A few weeks ago I received an awesome email from Kyle Wilson who worked with the late Jim Rohn for over 20 years. In this email he talked about getting the plane of your business off the ground. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to share what he taught me in this blog post.
Did you know that it takes 10 times more fuel and energy for the few minutes it takes to get a plane off of the ground then it does to keep it flying for hours?
Now apply that to your MLM business? What does that mean? It means that if you want your business to take off and soar then you are going to have to put a lot of time and effort in at the beginning.
If you haven’t done anything in a while you are at the beginning. Let’s look at the stages of getting that plane into the air.
1. You Are Sitting On The Tarmac
At this point you are ready to start but absolutely nothing is happening. This is the place where you need to decide that you are going to get going. This is where you really need to get your resolve settled that no matter what happens you are going to keep moving forward.
2. You Move To The Edge Of The Runway
This is your first step you take to moving forward. You get yourself out there and start to prospect on a regular basis but you haven’t gotten any results yet. This is one of the times that you will be tempted to quit because you have put out effort but haven’t seen a single result yet. Now is the time to just keep moving forward and don’t give up. It is just part of the price that you pay for success.
3. You Start Down The Runway Tweet This
You are actually starting to see some results. Your prospecting is working and you are getting new customers and recruits. It is excited because you actually feel like something is happening.
4. The Plane Leaves The Ground
This is where you reach that first sales level or you find your first leader that wants to build their business as well. You feel excited and ready to take on the world.
5. Mid Point of Rise
Things are growing, but maybe not as fast as you like. You may be getting tired and feeling the pressure from your rise. This is also the stage where people start to notice you and there can be attacks from those who are jealous of your rising success. This is one of the most dangerous times because you are getting results, but is it really worth all this continuous effort and the attacks? You will be tempted to quick, but if you can just keep doing what you have been doing you will succeed.
6. You Are Flying!!!
This is where you want to be. You are flying in the sky and you have the business that you want. You still continue to put in some effort, but you now have a team of people who are building the business with you and you are getting exponential results.
Now you need to understand that to get to number 6 it could take 2-5 years. Yes, I said 2-5 years. You have decide now if you are willing to do take that much continuous action to achieve the results that you want. I wish I could tell you that you could do this in a week, but if you want financial freedom you have to invest and invest deeply to reach that result.
I have been there a few times, but no more. I have made a commitment to myself that I am going to do what it takes to reach success. I am not going to give up. I can’t say I have reached number 6 yet, but I can most definitely say that I am at a 4.5 and rising.
The question is what are you going to do? Are you going to commit and do the actions, even when you are tired, even when you don’t see the results right away? You will be tempted to quit but you have determine a head of time that you won’t no matter what happens.
I know that you can do this. Don’t quit. If it has been a while since you have done anything in your business don’t you think that it is time to move forward?
To Your Success,