Pride Can Cost You
1. A sense of one’s own proper dignity or value; self-respect
2. sure or satisfaction taken in an achievement, possession, or association
It also means:
3. Arrogant or disdainful conduct or treatment; haughtiness
Having Pride in your business can be a good thing or a bad thing mostly it can be expensive.
HOW? You ask? Let’s look at a couple of different scenarios of how pride can get in the way of success.
Pride can lead you to talking to people with great pleasure about your business, your opportunity and the success you are having. That’s pretty cool and a giant plus in my book. In this instance you are proud of what you are doing and what you have accomplished, great stuff.
Now let’s take a look at the other part of Pride. Pride can bring you to arrogance with your success. It can lead you to be “That guy” or “That girl” that has become successful. You know who I am talking about…the giant ego. This does happen to most people who create fast success for themselves. The bad thing is your success/arrogance leaves a lot of friends and business partners laying in the path. Even the faithful ones can take so much, leaving your business and costing you a friend AND money.
Let’s take a look at one more scenario of Pride costing you. The old “I can do it myself” LOL. I laugh out loud because, that use to be me. We all fall into that path at one point or another, that’s why I am writing this. You see, you have to put away your pride and ask for help, especially if you are a newbie and looking for success. No matter how awesome you are, no matter how much experience you think you have, you can always learn more. It’s cool to talk to your upline and your business associates, most people do. BUT here is something you don’t think about, talk to your downline. Keep an open line of communication with them. You can learn from everyone you talk to if you just keep your ears open. Sometimes, you learn from teaching your downline or even someone asking YOU for help.
What I am trying to say is, don’t let your pride get in the way of your success. It’s cool to reach out to people. Get off “Your high horse” and reach out. Nobody knows everything. Don’t be that person, I was that person who didn’t want to ask for help and it cost me almost a year of trying to do things on my own. When network marketing went to the internet, it was a new world to me but I thought I could do it all on my own. LOL, I couldn’t. Once I asked for help, my success increased and I became a better person, business partner and entrepreneur.
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