Network Marketing Tip – How Looking For New Team Members Who Have Failed Can Make You Successful

Failure is not a word that many people like to be associated with but that’s because we have been misled to believe it refers to an unsuccessful outcome when we have tried our hand at something. In effect true failure only occurs when we try to achieve something, don’t succeed then give up or learn nothing from the experience.

To be successful at anything requires patience, commitment and a lot of failure. You will find endless examples of highly successful people including authors, inventors and sportsman who tell stories of the countless unsuccessful attempts they made before they were successful. The problem for many people is they don’t know about or choose not to believe that there were failed attempts before glory. To them it appears as if success was achieved overnight. I have never met  or heard of any truly successful person who did not fail many times before they succeeded.

Why does one person give up after not being successful and another not? Primarily it depends on how important achieving an outcome is and secondly whether you have the mindset to push through hardships believing that they will be successful at some point.

When we take on new team members, rather than look for people who assure us they will be successful in no time at all, it would be far more beneficial if we found people who we know are not afraid to fail, who have failed at something previously and gone on to become successful. This way we will have an idea that if they fail at certain aspects of the business they won’t just give up.  

A network marketing tip worth remembering is to find out about how a possible prospect perceives failure before you sign them up.  Ask them a question like. ‘Think back to a time when you were not successful at something. Why do you think you weren’t  successful and what lesson did you take from the experience?’ Listen carefully to their answer. Depending on what they say, you may want them to give you some more examples. The more times they have put themselves ‘out there’, failed and got up and tried again until they have succeeded, the better chance they will have of being successful in business.

Success is not the avoidance of failure but whether when it comes your way you see past it, learn from it and choose to persevere. Failure is the avoidance of putting yourself to the test or when you let a failed attempt shame you into inaction.