I really love election season!
It gives me a chance to pare down my friends list on Facebook. It’s the time of year when all the complainers, whiners and bigots come out of their cave and post crap that only they care about.
Wait, let me rephrase that, they post crap that only they care about. –Darn, there’s no better way to put it!
The same goes for the religious zealots out there that do nothing more than preach and spew hatred for anything they view as a sin or hatred for anyone with different views than them.
What I find really funny is that most of these people are Network Marketers, Internet Marketers and other business builders, yet they don’t have a clue as to why they’re not getting anywhere in their business. They wonder why nobody joins them… Hmmmmm…
I had a talk with one lady who is very politically active, but to a point of posting very controversial things about the “other” political party, and I advised her that she might want to keep it generic since she is building a business after all, and alienating people might not be the best way to do that.
She informed me that it’s basically her way of “Pre-Sorting” prospects.
Wow! I guess that’s one way to do it.
Look, I don’t begrudge you your religion, your politics, your sexual preference, your foreign vs. domestic car choices or whether you shop at Walmart or Target… That’s your choice and your opinion. But it might not be the opinion of the next big Network Marketer out there looking to join a team.
My Mentor Michael Dlouhy, who has become a very good friend has taught me that in order to have more, we have to become more. We have to become the people that others want to do business with.
How can we do that if we criticize, belittle, judge and spew hatred all over the place? Even people who agree with your opinion, will think twice about joining you, because in the back of their minds they’ll be thinking, “wow, I better not do anything that they don’t like or I’m toast!”
And another thing to point out is if you’re just looking for people that think and behave the same way you do, how are you or them ever going to grow? How are you ever going to attract open-minded people into your organization? It will be just one big bitch session whenever you get together. Your business will never grow either.
Another thing that Michael has taught me is that don’t sponsor anyone into your business that you wouldn’t want to go on a 30 day cruise with. Good point. And some will argue that that is what they are doing by finding people to agree politically, or religiously, or whatever. But again I ask, are you building a business, or are you building a Church Group, or Political Party?
Something that I’ve also noticed about these people that I’m talking about is that they are the same people that are not very successful in building their business. It’s not growing fast enough, or their not at a level they think they should be.
I have to wonder is it really a mystery to them?
Michael Dlouhy developed a program called the 30 Day Mental Cleanse, and in this program we study the book Think and Grow Rich. Basically, the mastermind group is there to help us overcome the issues that hold us back in becoming better people. Part of the philosophy taught by Michael and the group is Love, Tolerance, Forgiveness and Acceptance of both ourselves and others.
I think that’s a very good place to start.
So I’m curious to hear your opinion on this topic (Generically of course). Leave a comment or send me an email with your thoughts.
Love to all, and may your successes come swiftly and more abundantly that you ever imagined!
(215) 268-6696 Anytime!