Laws of Leadership in Network Marketing [Part 3 of 3]

In today’s episode I cover the last 7 of the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership from John Maxwells book.  If you haven’t yet, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this three part series.

15. The Law of Victory

The law of victory teaches us that a leader always finds a way for the team to win.

In network marketing, you can’t have success without helping other people have success. This is one of the reasons I call network marketing the most morally correct business model in the world! We win by helping others win. This is different from the business model of many other companies and organizations out there.

Ask yourself every day, how can I help my team to win?

16. The Law of Momentum

John Maxwell teaches “You need to get the big mo going for you!”

You can’t steer a ship that isn’t moving. Momentum answers all sorts of questions and problems that would exist if the organization wasn’t experiencing momentum.

Momentum starts with the leader. If you’re not seeing your team produce, you produce! Then watch how your team shifts.

17. The Law of Priorities

There is a distinct difference between being busy and accomplishing.

A leader is the one who climbs the highest tree surveys the entire situation, and yells “Wrong jungle!” Make sure your team is focused on income producing activities (ie inviting, presenting and enrolling new customers and builders).

If you are a leader, you must learn the three Rs

a. What is required

b. What gives greatest return

c. What brings the greatest reward

Know what activities and how they should be done – duplicate that down into your ranks. =)

18. The Law of Sacrifice

“A leader must give up to go up.”

One sacrifice seldom brings success.

Example from the book – As he worked to turn around the Chrysler Corporation., Lee Lacocca slashed his own salary to $1 per year. “When you become a leader, you lose the right to think about yourself.”

19. The Law of Timing

When to lead is as important as what to do and where to go. Only the right action at the right time will bring success.

A good example of this law in network marketing is knowing when to plug into upline support and when to branch out. (team facebook group, team dinners at convention, monthly training, weekly team calls etc…)

20. The Law of Explosive Growth

“To add growth, lead followers. To multiply growth, lead leaders.”

Seek always for ways to encourage people to step up into leadership on your team.

“It is my job to build the people who are going to build the team.”

21. The Law of Legacy

In his book, John invites you to ask yourself, what would you want people to say about you at your funeral?

As you look at your priorities in live long term, work backwards to determine what activities today will lead you there.

I hope you enjoyed this 3 part series on leadership!

If you haven’t yet grabbed a copy of this book to dive deeper you can do so here:

GO GET THE BOOK! =)

You’ll thank me later (if you’re not already now) =)
Matt