One of the weirdest things in Network Marketing is that the upline sometimes (or usually) hoard useful information that might encourage or give direction to the team’s growth and success. I don’t know why this thing happen.
The upline’s business is to make sure that their direct sponsors are equipped with the right and useful information that will expand or grow their businesses. It’s not to direct or manage every single action being done by the downline. It’s not to sell for them or build the business for them but one is to help them through proper dissemination and timely distribution of relevant information.
I had the privilege to attend a network marketing network where they showcase the products and show how the business works, give more information about the business and other relevant ideas in building the business successfully. It was a good experience since I had the chance to talk personally to those successful people about how to do the business and asked point-blank questions that I felt needed to address. I had enough information to share to my prospects.
Now, if your sponsor attended trainings or other events that will surely enhance your business’ success (and you weren’t able to attend for whatever reason) but doesn’t share any thing about the event (and even tells you to attend the event so you can “experience” it), perhaps it’s because they themselves didn’t grasp the heart of the event. If most of the time you are not updated with what are new news about your company or products or service offerings, consider talking with your upline if he really is committed to your success. If not, find someone who will.
Here’s the idea: If he can’t (or won’t) share what happened in the event or some new information, what makes you think he will do the business with you? These are ideas; the latter are actions. To the uplines, the business is not about you or the information you have; it’s about making sure that the information you know are shared to your team. To the downlines, make sure you ask relevant questions or useful information that will allow your business to grow. Remember, the business is not about you; it’s about serving OTHER people.
Seth Godin shared in his blog, “Do your work, your best work, the work that matters to you. If you try to delight the undelightable, you’ve made yourself miserable for no reason.” So, focus on your business by serving people and do your best but don’t impress miserable people.
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To your success,
Jake De La Cruz
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