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7 fearless ways successful people think

ziglar-275x210 Successful people think with strong minds. They prepare themselves mentally every day so they are prepared to face the challenges in their lives that may arise. These seven fearless ways of thinking, compiled from Forbes, are ones you may want to consider implementing yourself:

1) Move On

Fearless people, successful people, are not afraid to move on in life. They do not “waste time feeling sorry for themselves,” because they know it is not productive to their end goal. “They have learned to take responsibility for their actions and outcomes, and have an inherent understanding of the fact that frequently life is not fair.” At the end of the day, fair is a child’s word. When people realize this, they stop dwelling on the past and bounce back from mistakes faster. This allows them to be more successful in life because they do not waste time being upset about things they cannot change. Instead, they use that time to productively work on conquering new goals.

2) Keep Their Power

“Mentally strong people avoid giving others the power to make them feel inferior or bad.” Rather than allowing the thoughts of the many different people they come across affect their way of thinking, successful people realize that everybody has different opinions and that not everybody’s opinions matter or should be taken personally. They know they are “in control of their actions and emotions. They know their strength is in their ability to manage the way they respond.” Even when the chips are down and the insults feel personal, successful people find a way to look ahead and ignore the people tearing them down.

3) Accept Change

There is an old adage that claims the only things that are certain in life are death and change. “Mentally strong people embrace change and they welcome challenge.” In order to change yourself, you have to challenge yourself. If you are not challenging yourself, you are going to stay in the same spot for the rest of your life or ultimately begin to slip backwards. Mentally strong people, fearless people, successful people think in a way that will allow them to make changes in their life and accept changes that come so that they can get stronger with each day. “An environment of change and even uncertainty can energize a mentally strong person and bring out their best.”

“A mentally strong person is willing to take calculated risks.” Successful people think that risks sometimes bring out the best results in life. They aren’t careless, but rather “weigh the risks and benefits thoroughly, and will fully assess the potential downsides and even the worst-case scenarios before they take action.” They don’t shy away from risks, but they don’t plunge into ones without thinking them through first. However, it is the risks in life that make life interesting and sometimes bring out the most incredible results. Successful people are wiling to take this chance when it makes sense to them.

5) Applaud Others’ Successes

Jealousy and resentment are both emotions that can be incredibly prohibiting to one’s success. “It takes strength of character to feel genuine joy and excitement for other people’s success. Mentally strong people have this ability.” You only get what you work for in life. Dwelling on the idea of unfair successes will get you nowhere. Successful people think, and they think correctly, that the successes of other people are not inversely tied with their own failures. They can recognize the difference between their own successes and the successes of others and realize that even if there is a possible connection, the focus that will provide the most beneficial outcome is for them to focus on their own journeys and successes.

6) Remain Resilient

“Every failure is a chance to improve.” Successful people fail, too. The difference is that they get back up and keep fighting. No successful person is where they are today because they just slipped through life as casually as an afternoon breeze in the autumn. Every person in this world who is truly successful has been tenacious and hard-working. “Mentally strong people are willing to fail again and again, as long as the learning experience from every ’failure’ can bring them closer to their ultimate goals.” Sometimes failure teaches you more than a win ever could.

7) Earn Their Wins

Successful people think in terms of earning potential. They do not “feel the world owes them anything. Particularly in the current economy, executives and employees at every level are gaining the realization that the world does not owe them.” In order to be successful, it is vital that you think with a strong mind and work for your successes. They will never be handed to you on a silver platter. You must earn them and even when you think you’ve earned them, realize that sometimes you have to work four times as hard as you could have ever expected to get somewhere. Yet, successful people think, and think correctly, that if they work hard enough they will eventually earn the wins they want in life. The world may not owe them anything, but the world is much more likely to give them things if they work hard for them.

Source: Forbes

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Alison Boers 

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No Results? How do I stay motivated.

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There are a couple of ways that you can stay motivated while you are not getting results. One is to look at people who are very successful that also failed. Look at Ray Kroc who was a failure his whole entire life until he stumbled upon a burger stand and ended up buying out that little burger stand and created McDonald’s in the 60s. Elvis Presley got kicked off that Grand Old Opry stage and was told to go back truck driving.  Look at all your upline Directors in your business!  Do you think they felt like it was going well all the time for them?  NO!  They struggle too!

Not getting results is part for the course. It’s just how it is. It is how it is for everyone in a network marketing business.  You are NOT alone! Sometimes it is hard to stay motivated.

How to become successful is to be persistent through failure.

That is literally only 50% of the equation. Now most people are persistent. You have to persistent through failure… over and over again.  This is how to GET to success.

I failed in a lot of different things. Thank God, I tried one more time. One more time.

It’s normal….you have to understand that. Normal for EVERYONE. It’s normal to be doing work and not getting results. That’s normal. Keep going. Be persistent. Let the vision of who you want to become pull you pass these obstacles and this is why. Just having a WHY isn’t enough. It’s not enough to have a why. You have to have a vision of who you want to become that is so powerful. Who are you? Who do you want to become? That vision is so critical to get you past the obstacles because there will be obstacles all along the way.  Be persistent through failure.

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Some Succeed, Others Struggle

There are reasons why some people succeed, while others struggle.

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If you’re having difficulty converting prospects, here are 10 tips that can give you a leg up:

1. Make an excellent first impression: You may only get a few minutes to really impress someone.

2. Know what you don’t know: The easiest way to turn potential customers off is to come off like a know-it-all.

3. Practice what others teach: Find role models or mentors in the field and watch what they do, then emulate it.

4. Remember people’s names and faces: You never know when remembering someone is going to mean the difference between them listening to you or tuning you out.

5. Be a leader to those below you: As much as you want to climb the ladder, don’t forget to be a role model to those just getting started. They need you to set a good example.

6. Treat your business like a business: Even if direct selling isn’t your primary job, give it the time and respect it deserves, so one day you can make it your No.1 priority.

7. Research, research, research: Learn everything you can about potential customers, and your business. There’s no such thing as knowing too much.

8. Get strong at reading non-verbal cues: Customers often say more with their facial expressions and gestures than they do with words.

9. Act and don’t hesitate: When a decision needs to be made, don’t delay. Chances are, someone else is pursuing the same opportunity you are.

10. Confidence is everything: Belief in yourself is at least half the battle; think positive and you’ll get positive results.

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Alison Boers

Network Marketing Success!

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You probably have an image firmly planted in your mind of what network marketing (also known as direct sales or multilevel marketing) is all about–housewives buying and selling Tupperware while gossiping and eating finger sandwiches, or a high-pressure salesperson trying to convince you how easily you can become a millionaire if only you and your friends and their friends and so on would buy and sell vitamins with him.

Both of these images couldn’t be further from the reality of network marketing. It’s neither a hobby nor a get-rich-scheme but an opportunity for you to earn money running your own part- or full-time business.

But what does it take to succeed in this industry?

Vincent J. Kellsey, director of member services for the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance, an organization that provides a variety of resources to women and men in the direct-selling industry, offers these tips for making it:

Tips….

Choose wisely. There are six key elements you should be looking for when selecting an opportunity. Number one: stability. How old is the company? Number two is excellent products or services that consumers will use and need more of.

Number three is the pay plan–how even and fair and generous overall is the distribution? This is really crucial as the pay plan represents exactly how you’ll get paid–or not get paid. There are really only two questions to ask regarding this: How many pennies out of each sales dollar get paid back to the distributors each month, and how fair is the distribution of these pennies between the old members and the new members?

Number four is the integrity of the company and the management. As much as possible, investigate the experience of the CEO, their experience in the network marketing industry, and their background. Have they been successful in other companies in the industry? Do they have a good reputation?

Number five is momentum and timing. Look at where the company’s at, what’s going on with the company, and if it’s growing.

Number six is support, training and business systems. You may have chosen a great company with excellent management, products that make a difference, a pay plan that’s uniquely fair and very generous, and momentum and stability, but if you don’t have a system in place that works, all of that doesn’t matter. Most companies will have a transferable training system that they use, and that’s where mentorship comes in.

Practice what your upline teaches

To succeed, you need to be willing to listen and learn from mentors. The way this industry is structured, it’s in the best interests of the network marketing veterans in your company to help you succeed, so they’re willing to teach you the system. Whatever your mentor did to become successful, it’s very duplicatible, but you have to be willing to listen and be taught and follow those systems.

The higher-ups. It can be called various things, but the general term is the “upline,” meaning the people above you. How supportive are they? Do they help you put a plan in place? Do they followup and stay in touch with you? Are they as committed to your success as they are to their own? You should be able to relate to the people in your upline and be able to call them at any time to say “I need some help.” How much support there is from the people above you in the company is very important.

Take up the lead with your downline

There’s a term in the network marketing industry called “orphans”–when somebody is brought in and then the person who brought them in is just so busy bringing in other people that they don’t spend the time to teach and train [the new person]. You should be prepared to spend at least 30 days helping a new person come into the industry–training them, supporting them and holding their hand until they feel confident to be able to go off on their own. You really need to ask yourself, are you willing to do that? Are you able to do that? This is really about long-term relationship building. It’s not about just bringing people into the business and just moving forward. It’s about working with these people and helping them to develop relationships.

On the net

People are utilizing the internet as their main marketing tool. You can set up your site with autoresponders so when you capture leads, the autoresponder can follow up with that person. One of the greatest keys to success in this industry is follow-up. Many people will have someone call them who’s interested or they’ll call the person and say they’re interested, but then they don’t follow up with it. Automation on the internet has allowed a much more consistent method of following up.

The only drawback with the internet is people who utilize it to spam. If there was one thing I could put forward to say, “Do not do” when utilizing the internet as a marketing tool, it’s spamming because that can give a very bad reputation not only to you but also to the company you’re working with.

Taking care of business

This is a business, and just like if you were running a franchise or a storefront, you should have an accountant. You have all the same write-offs tax-wise that you have with running a full-time business, so it’s very important to do your research prior to getting involved, before you start making money from it. How is that going to affect you tax-wise? What are your write-offs?

Don’t quit your day job…yet. Never leave your full-time position unless you’re absolutely certain that the income that’s coming in with this company is going to be there. Be sure that you’ve been with the company for awhile and that you know it’s a stable company, and the income that you’re earning is equal to or greater than the income you’re earning from your job before quitting.

Success!

 

Alison Boers 

www.BellaCandleMom.com