If you are new to, or are checking out, the LIFE Leadership business there are a few things you need to know to help you on your journey. This blog is dedicated to setting the record straight about twisted facts and bad information you will find online.
The Leadership Train
The best advice I could tell a person who is looking for the answer to the question: “will this work for me?” Is to get your hands on a book titled, “The Leadership Train” by Orrin Woodward. This book will give you an excellent perspective on how the Life Leadership business can play out in your life. READ IT!
That being said, here are a few of the dead-ends to watch out for in your journey:
Negative opinions from quitters.
In any great story, there are heroes and villains. There is a worthy cause (or goal), then there is a struggle (or mighty battle) and then the victory. Your success story will be no different. Critics and negative nay-sayers that vomit their cynical and pessimistic opinions are a given in every great story. There is an old saying, “the bigger the goal, the bigger the Goliath”. Expect some resistance – it is a test of your hunger and tenacity. How bad to you want it!!
Don’t want any criticism?
Then say nothing, Do nothing and Be nothing.
Negative opinions from PR guys that are paid to write negative.
In today’s business world, some people play dirty. There are many PR companies and social media folks that will gladly take a sum of money to lead a smear campaign online. The companies that fund these PR guys have the attitude that ‘If I diminish or destroy my competition, then my business will grow because it is the only one left!’ These people foolishly spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to tear down others to try to make themselves look better. The fact is that when the negative company is revealed, they look like that pathetic bully on the playground that finally gets sent home to his mommy.
Positive opinions with an alternate motive to sell you a shortcut.
Beware of shortcuts. Everything in the Life Leadership business has a purpose. The methods have been well thought out. Even those parts that seem difficult. As you learn how to expand your customer base and your member network, you may come across a blog or video that promises an easier path to success (a shortcut). The fact is that if there was a better way to earn success in Life Leadership, it would be taught systematically at all of the seminars. This is the primary responsibility of the inner-circle group called “Life Coach Policy Council”: to make the path to success as easy as possible WITHOUT SACRIFICING THE GROWTH PROCESS.
Let me give you an example: There are a few companies out there that want to sell you their Internet Marketing program to generate leads for you. They are supportive of you and the Life Leadership business, but they are also supportive of all other businesses too! (This makes sense because their business is trying to get you to buy their leads). This may be a good way to obtain a few customers in Life Leadership, but we have yet to see a person obtain a significant lifestyle from building a community based upon a mass marketing leads program. As far as I can tell, this is a shortcut that leads down a dead-end.
Nature gives us a great example in the life of a butterfly. In the long, difficult process of breaking out of a cocoon, the butterfly forces the necessary fluids and develops the necessary wing strength to fly. If you were to shortcut this process by cutting the cocoon open and “helping”, you would destroy the thing you were trying to help.
So it is with success. Life Leadership is simple enough that anybody can do it, yet hard enough that YOU are developed in the process. That’s the point! Life Leadership is NOT traditional network marketing! Oh, you can try to build it this way, but I doubt it will last. The Life Leadership business, when build the correct way, is a next-generation community building business. There is a difference. Teams are built through relationships. Through structured depth and a house-plan to house-plan approach. Not getting random leads and just signing people up.
You don’t need to fly solo
The best part about being involved in a community like Life Leadership is you can call somebody. You can call them for help. You can call them for encouragement. You can even call when you are having a pity party (but don’t’ be surprised if they don’t want to attend. They will cancel your pity party and encourage more productive activities). Your support team cannot read minds – you have to call them.
I hope this article helps. God Bless you on your journey!