If you find yourself struggling in your business, and wonder if coaching might help you break through, you’ll want to read this post all the way to the end.
I saw a great discussion on a friend’s Facebook wall about how to grow your business. The original statement was this…
Just was chatting with a friend and Networker. He told me that he had joined a popular Biz Opp awhile ago with one of it’s Top Earners. When he called his sponsor they asked him if he was “ALL IN”.
(All In is about $5K!!!)
When he said he hadn’t spent $5K his Sponsor said “Well call me back when you are “All In”
So his Sponsor refused to help him unless he went in debt for thousands.
Cool or Not?
There were some very good answers to the question, along with some not so good ones.
Here was my first thought…
Any business is just that…a BUSINESS. It’s not a social welfare program…although it does have the advantage of having a culture that many like….and some don’t. Like Franco said…it’s up to the individual.
But I don’t know what people expect when they sign up to join a business. Franchises cost money. Anyone who wants a full time income and isn’t willing to throw down 5K…I don’t know what they expect to happen. Try opening up any traditional business for less than $25,000. Good luck with that.
And I don’t know why people expect to be held by the hand for each step if they haven’t gone “all in.” Businesspeople put their money – and time – into where they will get maximum ROI. I don’t think they have to feel bad about doing anything other than that…or try to cover it up in the language of “helping people.” And I LOVE helping people!
That’s truth! And if you think the idea of “helping people” is what drives a person who needs his business income for his child’s college tuition or house payment…well, it ain’t that kinda party. 😉
One person used the analogy of seeing your business as a “garden” where the new folks are seeds to be nurtured and protected.
That would make sense if your business is a HOBBY.
You can give individuals that kind of attention, knowing most of them are unlikely to follow all the way through no matter what you do.
Successful businesspeople use a different analogy…they are FARMERS.
There’s a process in place to take care of the farm as a whole. They know that no matter what happens, they will lose a certain percentage of seed, even if every one of them gets equal access to water, fertilizer, pest protection, etc.
Farmers aren’t looking to raise a garden from a few seeds that they give individual attention. They’re looking to grow an entire field…and take it to market.
What’s going on here?
People who walk into a home business expecting their sponsor to “help them” are never going to get it.
That is, unless their sponsor has nothing else to do besides sit around and put time into people whose energy is that of needing to be helped.
And if that’s what’s going on, you have got the TOTALLY wrong sponsor…unless you want a friend more than an income.
Does that mean you shouldn’t enter a home business if you don’t have the confidence to go “all in” or be a Lean Mean Attraction Machine?
No. Everyone who is successful started out with less skill and confidence than they have now.
But they didn’t learn it from a sponsor. Not unless they performed.
Many times, people found the skills, the monster confidence, and the hard but kind compassion they need by working with a coach.
And not an “I’m OK, you’re OK, let’s hold hands and chant” type of coach.
And also not someone who indiscriminately yells and kicks their ass coach either.
(This is where I get hot and bothered with fakers who don’t have the skills but are willing to take people’s money without delivering the goods.)
If you’re building a home business, and you need the confidence to become attractive to potential customers and partners, don’t expect your sponsor to give it to you. They’re too busy working with the people who already have it.
There’s nothing wrong with that. That’s the way business works. Maximum return on investment (ROI).
Most companies have support structures to “help” the people who haven’t broken through yet.
But if you look closely, that’s usually about keeping them feeling good long enough to keep their volume and money coming in on a monthly basis.
I get to say that….I was one of those people for a long time before I broke through.
If you need the “X Factor” that gets people successful in the home business industry, you’ve gotta BE IT.
And that comes from someone who is detached from the results of your business success.
Because again, if it’s a “player” they’re not gonna wait around for you to get strong. And they’re sure not gonna help you if you aren’t ready to rock and roll.
And if it’s someone who’s willing to hold your hand, they don’t have the skills to get you where you want to go.
A strong business coach will shake you up, help you see the STUD that’s inside you, and coax it out to play.
And in the process of doing so, help you find your resistance to success.
And kick it to the curb.
If you read this far, you’ve got the potential to be “All In.”
Now…CLICK HERE if you think you want to do something with it.