Creating, and Transforming Leaders
There was a time when some individuals tried to change lead into gold. That of course never happened yet, some are still trying to do that today. Paul Pilzer explains in his book, “Unlimited Wealth”, their failure as goldsmiths lead to the development of biology, chemistry, medicine, and physics, which today we call modern science. Most of us are grateful for the leaders in science, and their developments.
In the Network Marketing industry, we also create leaders, and transform them into exceptional people. We take once average performance people, and make them into above-average excellence, as we mix people together with the training tools of heat, and pressure, and time, just like chemists do.
Just like the chemists’ pioneered science, what do you suppose we’re really pioneering in Network Marketing?
THE KEYS TO SUCCESS in this business is leadership, and being able to duplicate. If these two qualities do not reach down to your fifth, sixth, and seventh levels— no matter what your compensation plan is, you will not have built a lasting Network nor the sustained residual income that comes with it.
One of the greatest challenges in this business is finding new leaders. Why? Because leaders are usually found out after they have become leaders. Of course you can still find them. That is what a prospector does searching for gold.
Earl Nightingale, the founder of Nightingale Conant, tells a story of a South African farmer who decided to mine diamonds.
He sold his farm, and went off in search of diamonds.
He searched, and struggled for years, but found nothing at all. He got so despondent in his failure that he finally jumped into the river, and committed suicide.
Meanwhile, back at the farmer’s farm, a visitor was curious about a big, oddly shaped rock on the new owner’s fireplace mantle. He examined it and asked the farmer where he got it. The man replied that the place was full of them and that they were a great hindrance in plowing his fields.
That ugly rock over the fireplace was one of the biggest diamonds ever found. It didn’t look at all like the sparkling gem we prize so highly. But the visitor’s educated eye knew exactly what it was, a diamond.
Every prospect that you talk to, and everyone sitting up on the mantle of your Network organization are just like that ugly rock diamond. Yes, they don’t look so good in the rough, perhaps, but a diamond nonetheless.
Your job is to know that, and see the potential that is there, and then to know how to bring it out, polish it, and make it shine like the leader he or she can be.
You must provide the opportunity for their leadership to come forth. You do that by creating an environment where people can be comfortable enough, confident enough, supported, and safe enough to take the risk of being responsible for their own greatness; a diamond with all its facets.
To Think about:
A famous German writer, and statesman once said:
“Look at a man as he is, and he only becomes worse than he is. Look at a man as he could be, and then he becomes what he should be.”
Always look at your people as leaders because they stand before you as leaders. Reach higher, look for, and discover, and PROMOTE the best in your friends, and associates.
Imagine what your life would be like, and what kind of Network Marketing organization that you will be building?
Why is it that so many people feel that they do not have any leadership ability? Our society, and culture simply are not yet set up to bring out the best in everybody. We live in a world of winners, and losers, and the fastest way to be a winner is to make the people around you losers.
ARE YOU A LEADER? IF YOU ARE, you’ve got somebody to thank for that. Leaders aren’t born, they’re built. Somewhere along the line of your life somebody saw your leadership potential, and encouraged, or demanded, or pushed or pulled it out of you. That is a simple truth. They drew leadership out of you like drawing water from a well.
Perhaps you are not sure about yourself as being a leader. Many today feel that way. To overcome this type of thinking you need to associate with leaders. Go wherever they go. Do what they do. Apply their leadership thinking, the way they act, what they do, say, and especially what they believe.
If you are a good follower, this is a great way to learn leadership.
To think about:
In this day, and age, it would be truly remarkable for anyone to take a stand for everybody to become a leader. If this happened, there would be no need for politicians, executives, sports teams, families, police forces, and playgrounds. Everyone would be a leader. But as we all know that is not the case. So the moral of the story is this: we are like chemists; we need to create and transform our own leaders.