Your Upline: Who's The Quarterback?
One common complaint of people who are struggling in their network marketing business is that their upline doesn’t support them. Really? How important is your upline? While it is nice to have an active, supportive upline, it is a very minor variant in the success formula.
At the ripe young age of 39, after many calls to retire, Peyton Manning just lead his team, The Denver Broncos, to a playoff victory and a Superbowl spot. What does that have to do with your upline? Simple! Peyton Manning has gone to 4 Superbowls under 4 different coaches, unheard of. The message is simple. Peyton Manning’s upline may have played a role, but Peyton Manning is the star. We can learn a a few lessons from Peyton Mannng.
Just like Peyton Manning, you must be the star of your show.
If you have a network marketing business, you are an entrepreneur. You are a business owner! You are the star of the show. You are the quarterback! You must take 100% responsibility for your business. Let’s pretend for a moment that you have a brick and mortar business, maybe a pizza shop and you need an electrician, so you hire Joe’s Electric to come do some work. Let’s say Joe doesn’t show up on time or do the work properly. Would you sit, complain, blame Joe and go out of business? Hardly! You would find another contractor or another way to get the job done. After all, you are the owner. You are the quarterback of your business. The proverbial buck stops here.
The same is true in your network marketing business. All too often, someone joins a network marketing company but the full impact of the fact that they are now a business owner doesn’t sink in. They expect help and support from their upline. While that is a reasonable expectation, it doesn’t always work out the way it is advertised but should that be a reason to fail?
Heck no! So maybe you think it is easier to get another contractor than it is to get another upline. Wrong! The solution is really simple. Make a phone call. If your immediate upline person isn’t being responsive, go around them and go up the line. Go up as high as you need to get to someone who can provide the support and leadership that you need to move your business forward.
If the quarterback gets sacked, he doesn’t go sit on the bench and whine about lack of protection from his line. He gets up, dusts himself off and calls the next play. If he does anything else, he doesn’t last very long. And so you, as the quarterback of your business, must call the next play. You are in charge.
Don’t be afraid if stepping on someone’s toes. Remember, the person immediately above you in the organization probably makes money if you succeed so why wouldn’t they thank you for getting the help you need?
So there you have it. If your upline is not providing you the support they should and you need, want and deserve, go around them, over them, or through them, but don’t whine about them. Just go get the job done for them. Your bank account will thank you.
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