This topic is about, what is sponsor’s role in your business?
In network marketing, it's almost like in inseparable part of this business is a sponsor, somebody who brings you into the business. But I think very often people get the wrong idea of what the sponsor in network marketing supposed to do, and not supposed to do, and so on. One thing that is very important for you to understand, especially if you're new to network marketing, that your sponsor doesn't work for you. I know, it sucks, but your sponsor doesn't actually work for you, exactly the same way how you don't work for your sponsor, you're building your own business and nobody can tell you what to do or what not to do because you're an independent business owner, you do whatever you want, you're not on our list salary.
So your sponsor is not your boss. Absolutely, exactly the same way, you also don't control your sponsor, and you're not the boss to sponsor. So first of all, let's get out of the way “supposed to do” because your sponsor is not supposed to do anything really. They gave you this opportunity, they shared this business opportunity with you and for that, you should be forever grateful that they actually chose you to give you the opportunity, but the rest of it, if they do anything or part of that anything extra, it's a bonus, but they don't have to, you know what I mean, there is no written rule that says anywhere that, a sponsor has to do this, that or the other, or we chop their head off, you know what I mean?
You need to understand it very early, that your success in this business will mainly depend on you, it's not going to depend on your sponsor, because at the end of the day, the way the analogy that I always use is that your sponsor is like a gym personal trainer. So when you go to the gym, and you get a personal trainer, it's awesome, it's valuable, they can give you some tips and advice, but at the end of the day, your personal trainer is not going to do the sit ups for you. I wish they could, I wish they could, but they can't. So the only thing you're your personal training in the gym can do is tell you, “Hey, you need to do this, that and the other.”
And it is up to you to follow the instructions and do the work until you get in shape and so on. You know what I mean? Well, your sponsor in network marketing is exactly the same way how your personal trainer in the gym. So all your sponsor can do is tell you what to do, but you have to do the work. I love this example. I don't remember who was the first person that showed us and this is what most people would like to sponsor to be, and to say.
This is what most people would like to sponsor to say, “I will help you build the business.” All of us, all of you probably would love your sponsor to say, “I will help you build the business.” But we have to do something with a sentence, we have to put a comma there. And the comma goes, right here. So now it reads, “I will help, you build the business. I will help, you build the business.” So what does that mean? That means that your sponsor is not going to build the business for you. You going to build a business, your sponsor can advise you, can support you, can consult you, can give you ideas, can help you to avoid many mistakes that probably your sponsor has made before.
They can do all of that, they can point you towards tools and resources and training events, and so on, but you have to do the work, you have to go to the training, you have to learn how to use the website, you have to do all of that yourself because you are an independent business person, you’re not an employee, you are not a child, you're independent business person. Therefore, you are the only person responsible for your success and you're the only person responsible for you making money in the business, not your sponsor, your sponsor has shared the information with you, that's it.
I know it's a tough pill to swallow for some of you. Some of you might be listening to this and going, “No, my sponsor has to bring me breakfast every morning, he has to motivate me every day, he has to do freeway calls with me all day long, he has to do presentations for me.” You can go that route if you want, there's going to be a tough one because your sponsor is not going to do all of that for you, probably they’re not going to want to do all of that for you anyway and it's just going to be very difficult because you always going to be blaming your sponsor for your lack of success in business or you can choose the other route. Well you say, “Well, if my sponsor helps me, awesome. If they don't, I just figured it out myself.”
We've been fixing up the house, we moved recently to a new house and there’s a lot of work, and most of the work we're doing ourselves, actually, all the work; we're doing ourselves, we haven't hired painters, decorators anything like that it’s just awesome friends helping and family helping out, right. But like, I'm not a DIY guy. I've never been a great DIY guy. I've never worked in a construction site or anything like that. So most of the things that needed done, like wallpapering, or painting or hanging the doors in and things like that, I didn't know how to do most of that stuff. But guess what I did, I went and figured it out. I went and learned and I don't know how they used to do all the DIY stuff before YouTube.
But now I just went on YouTube, how to hang adore, and it tells you right, how to hang wallpaper, how to put carpets in, how to paint the ceiling and everything is there. I've learned there are certain things that have been trickier than that, you know, where I needed some help and I asked some people who are more competent than me to help me out. But you can figure it out seeming your network marketing business, it is not rocket science, you don't need to be a PhD in marketing in order to be able to build your home based business all you have to have is the willingness to go and learn. But if you just sit there and go, “I don't know how, I don't know how, I don't know how.” Then you're going to be struggling to build your business. But instead if you go, “Well, how can I learn? Well, I don't know how to sell how can I go into and learn how to sell? I'm crap at recruiting? How can I go and learn how to recruit? I'm not great at social media, where can I learn how to do social media for my business?”
And you can learn all of that. Most of it free of charge. Like there are courses that you can buy here, there are trainings that you can attend and seminars, and you can go to different places and that's higher level, obviously. But most of the stuff are basics, you can learn for free. You don't even need to spend any money. You can literally go on YouTube, you can go on Google and go, how to recruit in network marketing, how to sell products, how to do this or that and you will have loads of videos, articles, eBooks, and things like that you can get for free, and you can start learning, you can start figuring it out yourself. Instead of waiting when is my sponsor coming to save me?
When is my company coming to rescue me from this situation? Nobody is coming to rescue you. You have to rescue yourself. And again, I love this quote, which says some people would not participate in their own rescue. And I meet these people all the time, who are complaining how difficult their life is, how hard it is, how bad the politics are, how bad everything is except they don't do anything to change it. If you really got into their mind, they would probably say, and you would say, “Well, why aren't you doing anything to change your life?” They would say, “Oh, you confuse two things. I don't want to change anything. I just love moaning. I just love complaining.”
So there are a lot of people who do that all the time and in network marketing is no exception. You meet people all the time who go, “Oh if only I had a better sponsor. Oh, if only I had a better upline, Oh, if only we had a better trading system,” if you don't have it, create it. I don't know how many times I heard millionaires, people who are making six, seven figures in network marketing, who say I didn't have a sponsor, I didn't have anybody. I just found a little ad online, I signed up, and I've never had any sponsor, look at me now making over a million. And I think that's actually better. Because when they didn't have the sponsor, then they didn't have anybody to blame, they just went to work.
Whereas when you do have a sponsor, then you keep it, “Ah, my sponsor didn't call me today, so I'm not going to work. Ah, my sponsors haven’t sent me a motivational video today. So I'm not going to work.” And you can just keep doing that, you know, for as long as you want. You know, you're not going to get any results or make any money but your ego is protected. You’re justifying it well say, “Oh, my sponsor, yeah, yeah, I'd be making a fortune in this business. If I had a good sponsor. Oh yeah, but now that I don't have a good sponsor, so there's no way for me to succeed.” ask yourself a question is there other people who have succeeded who didn't have a sponsor? And the answer is, of course, yes. But you have to take that responsibility to figure it out yourself. Go and learn how to do these things, and you will get the results. My wish for you is that you decide become your own sponsor. The best sponsor is to look at the mirror in the morning, that’s your sponsor and that’s the person who should be driving you every single day.
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