Design: Expectations vs. Reality
- October 26, 2018
- Augustine Wellington
Last Thursday one of my downlines told me that it would stop if they do not make a thousand dollars in a month. This is a very common statement that you will often hear in the network marketing industry, and I must admit that I am also one of them.
I can still remember, when I started, I set a goal of earning ten thousand dollars in my first month. The third day of my second month I barely sold anything. Of course, I’m disappointed and I was about to give up.
However, I got stuck and my stubbornness paid off. I realize that I actually sat in a gold mine (a network marketing business), a business that creates equal opportunities for everyone to create wealth.
My expectation was beyond my abilities. I was new to network marketing at the time and it was almost impossible to earn ten thousand dollars in my first month. Well, I’m not saying it can not happen, but it can not be for me.
Many network marketers set goals that are unrealistic and almost impossible. Some even hope to make a profit in the first few months without much work. Let’s face reality, on average, it will take between 6 and 12 months to build your foundation and between 2 and 3 years so you can generate a steady flow of monthly passive income if you use the same amount of effort.
Do not get me wrong, I’m not saying you do not have to set your goals or goals. What you should do is achieve a reasonable goal or goal for you that is within your capabilities. Only you know what is best for you.
Here are some tips you can follow to make sure you are setting realistic goals in your network marketing business.
1. Do you need to know where you come from?
Are you new? Or did you hear something about it? Or are you a network marketer? You must know where you come from before you can set your goals. You see, the expectation is not only determined by what you want or where you want to go. You need to know what your position is to establish a reasonable expectation for yourself and slowly, as you move forward, set a higher expectation.
2. What are your skills?
Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. Some are good to sell and others are good for communication. If you know what is good, you can decide what to expect. Work on your strengths and learn at the same time what you want to improve to take you to the next level. Do you know your skills?
3. Check what you expect.
Have you ever wondered why some can meet your expectations and others can not? It’s easy enough, they do whatever it takes to succeed. So inspect what you’re doing. Do you need your expectations?
Do you set it too high to reach it yourself? The conclusion is that your expectation must be in line with reality.