James Lombard Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Green personalities have many good qualities, but some not so good ones, especially when it comes to network marketing. Among the failings of people with green personalities, is the habit of correcting other people, arising from the belief that how they see reality is the only way to see it. This unfortunate habit, deeply ingrained since childhood, annoys other people greatly because it implies that their feelings and opinions don’t count, so it’s not conducive to relationship-building, which is the essence of network marketing.
Another annoying and self-defeating habit is the habit of analysing matters to death. The ability to analyse is of itself a good quality; it’s when it is carried to such lengths, that one is unable to make a decision, that it is a disadvantage. ‘Look before you leap’ is good advice, but you have to leap or not leap at some stage. As an entrepreneur and especially as a leader in network marketing, one has to be able to make quick and informed decisions.
So, how does one get rid of the undesirable aspects of being green and enhance the desirables? Since what we’re talking about here are ingrained habits, whatever strategies we use, have to be used persistently. In regard to persistence, Hill says: “Will power and desire when properly combined make an irresistible pair”, and, “If you find yourself lacking in persistence, this weakness can be remedied by building a stronger fire under your desires.” Hill goes on to say that it is necessary to have a definite purpose backed by a strong desire and a plan for achieving that purpose, while tuning into the advice and support of a harmonious mastermind, to attain persistence. Therefore, I need to incorporate the good qualities in which I am deficient into my purpose statement and into my daily self-talk, so that, over time, I will acquire them.
Then I will be able to place myself in other peoples’ shoes so as to see their points of view, feel their feelings and be open-minded enough to learn from them. I will also be able to make informed decisions quickly.
Regards and best wishes to all.
James Lombard, Dublin. Ireland.