Yes, Even Network Marketing Superstars Can Lose Their Luster.
"I can't believe it," one of my personally sponsored reps gushed over the phone a couple of months ago. He continued: "I nabbed this network marketing pro from XYZ Co. He has over 500 people underneath him, can you imagine what that will mean to me? My business is finally taking off right into the stratosphere. All due to this one person and the numbers he's going to bring to the table."
Hm. Here we are a few months later. Our superstar has yet to shine. Matter of fact, our superstar has yet to sponsor a single person onto our team. Don't get me wrong, he talked a good game but has yet to walk the walk. When he first came into the business he wanted to talk to everyone upline to him, except, of course, his sponsor whom he assumed did not have the knowledge base nor the network marketing experience to deal with someone at his level.
And talk to upline he did. And he did. And he did.
It got so that I would flat out tell him at the start of every of our many conversations that I could only talk to him for two minutes tops. The proverbial straw came when he called to ask me about my weather as it was sunny where he was. I told him as gently as I could that if in the future he had any network marketing questions in general or questions about our company or its products in particular, by all means give me a call. But he should get his weather reports online.
In this case, and I'm sure you have your own examples, talk is not cheap. It is costly to my team's growth as it is/will be to your team's growth unless you take back control of your time.
I have not heard back from him. Nor have I heard from anyone else on his team. Oh, wait a minute, last time I checked there was no one on the superstar's team except for him.
If a network marketing superstar is really a superstar they will be just as protective of your time as they are of their own. They will use email or the phone to communicate and seek information from you (and their upline) not for general chit-chat.
As your team grows, you will find your own stars who may have started their network marketing careers as a mere flicker. But now, they light up your organization and your bank account.