Would you like some Shark advice on failure? Meaning, would you like to understand a huge lesson on failure, from a super successful business mogul, like Daymond John? If you’re smart your answer will be absolutely yes! Only an egotistical person would pass up on gaining knowledge and insight from a person who’s done what you’re seeking to do. It happens, surprisingly and people miss out on good lessons all the time, because of that ego. What’s wild about this Instagram post I found on Daymond John’s page is how great the timing is.
I’ve been wrestling with a few things, if I can be honest with you.
Almost, second guessing myself, on whether or not I was ‘wrong’ to blame the people who signed up for Crazygood, for it’s failure. I Did that though, with all good intentions to be totally honest with those that were following me at that time. However I will not lie to you, I do feel that many took that the wrong way. I’ve written about how I needed to have the right people on TopNetworkersGroup to pull it off. I think the people who ‘were’ working with the group, took offense and became even ‘less involved’ than they were (which was not much at all).
Yet in so many ways, I Do believe in pruning the tree – so dead leaves falling off, is important for the Growth of the tree.
Now, I’m looking at this Fresh start; and yet, still wondering if I was out of line to say, what I’ve said. Thank you Universe for confirmation, through several ‘mediums’. My messenger arrived in the form of an Instagram post, from one of NBC’s Shark tank OG’s, Daymond John. He was sharing some lessons with his followers, of course. In these images below, you’ll find his Advice on Failure. Would you like to know the 3 things he noticed, along his path. As you probably know, he’s started a lot of businesses, and not everything panned out.
Daymond John gives us Advice On Failure through this Gem of an Instagram Post
reposted to my own IG, with a quick message #TNGForever
like I said, this was on my mind. I feel like people took it the wrong way when I said it, but when they hear the same message from a shark, will it change their mind? (or yours?) – am I still wrong for speaking plainly about what it takes to succeed??
I absolutely wanted to make sure you read the image above first. In the second one you’ll see the advice on failure that I’ve been speaking of. Number three stood out to me. If you’ve re-watched the new presentation for Topnetworkersgroup, you’ll hear me talk about this in the presentation. We learned, along the way, that we need the right people to really pull this off. Too many people in MLM are ‘too independent’ in their thought process. In network marketing, we need people who can adopt a group mentality.
Speaking plainly, we need more flexible people who are able to do ‘more than just one thing’.
Sure, be able to think for yourself, we love that. But also understand ‘when’ we need you to put your ego aside, so that together the team can win. Most importantly, I hope you walk away with a better understanding of just how the ‘group’ can fail, because of individuals. When we choose to act in ‘selfish ways’, we ultimately harm the ‘team’ we are part of. Most recently, we’ve seen this with UCLA and Liangelo Ball, who along with 2 other Teammates caused International News.
They were caught shoplifting, while on a good will trip to China. Without rehashing all of that, the 3 players are Key to UCLA’s success or failure this season. However, they will possibly be facing up to a year suspension. This means that UCLA will not be as ‘good’ as they would have been with these 3 players. Instead of thinking about the team, these young men were only focused on themselves. They saw personal gain, and things they ‘needed to have right now’. None of them were thinking about the long term consequences of these actions. We all see this unfolding on a much smaller scale in the network marketing (MLM) industry all the time.
No, network marketers aren’t always ‘stealing’, but sometimes they are. Uplines who ‘steal downlines’ are dangerous to the entire industry, especially their ‘network of partners’. Their poor leadership can actually go on to cause the entire team to fail. By setting a poor example of what it means to be a leader, that poor example duplicates.
It’s not always the Upline’s fault though.
A very popular past time of network marketers, is blaming their uplines for their own personal failure. Unless your upline is stealing your leads, they are not to blame for failure. An upline’s only job is to lead ‘by example’. That’s it and that’s all. They should be telling you what tools to use (because they use them), and what videos to watch (because they’ve watched them). Real leaders let you know what books you need to invest in, because they’ve done it too. This is right in those 3 tips from the Shark himself!
Number One: I Didn’t do enough research on it. I’ve been in Network Marketing for several years, and it does not fail that people I sponsor, are lazy. They really aren’t willing to spend TIME on becoming good at this skill. Almost everyone is in search of a quick dollar, and this is why the industry isn’t performing as well as it could! In our One MLM System, there are hours and hours of training videos, but how many people watched those videos?
A lady who didn’t stick around long, actually told me, with pride “I finally figured out how to fast forward the videos!” ……
This is for the people who think I ramble as this blog post is coming up on 1,000 words. You’re fucking lazy. That’s why you’re a failure. Here’s my advice: Stop being so fucking lazy!
She didn’t want to sit through my videos, because she figured the ‘stories’ I’m sharing are ‘just to hear myself talk. Sadly, this is how most people watch Training videos. They don’t just ‘sit and watch’ or ‘take notes’ and pay full attention. They check their phones, jump on facebook, and multi-task while a training video is going on. It’s a poor decision that too many people make, because they frankly lack the discipline to put off what they can get ‘right now’ for what they can have in the long run.
If you can put your phone down, and other distractions down, for at least an hour or two, you’ll be glad you did later. But this requires having that ‘student mode’ mentality that people with large egos struggle to reach. So whether you take my Advice on failure, or need to listen to someone who you ‘know’ has made millions of dollars – that EGO has to be out of the way. Otherwise, you’ll skip around and selectively ‘listen’ to what you want to hear. You’ll never ‘truly’ obtain the knowledge you need to succeed.
Take the time to do the research, which includes LISTENING to long training videos that ‘may’ be boring, at first. When I was with LevelOneNetwork people would pay $500 for the SEO Training courses, and would not watch the videos. Back when I was in DSDomination, people would sign up and, not watch the videos on Drop Shipping through eBay. Even with TheConversionPros I get people who sign up, and ‘don’t know how to set up a lead capture page’, because, you guessed it …. They won’t watch the videos.
Take the Sharks advice on Failure, if you won’t take mine. Stop being lazy, and get around the right people.
*also Check out what Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank said about Failing back In 2014