What! The Birds Are Going To Get Some?
Jim Rohn said that the birds are going to get some!
Jim Rohn was a legend in the network marketing industry. He was a generic trainer, and he didn’t care what company you were with. He worked with everybody!
Jim tells a story about The Sower and The Good Seed. Back in olden days, people sowed seed by hand. They would carry a bag of seed and would reach into the bag, grab a handful of seed, and scatter it over the ground.
The story says that there was nothing wrong with the seed. In fact, it was excellent seed. It had every chance in the world to produce a bountiful harvest.
However, according to the story, some of the seed fell along the way side, which attracted birds. The birds would gobble up the seed; and, of course, the seed didn’t have a chance to grow.
As you might expect, this did not make the sower happy. And, at that point, he had two options. One of his choices of action could be to chase the birds!
There are two problems with that choice: First, most likely he would never catch the birds. They are too fast, so it would be a wasted effort. Also, the birds have already eaten the seed! To try to get them back would be a waste of time.
Second,…..what happens when the sower chases the birds?
He leaves the field! And he stops sowing! When he stops sowing, he gets no yield or results.
The other choice the sower had…..and this is what he did do……was to keep on sowing. If he kept on task of sowing, he could sow the seed faster than the birds could eat it!
Now there were some other challenges as well, but to make a long story short, some of the seed that the sower sowed went on to produce a very good yield.
How Does This Story Relate to Network Marketing?
In network marketing, your product or opportunity is the seed. And it is a very good seed! When you are spreading your seed, you are sharing the benefits that your opportunity and product offers.
Sometimes, before the benefits of your offer can take root in your prospects mind, THE BIRDS GET THEM!!
The birds can be anything that becomes a distraction to the prospect. The price is too high, not enough time, to busy! A well-meaning neighbor could talk them out of it.
A prospect, someone that you KNEW would be great for your business, someone who said he was coming to your presentation, becomes a no-show!
THE BIRDS GOT HIM!
What do you do? If you are a wise sower, you stay in your field and you keep sowing. Some of the seeds will sprout, grow, and become fruitful.
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