Feeling Insecure or Lacking Posture in your Conversations?
When first starting, just about every network marketer we know has suffered from feeling insecure.
Sure, you’re running a business now, but it’s possible it doesn’t feel like a real business. Perhaps you find yourself staring at your starter package or computer screen, wondering, what next? Or, what did you get yourself into?
How you feel about yourself or your business will translate in your conversations with others.
For example, imagine if you were purchasing a product or service and the ‘salesperson wasn’t confident in the ask (sale). Would you want to follow through with your purchase? Probably not.
In this post, I hope to help you find ways to overcome those feelings of insecurity and build a rocking business.
Consider these points if you feel like you’re struggling and feeling insecure.
Focus on your Brand.
Your success can depend heavily on your personal brand in a network marketing business. So take the time and energy to build a strong one. Write great content, produce valuable videos and focus on giving. Once customers are impressed with or attracted to you, they won’t likely serve you a buffet of objections or reasons ‘why not.
The more confident you become in your offering to others, including yourself, the feeling insecure starts to fade away. Of course, it may very well still be there — but becoming more confident in you and your delivery will silence that inside voice that often holds people back.
Silence the naysayer. Focus on what makes you smile.
Always Overdeliver in the Value Department.
The reality is that some prospects and customers may be more skeptical about working with a network marketing model. Instead of being intimidated by this, use it as motivation to make up for it with fantastic customer care and value. Ensure that the product or service you provide is better than what they’d receive from a big box store, for example. Be attentive to customer requests and highly professional in all customer interactions.
This is a relationship business. So always keep that at the forefront. Because guess what? When your customers start to return to you with solid testimonials, referrals and feedback, those times you feel insecure have nowhere to go but out!
Stop Comparing your Day (x) to Someone Else’s Day (x)
Comparison is the Thief of Joy
You are likely familiar with this quote where Theodore Roosevelt argues that comparing your work, your life, or anything else will only serve to make you unhappy. And, with being unhappy come those ugly moments of feeling insecure.
We never really know what someone else has gone through in their journey. Especially on social media, we only see the good, right? Occasionally, we will see some of the struggle or downside, but for the most part, we get caught comparing the wins.
In network marketing, you will come across people just starting and others who have been around a long time. And others grind it out and see success a little earlier than others. But again, without knowing the transferable skills or network they bring to the table, they become an apple to oranges comparison.
Own who you are. Recognize what you bring. Lean on those who want to see you win.
When things go wrong in business, we tend to turn it around on ourselves, as if it means something about our ability. We make up stories that we’re not good enough, are not told to be in business, and should give up.
It’s sad because entrepreneurship is such an amazing opportunity for people. It’s an excellent vehicle for you to create independence, freedom, and financial abundance – and you can’t let the annoying things in business derail you from your dream.
There has never been a better time in history for you to succeed in business.
Chances are, what scares you today — and you find a way to push through it, won’t scare you tomorrow.
Ask Yourself what your Dream is Worth
What life would you like to live? What would your ideal day look like?
These questions will help you deal with the day-to-day stuff that comes with your business – including the parts that leave you feeling insecure, defeated or just plain exhausted.
You can think, ‘This is the cost of living my dream, and it’s worth it.‘
When you have a big dream, you will realize the little things that come up in business are just that – little things.
You will also realize how much more important your dream is than, say, a negative comment on Facebook, no views on a video or someone leaving a mean comment in your group, and so on.
If you’re feeling insecure right now, remember that your journey is your journey. It’s uniquely you, and no one else will have the same experiences you have. That’s what makes it worth living. Of course, you will experience some hardships along the way, and they will send you reeling. But don’t give up — your dream is worth it.
What helps you overcome these feelings?
I hope that you found this post helpful, and I would love your feedback, suggestions or experience in the comments below or connecting with us privately, of course!
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