Why Your Personality Type Is The Secret Sauce To Your Network Marketing Success (and Free Quiz)

As a mompreneur building a business from home in the network marketing industry I have learned a lot over the years. I could write a whole book about the many lessons and experiences I have had (and I even might someday, who knows) but everything has a starting piece to the puzzle, that first brick in laying a solid foundation and I believe success in this industry starts with the secret sauce of being true to yourself.

There is this myth that you have to be a flaming extrovert who loves networking events, is a rock star salesperson who thrives at entertaining a house full of people and posting selfies every day on social media in order to be successful at a home-based business in direct sales.

This way of thinking is simply not true. Maybe the network marketing industry is just not for you and that is okay, but don’t let limiting beliefs about your personality keep you from living the dreams you have for you and your family. So many times, I see women give up too soon because it’s easier to say “I am just not cut out for this” than it is to give themselves time to figure out a system that will work for them.

Being successful in a business comes down to being authentic and true to who God made you to be but I see too many getting caught up in comparing themselves to how others build their businesses instead of blazing their own trail and finding what works for them.

As a person who is more extroverted, I often go live on my Facebook page to connect with my audience as that is what works for me in delivering content. I find it easier and faster to go live and speak about what is on my mind but it’s not the only way to use social media. Maybe you are more introverted and love to write creating posts that provide a lot of high-quality value or maybe you love photography and can create fun attention-grabbing photos to share with your audience.

Using your unique voice, gifts and talents is what will help you thrive in building a business, not trying to be like everyone else or allowing yourself to be stuck because you believe you don’t have what it takes to be successful. Marketing yourself will take some trial and error but as long as you are willing to keep trying, you will figure out what works for you. Believe me friend, if I can do this, you can too.

The first step is to dive deeper into your personality type so you can focus on the strengths you already have and less on trying to do what everyone else is doing. Maybe you know if you are an extrovert, introvert (or did you know there is an inbetween personality type called ambivert?!) but you have a hard time understanding how to use your strengths. Maybe understanding your personality more is a new concept for you, either way, I have no doubt this will be an eye-opening experience that will help you grow in all areas of your life.

Diving deeper into who you are v. comparing yourself to others can not only improve your business but your relationships as a whole with friends, your spouse and your children. There are a lot of personality quizzes and archetype resources out there that you can use to but because I love all things fun and unique, one of my favorite resources is the Archetypal Branding Assessment Quiz by Melissa Bolton. I know you will love this one!

Building a business takes hard work, time and investing in personal development to be successful but it doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t need to follow thousands of gurus to find answers or try to be like everyone else. Your unique success factors are hidden within you and the more you invest in unearthing them, the more successful you will be!

Did you find this post and quiz helpful? Be sure to leave me a comment would love to hear what you have discovered about yourself! (I am the Explorer by the way, what is your archetype?)

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Terri Willingham