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Top 10 Attitudes that Scream "Failure" For A MLM Business

By Charles Hopkins Published 09/20/2007 | Entrepreneur
As a professional network marketer, you want to be successful in building your home business. If you find yourself struggling in spite of being in a company that has all the supports in place for you to be successful, there likely is an underlying subconscious factor that is holding you back.

If you are familiar with Napoleon Hill's classic, "Think and Grow Rich", in the chapter entitled 'Organized Planning', he discusses thirty-one major reasons for failing.

Hill's checklist is a quite useful one to study. You can easily discover if any of the thirty-one reasons discussed applies to you. If you really want to be successful not only in business, but in other areas of your life, try to figure out what is standing between you and achieving your dreams. Here are the top reasons for failing not only in MLM but life:

Reason #1: Lack of a well-defined purpose in life. If you have no definite goals, not only for your network marketing business, but life in general, you will not be successful. Hill reports that 98 out of every 100 people he talked to had no well-defined purpose. Don't be one of the 98 who are wandering aimlessly in life. Spend some quiet time brainstorming what you want out of life and your business, write down your goals and aspirations, and then read them out loud every day to keep them fresh in your mind.

Reason #2: Lack of ambition to aim above mediocrity. If you are the type of person who is totally indifferent to your lot in life, have no desire to get ahead, and are not willing to work for it, you will not succeed at anything.

Reason #3: Lack of self-discipline. A lack of self-control can wreak havoc in your life. You must learn to control all negative qualities, including the ones that are in you. This, of course, isn't always easy to do. If you don't have self-control and discipline, your self will conquer you!

Reason #4: Procrastination. This is one of the most common causes of failure. Every human being on the planet faces this demon, which can spoil your chance of success. Many of us float through life waiting for just the right opportunity to come. You must learn to take action. Why? This is important because many times things won't be "just right". The key is take action with whatever tools and resources you have. If you do this, you will be amazed at what a difference this can make in your home business and life.

Reason #5: Lack of persistence. Many people become professional quitters. Most of us are very good at starting, but the "quitter" category usually claims the majority. Plus, many people give up at their first defeat. You must learn to be persistent no matter what obstacles you are facing. If you are persistent, you will find that "failure" will not able to keep up!

Reason #6: Negative personality. To put it bluntly, if people avoid you because you are the king or queen of negativity, there is no hope for success. Success comes by applying power and this is obtained through cooperation of others. Negativity does not glue people together, but tears them apart.

Reason #7: Desire for "something for nothing." Any type of "get rich quick" attitude, an unwillingness to actually work at your network marketing business, or wanting others to do all the work for you will doom you to failure.

Reason #8: Lack of concentration of efforts. If you are one who jumps from opportunity to opportunity because things seem to be going too slow, or to generate as many streams of income as possible, things will not be good for you. If you constantly chase the next "get you rich quick" opportunity, you are in grave trouble. Everyone will view you as a highly unfocused person who clearly has no idea what you want. Learn to concentrate all your efforts on one definitive aim.

Reason #9: Lack of enthusiasm. People will view you as someone who is not convincing if you seem ho-hum about your opportunity. If you are not excited about what you are doing, why should others be? Remember, enthusiasm is contagious and people will want to be around you if you have this spirit.

Reason #10: Egotism and vanity. If you are one who likes to control, don't want to listen to what others have to say, have an attitude of "my way or the highway", etc., people will see this as a red light and will keep away. These attitudes are fatal to success in your network marketing business, as well as other areas in life.

So, there you have it. The top ten reasons that could be influencing why you are having difficulty finding success not only in your MLM home business, but also in other areas of life. Work on eliminating these fatal attitudes from your life and you will be well on your road to achieving your hopes and dreams.