Staying motivated in the direct selling industry can, at times, be a struggle. Our drive is periodically battered by negative thoughts and anxiety about the future. Everyone goes through episodes of doubt and fear of the unknown. What separates the highly successful folks in direct selling or in any home based business, is the ability to keep moving forward. As small business owners, you have to be the ones who put measures in place that will combat pessimistic thoughts from taking over. Following are three ways to help maintain an optimistic viewpoint and carry on towards your goals:
How to Boost Confidence
Set aside time to focus on everything positive in your life. Make a mental list of your strengths, past successes and current advantages. By making an effort to feel grateful, you’ll realize how competent and successful you already are and this will come across when doing your network marketing presentations. This will rejuvenate your confidence and get you motivated to build on your current success and create a strong foundation for your teams of independent marketing reps. When you truly believe that you deserve success, your mind will generate ways to achieve it. This message will resonate with many different audiences.
Developing Tangible Focus
How often do you focus on what you don’t want, rather than on a concrete goal? We normally think in terms of fear. The problem with this type of thinking is that fear alone isn’t actionable. Instead of doing something about our fear, it feeds on itself and drains our motivation.
If you’re caught up in fear based thinking, the first step is focusing that energy on a well defined goal. By defining a goal, you automatically define a set of actions. The key is moving from an intangible desire to concrete, measurable steps. When you know what you want, you become motivated to take action.
Have a day-to-day strategy to achieve your goal. A lack of direction kills motivation because without an obvious next action we succumb to procrastination.
The key to finding direction is identifying the activities that lead to success. Make a list of all your activities and arrange them based on results. Then make an action plan that focuses on the activities that lead to big returns.
Keeping track of your most important tasks will direct your energy towards success. Without a constant reminder, it’s easy to waste entire days on leisure-type activities or spending time surfing the internet and procrastinating.
It’s inevitable that you’ll encounter periods of low energy, bad luck, and even the occasional failure. Be positive and stay the course. Don’t let these minor speed bumps turn into mental monsters.
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