Look for what you want

A few weeks ago, my wife and son were talking about license plates. For months my son has been playing a game of sorts, trying to find a license plate from every state in the union. He has a form with all the states on it. When we go on a trip, he gets it out, hoping to see a state that he hasn’t marked off the list.

Yahoo license?
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During the course of the conversation, my son mentioned to my wife that he had noticed a lot of license tags recently with an X, a Yor a Z on them. I didn’t think much about his observation until I was in a traffic jam on I-40 a day or two later.

While I was creeping along with hundreds of other cars, I started noticing license plates. You can guess what happened, right? Car after car had a tag with an X, a Y or a Z on it. At least half, and probably closer to three fourths had one of those letters.

Now, does that prove that half the cars on the road have a license plate with one of the last three letters of the alphabet on it? Of course not. Instead, what I think it shows it that you tend to more easily notice the things you’re looking for.

So, here’s a suggestion: start looking for the good in life. In every situation, try to find something positive. Focus on that, and you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Steve DeVane

Taking steps on the path to leadership

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To achieve what you want in network marketing, you must be a leader. To be a leader, you must have followers.

For you to lead, somebody has to follow you. For someone to follow you, they must see you as a leader. Others have to picture you as the person who can lead them out of the morass they are in.

And why would anyone follow YOU, you ask? That’s easy. They follow you because you believe in something. You are passionate. You are enthusiastic.

Since you are a passionate, enthusiastic believer, that puts you way ahead of everyone else. Do you believe that a passionate, enthusiastic belief can change a person’s life? A lot of people see it that way, which means you can be an MLM wizard. You have personalized the first part of the “MLM Wizard Formula.”

Does this sound like I’m talking about somebody else? You’re probably thinking that you are on the other side of this deal, one of the masses looking for that leader. But here’s the point. So long as people can see your rock-solid, core belief, it doesn’t matter that you’ve never been looked at as a leader before. You will inspire people and they will follow you. And as distant as that idea of solid belief may seem right now, it’s just a matter of some intensive coaching and some dedicated practice to actually reach it.

Even if you’re a long way from flawless, you can help a lot of people turn their lives around. They are looking for the right model. You can become their network-marketing leader, but only if you learn to really drill down into your steel-hard core belief.

So the question is, how do you get there from here? You talk to people now, you look around you, and there just is no one who would follow you. And even if they would, you’re not really sure where you would lead them.

Maybe you have some possibilities, but there’s just no certainty that’s strong enough to inspire very many people. Worse, you have your own moments of self-doubt when you think it’s all hopeless, that you will never get to the place you want in life.

I understand that success seems so distant, it’s almost like a dream. But the fact is, with the right training and some dedicated effort on your part, “you” as an inspirational leader could be just a few weeks away … not months or years. Will you make a commitment to your future?

Steve DeVane
This no-cost mentoring program taught me about the path to leadership.