Too many people in network marketing and direct sales let fear and hesitation hold them back from ever achieving what they started their business for in the first place. This is often centered around a fear of rejection or embarrassment. Whatever the reason, this lack of confidence can hold your business back and cause you to never experience success that you are perfectly capable of achieving.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Not long ago, I finished listening to the entire 24 hour audiobook version of the biography of Steve Jobs. Jobs was an entrepreneur, visionary thinker, and a good example of what many would call a “free spirit”. He had a vision and dream for his life, and did what it took to achieve it. He overcame many obstacles because he was driven to succeed. Failure was not an option.
I can’t say that his life was perfect, because it wasn’t. Like all of us, Steve Jobs had his own personal challenges and issues, but he didn’t let them stop him from living his dream.
I recommend anyone with a desire to build a strong and profitable business in network marketing or direct sales to read this book. Or, if you are like me, you might prefer to listen to an audio version while exercising or working around the house. Even if you aren’t particularly interested in the high tech world that Jobs worked in, there are significant lessons about business (and life) to be enjoyed here. I appreciate Ray Higdon for blogging about this book, because it is his post that inspired me to check it out.
Below is a video of Steve’s commencement address at Stanford University in 2005. It is 14 minutes long, and worth every minute. This is some great insight. His “third story” is especially thought provoking.