Time for a Mini Rant…
It’s not really a ‘rant’. Coach Kathy Zimmer only allows me 3 a year, so I don’t want this one to count against me. It’s more about common sense than anger.
I’m just flabbergasted that in 2013 new MLMers are not only STILL being taught this idiotic ‘method’ of recruiting…
I don’t know what’s more maddening – that people still believe this crap inspires people – or new people actually believe it.
It all starts with desire
Building a business, any business, is a challenge… er, check that… is challenging, and fear based people will quickly fold. Always have, always will.
Dates back over 2000 years, really.
Guy by the name of Gideon was called up to fight over 100,000 Midianites with a band of about 30,000.
First thing Gideon was told to do by the Lord?
Give them a test. Ask those who are afraid to raises their hands, and send them, who do raise their hands home?
22,000 raised their hands…
Gideon followed the directions and sent them home…
I know, if you’re anything like me, I’d be thinking, ‘Wait a minute! We need more guys, not less!’…am I right? You with me?
So why? Why have those who were fearful raise their hands, 22,000 of the 30,000… and send them home?
Fear is contagious.
And using fear of loss, fear of the future… while telling prospects they are, basically, morons for working for someone else may get some people to enroll, but they won’t stick.
Fear is contagious. It was true over 3000 years ago and it’s true today.
Even more disturbing…
When people teach others to use fear of loss, fear of the future, etc and really try to push those fears down someone’s throat, (and let’s not kid ourselves, that is exactly what it is) …by talking about the perils of working for someone else and, really, trying to scare them on several levels, the students don’t feel good about it. At least not the ones with ethics and/or compassion.
And guess what people do who do not feel good about what it takes to drive their business? Duh…
I mean really, if I teach people how to use fear of loss, fear of the future, fear of poverty, why would you be surprised that good peeps don’t want to make calls?
Faith. Hope… this is what brings out the courageous and all we have to do is decide to focus on faith and helping others improve.
What would be easier for you – finding out what others have hope of and helping them get it by teaching them to do the same, or using fear.
Who would you rather be ‘supported’ by?
Someone you fear or someone who has first-hand knowledge of your heart’s desire and does a little every day to help you get it?
Now, for the interesting part. Bet you’re wondering how the story of Gideon turned out… and like I said in the video, people live stories…
OK, back to Gideon. He was told to give the remaining 7000 or so another test, for fervency …focus if you will.
So what did he end up with? A team that was both fearless and focused and, he won the battle.
All started with …drum roll… getting rid of fear. Try it out …you might like what you do better, and when we do, we do it more often.