We received two separate email requests for help last week which highlight the same challenge from two different perspectives. The first email was from a home business owner who is frustrated by a stunning lack of success despite having what he describes as 'the perfect system for people to plug into.' He is desperately searching for people who will 'simply duplicate' his plan building a successful team and 'huge income stream.'
The other email came from another unsuccessful home business owner who stated that she just needs somebody to tell her 'exactly what to do' and to 'hold her accountable' for doing it. She feels strongly that the lack of clear direction from her upline is preventing her from 'reaping the benefits' and 'making real money.'
It might seem obvious that we should simply arrange for these two people to get together and await their stories of success. It doesn't work, and here's why. A home business has no employees.
If you're advertising for people to fit in to your duplicatable system, you will attract people with an employee mindset - not entrepreneurs. Likewise, if you are looking for someone to provide you with a script and necessary supervision, you're not an entrepreneur looking for a home business, you're an employee looking for a job.
A good question to ask prospective business partners is not, "Would you like to own your own business?" but rather, "Do you regularly do more than is asked of you?"
Employees are not successful in home businesses, because they only do what they have to do when they have to do it. And they very quickly realize that they don't have to do anything. They love the idea of being their own boss, and giving themselves the day off. These are the people who are always 'getting ready' for just the 'right time' to really get it going. Not right now, but soon...after the next training webinar...after the convention...when the kids are out of (or back in) school...when they have the script to overcome objections memorized. Never.
If you are someone who understands and appreciates the immense power of your personal gifts...If you are not satisfied doing just what you are told...If you have a passion for creating something remarkable for your family...If you can share your enthusiasm with others in a sincere desire to serve...If you embrace the synergistic power of relationships between business partners, then you are an entrepreneur who will enjoy tremendous success as a home business owner...with no employees.
Keep Leading Forward!
Deb and Brad