Whether you ask Steve Jaffe who says mindset before skill set. Or Diane Hochman who will tell you it is all about belief. Or Mark Harbert who says it is all about discipline. Doing the the things you have to do, when you don’t want to. MLM success is a matter of mindset. So then the question is what are the concrete steps we can take to improve ourselves? Fortunately Shawn Achor wrote the book about it called The Happiness Advantage and so following is a list of concrete steps to up our game.
Steps to take toward MLM success
1. Meditate– Regular meditation of only 5 mins per day can permanently rewire the brain to raise levels of happiness, lower stress, even improve immune function.
2. Find something to look forward to – Anticipate future rewards.
3. Commit acts of kindness – Acts of altruism will decrease stress and enhance mental health. Try to commit 5 acts of kindness per day.
4. Infuse your environment with positivity – Fe pictures of loved ones near the computer or go out on a nice day and on and on.
5. Exercise – physical activity can boost mood and enhance our work performance.
6. Spend money – But not on stuff, spend money on experiences.
7. Exercise a signature Strength – Each time we use a skill we are good at, we experience a burst of positivity.
8. Leading with the Happiness Advantage – Leaders use the Happiness Advantage as a tool to motivate their teams and maximize potential. One way is provide frequent recognition and encouragement.
9. Losada Line – This means it takes three positive comments, experiences or expressions to stave off the languishing effects of one negative. In fact teams work best with a six positives to one negative ratio.
10. Belief – Maximize the potential power you believe you have. So, The mental construction of our daily activities is more than the activity itself, defines our reality.
11. Change of mindset – It is important that we believe we can improve our mind set.
12. Write down three “good things” that happened that day – this will force our brain to scan the last 24 hours for potential positives. In just 5 minutes a day this trains the brain to become skilled at noticing and focusing on possibilities for personal growth and professional growth, and seizing opportunities to act on them.
13. Twenty Four Hour Rule – presented by Roger Federer(all time best tennis player). Celebrate a victory or mourn a loss for 24 hours and then move on. And apply lessons learned.
14. Falling Up – It’s about capitalizing on setbacks and adversity to become even happier, even more motivated, and even more successful.
15. 20-Second Rule – If you can cut the activation energy for those habits that lead to success, even by as little as 20 seconds at a time, it won’t be long before you start reaping their benefits.
16. Social Investment – The most successful people hold tighter to their social support in times of a crisis. Instead of divesting, they invest in social support. Not only are these people happier, but they are more productive, engaged, energetic, and resilient.
17. The Ripple Effect – Using all seven principles together sparks an upward spiral of happiness and success. So that the benefits quickly become multiplicative. Or in other words creating the Ripple Effect.