The Case of the Disappearing Upline
Last week, one of our customers called to talk to us about his struggling direct sales business. His chief complaint was his upline – who had gone MIA. She was supposed to help him get started, he explained. She could have put 3 people in his downline by now, or at least planned a demonstration for him. How could he possibly be successful if his upline wasn’t providing the training and support that he desperately needs?
Our answer wasn’t at all what he expected.
You Don’t Need an Upline
The industry loves to tell new sellers that they NEED an upline, but all that does is keep you from the success you set out for. It becomes an objection in your own head that keeps you from taking ACTION and moving forward.
The moment you start believing the lie, you’re in trouble. In fact, it will eventually kill your business. There is no doubt that a supportive upline can certainly be an asset to your business. But no successful network marketer has ever attributed his or her accomplishments to a sponsor.
The entire point of becoming an entrepreneur was to work FOR yourself. That means you’re the boss.
You don’t work for your upline, and she doesn’t work for you.
Positive Thoughts, Positive Growth
What you think, you become.
What you dream, you attract.
If you spend your time WAITING on your upline to give you what you think you need, your business will remain in stagnant.
You don’t need a better upline; you need a better frame of mind.
Stop waiting, start BELIEVING, and get to work! Meditate on yourself as the successful leader you want to become. As you spring into action – even making mistakes as you learn along the way – you will attract the skills, the sales, the reputation, and the achievements you seek.
Success is Yours for the Taking
Right now, at this very moment, you have everything you need to run a successful business:
• A List of Contacts
We assume you don’t live a solitary life if you started a network marketing business. So, what are you waiting for? Go through your contacts, think of people who might be interested, and fill your calendar with appointments, luncheons, coffee dates, and demonstrations in your home.
• Company Training Events
Almost every network marketing company has them, and you need to be there! Attending training events is one of the smartest ways to invest in your business. You will learn practical sales techniques, product information, advice and suggestions from other networkers’ testimonials – and let’s not forget about the incredible connections you’ll make!
• A Computer (Or Mobile Device)
If you’re reading this blog post, you have access to the internet. And that means you have the power to reach the masses. All that’s left is…
We sincerely hope you have this. If not, tell your company about Flying Man Productions! We equip network marketers with the tools they need to market and promote their business online, streamline the sales process, and make more sales than they ever thought possible. A dependable marketing system makes network marketing success a reality.
• Belief in Yourself
“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
Once you have the tools, it’s all up to you. No one else is going to make this happen for you. You ARE capable of achieving your loftiest dreams…with or without the help of an upline.
Have you made your business work without an upline? Tell us in the comments below.