Creating a Vision for your Network Marketing Business
Vision and network marketing, what do they have in common? Do you have a vision in your network marketing business that you will reach your goals? When you look in the mirror and see yourself looking back, what do you see? Are you proud of how things are? Or, are you striving for more?
What if you could change things so that the person in the mirror was different, somehow better? Not just for yourself, but for those around you.
‘Let your Pain Push You until Your Vision Pulls You’ — Michael Beckwith
We hear a lot in this industry that it is your why that will bring you to success in network marketing. Your ‘why’ is generally, external to you.
A few examples of this are;
- Perhaps you want to retire from your career
- A new home, a boat, material things
- You want your children to want for nothing
Your vision however, is who you want to become. How do you want others to see you? How will others react to you? Will they see it? Your ‘why’ is something that comes, happens and then what?
Vision is a lifelong journey that keeps you growing and striving for better.
It never waivers.
3 Things your Vision for Network Marketing Should Include
What is your Vision?
Your vision is a vivid mental image of what you want your business to be at some point in the future. This should be based on your goals and aspirations. Write it down – think big picture. This should be a long term goal on overdrive. Be specific in its nature.
Weak Example: Leave my job and work network marketing full time.
Strong Example: Leave my career and work my network marketing business full time. This will mean I can stay home with my children, spend time on hobbies I have pushed to the side. I want to be able to travel to Paris and see the Eiffel Tower. While there, I want to enjoy a a hot espresso at a cafe facing the street.
Where is your vision going to take you?
Again, thinking on a macro level here. I good example here, would be using the SMART goals model. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time bound). A vision, will have smaller goals to help you reach it. These should also be mapped out. Because, once you start to attain the smaller goals — the bigger vision will become closer but clearer as well.
How can others benefit?
This portion is what will help you build the largest (or strongest) organization within your business. When others hear your vision, clearly, and where they can see themselves fitting in it — is where they (your team) will support you to no end. And, where they can hold you accountable.
Having a vision will help you stay on track. It is important to be clear as to where you see yourself, and your business in five, ten even twenty years from now. When you are clear and specific with your intentions, it will help you prioritize things as they arise. In addition, will help you become more productive and use your time far more effectively.
Ways to Record Your Vision
First and foremost – write it down.
Some people like to include it in their calendars or journals. Perhaps you are someone who likes the post-it-note model. Having it clearly defined will help you shrink it into a sentence or two that you can post beside your bed, a bathroom mirror, your car, etc.
Another popular model is the vision board.
A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. They may include;
- images from magazines you can relate to
- pictures of your family and/or friends
- printed off pictures of material things you want
- numbers for timelines you want to adhere to
… the styles and designs are endless. You can display these on a Bristol board, a bulletin board, a wall in your home, picture frames, and more recently they can be created digitally. Some people choose to use pictures where others may opt to use words. There really is no right or wrong way of creating one. But, it is important that they are relevant to your ultimate vision.
Lastly, having a clear vision can help alleviate scepticism you may face as a result of your network marketing business. Not because it is you — but the model itself has people weary more times than not. However, when you are able to clearly share this with others, people become far more interested in that than they do your vehicle to achieve it.
And, you never know — sharing it will likely cause a domino effect. Helps others look at their own lives from a different perspective – maybe even create their own vision.
A Vision is yours – the Movement can be Collective
Consider having something like a vision board party. Make it fun, creative, crafty even. This is a great exercise to do with your team, your friends, or even your family. This could be something you work on once a year; however, it is suggested that from a business standpoint — this be done quarterly.
Your business goals will change and will require modifications and adjustments as time goes on. Your vision however, it is unlikely that this will change very much. When done correctly, this vision could be something you hold onto for years.
So, keep that in mind – don’t rush the process.
Take the necessary time to craft your vision — and then, take massive action to make it happen!
Lastly, we hope this post was helpful to you and we would love if you shared it with your teams and/or others who might benefit. And, we would love to hear what vision you have or ways that have worked best for you — in your business!
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