Finding Success Comes in Learning to be Proactive

Feb 09
2010

Everyday in our lives situations happen around us. Some are positive and some are negative. How we respond to those situations will determine if we achieve success and happiness in life. Your response to situations can be classified as either a REACTIVE response or a PROACTIVE responsive and thus will determine what type of person you are.

A reactive person is one who is ruled by emotion. Everything is the fault of others or the environment around him. He is quick with excuses and complaints. A reactive person tends to focus on things that he has little or no control over instead of those which he can influence. A reactive person does not take responsibility for his own failings. A reactive person’s success is limited.

A proactive person keeps his emotions in check because his values and decision to do what is right, is stronger. He is not ruled by his emotions. His behavior is a function of his decisions, not the conditions around him. He has a free will to choose his response to every situation. A proactive person takes initiative to make positive changes in only those areas where he has influence. He does not take on a negative attitude and complain about those things which he can not influence. A proactive person has a more fulfilling and successful life.

How would you respond if someone at work, who was less qualified than you, received the promotion you expected to be awarded to you? Would you be angry toward your boss or toward the person who got the promotion? Would you complain to other co-workers? Would you complain to your spouse? Would you get discouraged? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are being REACTIVE.

If your response was to say to yourself, I am going to improve my skills; I will educate myself more; I will be better prepared or I am going to double my efforts, then you would be exhibiting a proactive behavior. You are destined to succeed!
What type of person are you? If you’re reactive in nature, you are in the majority. Most of us were raised around reactive people and not guided properly to take responsibility for our own lives. So, where does that leave the majority of people who fall into the reactive category? It leaves them living an average life, most often not achieving the things they once envisioned for themselves.

If you are reactive, have heart because being proactive can be learned. It will take some time un-conditioning yourself from a lifetime of negativity but you can do it. The good news is that you just took a huge step forward in identifying the personality trait that has been holding you back. Now, remember it and start making changes in your daily life. Make being proactive a habit. A good idea that can help would be to post notes everywhere that say, “ Be Proactive” or “ I control my emotions, they don’t control me.”

An average life is OK, and nothing to be ashamed of, but if you want to live an exceptional life, you must to learn to be PROACTIVE!

“Validation” A Must Watch Video

Feb 01
2010

Be Happy

Dec 28
2009

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.” Abraham Lincoln

If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done…

Dec 28
2009

Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow- perhaps they all will. Ecclesiastes 11: 4,6

Wade and MLM Legend, Jack Zufelt

Jan 25
2009

wade-and-jack-72dpi2I got to sit down with MLM legend, Jack Zufelt and pick his brain for a while.

Jack is the highest paid speaker in the network marketing industry. Jack is the author of the best selling book “The DNA of Success”, which I highly recommend to anyone looking to achieve more out of life. This book is not about network marketing. It is about finding success in your life, no matter what path you choose to follow.

Facing the Giants

Jan 16
2009

MLM Prospecting Made Easy

Jan 15
2009

If you’re a MLM entrepreneur, you know that one of the most critical parts of your business is getting your opportunity in front of lots of prospects. MLM Prospecting for most new affiliates is not easy. In fact, most MLM affiliates never learn to be good at it and that is why the success rate in the network marketing industry is so low. With so many people failing in this industry it is understandable that so many people have such a negative opinions of MLM businesses.

Your success in network marketing is dependent on being able to find a constant stream of quality prospects to present your opportunity to. The top earners in the industry have figured out how to do this but unfortunately the great majority of MLM distributors have not.

So, what is the secret to MLM prospecting?

Let me begin by telling you what successful MLM prospecting is not. It is not making a list of all your friends, relatives and acquaintances. It is not going to the local mall to hand out fliers. It is not walking through parking lots and putting business cards on windshields. It is not cold calling purchased leads.

The most successful MLM entrepreneur’s, those making more than $20,000 per month, understand that successful prospecting revolves around building relationships. If you can first develop the trust and faith of your prospects then it is much easier to get them to take a serious look at your opportunity. That relationship building can take place online or in face to face meetings.

The best place to build this trust is in social networks. Social networks are about making friends and helping each other. There are online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and Forums and there are business networking groups in your community and around the country that you can attend.

The key is to go into these networking circles and not try to sell your product. Instead, you should sell yourself by positioning yourself as a leader, giving away free advice and just making friends.

As you make friends, some will want to know more about what you do for a living. Those that are interested in your business will ask or, if online, may just click through to some of your other websites to learn more. This process of selling yourself, building relationships, and attracting others to you is called attraction marketing.

For those who can not easily get away from the home often, such as stay home mom’s or people with disabilities, the online networking rout can be very appealing. For those with a fear of technology, the face to face networking approach might be less intimidating.

For the majority of top MLM entrepreneurs, it is some combination of both. Remember, the key is in building relationships and making friends. Nobody wants to be sold.

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