As you develop your MLM business, you will definitely confront times of disappointment along the way. There are individuals who say they will be at your presentation, but don’t. There may be folks who send you messages wanting additional information about your business, but then never answer your calls or emails. There may be times your upline offers to help you with something, but instead drop the ball. On occasion you will bring somebody on to your team who shows great promise, but turns out to be non-productive. These realities are shared by those who have been building a multi level marketing business for any number of years. Understanding that disappointment is part of the business building process, it is crucial that you handle these disappointments in a positive, constructive manner.
When you run into a place of frustration in your business, one of the best steps you can take is to take a quick evaluation of your process. Look at your MLM business to determine if there are places of correction that could remove or greatly reduce the repeated incidence of the situation that brought about the unsatisfactory circumstance. For example, you may see a need for faster follow up with your leads, so that they don’t become cold to your opportunity. Maybe you need to build an organized system of communication with your MLM downline, so that your team remains informed of new developments in the business. Your evaluation may show the need for a more formalized system of team training to help eliminate non-productive team members. These are just a few examples where letdowns can be the catalyst that ultimately propels your business to the next level.
Frustrating circumstances are defining times in your MLM business. What you choose to do with those disappointments may be the difference between the growth or death of your business. Many people use their setbacks as an excuse for quitting, changing programs or going into a full state of retreat. A true business builder refuses to allow these things to become setbacks in their business. Instead they use setbacks as the fuel to go out and do more. The difference is mindset. A serious entrepreneur has already determined deep within, that they will not quit until they have reached their long range goal. A setback is merely a barrier that they must go over, go around or go through. Disappointment is never an excuse to stop or retreat.
The strength and courage to go beyond the setbacks you will encounter in your MLM business begin with an internal commitment to always keep advancing.