How do you know when you are ready to be a leader?

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You know when you are ready to become a leader when you realize that only you can control your outcome.

I think there comes a time in every entrepreneur’s life when they no longer look to their upline for guidance.

They begin to look around at other marketing methods that other marketers are implementing, and try to find one that “just feels right.”

Personality types play a major role in finding the right marketing method.

Type A’s are very open – they talk to everyone, and seem to be well suited for network marketing. The B type personalities prefer to work on their own and by themselves, so some marketing methods may work better for the A types, and other methods are better suited for the B types.

When someone becomes part of a team, they are thirsty to learn everything there is to know about becoming a success in the business. They choose to work with a specific leader because they see success in that person and want to achieve success the same way. They look at and evaluate all the methods the leader uses to create his or her success with the belief that it will work for them as well.

But, the truth of the matter is that because everyone has a different personality type, and deals with people differently, what works for some, may not necessarily work for others. So, as you begin to look around at other leaders and what they are doing to generate their success, you will find some different marketing methods that appeal to you.

Is it OK to implement other tactics used by other leaders? Absolutely!

Your upline is not there to hold your hand, but will stand with you when you are moving up the ladder of success. Show some leadership and be proactive in building your business. Find a tactic or method that you feel comfortable with and go for it. Don’t have a defeatist attitude because your upline isn’t spoon feeding you success. In fact, he or she would probably be happy to see you take initiative and do it on your own. That would be the makings of a true leader which would help not only your business, but your upline’s business as well.

The leaders we choose…

My upline is more about offline marketing, but also does blogging. I joined him because I understood the temporary lifespan of internet marketing methods. Facebook makes changes to their platform and your business is affected. YouTube decides they don’t like your content and shuts you down. You‘re back at ground zero. You are constantly at the mercy of the social media giants.

With offline methods, you can be assured that they will always be your bread and butter for leads. They are a good way to stay consistent and not be subject to downtime.

I like the mix of offline/online marketing, and with online marketing, blogging seems to be the most stable with a self-hosted WordPress blog. You can’t be shut down, and even though it takes longer to produce results, the wait is worth it because it becomes an automatic machine as long as you keep feeding it quality content that gives value. The biggest hurdle with offline marketing is finding the time to do it when you still have a full time job.

So, be a leader… step out of your comfort zone… develop your own methods that work for you, and keep in mind that you should be something that is duplicable so you can encourage new team members to start off on something that works – a turnkey business system.

Be the champion you are…







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  1. Christy Itamoto

    Great post, Val! I agree that stepping out of one’s comfort zone is a great mark that a leader is born. A true leader shares what they learn outside of the comfort zone with their team. Have a great day!

  2. Lilach Bullock

    Great post Val. For me I naturally became a leader in my old business. The more I began sharing people started to want to learn from me and it was a natural progression.

    I love teaching and mentoring and working with people. Being able to share what I’ve learnt is very rewarding.

    1. valheisey Post author

      I agree completely Lilach. I also used to teach, and helping people learn is a real sense of accomplishment and pride. Thanks.

  3. Shalonda Gordon

    Very informative post, Val.. You are right when you point out how people are different and have to find what works for them.. Keep smiling


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