There is a big difference between the genuine appreciation of someone’s work and hanging onto their every word or attaching yourself to their creation.
In particular, let us stress that clinging to a Network Marketing Guru will make things worse not better!
The appreciation of someone’s work is healthy, clinging to their every word or joining yourself to their cause is not!
The Network Marketing industry is growing so fast a new guru is born every day.
Consider looking at it like this.
If you go to someone and ask a question like “What is Network Marketing?”
The person who answers that question for you becomes the authority on the subject in question, right?
Generally the person asking the question is the consumer, and the person answering is the leader or instant guru.
If the person asking the question is the consumer and the person answering the questions is the authority, then the opportunity presents itself for the consumer to join the authority.
Becoming an authority or Guru is that simple.
You simply need to have enough knowledge to serve the needs or solve the problems of those looking for the right answers.
Network Marketing Guru Is worshiped The Problem
That’s why, for example, I charge to teach people how to blog! It’s a lot of work, and I have bills to pay just like you do. (I actually paid to learn blogging from someone else!)
Let’s say you buy my blog training, I should not be your guru – I should be considered just a guy providing you with value that you respect.
The value I provide for you should provide you with useful tips and training, which will improve your mind and your life.
That’s worthy of respect, but it is not something that anyone should blindly follow.
The things that I say (or that anyone says) should never be considered right just because we say them, (as an entrepreneur you should test everything!), but rather because they make sense, and are supported by evidence, and so on.
In this scenario my job is to provide you with great value or ideas.
Your job is to recognize them and internalize them – to build them into yourself.
Both sides of that equation are necessary in order to be a Network Marketing Servant leader!
The truth is this: It’s the praise from their followers who make the guru.
Without a following, the guru; no matter how much they crave fame, they would be left standing alone.
Far too many people look for the easy button through life.
And taking what the guru says as gospel saves them from the hassle of thinking and the self accountable action of forming conclusions.
Added to this is the usual group problem: Being a member of a group gives you instant acceptance and instant self-esteem.
It’s the same trick that keeps people emotionally chained to governments.
By joining yourself to the larger and nobler entity, you save yourself the hard work of improving yourself.
It’s easy to set your problems aside when wrapped in a group..
Serious thinking is hard work!
It’s easy to pick up the gospel from the guru and join the party.
But that my friend is also fake, and it side tracks you from bettering yourself.
Network Marketing Guru or Servant Leaders
The fact of the matter is the guru model is unhealthy, and bears bad fruit.
A Network marketing guru and a Network Marketing servant leader may have different jobs to do, but neither should be put on a pedestal.
Listen to the servant leader, and if you can derive that they are doing a good job, respect them for it!
Don’t idolize them for it!
I mean after all, they being the servant leader should only consider applying what they have to say or share to your needs.
It should benefit you and your growth first and foremost.
They should poses the knowledge and skill to help you internalize it and grow. That my friends is respect for someone in need and thus makes them a servant leader!
Unless your interaction with a servant leader ends with you improving and acting on your own, then there is no point to time spent and the exercise itself!
In conclusion, my only wish is for you to seek the healthy relationship that transform you into the servant leader.
Having said that, I want you to know that is the true form of love, to share something meaningful with someone and not expect anything in return.
The hope is it’s paid forward to the next person in need!
I could go on all night with this yet, I want!
Hopefully you get the picture and well if you find a valuable lesson here today, then pay it forward it to the next person who can get value from it and respect us for it!
To YOUR many successes,
Legacy Marketing Network