Let’s Discuss how Edification is missing from MLM these days. One of those skills in business that a lot of folks take for granted. It’s been proven time after time, that people join people not companies. That’s why it really doesn’t matter what you sell – it’s not about the product, the service, or the company – it’s about the people; always …
So how do you speak about your business partners to others?
Do you really think all the ‘in-fighting’ that happens in MLM is good for MLM?
Do people on the outside look at the industry and think “wow, I cannot wait to join them!”?
Edification is missing – that understanding that even if you wanna say something bad about someone you shouldn’t, because it harms the industry as a whole. Even if you wanna say your sponsor sucks or doesn’t know anything you shouldn’t. Because it makes YOU look foolish for following someone who doesn’t know anything. Simply speaking good about the people you are financially connected to, can go a long, long way for your business. The same applies to your uplines though – Edification is missing there as well; as new leaders, never got trained on how to be leaders, how to be lid lifters, on how to encourage.
Far too often Upline ‘leaders’ are purging their own downlines for talent to move with them, to the next deal. Far too often, Uplines are looking at their organizations as cash cows instead of real people. They’re not thankful for the investments of time and money people are putting into their Own lives. Too many have Inflated Egos and think that just because they spend time pouring into others that THEY cannot be poured into. So they’re missing their opportunity to greatly impact the lives of others – just like edification is.
It’s not a good thing that edification is missing from MLM.
Especially at a time like this, with so much economic uncertainty in the world. People used to know they could turn to MLM as a great environment to be in. They could go and get encouragement, or begin to believe in their dreams again. People could see respect that others held for one another, but more importantly they heard it. My mentors taught me that I needed to become so good at edification that I could edify a glass of water.
This ability to edify one another, eventually turns into an ability to talk good about anything – Especially your company, it’s products or services – and the founders, presidents and leaders within. These are the things that draw people in, and make them want to be part of it too. They are already in environments that do not lift them up or encourage them. They’re already being told to give up on their dreams. So many people are starving for love, and if they cannot find it in MLM then where can they find it? If they cannot find genuine respect in MLM, then where will they find that?
We have to bring edification back, and make sure new people are trained on just how important it is.
We need to be reminded that our words paint pictures, and with our words we have the power to build or destroy. Edification is missing from MLM today, but if we hope for this industry to be an option in the future, the real leaders must step to the plate, and bring edification back!
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