Having been successful in MLM for a decade we find it interesting that we get the same questions over and over again. One of the most common questions we hear is "How do I motivate my team?"
When you realize that people in the masses are predictable, you'll find it easier to have success in MLM. The best MLM training cannot overcome people that have low self esteem or those who lack vision.
Amazingly, a large number of people have those two characteristics and there is very little we're going to be able to do to help them.
Give them a copy of the classic Napoleon Hill book "Think and Grow Rich" and suggest that they read it from cover to cover, but do not waste a lot of time with people that suffer from low self esteem. If you are an MLM newbie you'll probably be tempted to try desperately to save the world. That's what we did when we first got started, and it nearly led to what seemed to be an obvious conclusion, MLM doesn't work. Well it does work, but when you try to save everybody you might find it hard to believe.
When you try to save the world you become frustrated every time somebody fails. You start to play the "if only" blame game. If only I had picked them up and taken them to the meeting. If only I had called them more often. If only I had recruited people and stuck them under my new recruit, then they would have been able to see that they could become successful!
Don't fall into that trap. When you start to play the "if only" blame game you are heading down the wrong road. It's not your fault! The real truth is there is very little you can do to motivate your team. Sure, you can do some things, but for the most part, people are going to do what people are going to do, and we aren't going to change them.
So what can you do to motivate your team? Go to work and change your life. The best leader is a leader that knows the way and shows the way. There's an old saying that is so appropriate for MLM. What you're doing speaks so loud, I can't hear what you're saying. Some people will get motivated when they see you change from massive MLM loser, to phenomenal MLM success. If all you do is tell them to make it happen, but they see you do nothing, you will never motivate them.
You need to understand that it really does not matter how successful you become, some people will never get motivated and change their own life. It just isn't going to happen, so quit trying to make it happen. Don't worry about the things you can not control!
Have you ever tried to get your children to keep their room clean? Maybe you are better than we are, but no matter what we tried we could never get our kids to keep their room as clean as we wanted them to. No matter how hard you try to help some people, they just aren't going to be a success in MLM.
When they decide that they are tired of the life that they are living, then and only then, will they become successful. So if you want to motivate your team go become a huge success in your MLM business, take lots of vacations, buy a second house, drive a much better car and then some people will get motivated.