“If you’re lost/ you can look and you will find me”… Don’t act like you don’t love that song too! Surprisingly enough it is actually very relevant to the importance of time management and value in network marketing. Even though I highly doubt that Cyndi Lauper had the network marketing process in mind, her hit 1980’s song “Time After Time” is spot on with its lyrics.
“Caught up in circles, confusion is nothing new/ Flashback, warm nights/ Almost left behind/ Suitcases of memories”
We hear you loud and clear Cyndi and feel your pain 100%. It is very easy for people just coming into the network marketing profession to get caught up in circles very quickly considering the fact that most, if not all, of us repeatedly fail the first few times. For example, when I was just learning the ropes of network marketing, nothing worked out for me for five years straight. Needless to say, very quickly afterwards, I was was reminiscing about those warm nights and memories of when I wasn’t in such financial quicksand. I felt like I kept chasing my tail and was getting nowhere. But one of the things that I had to learn was the value of patience and the importance of making the most of the time I was putting into the field. I figured, hey, since I am putting all of precious time and money into this profession, I may as well be learning something, so I began to do research. I went to several training events, read up on books, and really invested my time wisely into the profession.
“Sometimes you picture me/ I’m walking too far ahead/ You’re calling to me, I can’t hear what you’ve said/ Then you say go slow/ I fall behind”
Yes Cyndi, speak the truth! Sometimes when a person fails repeatedly it can get taxing on the self-esteem and you get a little impatient. The most important thing is to not get ahead of yourself. Some network marketers that you are associated with may be ahead of you career wise and may already have things together. You may be in the opposite position that Lauper suggests and feel left behind by them and want them to maybe slow down and help you out with coaching or share some tips with you. This is completely normal. However, if you are the one that is “walking too far ahead” you may want to hit the breaks for a second and re-analyze the value of the product and business you are putting out into the world. Is it something that is really beneficial to your buyers? Would you use the product yourself?
“After my picture fades and darkness has turned to gray/ Watching through windows, you’re wondering if I’m okay…”
I’ve mentioned before the importance of the CEO or other big bosses direct engagement with their customers or workers. This showcases a genuine love for customers and the faith that you have with the product, profession of marketing, and your customers. It can also prevent the possible stressful times of being a network marketer from being so stressful if you engage in the profession to remind yourself of why you love it so much. It is far too common for a person who has been participating in something that they once loved to stop loving it if they allow it to simply become “a part of the job”. Losing the passion for something you once loved to do is the worst thing that can happen to a person in life. Therefore, have fun with what you do and love it. This love and enjoyment will shine through to the customers and employees so that they will never have to wonder if you’re okay.
“If you’re lost, you can look and you will find me/ Time After Time/ If you fall I will catch you, I’ll be waiting/ Time After Time”
Giving back to those around you in network marketing is something that has been implemented…time after time (nailed it). In the field, it is very common for marketers to give tips on how to be successful. This is something that I recommend greatly once you actually get things off the ground. Like i said before if you are going to invest so much of your time into the field, make all of it count. Give others advice and try to catch them when they fall (because trust me, we all do when getting into this field). In fact, to dedicate my own time and product that I value greatly, if you are still trying to find your way in network marketing, check out Network Success School. Through it, I give a breakdown of some of the tips that were taught to me throughout the years, that is assuming that beautiful my Cyndi Lauper guide was not of use to you.
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