When we decide to join a new opportunity or business, we want to make the best impression on the people we are going to be working with, don’t we?
I mean, you want to get help and support from both your sponsor and your company, so the impression they get of you can determine what kind of support you’re going to get.
What you DON’T want to do is start off on the wrong foot and get on someone’s bad side.
Trust me, as an owner of an MLM company, I’ve heard them all – both good and bad.
If you want your sponsor and uplines to IGNORE you and hope you quit sooner than later, here are a few things you can say to them:
1. “Well, I hope YOUR system is the one that actually works for me..”
Any time someone says “I hope..” means they want something but don’t want to work for it. Your sponsor isn’t going to spoon-feed you. They’re there to help but don’t expect them to do the work for you.
2. “I’ll give it a couple months and see what happens…”
What this really means is “I hope this works..” (see #1 above), and “If something better comes along next week, I’m outta here!”. Why would your sponsor want to help you if you have no plans of actually trying to make it work??
3. “I’ll bring in my HUGE downline IF you listen to my suggestions and treat ME like a heavy hitter!”
Yeah sure. Heard that one before. I’ve dealt with lots of “heavy hitters” that didn’t even know how to swing the bat. If you truly could do what you claim, you shouldn’t have to publicly claim that you can do it, right? ie. Prove it!
4. “I don’t have a lot of spare time, but this is all AUTOMATED, right?”
Yeah sure, just click the “easy” button and go back to your video games. If you don’t have a lot of spare time, why are you starting a business? Successful people in this business work VERY hard.
I’m sure there are more “gems” like these, but I hope you’re getting the point here.
Now if you genuinely want support from your sponsor, here are some things you can say to get their attention in a more positive way:
1. “What do you suggest I do on a daily basis?”
Your sponsor (and the company) want to know that you’re “teachable” and can follow instructions. This also shows that you’re willing to learn and take on new tasks. A schedule or plan is important to ensuring that you’re consistently working your business.
2. “When can we get on the phone/skype to discuss our plans?”
Communication is the most important part of this business. The fact that you’re willing to get on the phone on a regular basis goes a long way, especially in the “online” industry. Make the call!
3. “Here’s what I did today to build my business..”
Not only does this show that you’re actually DOING something every day, you may even be giving your sponsor good ideas for building their business as well.
4. “Check out my daily task list, is there anything you would suggest I change?”
Again, show your sponsor that you are ready to go and are at least beginning to put a plan in action. Action makes money. They will pay attention.
Get the idea? Don’t expect support if you’re not willing to take responsibility for your own actions.
My suggestion right now?? Contact your sponsor and start formulating a plan. Even if you don’t really know what you’re doing, make contact and ask for help. The simple exchange of ideas between you can put you on the right track. Contact them, and make a solid committment to following up with them in a few days (make an appointment), and on a regular basis.
After all, you want to be successful in this don’t you?
– Geoff Stephen
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