Success in Network Marketing is about sharing a product/service with the people you love and empowering them to share it with the people they love. It’s not about what you can do, but rather about what you can help others duplicate.
David Imonitie was born on July 2, 1983, in Merryville, Missouri who is one of the top earners of the network marketing industry, says that before you can expect others to believe in you, you first must believe in yourself. As a college dropout turned serial entrepreneur, success coach, and investor, he knows what it takes to go from zero to hero. Here are some tips.
Leadership in network marketing
Every company wants efficient leaders who can motivate teams to reach their business goals. With over 150,000 distributors in over 32 countries, David Imonitie is a living example of how to lead a team and inspire your network. However, it didn’t happen overnight. David remembers what it felt like to go to an event and have nobody show up. In fact, at the start of his career, he used to park his car as far away from the venue as possible in fear of losing credibility when guests were to see his old car.
David learned early that if you help enough other people get what they want, you will get everything that you want and more. With this philosophy in mind, David did whatever it took to help people on his team achieve their dreams through Network Marketing. As his success has grown, his heart has remained the same. He not only wants to grow more but also believes he can influence his team and distributors to grow along with him. That’s the type of leader this industry needs.
David’s definite purpose in life is to Positively Impact the lives of over 1 billion people with his voice and appearance. To make his dream reality, he’s launching a social media platform called Believe Nation, which will be a place where the world can come to learn how to believe and get the mentorship they need to get to the next level.
4 Effective leadership skills
According to David, every network marketing leader should have the following skills if they dream of making it big.
1. Unshakable Character
The first rule to successful leadership is unshakable character. If you don’t have character, you won’t do what you say you’re going to do. If you don’t do what you say you’re going to do, you lack integrity. If you lack integrity, your team won’t trust you. If your team doesn’t trust you, your team won’t follow you. If your team doesn’t follow, it’s impossible to lead.
Therefore, it all starts with how you perceive your life in general. If you tend to take shortcuts, you may achieve temporary success but may not become one of the greatest leaders in the network marketing industry. On the other hand, if you want to put yourself in the shoes of David Imonitie, you need to develop an unshakable character. Your team should look forward to working for you and not consider you as a person who always takes things for granted.
2. Definite of Purpose
Before you can lead others, you first must lead yourself, and it’s important to remember you can’t hit a target you can’t see. Therefore, as a leader, you first must have a clear vision of where you’re going and believe without a shadow of a doubt that you will make that dream a reality. This is also known as a “definite purpose”. David’s current Definite Purpose is to positively impact the lives of over 1 billion people with his voice and appearance and plans on making that dream a reality through his new social media platform called Believe Nation, where the world can come together to learn how to believe. Learning how to believe in yourself is one of the most important foundational principles of becoming successful in any area of life.
3. Embrace Failure
A leader is an inspiration for everyone. David Imonitie emphasizes the importance of mentors. He believes you can learn from one of two ways, mentors or mistakes. When learning from mistakes, you mostly learn through trial and error. By successfully figuring out what doesn’t work, you will eventually figure out what works! Without a mentor, this is the only way to learn. However, with a mentor, you can learn through their mistakes saving you time, energy, and money. David failed in network marketing initially. However, he never allowed his failures to take him down. That’s a sign of a true leader. Leaders should learn to accept failures as they will eventually guide you on the right path to success as long as they refuse to make the same mistake twice.
David always encourages you to make mistakes because that’s one of the best ways to learn in network marketing. But he wants you to make new mistakes and not repeat the previous ones. In many of his speeches, David openly said that the more mistakes you make, the more you learn what to avoid in this industry. This will clear your path to success. There is no one-shot success in network marketing. Unless you are fortunate, you need to learn the tricks of the trade the hard way.
4. Raising the BAR
A successful leader should have the company’s best interest at heart. Leading a team is about providing specific people specific jobs according to their skill-sets. It takes time to understand which team member excels in what department. Once you know your team’s strengths and weaknesses, you can organize their roles and responsibilities in a way that plays to their strengths. David Imonitie suggests that leaders should always raise the BAR after every project. According to David, the BAR stands for Belief, Action, and Results. Your team should believe in you and their abilities to finish their assigned tasks. They should take appropriate action according to their skill-sets to complete their job. Lastly, they should reflect on the results of their hard work to understand how they can improve.
It is not easy to become David Imonitie overnight. If he inspires you, make sure you follow these tips above. Focus on increasing your level of belief and success will soon follow.