Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Leadership and Lifting

For over 35 years I have been lifting weights at a health club or gym. I started back in high school to get in shape for sports. I continued after college to build up my physique. I do it now to keep the bulges off my body.

A few years ago, I worked briefly with a personal trainer to make sure that I was doing the right exercises and performing them correctly. As he worked with me, I received a revelation that personal training is like network marketing.

The personal trainer tells you about a certain exercise and what it will do for your body. He tells you how many reps you should do and on what day. Then he demonstrates the lift, until you have it down. At that point the trainer leaves it up to you to do the lifting. If he continued to lift the weights, he would receive the benefits. However, if you do the lifting, under his guidance, you receive the benefits.

As a network marketer, your job is to find people who have one or more of the following needs: 1) Make more money; 2) More time freedom; 3) Both. Once you find these people, you present information, answer questions, clear up misconceptions, cover concerns, and generally provide whatever information they need in order to make an educated decision. Once they decide to join, you become a personal trainer.

As their trainer, you teach them what to do to become successful in their business. You demonstrate how to do it. Then you let them perform that activity, under your guidance and coaching. If you continue to do it for them, you will get the short-term benefits, but will not see true duplication. If you let them do the work and just coach them, they will experience the benefits and so will you.

In order to build large muscles, you must put in the time and effort.

In order to build a large network, you must put in the time and effort.

Building big muscles may take years.

Building a big network also may take years.

The choice is yours, you can be a 98 pound weakling network marketer and let others kick sand in your face all your life or you can get yourself a personal trainer and start building a big network and residual income.

Then you can be lounging in the sand of some tropical island, while all those corporate bullies are putting in their 15 hour days.

Get trained and then become a trainer. Enjoy the benefits!

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