When you start your MLM business, it’s easy to get weighed down by the details. Trying to build your prospect list, crafting your pitch and business plan, and determining how long it will take you to make a living can be a daunting task. All of these tasks can hold you back from truly thinking about your business in the long-term, rather just working on the day-to-day details.
However, when you are just starting out is the perfect time to learn how to think big when it comes to your business even though you are still small. Given that you may not have made a single sale yet, it can be tough to think about the bigger picture and what your business will look like in the next few years, but it’s the best time to think of your big, long-term model of success.
How You Can Move Past Small Thinking
Saying you want to think bigger and do things bigger is easier than actually taking action. Thinking bigger, especially when you are still small, takes work on a consistent basis. Here are some strategies that can help you see the bigger picture while still working on the day-to-day details.
- Step out of your comfort zone, and be comfortable with it. You may have always relied on someone else to be the ‘big thinker’ in past jobs or endeavors, but now you are on your own and you have to take on that role (as well as many others). Though this may be out of your comfort zone, the quicker you become comfortable with stepping out of it, the more successful you will be in all of your business tasks. Since it’s a new business, it’s likely you’ll need to get out of your comfort zone regularly, so the sooner you are ok with that, the better.
- Set realistic goals. The term ‘thinking big’ sometimes gets confused with setting lofty and sometimes wildly unrealistic goals. The key to thinking big is making sure that it’s relevant to both your business model and to your own goals. Just because they are realistic doesn’t mean they have to be small, but they shouldn’t stray from what you are ultimately trying to achieve with your MLM business.
- Get a support system. Having a solid support system who is willing to listen to your ideas and offer feedback is an important part of thinking big. This doesn’t just include those close to you, either. Finding a mentor, whether in the same line of business or not, can be one of the best ways to explore your ideas on a realistic level.
- Remove self-imposed limitations. The person who most often stands in our way is ourselves. Just because you are not used to thinking big or setting goals doesn’t mean you can’t. If you go into your business thinking you don’t have certain skills, then you are setting yourself up to fail. Build on your strengths and find others to help you where you fall short, just don’t fall victim to self-doubt.