Max is all attitude and you must be all attitude to succeed in business.
Of course, that is a tall order. What does all attitude look like? How can you make that work for you? Let me share what I observe in Max with ideas for you to Max-imize your business.
First, like Max you must know what you want.
Max isn’t complicated. He knows what he wants. It is simple. He wants human food and human attention. He makes his presence known until he gets what he wants. Then he takes a nap and recharges. Max naps a lot. I think he dreams about what he wants when he sleeps. I hear little yips come from him sometimes while he is sleeping.
What Max wants is clearly defined.
Have you clearly defined what it is you want?
You know the cliche.
If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. Benjamin Franklin
For years I failed to plan and set goals, because I didn’t have a good tool or a coach to help me.
And I didn’t see the absolute need for a plan and goals. I had to get to that place.
It is a process.
We don’t start network marketing as a perfect network marketer. We grow into that.
Maybe today you have clearly defined goals and a plan to achieve them. You are on your way to Max-mizing your business.
If not, find a coach (your up line is an obvious option.)
Sometimes up line are not an option. Maybe they are as new to this as you are. Or they aren’t available for whatever reason.
The internet has many resources for you. You obviously have started looking there if you are reading this. Keep looking until you find what works for you.
You should know that I have a great tool you might want to check out. I will be offering five coaching slots in May. Message me if you would like to chat about whether that would be a good fit for you.
Second, like Max, you must know how to get what you want.
When Max wants to cuddle in our lap he begins by sitting in front of us with his intense stare. (Check it out in the photo above.) If we miss that cue, Max puts his feet up, either on our knee or the furniture we are sitting on. Then he shakes his 11 pound body in such a way that we know that he means business. I am positive that it registers on the seismograph in Golden, Colorado.
I have been guilty of ignoring those signs when I am writing a blog. (I know what I want too.)
If that happens, Max barks a short, high pitched sound and then throws his head to the side. I am not sure what that is really about; but it is disarming. I can’t be irritated with his insistence because he is so adorable.
Max is persistent; and Max is disarming in his persistence. It comes natural to Max and some people.
But most people need to work at being disarming. Here are some suggestions.
Read Andrew Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. This is the best manual on getting what you want in a disarming way. Get it on Kindle, Audible or the book.
Again, the internet is a great source. Many successful network marketers have turned to using the internet to reach people and have documented their success so that you and I can duplicate it. Here is a link to the one that has been most helpful for me. Julie Burke will train you how to use Facebook to recruit. You can even train your team to do the same.
Third, like Max you must not give up.
When Max wants up on my lap, I might as well set my work aside; because Max is not quitting.
Even when I am focused on the computer, Max believes that his wishes are supreme. He just continues to make me aware of him.
Max is persistent and adorable.
You have to continue to reach out to people with your business and be attractive. You and I will never be adorable like our furry friends. We have to find our own way of being attractive.
You have to be yourself. You have to be confident in yourself.
The best way to do that is by using power poses. Amy Cuddy is the expert on power poses. Here is one of her TED Talks.
Watch all of this video. It is 21 minutes. But I promise that if you listen and use what Amy teaches it will make you an attractive, confident new you.
I feel a little like Max right now. I want to stare intensely at you and tell you that you can do this. Your search will be fruitful if you learn to Max-imize your business.
I hope that my blog has been helpful for you. If it hasn’t, keep looking. Don’t give up on your dreams or yourself.
Max and I believe in you.