Taking the blame for someone elses failures.
I used to really hate taking the blame.
Then one day I realized that When things are going great, it’s your fault.
When things aren’t, going good it’s your fault too.
Then one day a mentor of mine asked me, “would you rather be right,
or would you rather be rich?” That was a simple answer for me.
He said “Because, there are lots of broke RIGHT people in the world right now.
Just get over it and keep moving. Massive production solves nearly all complaints
and problems out there.”
You can never let the finger pointing game get to you. If you sign someone up in this business,
they will try to set themselves up for every excuse under the sun. As long as it isn’t their fault
that they will EVENTUALLY fail, it’s ok.
So it needs to be said that when you get to the point where you are a true leader with a great organization,
the reason why you are a leader is because
everyone else needs you.
John C Maxwell, author of the “21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership” said that you weren’t leading
the charge as a leader, but rather everyone else was leading instead,
they wouldn’t need you!
Who are you fooling?!
It goes the same way with your prospects. If you let the blame game get to you, you will
always lose. You will never become successful in this business if you let the blame game
mess with your head.
The best way to deal with this is when someone signs up, you just simply tell them..
“I don’t know if you can do this or not, but if you follow the system and be coachable,
you’ll see results. If you don’t follow the system and aren’t coachable, I wouldn’t even
fill out an application right now.”
You see, the magic happens all throughout the process.
Enrolling the person is just part of the process. Your job isn’t done. At that point, your
job is just beginning.
As far as I’m concerned, all they’ve done was just fill out an application to work for me.
Because I have employees in my restaurant business, I know what it is like to hire
someone who’s all excited and doesn’t even show up for their first day of work!
Is it because my restaurant doesn’t work? Sure isn’t, because I know lots of people
who didn’t show up to their first day of work with large companies like Hilton, Wal Mart, Target, Macy’s, etc…
It doesn’t mean it doesn’t work.
It just means that THEY didn’t work.
So stop beating yourself up over the whole thing and when someone signs up for your business,
Let them show up to day 1 of their job before you start getting serious about them.
After all, they are trying to qualify for YOUR time.