Inspiration vs Motivation: How to Increase Sales

How to Increase Sales by Inspiring Your Team!

Are you wondering how to increase sales in your network marketing business? Do you want to make more moolah AND increase the productivity of your team? After working with thousands of men and women in the network marketing industry, I learned there are two things that are key to success: motivation and inspiration. There is a big difference between the two!  Understanding the power of these two keys to success, and how they are different from each other, can make a world of difference in your mlm business.  And will help determine how much fun you are having too!

People often talk about motivation, but do they really know what it means? Do they really know the power it has and how it works? Inspiration and motivation are often used as the same word, but they do not have the same meaning. Let’s think of these two words in terms of network marketing.

Build Your Team By Inspiring Them To Join With You!

Inspiration Vs. Motivation: How to Increase Sales

The dictionary defines inspiration as “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.” The first thing you need to do to build your business, is INSPIRE people to join your team. Get them excited to participate in your business and to build their own business. Money is usually a popular way to inspire someone, but in the long run, the more ways you can inspire someone, the more they will motivate themselves. Inspire people by showing them they can have financial success. Inspire them by showing them you can follow your dreams, achieve goals and travel the world – anything is possible.  How do you do that?  How do you actually inspire someone?  By becoming that person that they would want to follow.  By living by example!  By letting them see exactly that you are doing what you dream about and that you are taking your business seriously – they will follow your example much more than allow you to “motivate” them.  Motivation is something that comes from within.  We actually can’t give another person the motivation to do something.  They have to choose that.

How to Increase Sales With Personal Inspiration…

One of my favorite ways to inspire new people I meet is to share my own personal story. After working for other people in great big American companies for more than twenty years, I realized I needed to break free of the corporate world and start my own business. I didn’t want a boss or to be on someone else’s schedule. And I wanted to take lots of vacations! That’s when I was introduced to network marketing.

Everything in my life has changed because I said yes to network marketing. It has positively impacted my physical, financial, and spiritual life. And even my romantic life changed too! One of my network marketing friends introduced me to the man who is now my husband. Today I am married to the love of my life, Mark and together with his three wonderful children, I have the family I always wanted.  That story and your story is what inspires people!  Inspiration is what gets them to want do do more, to strive for more and to do more.  We are very well paid story tellers in our profession.


My husband Mark and me at the Laguna Beach Winery!


How to Increase Sales by Setting an Example!

The dictionary defines motivation as “the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.” When people ask me how they can motivate someone, or if I can help them motivate someone, I cringe. Motivation truly comes from within.  Inspiration comes by setting that example.  Trying to motivate someone to do something they don’t want to do or aren’t ready to do, isn’t any fun at all and creates resistance. Move away from that and work with people that are inspired by the example you set….If you feel like you are pushing a boulder up the hill trying to get someone to do something you think they should do more than they want to do for themselves, then let that boulder come back down the hill.  It is taking valuable energy away from you and you will have so much more fun inspiring people and working with the people who have that motivation within.


Here are some of my favorite ways to inspire by example:

  • Share inspirational quotes and affirmations that help me on a daily basis.
  • Give people the tools I use in my business so they start off on the right foot. This also shows people how hard you work, and what you have to do to be successful.
  • Post images of my travels and all the events I present at. This gives your team an example of how much they could be travelling!  And how important events are for your business.
  • Share photos of all the amazing things my business allows me to do…travel, shopping, spending time with family and more!
  • Tell my story of my journey and share other peoples stories too.  The story is what people will remember!

By inspiring people and working with the most motivated ones, you will build a rock solid team for your network marketing business. With a solid team, you will make more mula and have more fun! For all those wondering how to increase sales, INSPIRATION is the key!



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