Today’s topic might make you a bit uncomfortable: self-awareness. Being self-aware is one of the most important characteristics of an entrepreneur, but it can also be one of the hardest because you have to really take a good look at yourself. It’s understanding yourself, what it is you’re really doing, the gaps in efficiency and productivity that exist in your business; it’s understanding everything.
With that level of understanding, we can go and fix anything. But if we ignore it, we stop ourselves from fixing things. If we ignore it, we are leaving everything to fate and circumstance. I don’t want you to be a victim of fate or circumstance. I want you to be in charge of your business, and that starts with self-awareness.
So, let me ask you a few self-awareness questions. If you invested $100,000 into your Network Marketing business, would your level of effort and energy be different than it is now? 99.99% of people would answer that of course it would be more. Why would it be more? Your potential is the same no matter how much you invest. But you’re more motivated to get the money back that you invested into the business. That tells me you think more like an employee than an entrepreneur.
Here’s another one. How much would you pay someone else to do what you’ve done for the past 30 days? If the answer is not much, then you can’t expect to earn much.
These questions are brutal, but you have to ask them. If you’re going to be an entrepreneur, you have to face these issues. You have to examine where are you with skills, mindset, strategy, commitment, passion, consistency, persistence and everything else required with being an entrepreneur. You can’t just cross your fingers and hope for the best.
Network Marketing is an entrepreneurial started kit. It will give you all of the tools you need to be an entrepreneur. It will give you an opportunity at a fraction of the cost and risk than other entrepreneurial opportunities. But you’ve still got to learn how to think differently, be committed, bring passion, develop skills, create strategies, and be consistent every day. Or you’ve got to stop expecting so much from your results.
Get aware of where you’re at and where you need to go. There is a gap now between where you’re at and where you could be. Your job as an entrepreneur is to close that gap, raise yourself up to your potential, and see a bigger future for yourself.
Decide to go into your business with your eyes wide open. Because when you do that, you have the ability to solve any problem.