Courage in LeadershipSunday, July 18, 2010 21:44
Merriam Webster defines Courage as the “mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear or difficulty. It takes courage to build a business. It really is an important Leadership Characteristic that one must possess in network marketing.
My goal is to share with you my thoughts on Courage and how it can affect your Network Marketing business
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow. ~ Mary Ann Radmacher
When I think of courage, the things that often come to mind are the acts of the brave fire fighters, police officers, and soldiers. Yes they truly are heroes and give a lot of themselves to help protect us. But Courage does exist in our lives more often than we realize.
Think of your day to day life. Then take a look as some of the following examples of courage:
- Express your thoughts and opinions
- Stand up for what you believe in
- Go out of your comfort zone
- Start a new business
- Change careers
- Learn or try something new
- Make new friends
- Make amends
- Be open to others’ thoughts and views
In Network Marketing, courage is very much part of the business. It is evident that a growing number of people are aware of using the Internet to build their business. But still for many, the first thing that comes to mind is making a large list of people, contacting all your friends and family, making cold calls to people you don’t know or getting 100 “No” responses, please rest assured this is very much unnecessary.
Courage is needed to go out of your comfort zone and develop relationships with those who are interested in the business. It may be to learn skills necessary to grow a successful business. It can be a shift in thinking, being open to new ways of doing things or possibly just taking an honest assessment of how you are doing. It can be as simple as committing to take consistent daily action regardless of the time spent. Courage to believe in yourself.
Courage in business does not always involve a huge visible risk. It is the small steps we take and the courage that goes a long with it that counts. It is an essential Leadership Characteristic in building your business.
Courage is being afraid but going a head anyways ~ Dan Rather