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What My Worthless Sponsor Did Not Tell Me

Jul 1st 2010 at 1:05 PM

How many distributors have you known or know that have quit because they thought they were abandoned after joining their program? Are you one of those as well?

So, what is the solution to a worthless sponsor?

There is no perfect company or sponsor. All companies have unique sets of problems or challenges. Their product may be superior but the compensation plan is not perfect. Or their compensation plan is the best, but the training program is not so good. Hopefully, while doing your research and homework when selecting the company to join, you are picking the company with challenges with which you can live. The issue is picking the right company you feel most comfortable.

The same thing applies to your sponsor. But what your sponsor does or does not do has no bearing on whether or not you are successful with your business.

Beyond that, what is required is a realization or understanding of what business or environmental factors are totally within your control.

A simple life maxim is worry about those things you can control. Everything else is unimportant. The same thing is true in business.

As a network marketer, you have no control over:

  • the weather
  • politicians in Washington DC
  • what your worthless sponsor does
  • what your downline members do
  • what McDonald's charges for a Big Mac
  • who wins the Super Bowl or World Series
  • what your competition does

As a network marketer, you have control over:

  • the number of opportunity meetings you attend
  • the number of self-improvement and sales books you read
  • the number of people you contact
  • what time you get up in the morning
  • what you eat for lunch
  • your leadership skills
  • your commitment to learn

The key to success is to determine whether you can obtain the skills and resources to sell products and sponsor more people committed to learning. And if you have the burning desire to make a change in your life, then there should be no roadblocks to prevent you from getting what you need. It has been said that the fundamental to success is "learn, teach and teach to teach." With a commitment to learn, you've taken the first step.

Take a look at the successful people within your company. The successful networker has learned about the company and product, the necessary activities to succeed and the process of repeating the required steps. This is done through reading company product literature, attending meetings and contacting people. Attending meetings and reading company literature reinforces the distributors learning. Contacting people reinforces product and company knowledge. This is knowledge that the prospective client does not possess. The exchange of knowledge between you and the prospective client ultimately leads to the exchange of money for product.

These are the things that your worthless sponsor cannot do for you.


Please to comment
Dec 28th 2010 at 11:54 AM by troyrudd
Well said! Any sponsor (good or bad) can only do so much (or so little).... haha :)
Dec 28th 2010 at 9:12 AM by learntoprofitonline
Helping your team is important. If you join a program and your sponsor is not providing you with any help, find another sponsor. Why should you work your butt off just so your sponsor will benefit from all of your efforts. Think about it. Finding a helpful sponsor is just as important as finding a GREAT program.
Dec 6th 2010 at 10:22 AM by jjbreunig3
An interesting article; I was wondering, do you any advice regarding the Internet Marketer that is selling his/her own products?

--Joe Breunig
Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory
Nov 18th 2010 at 2:28 PM by TerriLPattioMLMmento
To be successful in network marketing you need a team of people working together. You need to have system in place that will duplicate for everyone. You need a mentor that you can learn from (this is so important). That's it and you will be successful in network marketing.
Nov 7th 2010 at 9:26 AM by blackfolder1
I always tell the people in my downlines they can call or email me with any questions- I may not know the answer myself, but I will try to find out.
Oct 5th 2010 at 10:04 PM by duckydks
Cool comments. Of course, some sponsors are good and supportive, and they can really help. I've had some good ones (and some not so good).
Sep 10th 2010 at 8:40 AM by TimRR
Very good article for sure
Jul 30th 2010 at 10:07 AM by goals
Sorry you have had this experience, but you wrote a great article out of it!
Jul 1st 2010 at 11:13 PM by 1youcantoo
Great Article :)

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