One of my network marketing heroes has always been Jim Rohn. Since Jim was also big into personal development, I found myself studying what he was teaching. Obviously, this was a man I'd love to emulate.
Nothing is impossible
Jim taught that your attitude determines your habits. Think about this – the thoughts you think determine the action you take or don't take. Successful network marketers maintain the attitude that nothing is out of reach. Studies have shown that those who achieve the most success in life focus only on what they want, and how to get it.
Another hero of mine, Zig Ziglar, says that "If you help enough people to get what they want, then you can have anything you want." This is so true on many different levels.
Get down before you fall
If you've ever attained some success at network marketing, you might have noticed some people looking up to you like you're some kind of guru. This is extremely dangerous.
If you find yourself being put on a pedestal, you should jump down immediately. Why? Because people on pedestals are flawless. It's important that your downline sees you for who you really are. A flawed human being, just like they are, who makes mistakes and is far from perfect.
If you come off as being invulnerable and flawless, your downline might eventually give up, because there's no way they could ever be as perfect as you. They start getting afraid. Also, you can't be yourself when you're on a pedestal. You simply must keep your mission in the forefront of your mind at all times. That mission is to be of service to others. This is the only true way to be successful.