As a network marketing professional, I’ve spent most of my adult life helping people accomplish their dreams. It’s what I love about our business.
Working with thousands of people and focusing my own life on personal development, I have come to believe there is one major challenge with the self help field. Don’t get me wrong, I fully believe in planting great seeds in my mind on a daily basis and I teach it with a passion.
The challenge stems from the belief that we as human beings are not (good) enough right now, thus feeding our mindset the idea that the next book or program will provide the major breakthrough we have been looking for all our lives.
The personal growth industry thrives on this belief, which is actually counter-productive to your development. We all know people who attend seminar after seminar, read book after book, and rarely see improvements in their lives.
In network marketing this leads to distributors moving from one company to another, thinking financial success is dependent on something outside themselves.
One of the foundations of all religions, which goes back to the Old Testament, is that “man was made in the likeness of God.” What this means is that we have within us everything we need to be successful—the tools, the brains, the ability to manifest, and so on.
That’s right, you don’t need anything else; you already have the ability to accomplish anything and everything no matter where you are in your life right now.
Look at the advancements just in our lifetime. I can call in to any meeting room in the world using Skype and share my story as if I was physically present. Prospects and team members can see me on the big screen—and all this technology costs me nothing.
When I started my business in 1993, long distance calls were prohibitively expensive and when we used the speaker phone in a meeting room the sound quality was horrible. We thought the fax machine and VCR were the greatest inventions ever for our business.
Recently some of my leaders and I were having the time of our lives driving ATVs through the Sahara desert. A family of nomads invited us into their tent for a drink of water. When I walked into their humble home, I noticed a teenager using FaceTime on his iPhone to communicate with a relative overseas. It was one of those surreal moments—and it all started with the consciousness of an individual or our collective consciousness that we have all the tools available to us to get what we want in life.
Go out today with this awareness while building your business, and let your personal development—that next book, audio program, or seminar—simply remind you that you are great, you are incredible, you can succeed now. More importantly, start teaching this belief to your teams. Plant this seed and you will harvest greatness.
Based in Toronto, JOE GARCIA leads a global network marketing organization spanning all five continents. He has created dozens of millionaires in regions where the average monthly income is $500 or less.