Wednesday, June 24, 2015
I Hate Making Cold Calls, But They Are Your Bread and Butter
I hate making cold calls! A part of me dreads it like housework! Yet I go on, I keep calling people I don't know all because I know in my heart someone is going to say yes. Someone is going to see the vision, want the vision, and is willing to take a chance on themselves to make their life more than they could ever imagine. That person knows their 'Why.'
The reason so many people are hesitant or negative toward Network Marketing is because those are the people who have failed at it. 95% fail because they don't have a plan or vision of how they're going to reach their goals, they just jump in. And when they jump in without a roadmap of how they're going to earn $20K a month, they fail. They don't have a plan of how to get to the goals they set. Network Marketing like any other business requires a plan, a plan of how you are going to accomplish the things you say are going to happen. Without a plan, failure is imminent. Another reason so many people fail in Network Marketing, they don't have a reason for doing it. They don't have a 'Why.' If you don't have a reason for getting involved in a Network Marketing opportunity, you are doomed! You must understand, that your story, your 'Why' is the thing that will internally drive and motivate you even when nothing appears to be going your way. Your story is your story, it's like a testimony. When we go through bad times in life, and survive them, those are testimonies. Testimonies are powerful, relate-able stories that define who you are, they make you who you are, and no one can tell them but you! It's your 'Why.'
My 'Why' is both personal and financial. My son died of complications from Type 1 Diabetes. When he was nine months old, we discovered his pancreas did not work. As a result of this, he went into a diabetic coma and was clinging onto his little life. This was my first child, and I was young, and inexperienced at this type of thing. I thought to myself, what a way to initiate a new mother! Yet, constant, fervent prayer pulled my son out of that coma at nine months old. He lived until he was 23, and I am thankful and grateful for every moment I spent with him. He was always my biggest supporter, no matter what ideas I came up with. His thinking was, "do it, you don't know if you don't try." I live by his youthful wisdom to this very day. Everything I accomplish or have accomplished is because I know he is cheering me on from heaven.
So, that's why I make the cold calls when I don't feel like it. It's why I will take a chance, a gamble, and bet on myself. If I don't believe in myself, who else will? I believe an entrepreneur can make anything work, if they have a reason, a motivating 'Why' that keeps them going. Of course I want to eradicate the debt in my life, my student loans being the biggest, but most importantly, I want my son to look down from heaven and see his mother reaching her goals. I can't give up, I can't stop. If I do, what else will I have? A job is okay, but I'm more than a 9-5; God created me for greatness, and working to make someone else rich is not my idea nor God's idea of my greatness.
You can comment on this post or reach out to me on Facebook, if you want to become a 5 percenter. I can teach you how, but I can't keep you--you have to find that thing in you that won't let you quit. You have to find your 'Why.' See you at the top!!