Network Marketing Tip: Is it important to meet Industry Leaders?
The short answer is yes. Absolutely. Success really does leave clues. And if you want what successful people have – the easiest way for you to get there is to follow in the footsteps of people who have already been there. My life is absolutely different and better today because of mentors AKA Industry Leaders. Mentors will help you in ways you can’t even imagine today. Real leaders have a heart space to help other people become successful too!
Here is a network marketing tip and example for you of what I am talking about. I just returned home from the Top Earner Academy event with Ray and Jessica Higdon, two rock stars in the network marketing training space. I had the great pleasure of meeting Lisa Grossmann and Curtis Broome while I was there. Lisa and Curtis have been in the network marketing industry for about 25 years and hugely successful in building great businesses all over the world AND consult with many network marketing companies on how to be well, just better. Do you think they might be able to teach us a few things? Do you think they are true leaders in our industry?
I loved hearing Lisa speak at the Top Earner Academy event and knew that I wanted to meet her and get a chance to talk with her before the event was over. I was surprised (and elated) when Lisa came up to me after I spoke on the Success Panel and said “I am so glad I get to meet you. I have been following you for a long time.” I thought – “really, me?”. (Do you recognize that little voice inside all of us that questions if we really have something worthwhile to offer? Ignore it. Tell it to be quiet and go away.) Needless to say, I was very happy that she did come up to me! Because even though we hadn’t met, I knew Lisa was one of the top leaders in our industry!
Take advantage of the opportunities before you and talk to the Leaders in the room!
After the session that day, I was so tired and really just wanted to head back to my room and was doing so, when I heard my higher self say, “you need to go back and find Lisa and Curtis and see if they want to go to dinner tonight or meet for breakfast tomorrow. You have been given this opportunity for a reason.” So I made myself walk back, found Lisa and asked her. And I did indeed get to spend several hours talking with Lisa and Curtis that night. You know when you make a connection with someone and you just know it will be an important relationship in your life? Well, that is how I felt.
The moral to the story is: first, put yourself in situations where you can meet industry leaders and potential mentors and when you do put yourself in situations where you have the opportunity to reach up and meet someone – say an Industry Leader, that you really admire and want to get to know, then let them know that. Take advantage of the situation you put yourself in. Create the situations where that is possible. Recognize who are the potential agents for good (friends/mentors/trusted advisors/industry leaders) in your life and seek them out. Don’t give in to “I’m tired” or “they won’t want to talk to me” or “maybe another time”. No, right now is the time that you have been offered to meet that person. It is good to reach up!
Network Marketing Tip: Be courageous and approach the Industry Leaders!
Force yourself to walk back and put yourself smack into the situations and connections and friendships that can make a difference for you. It might be a successful business owner you know that is just looking for a new business. It might be a teacher or a mentor that you meet at an event. It might be the organizer of a networking event you just attended. The best way to create success is to surround yourself with people who have done what you want to do. Those opportunities happen more often than we realize – don’t ignore them or cave into the little voice that holds us back. I am so glad I didn’t the other night!
Overall, the top earner academy was a huge success and a great learning experience.
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