Vision is a clear mental picture of the result you want to achieve and is a common denominator for success in any entrepreneurial venture. In network marketing, recruiting especially requires this. There is a certain magic that happens when vision and mindset meet action; but you have probably heard this 1000 times right? You are probably thinking this is just going to be another one of those articles on the elusive concept of “vision.” Hopefully that will not be the case. Let’s take a deeper dive into some examples of this, what we can do to construct it, and how to focus it to the benefit of your business.
Walt Disney was a master visionary. In 1934, about six years after he had created Mickey Mouse, Walt began to create the film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Production of this film cost $1.5 million which was a staggering amount of money for the time. During the 4 years of production, he was approached by his own wife and brother who attempted to talk him out of continuing with the project due to incredible associated risk. Disney Studios even ran out of money right before the film was released; yet, this did not deter Walt from his goal. He pulled the strings needed to continue production. The result was amazing, Snow White made over $8 million and was the most successful movie of 1938. Walt persevered through the doubt of his peers, a dry bank account, and with little to no guarantee of success. This accomplishment and many others, can be attributed to his vision.
We should first focus on constructing your vision and why it is so powerful.
What having Vision IS and IS NOT
A vision is not an indefinite or ambiguous hopeful dream. Do not create a fantasy world with flying unicorns, fire breathing squirrels, and a golden ticket that magically gives you the winning lotto numbers each month. Having vision is having an image in your mind of clearly defined results that stem from clearly defined actions. Do not take this as, “do not have big aspirations,” because you should; but you need to make sure that it’s a concise belief down to your core and not some type of asinine fairytale land with no real path to achievement.
Vison Feeds Expectations and Expectations Feed Vision
You are part of a fitness program and are told you will be running two miles for the following mornings workout. You are halfway through your second mile when your instructor informs everyone that you will be running five miles today. *Devastation sinks in* You are still able to do it, but five miles is a heck of a lot easier when you have mentally prepared for it. This is important to realize because you don’t want to sell yourself short. Envision the most of yourself you can, then your expectations for daily, weekly, and monthly tasks will follow suit.
Inspired Vision is Powerful
An inspired vision has a gravitational pull to it. Ideas, peers, strangers, and necessary tools for your business will gravitate towards you. This is a form of the law of attraction. When you truly start to believe in something others will too and your eyes will begin to open to new possibilities. This will result in you and others taking action.
Now let’s look at how we can apply this to recruiting in Network Marketing.