One of my favorite quotes “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” by Maya Angelou.
Over the years I have come to realize that in everything we do relationships carry us through. In every area of your life, relationships are the most important part. Friendships, family and business relationships. So today I want to talk about honoring others and keeping the relationship in priority.
Too often we can get caught up in our OWN lives that we forget about reaching out to others. I have been at fault myself. Lets be honest here, our friends and family are the first people we approach about our business right? Having that relationship gives you an advantage to talk with them. If they don’t join you or buy your product do you still talk to them?
Then comes our cold market folks that we meet on a day to day basis. Now let me ask you this… when you meet someone in the community and approach them about your business do you get to know them first? Do you find out who they are, what they like to do, or are you too busy with your own agenda! People can smell it a mile away. Maybe that is why MLM has a bad rep! It is those scavengers hot on the trail, only out for themselves that shun people away from the incredible opportunity that network marketing has in store.
On the flip side, I am not saying be passive, but being too aggressive will turn people off to not just your business but you to as well. It is the relationship building that is the most important. Get to know people when you are out in the community. Have a play date with moms in your area and build a relationship! People will not only join your business but they join YOU!
Jim Rohn did an awesome article on the Basics of Healthy Relationships. His 8 components to long lasting meaningful relationships are love, serving heart, honest communication, friendliness, patience, loyalty, a common purpose and FUN! Look at all your relationships and do they incorporate these components? We ALL can get better in every area to sustain our relationships. It is the non-professionals and the desperate in business who don’t follow this. After all, the lifestyle of being able to do business with those you love and care about and helping them succeed is really whats important.