"I never see failure as failure only as a chance for me to refine my skills" I don't know where I heard this, or who said it, but I have never forgotten this quote.
Maybe it is just me, but there seems to be more people that perceive themselves as vitims now than at any other time I can recall. Not a week goes by that someone doesn't tell me they are hesitant to try a new marketing strategy because of their past failures.
I just want you to know, it is ok to fail !!
In fact failure is required for us to ultimately succeed!
We seem to have become a society of people that are afraid to fail and hold on to past failures in our mind and live them over and over.
Do you remember the TV show Biography aired on A&E? I loved that show. It would share the life and story of successful people.
The truth is, most self-made millionaires have failed at projects much more than they have succeeded. The difference is they persisted!
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race" Calvin Coolidge
Please stop beating yourself up for the mistakes and failures of the past, it is ok, it is part of the process. Live, learn and CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD!
Throughout history you can find example after example of successful entrepreneurs who just stayed at it, and didn't quit.
Regarding network marketing, some people need to quit. Network marketing is not for 70% of the population, but there are other business models that may be more conducive to your personality and skill sets, personally I am ok with that.
I find it fascinating that many times those that have no success in network marketing end up joining company after company looking for success. Please find a different business model! Companies, don't make you successful, YOU MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL. Every business model requires education and skill sets. The aspect that makes network marketing so challenging is mindsets are also required if you are going to become a network marketing leader.
If you are not willing to invest the time developing the right mind sets, then don't waste your time in network marketing. I look at it this way, if you are not willing to read The Magic of Thinking Big, and implement those principals in your life, then you don't deserve to become successful in network marketing. Helping people develop the right skill sets and MIND SETS is exactly why we started the MLM TRAINING CLUB.
I personally have had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with a lot of self-made millionaire over my life. Everyone of them will tell you they have failed much more than they have succeeded. What do they have in common? They keep the right attitude, they don't become bitter, they don't become victims and they persist!
As Zig Ziglar said "The only difference between a big shot and a little shot is a big shot is a little shot that kept shooting!" You cannot let yourself become a victim. We have all been disappointed and let down by people we have trusted, that is just part of life. We have all made decisions we wish we could take back. We have spent time energy and money on business models that didn't work out. You cannot hang on to those negative emotions, you have to let go, and move forward.
I conducted the video training below several years ago, but as I always say Truth is Truth. I have no doubt that at different times in your career you will have team members that will need to hear this, You probably have a few right now, I hope you will bookmark this page share it with them.
Part of leadership is telling people what they need to hear and getting the right message to them when they need it. I call it helping them jump hurdles.
FOREVER A VICTUM, I DON'T THINK SO!
It is not that complicated. People spend all their time
looking for the easy, magic, push button system.
Unfortunately there are people everywhere promising
they offer success systems for the lazy and unmotivated.
They know that is what people want to hear. Just
look at the people lined up to buy lottery tickets!
I have no doubt it is easier to take advantage of the
ignorant than to tell people the truth, but I don't know
how some people sleep at night.
You cannot fight the way it is. If you go against the
wisdom of the ages any success you have will be
Successful people in all walks of life are simply willing
to do what most people aren't.
END OF STORY….. There Aint no Fu Fu Dust!
You are where you are in your life because of what has gone into
your mind, THE ONLY WAY to change where you are is change what
goes into your mind! Zig Ziglar
Thanks to my buddy Charllie Thackston for sharing
this with me!
I had not read these before. Outstanding!
At a time when our president and other politicians
tend to apologize for our country’s prior actions,
here’s a refresher on how some of our former
patriots handled negative comments about
the United States.
These are good
Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France
in the early 60′s when DeGaulle decided to pull
out of NATO. DeGaulle said he wanted all US
Military out of France as soon as possible.
“Does that include those who are buried here?”
Did not respond.
“You Could have heard a pin drop”
When in England ,
At a fairly large conference, Colin Powell
was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury
if our plans for Iraq were just an example
of ‘empire building’ by George Bush.
He answered by saying,
“Over the years, the United States has sent
many of Its fine young men and women into
great peril to fight for freedom Beyond our borders.
The only amount of land we have ever asked for
In return is enough to bury those that did not
“You Could have heard a pin drop”
There was a conference in France
Where a number of international engineers
Were taking part, including French and American.
During a break, One of the French engineers came
back into the room saying, “Have you Heard the
latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an
aircraft Carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami
victims. What does he Intend to do, bomb them?”
A Boeing engineer
Stood up and replied quietly: “Our carriers
have three Hospitals on board that can treat
several hundred people; they are Nuclear powered
and can supply emergency electrical power to Shore
facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity
to Feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can
produce several thousand Gallons of fresh water from sea
water each day, and they carry half a Dozen helicopters
for use in transporting victims and injured to and From
their flight deck. We have eleven such ships;
How many does France have?”
“You Could have heard a pin drop”
A U.S. Navy Admiral
Was attending a naval conference that
included Admirals from the U.S., English,
Canadian, Australian and French Navies
At a cocktail reception, he found himself
standing with a large Group of officers that
included personnel from most of those countries.
Everyone was chatting away in English as they
sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly
complained that, whereas Europeans learn many
Languages, Americans learn only English. He
then asked, “Why is it that We always have to
speak English in these conferences rather than
The American Admiral replied, “Maybe it’s
because the Brit’s, Canadians, Aussie’s and
Americans arranged it so you wouldn’t
Have to speak German.”
“You could have heard a pin drop”
THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE…
An elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane.
At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate
his passport In his carry on.
“You have been to France before, monsieur?” the
customs officer asked sarcastically.
Admitted that he had been to France
You should know enough to have your passport ready.”
The American said,
“The last time I was here, I didn’t have to show it.”
Americans always have to show their passports
on arrival in France !”
The American senior
Gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he
Quietly explained, ”Well, when I came ashore at
OmahaBeach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate
this country, I couldn’t find a single Frenchmen
to show a passport to.”
You could have heard a pin drop.
FROM DALE: As I read this it may appear to be
a knock on the French. I know the French people
get a bad rap.
I have been to France and was treated very well.
Every time I travel outside the United States I
am reminded how thankful I am to be born in
It is not perfect, and there is not a day goes
by that I don’t feel like we spend far too much
time paying far too much attention to the
This country has always believed in Freedom,
and Free Enterprise that is one of the reasons
that we have been blessed.
We have clients and customers from all over
the world who are fortunate to live in
countries who allow free enterprise.