Let me offer you this thought to ponder about your own network marketing success. . .
When you started your network marketing business (signed up and sat back as you awaited your distributor kit to show up in the mail). . .
Did you ever think to yourself:
Okay! So I just started a business I definitely need some training on how to be an entrepreneur?
I know that thought never crossed my mind.
In fact, it took me years of struggle and failure before this thought finally dawned on me: Why am I so disappointed in my lack of results when I’ve never had any training in entrepreneurship?
As that thought crossed my mind for the first time I was confronted face-to-face with a reality that I couldn’t run from.
It makes me wonder. . .
. . .how many other network marketers have the courage to face this reality?
You see. . .
When I joined my network marketing company I just assumed my company was going to train me to be an entrepreneur.
Looking back that was a very bad assumption.
Turns out what my network marketing company was training me to do was to try and fit into their system of entrepreneurship.
I was just a cog in the wheel.
A worker bee.
In a lot of ways. . .
I was just a glorified employee.
Now I realize that “glorified employee” statement is going to rub a lot of upline leaders the wrong way.
Probably going to get me some hate mail.
I get it.
I don’t mean any offense by it, but just think about it for a second with me.
Do you realize your company can fire you (terminate your distributorship) at any time for almost any reason?
Harsh, but true.
You see. . .
When you own your own company you can’t be fired unless you’ve grown so big that you have a board of directors and you’ve given them the power to do so, but that’s not what we are talking about here.
What we are talking about is being an autonomous entrepreneur.
Someone who works hard and builds an asset through your hard work.
Now I realize you might think that’s what you’re doing with your network marketing company, but let me ask you this:
What happens if your network marketing company decides to change their model by messing with the pay plan (happens all the time) or worse case what if they just completely go out of business. . .
What then for you?
Well . . .
If you understand entrepreneurship you’re not going to miss a beat.
You’ll be bummed and frustrated and maybe even pissed off about it.
That’s entirely normal.
But after you stumble out of your emotional state you’ll realize that because you’re an entrepreneur you’re still getting paid next month.
How do you position yourself and your business to make this happen?
This is a key question you should be asking.
Well that’s exactly the bigger conversation we are having here inside the Guru Rebel Movement.
It’s why we are considered the #1 entrepreneurial training environment for network marketers to build a big thriving business.
Our passion and core expertise is helping you develop your entrepreneurial skills so you can weather any storm that comes your way and so you can grow your business to any level of prosperity you would like.
That would be cool right!
That’s simply not going to happen if you’re counting on your network marketing company to train you on how to do that.
This fact doesn’t make network marketing companies bad.
The reality is that’s just not the business they are in.
They are in the business of training you to be a good distributor who follows their system.
You see, it goes like this. . .
- Entrepreneurs build the system.
- Distributors run the system.
There is a difference.
Now. . .
Don’t get me wrong here.
This is not about bashing network marketing companies or suggesting you made a poor decision to get into one.
That couldn’t be farther from the message I’m working to get across here.
My sole objective is to help you raise your level of consciousness by empowering you with a quantum leap in your thinking. . .
. . .because it’s only your thinking that’s ever going to hold you back from achieving every last dream you have including building a big thriving network marketing business.
Your t-h-i-n-k-i-n-g matters most.
So then, back to the question:
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I really do need to get some entrepreneurial training?”
If you can’t cross that “thought bridge” in your mind then nothing else I say matters.
For example, as an ‘entrepreneur’ you will want to learn skills like:
- How to generate your own qualified leads. This skill will protect you (save you) from having to chase down your deadbeat warm market.
- How to prospect and close like a true professional. That word ‘closing’ tends to scare people, but that’s only because they are ignorant to what it really means. Closing is actually one of the most honorable things you can learn how to do as an entrepreneur.
Here’s another worthwhile skill to have. . .
- How to setup your ‘platform’ online so you can leverage the power of the internet and the power of creating systems inside your business.
If you missed my argument on the power of systems you can read about it here.
Your platform is going to include every system you use to get your message out to the world in a smart and very targeted manner.
This may include your:
Think of your platform as the stage you stand on to share your message with the world.
Every entrepreneur needs a stage (platform).
Consider this thought from Clay Clark, CEO of Thrive15 who is an entrepreneur as he answers a question about what he thinks makes a truly successful entrepreneur:
An entrepreneur is someone who seeks to profitably solve a problem that the world has, in exchange for enough monetary compensation to achieve their dreams. [It doesn’t] mean you won’t read a book or work for a boss ever again. The most successful entrepreneurs spend time studying others’ successes — what are their processes and daily methods, and how can I apply those principles to my own life and business?
Interesting take isn’t it.
- Where do you see your business (your inner entrepreneur) inside of Clay’s answer?
- Where do you see ‘gaps’ in your business after reading Clay’s answer?
How bout this thought from Konrad Billetz, CEO of Frameri in his answer to a question about what he thinks makes a truly successful entrepreneur:
Entrepreneurship is the ability to recognize the bigger picture, find where there’s an opportunity to make someone’s life better, design hypotheses around these opportunities, and continually test your assumptions. It’s experimentation: Some experiments will work; many others will fail. It is not big exits, huge net worth or living a life of glamour. It’s hard work and persistence to leave the world a better place once your time here is done.
- How many assumptions have you tested that have been designed to make your customer’s life better?
Here’s what we recognized was a big gap in the network marketing industry that really became the genesis moment to create Top Recruiter Academy and then the Guru Rebel Movement. . .
The gap is in the fact that network marketing companies are not teaching their distributors how to be entrepreneurs.
Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich once said, “Inside of every adversity is a seed of equal or greater opportunity.”
That’s precisely what we are talking about here.
The adversity: lack of training for network marketers in entrepreneurial skills and entrepreneurial thinking.
The Seed of opportunity: Entrepreneurship is our core expertise after 16+ years in the trenches building businesses and working with now 17 multi-million dollar producers to include the likes of: Tony Robbins, Chet Holmes, Michael Port, Greg Gomez III, Eric Worre, Randy Gage and others.
So we decided to create an environment that would provide training and support to the network marketer who was ready and motivated to say goodbye to their deadbeat warm market and hello to the good life of real business ownership.
This is part of the core reason (the heart and soul) around why we exist.
If you’d like to learn the core skills of being a true entrepreneur in order to create complete and total autonomy as a network marketer then you’ll always have a place here inside of the Guru Rebel Movement.
So we are curious to know: What are your thoughts when it comes to entrepreneurship?
Let us know in the comments below.
If you haven’t already make sure to register for our FREE Workshop that will introduce you to some entrepreneurial thinking.
This is powerful stuff that if acted upon will put you in a position to begin recruiting 3 to 5 new reps every single week.
Chris “True Entrepreneur” White
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