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Authentic Influencer Podcast

When it comes to building a business online, we are surrounded with the idea that the only way to be successful is to hustle our way to the top and bug everyone you know. I am on a mission to prove it doesn't have to be that way. Welcome to the Authentic Influencer Podcast where authenticity is king and profit is a side effect. My name is Brooke Elder. With over 10 years experience in direct sales and digital marketing, I've helped thousands of women learned that being an authentic influencer is the key to success. Join me each week as I bring you new ideas of strategies and tips on how to build a purpose driven business that is authentic to you.

Sep 24, 2019

“Action overcomes fear every time.”

Tricia Peterson (11:09 - 11:13)

One of the things that might be holding you back as a network marketer is your fear of becoming a leader. People often think that failure is the biggest fear that entrepreneurs face. While that’s certainly the case for many people, network marketers can be even more afraid of success than they are of failure. 

You might wonder what will happen if you recruit a lot of people into your team. Will you be able to manage them all? Will there be enough time? Are people going to see you as an expert that has all the answers, and what if you let them down?

“The first step to overcoming your fear of leadership is to not let it stop you from recruiting new people into your team.” 

- Brooke Elder (4:34 - 4:42)

While it’s normal to have doubts, you shouldn’t let fear hold you back from success. You signed up for this business because you want to have an impact on people’s lives and because you want to live abundantly. You shouldn’t let your fear of leadership stop you from bringing other people into your team so that they can also pursue their goals and dreams.

But how do I overcome my real fear of becoming a leader?

Before you can overcome your fear of leadership, you need to address the underlying reasons behind it. What exactly is it about leading a team of hundreds of people that you find scary? As soon as you recognize the root of your fear, it gives you the power to address it.

Maybe you see the leaders in your organization, and you think they’re perfect. They’re not perfect, and they’ve also had to figure things out along the way. Taking action in spite of your fear is the best thing you can do to overcome those limiting beliefs you have about yourself. The great thing about network marketing is that you don’t have to be like anyone else. You can have your own unique style of leadership, and you’ll attract the people that resonate with your way of doing things.

“We see the leaders in our network marketing businesses, and we think they’re perfect. We think we can never be like them.” 

- Tricia Peterson (3:50 - 3:58)

Your aim for today is to identify the root cause of your fear that’s holding you back from embracing leadership. If you’re having trouble figuring it out on your own, find someone in your organization who is a leader and ask them for help. They’ve most likely been through similar struggles, and they’ll be able to help you overcome your own fears. 

Once you’ve identified the causes, create a plan of action to help you get past those doubts. Remember, action overcomes fear, and it works every time. 

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