fear of rejection in network marketing

How to Overcome Fear of Rejection in Network Marketing

The invisible enemy that puts a massive road block in business success;  also known as the fear of rejection. There are a few reasons that this can be especially difficult for network marketers. And, in today’s blog I’m going to talk about how you can overcome the fear of rejection to help you, propel your business forward.

The following are reasons network marketers end up in the fear of rejection stage;

  1. Attached to the outcome
  2. Afraid you are not offering your prospects ‘enough’
  3. Convinced yourself you can’t do sales, recruiting, etc.
  4. Wrong mindset
  5. Poor planning or lack of strategy
  6. Lack of confidence

… now, I’m sure there are a variety of other reasons (unfortunately) but the above reasons are the most common that we have seen in our own experiences.

How to Overcome Fear of Rejection in Network Marketing

So, let’s focus on a few of the most common and how you can overcome them; afraid you’re not offering enough, attached to the outcome and lack of confidence. For tips and strategies on the others — be sure to check out previous blogs that address these obstacles specifically.

You are attached to the outcome

This is probably the most common of them all! For whatever reason we get hung up on the word ‘no’. But, let me give you an example of something to keep in mind the next time (because it will happen) you hear the word ‘no’.

Reflect on the last time you were at a restaurant and the waitress/waiter offered you coffee, tea or dessert. Let’s assume in this scenario you answered with ‘no thank you’. How did the server react? Did they go on to tell you that you were missing out on the best cake in the world? Or, did they get upset and likely decide to never offer coffee, tea or dessert again? No way!

They, just keep it moving — and so should you!

Afraid you’re not offering your prospects enough

If this is the case for you, then you better think long and hard on why you joined your business in the first place.

You can’t possibly build a solid business if you’re not convinced that the products and/or opportunity bring real value to people.

Remember what made you say ‘this is for me!’?

What benefits did you see in the products or service? What did you find attractive about the business? When you can answer these questions clearly, this should help you overcome the fear of rejection more easily. Primarily because you will realize that you’re offering your prospects what you believe to be one of the best solutions to their needs.

You are lacking the confidence to push forward

Confidence is a tough one. And, it is likely that this was something underlying long before network marketing. Please note that this does not mean that you lack confidence in all areas of your life either. However, when we are faced with the possibility of failure or, combined with the above mentioned reasons — it can be come much more prevalent in business.

Whenever you think of talking to a prospect, doubts come to mind.

I mean, what if they ask you something you don’t know the answer to? If you can’t see yourself answering questions and taking control of the conversation, your fear takes over and you avoid approaching people in the first place.

If this sounds at all familiar — you’ve not been trained properly.

There’s no excuse for you not knowing how to take someone through the prospecting and/or recruiting process. This, among many other reasons is why we created Social Impacters. We are very aware that too many people are left to figure it out on their own – or, trained the wrong way when it comes to network marketing. Specifically, on social media.

Let us help you overcome the fear or rejection and help getting you back on track today!


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