Researchers say the need to nap in normal. Somewhere between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m., most people experience a lull in their alertness, and productivity decreases. The phenomenon is due, not to eating or culture, as had formerly been thought, but to a shift in the human biological clock. At that time, people can fall asleep within a few minutes. While alertness and work performance did not increase for those who stopped for a midday nap, it did put them in a better mood.
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So if having a nap improves alertness, would it not help to improve our ability to be effective leaders in Network Marketing? Alertness sharply increases our senses that we make available to ourselves to enhance creativity and generate solutions. As we become more alert to what people are doing, we gain valuable insight into what beliefs are driving their actions. By understanding their beliefs, we are far better prepared to mentor them when they are struggling. We can then help them make changes that will create a lasting positive difference by attacking root causes rather than alleviating temporary symptoms.
By improving our alertness in Network Marketing, we dramatically increase our opportunities to learn from those around us. In business of Network Marketing and mentoring, developing a keen sense of alertness is a fundamental goal of all great leaders. It is believed that Mahatma Gandhi set aside each Monday as a day of silence. During these silent hours Gandhi sharpened all his powers of observation, awakening his deeper listening skills and strengthening the connection he made with others through his darshan, or presence.
Constant observation in Network Marketing helps you to become very sensitive and alert to the best way to work with each member. Great leaders do not believe in treating each person exactly the same. Some of those around you respond best to praise, while others need to be pushed harder. Still others excel when they are given space with only an occasional comment or acknowledgment. This kind of individualized mentoring and leadership demands a higher level of alertness, understanding, and presence. The reward is your immense internal satisfaction at seeing those around you growing in confidence and performance.
In promoting your business opportunity, you can markedly increase your alertness by making a key decision. Decide that learning is far more important than your fear of failure. This will get you off the bench and into the game.
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Being alert frees you to seek to understand, to learn, and to care. We will be far more interested in asking questions and listening to expand our knowledge and deepen our insights than in spouting answers to impress others with our position, or to protect our frail ego. Through this critical decision, you will become curious rather than closed, vibrant rather than stagnant.
We often get caught up in believing our primary role is to supply answers. True leaders realize that answers are important, but open-ended questions are essential. When you ask questions, you gain the opportunity to see different perspectives and approaches. This enables you to be alert to opportunities, or potential problems, you may have missed had you confined yourself solely to your own range of experiences.
Other people benefit just as much when you remember to ask, listen, as well as tell. They see that you value their thoughts and opinions. This builds far greater loyalty and enthusiasm than if you try to force their commitment through your authority. In fact, by genuinely listening to those who question your leadership, you can often transform their doubts into lasting respect, and gain valuable insights for yourself as well.
REPLACE FEAR WITH CURIOSITY Courage Changes Everything.