Your Business – Are you a Part-Timer or a Some-Timer?

StephenBolinNetwork marketing is an interesting business to keep an eye on. You see different trends, and different “approaches ” in prospecting. But after a while there is not much new stuff being introduced. It is still a people business, and it will always be a people business.

One of the first things a new recruit starts asking questions about is “how do I approach my family? How do I approach my friends? How do I approach my neighbors? They want to know exactly what to say, and if you have some good scripts that they can learn, they get really excited.

This is all dandy and good, except the rejection keeps coming, and the new recruit starts wondering if he is cut out for this. He also thinks it may be just the company or the product that people don’t like. She almost never stops and thinks the problem might be between her own two ears.

So instead of concentrating on your approach to your neighbors, family and friends, what about your approach to your business? Say what? Yes, what is your approach to your own business? I’ll tell you how most network marketers approach their business – as a “some-timer” or a “part-timer” or a “just checking it out-timer” or an “if I make $1000 in the first week – timer -I’ll stick around.” Your approach to your business means everything. It means whether or not you will succeed in network marketing.

Here’s what’s happening. As you go out to prospect, and you open your mouth and stutter and tell them you’re new and just got in, they smile and are thinking – “I sure as heck don’t want to do that myself!”. Even if your “approach” is professional and smooth, your prospect can read between the lines – “he’s nothing but a “some-timer” – why should I bother following him?” You may be fooling yourself, but if you aren’t totally committed to your business, your prospects will pick up on this every single time.

I wrote another blog post about this – the 3 Stages of Belief.  You will be as successful in network marketing as you are passionate about your business, and work at it full-time – at least in your thinking. For many people, this realization happens all at once, and suddenly you no longer have any fear of picking up that 30 lb phone. I don’t know what will trigger this for you. But it can happen in an instance. I believe it happens because you are preparing yourself for your future, and you finally see yourself exactly like you are, and you say – “I am better than that! I’m not going to allow my limiting beliefs to hold me back anymore! Get out of my way! Here I come!”

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12 thoughts on “Your Approach to Your Business – Are you a Part-Timer or a Some-Timer?

  1. Your absolutely right there Stephen Bollin. You have great content and i luv the video.
    Great information.

  2. Hey Stephen… I see the videos are coming along splendidly my friend!! When people internalize that all business is about helping others and they understand that they too can help others then there is a huge shift in commitment. This happens when we understand and value the contribution we can make and then we want to do just that, help others.

    ~Marcus Baker~
    Attraction Marketing Teacher

  3. Hi Stephen,
    if I make $1000 in the first week – timer -I’ll stick around. – this is limited thinking of limited people, which doesn't lead to mlm success, I didn't earn money in my first week, it took a little more time, but it was worth! Great post, great video, have a great day!

    To your dreams
    Martin Micka

  4. Another great post Stephen. Loved the video and totally get what you're saying about when things just click into place. This happens in all aspects of life and its great when it happens. Some appraoch their business as a hobby and like all hobbies that can be expensive. Looking forward to your next post.

    Tristram Lodge

  5. Stephen,

    This really is imperative. People who aren't ready to commit to their business, should turn around and walk away.

    Jordan Schultz
    ~Social-Media Specialist~

  6. Hahaha… Gotta love the “if I make $1000 in the first week… – timer”s. Great post, Stephen!

    Garrett

  7. Stephen, nice post I think you're an all the timer.

    Ron Sherwood
    Network Marketing Success Coach

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