If you’re a beginner affiliate marketer, you’re probably wondering how in the world can you position yourself as a leader when you either haven’t made any money or enrolled anyone into your business yet? Well, so and so is a leader because of their sizable downline or you heard they made x amount of dollars last month. So you justify why they’re a leader and you’re not, wrong!
The main root of the problem stems from the fact that you don’t BELIEVE you’re a leader or that you can lead. In addition, you’re not doing all the things you’re mentor (upline) is teaching you. Either, because again, you don’t have enough belief in yourself, or because of the money you say you don’t have to invest in marketing. I’m going to nip leadership in the bud for you, if you’re serious, and help you super charge your network marketing system.
There are three keys to unlock the door of leadership and they are…belief, model the mentor, and delegation.
Belief is where all good things come from. It’s the start of your journey to leadership. So you must believe that you’re a leader BEFORE you see it. In other words, you’ll see it when you believe it.
The old adage of, “I’ll believe it when I see it” doesn’t work. Why? because faith doesn’t work that way…you must believe first, with all your mind, body, and soul! Faith is built on the premise of belief. Remember when you were a child, you probably had to see something before you believed.
That’s o.k. for a child, but, adults who are still like that, are usually shallow, superficial, and basically losers; too bad so sad. The bottom line is, they don’t have faith and belief instilled in them and just don’t get it! Well, I’m starting to belabor the point so I’ll chill out. It’s so important that you understand this or else you will NOT attract the people, circumstances, and opportunities to you that you so deserve.
Model The Leader
Now that you’ve instilled the belief and have faith that you’re that leader people are looking for, you must model your mentor or leader that you’re aspiring to be. What I mean by that is that you must do EVERYTHING they instruct you to do. Remember, great leaders were once great followers…that isn’t just a cliche. Its very important for you to know that your mentor, was in your shoes at one time, but, they made a conscious decision to read the books, listen to the tapes, watch the videos, and go to seminars, etc.
In so many words, they did what it took to become that leader. Further more, and very important, all you need is to be only one step ahead of affiliates on your team and in their eyes, you’re already a leader. So, leadership comes from WITHIN, it’s NOT about status or a title; you’re welcome! no charge!
O.K. now that you’re doing whatever it takes to become that leader by following in your leaders footsteps, and you’ve got your cup of belief filled to the brim, what’s next? Well, go out and buy a box of Cuban cigars and sit back in your high leather back chair and kick your feet up, not yet! but, you’re almost there. Now you’ll need to delegate the gifts and talents of others to compensate for your weaknesses.
Meaning you’ll be dishing out tasks you don’t have time for because now you have more leads than time to follow up with. A great position to be in, by the way, but, keep on doing the main tasks that generate revenue for you and that you like to do. Just dish out (outsource) the rest so that you can keep the momentum going as a leader and watch how your network marketing system explodes.
So, with all that said, remember, keep focused on belief, modeling yourself after your mentor, and delegate the tasks that are weighing you down. Again, you don’t need the status (fancy house, fancy car) to become a leader because it comes from within! I assure you this is the fastest way to becoming that leader you aspire to be.