At first the thought of becoming a leader can be pretty scary. All kinds of questions come unbidden to your mind:
- What if I make a fool of myself?
- Nobody is following me, how can I lead?
- I don’t know what I would say to my followers.
- What if I lead people in the wrong direction?
- I don’t want to be a leader, I just want to make money.
They all sound like reasonable objections, but in reality they are just excuses. So think about the answers for a few minutes.
What if I make a fool of myself?
No one likes to make a fool of themselves, but guess what? No one is watching you yet!
No one will see your beginning mistakes, except for you. Make a lot of mistakes at first. That is how you learn. Make a fool of yourself a few times, then learn from them.
Not only will it be a learning experience but when people are watching you will have learned how to avoid some of the bigger mistakes.
Nobody is following me, how can I lead?
Every one starts somewhere, start now, today. Go in the direction of your choice, put out “trail markers” for people to follow.
Trail Markers for on-line purposes are blog posts, articles, forum posts, and quality comments on other people’s blogs.
As you make your trail, like minded persons will notice it, some will follow. Learn to lead them well.
I don’t know what I would say to my followers.
You have been busy laying down your trail markers, with every blog post, every article you have learned something new, pass it on.
To be a leader you don’t have to know all of the answers, you just need to know where the answers can be found.
By the time you have any followers you will have more to say than you can imagine.
What if I lead people in the wrong direction?
There is no wrong direction if you are going where you want to go. Your role as a leader isn’t to push your priorities of on someone else, rather it is to show the way to those who come after, be it a day, month, or years.
Go your own way, go towards your dreams and people will follow
I don’t want to be a leader, I just want to make money.
The biggest excuse of them all. If you want to make money on-line you have to, guess what?, lead prospects to your sign up page.
It doesn’t matter if you’re in Affiliate Marketing, reselling Private Label Rights, or in Network Marketing. You must be a leader to make any serious money.
This is especially true for Network Marketing. Network Marketing is a series of leaders finding more people to help grow their incomes.
When an emerging leader makes himself known, sparks fly and your business grows. You can’t create a leader, they must create themselves.
Step one in becoming a leader:
START!! Put one foot in front of the other and repeat. Do something everyday to improve yourself and your business. Learn something new, write something new, stretch your horizons and soon you will be leading the way for others.