Network Marketing Secret: How to Become a Leader In Only 90 Days

Become a leader

How’s that for an offer you can’t refuse? Become a leader in only 90 days.

Yes, you can. What’s more, it’s much easier (and obviously faster) than you probably imagined possible. Here’s how:

First, think: Is anybody born a leader?

Was Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Susan B. Anthony, born a leader? I was not. Were you?

We may inherit intellectual, emotional, spiritual or even physical characteristics, which are useful for becoming a good leader – but a born leader… Nah. Leaders are made, not born. And fact is…

ALL leaders are self-made leaders.

Okay, let’s agree then that people become leaders through some kind of process. So, what’s the process people have used before successfully for becoming great leaders?

Well, there are leadership training’s. Do people emerge from these weekend/week-long workshops as card-carrying leaders? Hardly. I don’t think you can workshop yourself into being a leader. But I am convinced you can be trained, or train yourself to become a good leader through leadership management.

The most common leadership development process I’ve observed is the emergence of a leader from a person who performs “leadership” actions consistently over a period of time. In other words, leader development or leader training results in leaders.

The military, even the Scouts, have proved this to be true.

Now, what do you call human behavior that results from a person taking consistent action over time? A habit. And that’s the key to becoming (or creating) a leader in just 90 days:

Leadership Development through Habits

How You Create A Habit

Maxwell Maltz claimed, in his pioneering personal growth text, Psycho-cybernetics, that you could make a new habit in 21 days. Tribal people, relying on more “natural” sciences, say it takes 28 days – one complete cycle of the moon.

So, give or take a week…

You should be able to develop a new habit in about a month. With two more months of practice-making-perfect, it should be a very done deal in 90 days.

Now, the way you develop a new habit – any habit – is to repeat the desired behavior over-and-over-and-over-and… until it moves from being an action you think about before you do it, to one done without your conscious attention. Putting on your directional signals in your car before making a turn is an example.

Okay, you develop a habit by repeating an action consistently. How consistently? For this exercise in creating the habit of leadership, let’s consider taking daily actions.

Your 10 Daily Habits to Become a Leader

To develop the Habit of Leadership, I recommend you make a list of 10 Daily habits, which you commit to doing day in, day out, every day for 90 days.

Now, if you are a master of the will, you may not need to do these things each and every day. However, I have yet to meet a person who has such mastery. But, on the odd chance you are one… fine. Do the actions whenever. For the rest of us – especially in the beginning – these actions MUST be taken day in, day out, seven times each week, as if your life depended on it! (Your life as a leader does…)

And, if you are really serious about your leader development using this habit method, and you’ve been known to get a little lazy and even sneaky sometimes about getting out of doing things, I recommend you “hire” a partner, a business coach, or just someone with whom you can check in every day so you can report that you did or did not do, have, be your habits.

If you did, hear – as in deeply and generously experience on a feeling level – your coach or partner’s praise and acknowledgement of you.

If you didn’t, you send him or her a $100 bill IMMEDIATELY! (Upping the ante works! And it’s okay to manipulate yourself for a positive outcome. Just don’t do it to other people.)

So, what are some “leadership” actions or leadership skills you can take and make into habits?

Well, let’s see – what do leaders do?

For one thing, they READ. So, one habit you can do is to read 30 minutes every day. (I’ll leave it to you WHAT to read. As a guide, ask yourself, “What would a leader be reading?”)

A good leader is healthy and fit, right? So, two more habits you might use: Exercise 30 minutes every day and cut your previous fat and cholesterol intake in half. (By the way: Make up habits that you can measure. “Eat right,” doesn’t make it. “Cut out burgers or dairy food for a month,” does.)

How about the habit of spending one full hour every day with your spouse or life partner. Is that something a leader would do?

My mentor, Dr. Carol McCall, has identified “Six Areas of Life Planning,” and I say you would be best to have at least one leadership habit to work with in each of the following areas: Career, Health, Relationships, Recreation, Finances, and Personal Growth.

I suggest you restrict yourself to developing 10 and only 10 leadership habits. This process is tough enough, thank you, so do your best to make your leadership habits easy. (You heroes and sheroes can wait and create more, harder habits in the fourth month for extra credit.)

That’s it. That’s “How to Become a Leader in Just 90 Days.”

Make 10 daily leadership habits and do them with a life-or-death commitment for the next three months. In 90 days you will be a leader.

Try it with a select collection of people on your team, too, as leadership development. Have them all check in with you to report via email or voice mail each night.

And yes, this is probably too simple and easy to really work. Why? Because the secret is – you have to do it.

As self-made world leader Jim Rohn says:

It’s easy to do… and

It’s easy not to do…

Whether you do, or you do not do, is up to you.

So, it’s not really a network marketing secret. You can become a leader in only 90 days. And now, you know how…

Thanks, I appreciate you.

What habits do you feel you need to adopt in your life to become a leader?

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The 10 Laws of Online Recruiting

The recruiting process on the internet is not unlike the process offline. You still must prospect, contact, present, follow up, get the decision, and train and duplicate.among other things.

So what are the 10 Laws?

1- The Law of Gain/Loss … You must stress in every communication what the prospect has to GAIN from your offer, or what they will LOSE if they don’t act today.

2- The Law of Curiosity … Your goal in Internet recruiting is to initially create a sense of curiosity and build from there. There is no need to have a ton of information in your initial message.

3- The Law of Personalization … If you are going to be a SERIOUS recruiter on the net, you must get personal. You must include in your emails and special mailings, if at all possible, the name of the individual you are mailing to.  Why? There is a 10 times greater chance of them opening it up if you have their name on it then if not.

4- The Law of Automation … The successful internet recruiter will have automated their recruiting process for the most part, and increase their exposures ten fold. If you are not taking advantage of some of the automation software out on the net to increase your productivity, you are wasting time. You must use auto responders to follow up with your folks.

5- The Law of Impact … Your recruiting efforts must not just Inform, but Impact. What is impact on the net? It is where you create an “I can relate to that” mindset, an “I never thought of that ” mindset, or an “I can’t let this happen to me” focus that just “hits them” when they read your message. The Most Powerful way to impact folks is with a probing question that draws them to your message and disturbs them. It’s called Recruiting Magne-TechsT.

6- The Law of Trust … You must develop a trust with your prospects over time. Trust MUST be there for your prospect to move forward in the process. How do you create trust? With additional exposures, and also asking questions about the person and his/her family once they respond to your initial communication.

7- The Law of Follow Up … In Network Marketing, online and offline, The Fortune is in the Follow Up. If you are going to be successful on the net, you must follow up with your interested prospects. Would you discover a gold mine and not finish the digging? It is the same concept. The more you follow up, the more your check will go up! How do you follow up? With auto responders, a system that can be duplicated, additional information, and a call to action each communication.

8- The Law of Visibility … The More Visible you are on the net, in the search engines, ezines, emailings, classifieds, chat rooms, forums, and other exposure vehicles, the Less you will have to worry about a weak paycheck. You MUST be visible on the internet. Your company probably will do what they need to do to get exposure, but so must you. If you build it, they WON’T come. Unless they know about you keep your name out there and keep your message visible.

9- The Law of Multiple Steps … You must use a Multi-Step process to recruit on the internet. The average person who responds to your offer will have something in common with all of the other folks who respond. The folks on the net you want to recruit are notoriousfor being “click happy” and impatient. How do you get past that? Short bursts of information. If you create a ‘trail’ that folks can follow and cyber walk down, and give them a step-by-step process to follow, you will have a much higher chance of recruiting someone.

10- The Law of All … You must do it all on the internet to recruit – classifieds, ezine ads, search engines, forums, newsgroup, (be careful with these as they are a different recruiting process), bulletin boards, email, website, plus more. Why? You never know who is looking, and never know who would be more focused on search engines than ezine ads.  ALL stands for Accessing Limitless Leads – and if you do it ALL, you will end up
with it all!