January 24

Staying Motivated in Network Marketing – Tips for the Long Haul

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In network marketing, motivation is the key to enduring success.

Today, we're diving into essential strategies to keep you motivated for the long haul, helping you build your dream business.

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Rediscovering Your ‘Why'

As we embark on our network marketing journey, we're initially fueled by excitement and big dreams.

This high energy is what propels us forward, full of hope and ambition.

But as time passes, and we encounter inevitable obstacles and challenges, that initial burst of enthusiasm can fade.

It's a common path many of us tread, so know that you're not alone in feeling this way.

The essential question then becomes: How do we sustain our motivation over the long haul?

The key is to frequently reconnect with your initial ‘why'.

Most of us step into the world of network marketing with straightforward goals.

Perhaps it was to earn an additional $500, $1,000, or even aspire to a $5,000 milestone.

However, as we delve deeper into our journey, our motivations often evolve and deepen.

While financial objectives are important, many of us find that our true driving force goes beyond just monetary gains.

We discover a profound desire to help and empower others, to make a difference in their lives as well as ours.

In the whirlwind of daily tasks and responsibilities, it's easy to lose sight of these fundamental motivations.

That's why our first piece of advice is both simple and impactful: take a moment to reflect on your original ‘why'.

Revisiting the reasons you started – whether it was for financial independence, the satisfaction of aiding others, or a combination of both – can rekindle your enthusiasm and give you a renewed sense of purpose.

Remember, it's perfectly natural for your ‘why' to evolve as you progress in your network marketing career.

This evolution is not just inevitable but desirable.

It reflects your personal and professional growth in this journey.

Embracing this change can provide fresh perspectives and new inspirations, ensuring that your passion for network marketing continues to burn brightly.

This ongoing process of self-reflection and adaptation is crucial for maintaining motivation and achieving long-term success.

Navigating the Ups and Downs in Network Marketing

Picture yourself celebrating a milestone – perhaps welcoming a new team member or clinching a pivotal sale.

These moments of triumph are invigorating, symbolizing the fruits of your hard work.

Yet, the very next day could bring unforeseen challenges or setbacks.

Managing your expectations becomes a vital skill in this environment.

Understanding that these highs and lows are not anomalies, but rather integral parts of your professional path, is crucial.

It's this acceptance that helps in maintaining a balanced perspective, preventing discouragement during tougher times.

Persistence stands as a cornerstone in this journey.

It demands a disciplined approach, especially on days filled with challenges or when the lure of distractions is strongest.

Consistency in your efforts, regardless of immediate outcomes, is key.

On days when motivation seems scarce, recalling your ‘why' – the fundamental reasons you embarked on this path – can reignite your drive and sharpen your focus.

It's essential to approach network marketing with a long-term mindset.

It's a marathon, not a sprint.

Overnight success is more myth than reality in this field.

The path is often littered with failures and missteps, but it's the commitment to persevere through these that sets apart those who ultimately succeed.

Continually jumping to new ventures at the first sign of hardship only resets your progress.

It's through time, consistent effort, and learning from each experience that you grow and evolve, gradually easing the pains associated with starting afresh.

How Vulnerability and Authenticity Fuel Success

The journey is not just about celebrating victories; it's also about navigating challenges with grace and openness.

This is where the power of authenticity comes into play.

Being authentic means being true to your experiences, including the struggles and setbacks you face.

Sharing these experiences openly can create a deep and genuine connection with others.

Often there's a tendency to highlight only the successes and positive aspects.

However, it's important to remember that the path to success is rarely smooth or straightforward.

By sharing your struggles, you humanize your experience, making it more relatable and real to others.

This transparency not only builds trust but also provides a more balanced and honest perspective of what it truly takes to succeed in this field.

Moreover, when you share your challenges, you offer valuable lessons and insights that others can learn from.

Your experiences of overcoming obstacles can serve as a source of inspiration and motivation for your peers and newcomers in the industry.

It demonstrates resilience and the reality that setbacks are not the end of the road, but rather stepping stones to greater achievements.

People are naturally drawn to those who are genuine and vulnerable, and this can foster a sense of community and collective growth.

You'll find that by sharing your journey authentically, you're not only helping yourself stay grounded and connected to your ‘why' but also empowering others to navigate their own paths with a sense of hope and possibility.

Embracing authenticity and not shying away from sharing your struggles is a powerful approach in network marketing.

It helps in building genuine relationships, fostering a supportive community, and demonstrating that success is a multifaceted journey with both triumphs and trials.

Remember, your unique journey, with all its ups and downs, can become a profoundly influential part of your ‘why,' inspiring both yourself and others to persevere and thrive in the long haul.

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Video Transcript

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Speaker 1:
It’s actually the hardest part of the process is to start over. So what I would recommend know that at least commit to, I dunno, three years minimum,

Speaker 2:
If you’re a network marketer, then that staying motivated is crucial to having long-term success in this industry. So in today’s episode, we’re going to be giving you some of our best tips, tricks and hacks to staying motivated for the long haul so that you can build the network marketing business of your dreams. So don’t forget to smash that subscribe button and comment below and let us know what is it that keeps you motivated inside of your own business. With that, I’m curious, what is it that keeps you all motivated in continuing day after day to grow your business?

Speaker 1:
So first of all, can you all relate that when we get started something brand new, we’re so excited, we’re like, oh my gosh, I’m going to go and do this and I’m going to do this, and then the week goes by, life happens, and you’re like, I’m not really sure I want to do that. Right?

Speaker 2:
Happens

Speaker 1:
To all of us. So what is it that we do and what is it you should be doing if you want to stay motivated? Because it’s really, really important. And one of the things that stands out for me to get back to, why did I start it in the first place? What was the reason? So a lot of times we actually start network marketing and because we want just to make extra money, extra $500 thousand dollars, $5,000, whatever it is, that’s what we think we want, need and want. But I actually later realized that it was something bigger. Although yes, I would like to make more money, who wouldn’t? I realized that there was a bigger purpose behind why I even got started. And for also majority of people I noticed it’s very similar. We want to help other people. So I wanted to help other people, but we forget very often why we got started. So my first tip would be get back to why you got started. Even if it was to make $500 or a thousand dollars or $5 million, whatever it is, remember that reason and it actually might change. Yeah,

Speaker 3:
So you’re absolutely right. Your reasoning, your purpose of starting the business is going to evolve and change as you do. But let’s talk about really the beginners or the people who are just getting started or maybe even people who have they started. And then that excitement wears off, like you said. And I think that in between getting wins in your business and the results, because when you get started, you might have, you’re going to get some of those customers from your friends and family or whatever. You’re going to get some people that come in. Then as quick as they come in, they’re also going to disappear. And so it’s like you’re never in newsflash. You’re never always going to be motivated in this business because it’s day to day. Sometimes it’s the grind or you’re hearing all this hustle, your face off, but then it’s like, man, I can only do this for so long.

Speaker 3:
And then you get into a period where you have no results. So it’s like what are you doing in between so that you’re waking up every day, continuing to put your head down, do the work to build the business. And so if you don’t have that reminder of the reason you got started, that purpose, whatever it is that’s driving you in the middle of this lull of not getting the results you want, it’s not happening fast enough, reminding yourself, then you’re going to hate what you’re doing. You’re going to equate your business because you’re not going to be winning every single day, meaning you’re not just going to start the business, it’s going to blow up and you’re just going to continue to go to go to go. I mean, this is actual stuff that even leaders that have, yeah, they go, big teams go through.

Speaker 3:
And so if you can’t bring yourself back to the feeling, and that’s the whole reason of tapping back into the reason you got started and tap back into that feeling, then you’re not going to be motivated to want to get up, do the things because you’re not getting that result necessarily right away. So for me, my reason or my why, whatever it is, your purpose has evolved as my success has grown. So exactly right. Katt is you might get started with this reason and then now it’s like a whole different reason. But you have to have that burning desire and attach that emotion because that’s actually what’s going to give you the energy to fuel you, to be motivated to do all the things.

Speaker 2:
So to that point, I think that there’s one thing that does end up keeping a lot of brand new network marketers stuck when they first come in. They’re taught, oh, you need to discover your why. And the phrase that is always said is, your why needs to make you cry.

Speaker 3:
If it doesn’t, you’re never going to be successful. And if it doesn’t, you’re not

Speaker 2:
Going to be successful. I, sorry, I don’t know. I know so many people that their why did make them cry. They were sobbing and then they quit. The day quit. So I think it’s like just don’t overthink it. Complicate it or overcomplicate it because first getting started, to Kat’s point, she was like, some of us just wanted a couple hundred extra dollars money. Didn me cry, right?

Speaker 3:
Didn’t make me cry. I just wanted the money.

Speaker 4:
I just wanted to go to the store and not have to look at how much money I was spending. I wanted to buy the lettuce that I wanted and not get the

Speaker 2:
Stuff I wanted. Name brand. I wanted name brand, Crisco. I didn’t want to have to get the western fabric,

Speaker 4:
Whatever it was.

Speaker 2:
So to that, in saying that sometimes when you first get started, it can be just that

Speaker 4:
Just

Speaker 2:
As simple. It can be something simple and to it’s point, it will evolve. And so what I like to think of it as, and what I noticed in my own journey was in the beginning, that’s what it was. And it was like my purpose was I want to be able to accomplish this thing. And once I accomplished that thing, it was like, okay, what’s next? Almost like rungs of the ladder with my own purpose. And I would continue to reward myself with the said thing on that next rung of the ladder, and it just continued to go like this and then it grew from there. So don’t overthink your purpose. Don’t overthink your why. It doesn’t have to make you cry in the beginning. It’s just get laser focused on whatever that result is that you want to see. What

Speaker 1:
Is it that you want?

Speaker 2:
What is it that you want?

Speaker 4:
Absolutely. And then have the realization that it is going to be up and down, right In network marketing. And it is in any business, it is in anything we do in life. It is up and down. You’ll enroll somebody, you’re like, wow, this is amazing. I made a commission and my team’s growing. And then two days later they quit. And you’re in the dirt, right? You’re like, I hate my life. I don’t ever want to do this again. So it’s being able to know that’s what’s coming, I guess, and manage your expectations that it’s not always going to be sunshine and rainbows.

Speaker 5:
Well, and also be aware that it’s actually going to take discipline. Yes, it’s going to take discipline to show up every day, even when you don’t feel like it. It’s going to take discipline to make sure that you stay connected to your purpose, to keep your heart and your soul connected to and remind yourself that’s

Speaker 4:
What I want. Even on the hard days, on

Speaker 5:
The hard days, because on the hard days, it’s going to be much easier to go and sit and binge watch Netflix than to do the actions that’s going to keep growing above. I have

Speaker 1:
A great story about that. Yes. So first of all, storytelling. I want to point out that it’s a marathon, it’s not a sprint. And we kind of live in the microwave mentality. Oh, I joined today, tomorrow I’m going to enroll three people. Next week I’m going to make my 500 bucks, and next month I’m making five grand. It’s not

Speaker 4:
Marathon, it’s not two day shipping. I wish

Speaker 1:
That was the reality, but a

Speaker 2:
Lot of people, I still don’t get two day shipping with Amazon because

Speaker 4:
You live in the boonies. I know

Speaker 1:
That’s what we want, but it’s not the reality. So keep in mind it’s a marathon, and I see a lot of great network marketers, they just dabble in the industry. They get that first failure like, oh, I’m going to go find something else. And what happens? You keep starting over and over and over time after time, it’s actually the hardest part of the process is to start over. So what I would recommend know that at least commit to, I dunno, three years minimum, definitely to learn the skill sets, to fulfill all these times and learn all that you need to learn instead of starting over and starting over and go through the growing pain. So cut out the growing pain, stay in the game. So it’s a marathon. And back to Fran’s comment. And I wanted to share with you a great story about what is it that you do when you don’t feel like doing it right?

Speaker 1:
Because there will be time where you’ll wake up. Absolutely. And actually we humans, we tend to hide when things don’t go as we thought they will go. Because you see a lot of hype in this industry, let’s be honest, because not just in this industry in general, people show on Instagram only the glitz and glamor, right? Oh, I’m at the beach or on the first class airplane. Nobody shows that the hard times that the majority of the journey is actually, I posted a couple of days ago, a picture of me literally pulling my hair out and I look like a vampire. We joke about it, but this is the real life. So what do you do when you don’t feel like doing it? So I’m going to advise you not to hide because that’s what we tend to do, right? Oh, I didn’t make that rank or I didn’t make that commission.

Speaker 1:
Everyone going on incentive trip and I’m not. So we kind of tend to pull back and to hide because we think no one wants to hear that story. You will be surprised. So one day I had one of those being in the funk moments where I don’t feel like doing anything. I want to just cry, go to my bed, crawl back, pull the covers on and don’t show up anywhere, not on social media. So I decided, you know what? I’m going to show up and share the real story. Oh my God. It brings tears to my eyes. And I literally went outside, took my phone, pushed the live button, and I start walking around. I have beautiful lake next to my house, and I just start walking around the lake and just sharing my thoughts. Today’s the day when I don’t feel like showing up.

Speaker 1:
And I made an effort and I showed up and I shared with you what actually it is to build a business on social media, your real life. And I really didn’t have any intention or anything. I was just trying to get out of the loop of my own loop of being in the fun s maybe fresh air will get me out of it. And I finished the video. It got three views, nothing ever going to happen. I didn’t have any agenda or intention. I just wanted to get out of my funk. Two years later, someone messaged me and said, Kat, I watched a video two years ago, what to do, what you don’t feel like doing. And that kept me going, wow. Wow. It was a goosebump moment. It was the a chill moment. And I’m like, this is my why. Who cares about 500 bucks? I want more people to say because of you. I did not give up. So that became my purpose, right? See, it evolves and it grows, but there will be moments when you feel like not doing it. So my biggest tip for you, don’t hide. Now, it’s a good one.

Speaker 5:
When you share that struggle, when you share the shitty times,

Speaker 1:
That’s when that is what people can relate

Speaker 5:
To. That is I think, oh, okay, what I’m going through is completely normal. They’ve just come back from the conference and they saw the leader get up on stage and just share how they’ve hit the top rank. And they haven’t shared the 10 or 11 years that it took for them to get there. They haven’t shared all the ugly bits. They haven’t shared the struggles. They haven’t shared the moments when they just wanted to. They were crying in the shower. They didn’t want their kids to see that they were struggling. They don’t want them to. So they don’t know. And when you can share the struggle, when you can share the real life,

Speaker 1:
I have a really good squirrel,

Speaker 6:
Really good squirrel moment, a good squirrel.

Speaker 1:
The real moment while we were filming this, yeah, just five minutes ago, we all jumped out of that couch. There was a spider. So if you stay till the end, we’ll ask our team to include that video

Speaker 6:
Diving away from the spider.

Speaker 1:
That’s the real life.

Speaker 3:
Fran just reminded me of this time where I was all in, I was showing up and I was visible every single day doing videos and stuff. And then life happened and my brother-in-law passed away. And it was sudden, and it was two days before I was supposed to go on this mastermind. Remember that? Yeah, I was an emotional wreck. We’ve gone through loss before, but this was a totally different situation with my nephews and just all the things. And I didn’t know how I was going to show up on social media because I’m here. I am like, oh, life is great, all the things, and they’re going to expect me to show up and deliver some value because I had been being really good at being consistent, showing up, delivering value in my videos, and how am I going to pull myself together to deliver content? I can’t give someone value right now. They can barely keep it together.

Speaker 3:
I am a stronger person, but I could not stop crying for days, and it was very hard. So what I did was I just went live and I showed up as the hot mess that I was bawling. I told everybody what was happening in my life so raw because it was so fresh, and I got so many people who actually were, or you’re this human you, you’re an actual person. Life actually happens to, people will thank you for that. And I told them, I was worried about what will people think if I still go to this business event when I just had this loss, while I’m sitting there thinking to myself, if I don’t go, I’m going to get sucked into this grief and my business is going to suffer. And I ended up going on having the best month after that of my life after that event in my business at the time. But the fact that I went on shared that to show people, you can be human and you can share these things, and still people were just totally taken aback and they loved it even more. Right then. They were more invested and continuing to follow me because I showed them that side of my life and I showed more of who I was and that vulnerability.

Speaker 2:
And I want to share a story around that as well. So first I’ll preface it by saying there was a point in time where it was like I kept looking for motivation and kept looking for motivation and brandy and I had a mentor that actually sat us down and they were like, you keep looking for motivation. Why don’t you start searching for inspiration? It’s the difference between pushing and pulling and having something pull you. I love that. So when you constantly try to find motivation, get motivated, get

Speaker 3:
Motivated, get motivated,

Speaker 2:
It’s like you’re trying to push your being into something. Whereas when you flip it to what inspires you, it’s like it comes from within. And one thing that inspired me in our company that we were in a few years ago, one of the top distributors, their entire family got into a car accident. And I mean, it was an awful thing that happened. One of their daughters ended up paralyzed. Paralyzed. It was awful. But they all came to that next company convention, and even the kids got up and they were like, this was my parents’ why? So that in the event that life happened, and I still get emotional thinking about it, they’re in the event that life happened because it’s not a matter of if life is going to happen, it’s when they would be able to take care of each other, their family, the people that matter to them most.

Speaker 2:
He talked about, he’s all like, they’re coming and they’re sitting down with the hospital because it’s hundreds of thousands of dollars, millions of dollars of medical bills. And they’re like, how much is it? And they’re like, well, up until this point, it was like hundred and something thousand dollars that they had racked up. And he’s all like, let me write you a check. That was powerful. So for me, that was an inspiration that pulled me for years. And then it came full circle two years ago when my husband tried to die on me. He got the Delta variant with Covid. He’s a young, really healthy guy, goes to the gym like four to five days a week. We didn’t expect it, but life happened. And during that time, I didn’t have it in me to go live, but it was very therapeutic for me to write.

Speaker 2:
And so every other day to every day when I had an update, it was healing for me. I’m a creator at heart. And it was like, if I can just help or bless one person, like that family, when they were going through their struggle, blessed me. And at the time, I didn’t know if my husband was going to live, if he was going to die. I mean, it was two months up in the air, up in the air. I’m sobbing with my beaches in the background. But it was that inspiration of being able to help even just one person through it. That family helped me in their time of need that pulled me. And to make it go full circle, I had literally thousands of people that were surrounding me in love and reaching out to me and people that were like, we had no idea you were going through this. I am going through this with my dad, I’m going through this with my mom. And it was really, even though it was a hard and a rough patch, and it turned out great for us, it also was like when I felt the most connected to my sense of purpose in the world and where I felt like I was giving back because it was pure love for others in my writing.

Speaker 4:
I think finding that inspiration for a lot of people is hard too, because it’s some of the hardest work. Do You have to force yourself to think about it. And we don’t think about a lot of things anymore. It’s kind of like we’re just on this autopilot. But diving into that, what inspires you? It might take some time. It’s not just something that you can, oh, what inspires me is X, Y, and Z, right? It’s something you have to think through. Maybe write it down on a paper and think about it for a few days and take the time to think about it. I know for me, that’s the stuff I hate doing. I don’t want to dive into that deep emotion stuff, but that’s what moves people. So you think about in your situation or carrie’s situation or cat’s situation with all of it. It’s that human to human connection that really makes it work, right? Because they want to know where normal people. So

Speaker 1:
I have one last tip before we wrap it up.

Speaker 2:
Yeah, continue. Let’s continue. It helped

Speaker 1:
Us. It helped a lot of people and we kind of think it’s so insignificant and we ignore this celebrating small wins,

Speaker 2:
Big one

Speaker 1:
Because we all wait for the big rank or big check or whatever, and we totally ignore the little steps that get us there. And that’s actually so crucial to look at how far you have come instead of looking where you’re not there yet, how come you’re not there yet and

Speaker 3:
How far you’ve come, or looking at all the things isn’t about the dollar amount in your bank account. So

Speaker 1:
It’s about the skill sets, right? And also other people that you impacted along the way. So get into the habits celebrating of those small wins. So look back and ask yourself, am I better today at creating a curiosity post or whatever that might be? Am I better today at communicating with people and building relationships, right? And you’ll find yourself saying, yes, yes, yes I am. Because if you’re doing it, you are getting better, even though sometimes it’s little things. Those little things that actually move the needle and train yourself to have those things motivate you rather than the shiny objects that are still far away.

Speaker 2:
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The Beaches (Adrian Lindeen, Brandy Shaver, Cari Higham, Fran Loubser, Kat Krasilnikov) offer coaching and mentorship to network marketers who are in the trenches building their businesses using social media right now. Our community is FUN, EXCITING, and focused on our students getting RESULTS; Enrolling customers, teammates, ranking up in their businesses, growing 6&7 figure teams. All without working 24/7 and still having time freedom and a life. 

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