LOOK FOR THE GOOD IN PEOPLEAug 21, 2022
As a network marketing leader, you are in the business of helping people grow personally and professionally. You’ve chosen a business where you get to work with people. Sometimes, as you help someone strive for improvements, you fall into the habit of seeing what isn’t good.
What if, instead, you were to flip the switch from seeing shortcomings to seeing the good in people? Most people are doing the best they can with the tools they have. You can equip them with new tools to help them grow. And you can also help them grow stronger by intentionally honoring what is good.
1. Look for the good.
Think about how you feel when you’re around a person who sees the good in you. You feel more comfortable, don’t you? You can be that person, too. Here’s how:
- Decide that you will make the effort to look for the good in others.
- When you notice something good, comment on it. We all like hearing positive feedback.
- If you notice a shortcoming, train yourself to set that thought aside so you can keep looking for what is good.
2. Meet people where they are before asking them to move in a new direction.
Network marketing leaders spend a lot of energy coaching and training others to improve their skills so they can do more, and become more. There are always opportunities to get better.
People will be more comfortable taking on a new challenge or moving in a new direction when they feel you understand them and accept where they are.
- Remember that change happens one step at a time, and only when someone decides that they want to change.
- Show understanding for people. It’s likely that they are doing their best.
- Meet them where they are by showing empathy and respect.
3. Notice what you pay attention to.
When you meet someone, what do you look for? Do you try to see what is good, or do you notice what needs to improve?
The first step in any improvement is awareness. Become more aware of what you pay attention to. You can actually train yourself to look for the positive in the people around you.
- The next time you are out for a walk, notice what you pay attention to. Intentionally focus on five beautiful things you see. Train yourself to stop noticing what isn’t right!
- Think about the people in your life who are important to you. Build a mental list of their strengths. Ask yourself what would happen if your conversations with those people focused more on what is good than what isn’t.
- Notice what happens when you talk to someone about the good you see in them.
We all have opportunities to improve.
When you look at the people around you, notice what you pay attention to.
Look for the good.