Team Motivation in Direct Sales and Network Marketing
So, you’ve figured out ways and strategies to keep you motivated. But, your team motivation on the other hand is struggling? In today’s post and included video, I am going to share with you 3 ways to help you help your team to work harder.
Because like the saying goes; ‘team work makes the dream work’, right?
Unfortunately, a lot of times we see that vision long before they do. This is among one of the biggest struggles for leaders of all team shapes and sizes. If it’s any consolation … you’re not alone. But the good news is it doesn’t need to last forever. In fact, most of the time it’s tweaks WE need to make as sponsors or leaders and I am confident you will find these tips helpful!
3 Ways to Help You with Team Motivation
People are the main and among the most important resource of each organization. For achieving great results each leader needs to have a team motivation strategy to create and maintain the spirit of enthusiasm among each other. Often, once you can lead at least one person in your team to ‘work harder‘ (or smarter), others feel that and begin to implement it into their own lives.
Not always, but just remember all it takes is one person and why shouldn’t that person be you?
Stop Wanting it More for Them!
This is probably the hardest tip to implement when you are seeking to improve team motivation. It is super common for leaders to see the potential or greatness in someone else before they see it in themselves. Although in many ways this is an amazing quality to possess however, focusing on helping them find that belief is far more powerful.
Sometimes, people need to spend time figuring it out on their own before they will be open to your help and support. This doesn’t mean you stop showing up for them, but it does mean allowing them the time and even space, to find that belief.
Set Better Expectations
Think about the verbiage you’re using when you speak with your team members. Consider making shifts — where necessary. For example, instead of using words like ‘join me’ consider shifting to words or phrases like ‘let’s get started’. This leaves people with the feeling of inclusivity and belonging, knowing that they’re not alone.
Words like ‘started’ helps those team members seeking motivation to identify that they ‘work‘ has just begin and you are willing to help them launch their business. Additionally, avoid setting expectations way too high for others.
Meet people where they’re at.
Inspire Team Motivation through your Actions
Your role as a leader is to walk the talk. Avoid getting caught in managing others — you didn’t hire them after all. Give people a reason to follow you. Want your team members to do live videos? Show them the way. Are you asking them to connect with 5-10 new people a day? Well, show them how it’s done.
The best leaders are the ones who inspire others through their own actions. Think about this for a moment … What are you demonstrating to your team? Are they activities you are encouraging them to do? Or, are you caught sitting back telling others instead of showing? This can be a tough one to swallow — but an important one!
Lastly, if you are in the network marketing or direct sales space and are looking to improve team motivation, morale and productivity — share this post with them. Be the leader you set out to be.
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