Network Marketing is not always easy and it can become even more challenging when your spouse or partner disagrees with what you are doing.
In today's blog post I share the three things I have done in my own business to gain the support of my partner. These simple things have him actually keenly interested in what I am doing and supporting my every move!
Now it always wasn't that way. Many people out there just don't understand the Network Marketing industry. They have been told its a scam, it's a pyramid, and a myriad of other bad things. Unfortunately it is human nature to focus on the bad and not the good and thus many spouses disagree with Network Marketing.
So here are the three things I did to turn a negative nelly into a positive promoter!
1. Take a hard look at your history.
Is this your first venture or have you tried a bunch of things, maybe failed at all of them and are going back to the well again for support. There comes a point when a spouse has the right to be a bit skeptical, especially if you have hopped from company to company with no results.
The hype can be a turn off to many who don't understand our industry. Especially if your actions are all hype with no results. I hate to say it straight but those of you who know me know that I am all about real truth. No sugar coating. So my advice is to take a hard look at whether you deserve the support. If the answer is no then I suggest you get to work and start producing some results so that you can earn the support from your loved one.
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2. Check the Relationship.
Now if you don't fall into category 1. above then it's time to check the relationship. Has your spouse ever supported what you do? Is there a history of this or a disconnect somewhere? If that's the case there may be something bigger going on. That's the time to have a real discussion about WHY this is important to you, HOW it could help your family, WHY it makes you happy to be part of the Network Marketing industry ( it could be about the friendships, the company culture, the income potential, the learning experience, the fun…there are so many positives!) Help your spouse understand why you are here and why it's important to you.
3. Show Gratitude
Now here's the thing. What you don't want to happen is to get negative about all the other stuff in your relationship. I have seen this industry destroy some relationships where spouses couldn't see eye to eye. My advice? Work on the relationship. Show gratitude each day for the good things. Let you spouse know you are grateful when he/she does something nice. Do nice things for your spouse. AND DO THEM WITHOUT expectation of reciprocity. Do not do them with an end game in mind of getting something back. I have yet to see this fail with my students who have practiced it the right way.
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Love and Light xo
Ruth Anne Sheridan