In today’s video, I go on a bit of a rant about asking the right kinds of questions at the start of your network marketing business.
As I explain in the video, some of the questions you might be asking could be sabotaging your success.
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I also recently did a rant about the best kinds of home business opportunities to join, which you can check out here.
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Welcome to another episode of Driving with Nick Pratt. I’ll be honest guys, this video is a bit of a “Nick’s Rant,” but it’s basically about asking better questions and having a better mindset to achieve home business or network marketing success.
I’ve already mentioned this will be a bit of a rant, and hopefully that disappoint you. I’ll tell you where this topic of this video came from.
I was chatting with a friend of mine in the industry yesterday and we were discussing some of the most ridiculous questions people ask us before getting started. They don’t serve anyone, they don’t serve themselves, and they don’t help them achieve any kind of success.
Let me tell you about a few of these. I’ve gone to a few of my company events this year where I’ve been presenting to prospects about the business model. Because I’ve achieved a lot of success, people come up to me after the events to ask me for more information, which is fantastic.
Some of these questions are straightforward and logical and completely fair enough o ask. But some of the questions people ask just aren’t serving anyone.
People will ask things like “Am I going to have to put in a lot of work to get this going?” or “How many hours per week is this going to take?” I know you probably are watching this thinking they are good questions to ask, and to some extent I agree. Yeah, it’s a good idea to know how many hours per week you need to work.
It’s just that for some people, it’s a deal breaker. They want a business where it could take less than an hour a week. Alright. But then their expectations are to earn $10,000 a month with less than a hour a week. It’s just crazy.
At these events I have been brought up on stage to talk about how I’ve managed such success with the business, and then people come up to me afterwards and say “It sounds like you’re doing fantastic, how much have you made recently?” And my answer is about $70,000 over the past few months. Immediately, this person in question says “Oh, but have you had to do much work for that?” If you really want to achieve success, don’t ask those kinds of questions.
When I first got started running businesses, I never questioned hard work. The saying is nothing worthwhile was ever easy. You shouldn’t be afraid of hard work, because the point is as long as you’re passionate about what you’re doing, then hard work is actually a good thing. In life, you have to get in and get busy. Whereas a lot of people who are looking into business opportunities, they come out with certain questions that are sabotaging them from ever achieving success, and that’s one of them.
The whole thing of “will I have to do this full time, or will I be able to do this part time? I’ve only got 30 minutes per week, will I still be able to make $10,000 a month within a short space of time?”
These are the kinds of things people say, and they just come up with excuses that sabotage themselves.
That’s a bit of a rant, but my advice for you is if you really want to earn more money and be more successful in life, ask better questions.
Don’t ask question like that, ask questions like “What specific steps have you taken to make sales?” Or “What specific steps have you taken to get 20-30 leads per day.” Those are intelligent questions. Not vague questions that take you nowhere.
Stuff like “If I work half an hour per week at this, after 3 months, will I have received my initial investment back?” This doesn’t serve anyone.
I have a few sayings to inspire you to think differently. Jim Rohn said “Don’t wish it was easier, wish that you were better.” Have that kind of mindset. I’ve always had that kind of mindset, and I’ve always thought like that. When I got into business, that’s the mindset I wanted to adopt. This is why personal development is important.
Another quote I want to give you is Les Brown, and this is a really good one, by the way. He said “In life, if you do things that are hard, life will be easy. If you do things that are easy, life will be hard.” Very powerful message, and that sums it up really. If you want to get ahead of everyone and be part of the minority that succeeds, do the things that they won’t do. Do the things that are hard, there’s no point taking the easy route, that won’t get you anywhere in life or in business.
Hopefully this rant has clicked with you and what you’re doing.