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The one ancient leadership secret no one teaches

Article by: Doug Firebaugh
November 16, 2011

iStock_000023658166SmallWould you like to know a secret that has exploded MLM teams that we have coached?

There are many ways to build teams and organizations today. The network marketing home business profession is not the same business and profession it was even 10 years ago.

Things have changed for the better and it has been been transformed into more powerful tools and tactics because of social media as well as online recruiting and team building tactics. We have been teaching these for years, but there are some leadership secrets of network marketing that I still don’t see taught in the public arena.


Home business team building

So many people have asked me in seminars “Why isn’t my team growing and why has it stagnated?”

That is a million dollar question with many possible answers.

Today, a growing team requires a much different focus and approach then it used to. Yes, the foundational MLM leadership principles are still there, but the leadership strategies have changed in many ways. Most have not kept up with them and adapted their team building MLM efforts to them.


3 Ways to build an MLM team

There are three basic ways to build a home business downline today:

1. Online

This is where you build your team using online software and social media sites that you utilize for communication and for training. This alone has transformed much of MLM leadership and team building. The issue is, there is not that personal connection that so many people need to stay motivated and engaged. But this is a powerful tool for building.

2. Offline

This is where you build it the traditional way and do it all face-to-face, conference call, and live in-home or hotel meetings. This still works and works well for a lot of people.

3. Hybrid

This is where you build your MLM downline with both online and offline. This strategy is the best I believe because it allows you to build your team with a variety of tactics and those that prefer online can use online, and the more traditional folks can use offline.

But you need both team building strategies in today’s marketplace to effectively recruit and build an MLM leadership organization.

So then, why do a lot of people experience the pain of a slow growing downline or a no growing downline?

There actually are many reasons. But the most common reason that we have seen and observed—few teach if it is taught at all.

What would you do if you could have one idea that would start your downline growing again?

This is a very simple—but powerful and profound leadership tactic that few teach.


Ancient team building secret

I am a huge fan of the Good Book and read it daily.  I love the ancient wisdom it contains, as well it is a cornerstone of my faith.

One of the things that the Good Book talks about is something called “prophecy.” This is where you call something or predict something will happen and then have faith it will happen through the workings of God. Now I am not preaching here, but want to introduce a concept to you about MLM team building:

“Prophetic leadership”

This type of leadership is where you call someone a leader, speak to that leadership, treat them as a leader, see them as  leader, believe they are a leader, refuse to call them a distributor, and build the image of leadership into their minds, spirits, and heart.

And then they will become a leader because you believed in them, when most have not.


Speak into the leader

“Prophetic leadership” is “re-imaging” a person in their mind with words like:

“You are such a leader. I am so proud of you.”

“If you could see the leader in you I see, you would be amazed.”

“I call you s leader because that is what you are a powerful leader.”

Speak to that image and belief and let the distributor embrace that concept and picture of themselves in their mind and watch their leadership grow and the team grow.

Why does it work?


People will rise to the level of your expectations

That is leadership 101. And when you speak into their life and heart, they will start to accept it over time, and then move towards it, and then achieve the expectation you have set forth as a leader yourself.

Prophetic leadership is a powerful way to build a network marketing downline and team.

Speak to the mountain and call it a leader. And watch this MLM leadership secret explode your mlm team building and home business success!




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MLM Network Marketing Social Media Expert Trainer, Speaker, Author, Doug Firebaugh entered the Home Business Network Marketing arena in 1985 and...

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