“Your brain has an ‘ON’ switch,” grunted my worthless sponsor. “Use it!”
Okay, maybe he was right this one time.
I was playing the victim.
I tried to put some of the responsibility for my success unfairly on my worthless sponsor. He was having none of that. His method of response needed a bit more empathy, but no one can draw empathy from an empty well.
What possessed me to play the victim?
I forgot that our business is our responsibility, not our sponsors’. Our sponsors gave us an opportunity. The rest is up to us.
If our sponsors help us, awesome. Take advantage of it. If not, let’s not bemoan our lack of success with victim language such as, “My sponsor doesn’t help me.”
What did I ask my worthless sponsor?
I wanted to know how to meet new prospects, but insisted it had to be easy. And, rightly so, my worthless sponsor told me to stop being lazy and figure it out like an adult.
This prompted me to learn from books, audios, live company events, and my own experiences. And what happened?
If my sponsor had told me 20 different ways to meet new prospects, well, I would have made a list. But because I experienced the learning myself, I didn’t make a list. I actually felt like I could take action myself. I gained valuable experience, and I got back into action.
Looking back on this, I think, “Yeah, my worthless sponsor was a jerk.”