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When something knocks you flat

Helen Jamieson, ibuiltanetwork, ibuiltanetwork.com, The Networker, network marketing success, keeping it real on the mlm highway, does network marketing work?, mompreneur, replacing your income with network marketing
Jun 08 2017

When something knocks you flat

When things knock you flat, do you know it’s ok to be flattened?

Big things will definitely happen as you build your business.

People let you down.

Some laugh at you.

Disappointment can seem like it’s standing on every corner sometimes.

And it’s ok to register that.

It’s ok to have a **frustrated-roar** to yourself every now and then.

It’s ok to feel those big feelings.

It just you can’t fuss with those feelings too long. 

Because they’ll take hold of you and ruin-you-for-NWM forever if you don’t keep an eye on them.

If you fuss those feelings too long, resentment and self pity can take hold.

And they can make you toxic and repellant.

But knowing that, and in trying to not go there, it’s easy to go somewhere just as toxic:

Ploughing on through every obstacle pretending to not feel anything….

…and feeling guilty and ashamed if ‘negative’ feelings crop up.

So what’s a girl to do?!

Well, like I just said, it’s ok to acknowledge something has knocked you flat.  That’s what makes you human, it’s what gives you compassion and wisdom!

But after you’ve spent some time there, you need to reach for tools to help you get back on your feet.

Here’s 5 things to reach for when the proverbial is hitting the fan and you find yourself grinding your teeth:

  1. Fantastic PD (RHINOCEROS SUCCESS is a great place to start)
  2. Search ‘motivation’ on youtube and watch (for no more than 10 minutes!)
  3. Rest – as in: genuinely rest. Not fuss about procrastinating. Actually stop and rest
  4. Call your upline for help reframing what just happened – be honest and be teachable
  5. And then call more people there are people out there who really, really want what you have to offer right now

So, yes, be human as you build your business.

But be a tenacious human.

Find ways around things.

And be brave enough to feel what’s happening along the way.

Because then you can help others when they’re going through it.

And that’s an important part of leadership.

See you on the road,

Helen x

PS And seriously, if you haven’t read it already, then you really, really need to get this book (use my affiliate link here to buy it, or get it from your library for free!):


See you on the road,
Helen Jamieson's signature, author of The Networker

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Hi, I'm Helen Jamieson, the author of The Networker - a novel created from experiences on the road to creating over USD $1million with my network marketing business. The book is a fable, a novel, about Sally, a feisty mother of two young children. Sally's feeling exhausted by her job, her lack of money and her negative spouse. Surely successful people didn't have to deal with obstacles like hers? The story follows her into, under and round those obstacles on her quest to take back control of her life using network marketing.

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