For those of you who read my articles regularly, you know that I provide information to help network marketers become more successful in their business. While I have still written this article with network marketers in mind, it is a topic that anyone in any industry can benefit from by reading it.
In your endeavors to become a prosperous MLM marketer (or successful in any career), an important component of your success is your mindset, especially when it comes to your attitudes about money.
This is a much more important and powerful concept than most people realize. What’s even more important to know (but most people don’t) is we grow up with certain beliefs about money, and this shapes our attitudes toward money.
I’m going to give you a brief exercise to perform. I highly advise that you take a few minutes and write down on a sheet of paper every thought or attitude you’ve ever had about money, or perhaps a money attitude that someone told you, maybe even relentlessly repeated it until you too believed that their attitude toward money was your very own money attitude.
Here are a few examples:
· Money doesn’t grow on trees.
· Money is evil.
· Money does bad things to people.
· Money changes a person.
· Money changes everything.
· Money doesn’t buy happiness.
· Rich people have no morals.
I could go on, but for the sake of space and time, I’ll stop there. Those are some pretty powerful money attitudes, and not in a good way.
This is an extremely important topic, and I hope you realize that, because if you have any of these limiting beliefs about money, or any other negative money attitudes, this is going to severely limit you in your ability to achieve financial success and abundance.
Have you ever heard of a man by the name of T. Harv Ecker? He wrote a book entitled “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.” I will tell you in brief that this is not a book that contains solid financial advice. What it IS about is changing your psychological approach to money, success, and happiness.
I happened upon Ecker’s work purely by accident (Or was it an accident? We manifest that which we think about). I wound up taking one of his Millionaire Mindset Intensive (MMI) seminars. I can tell you this: The Denise who walked into that room on the first day of the seminar was a very different Denise who emerged from that room on the last day of the seminar. This seminar opened up my eyes and made me see where all my attitudes about money came from. WOW, was that an eye-opener. It also provided me with a blueprint of how to change my attitude toward money for the better, as well as a blueprint for being a better money manager. There were also plenty of other opportunities presented to learn much more about how to become financially abundant. The most important thing I learned, though, was my financial success depended on changing my money attitudes. It all started with me, and how I thought about money.
This is the case for you, too. Seriously give thought to the money attitudes that you have inside you. Think about from where or from whom you learned them. Then, if they are not very positive, I strongly suggest you work on changing your money attitudes for the better. I’ve got great news for you – MONEY IS NOT EVIL. You receive money in exchange for a valuable service or product that your client wants/needs. What is wrong with getting paid for what you do or offer? Absolutely nothing.
There are many programs that can help you change your money attitudes from a poverty mindset to a millionaire mindset. To make it easy to get started, check out T. Harv Ecker’s programs. Search the internet for others like it, there are plenty to choose from.
As I said before, this topic is important for anyone in any industry, whether working for another or if you are an entrepreneur. However, speaking specifically to my network marketing audience, I want to say this: it is important that you let go of any negative beliefs you have about network marketing and MLM in general, as well as any limiting attitudes about making money from it. This process of letting those beliefs go is absolutely essential to your success.
If you want to let me know what your fears or issues are with making money through network marketing, feel free to email me; once again, that email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m fairly certain that in the past I may have had the same or similar feelings that you have, but I assure you I no longer do, and I will be glad to share with you my new network marketing and money attitudes. I am here to help you, because I’ve been where you are now, and I know that with what I have to teach you, together we will make a great team in achieving financial success as well as mastery of the network marketing industry.
By: Denise Martino
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Denise Martino has been involved in the Network Marketing industry since 1999, although, she admits, not always successfully. In her endless research on the topic, she discovered and began using a system for achieving network marketing success. Denise invites you to follow her on her blog where she shares that system with you and discusses topics that are relevant to your own network marketing success.
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