Thursday, October 29, 2009

LifePath Unlimited - Finding a Team and Mentor

By Justine Simard

So you have been researching LifePath Unlimited, or maybe another network marketing or home business opportunity, and now want to make the big decision about starting your own business. But wait! There are a few things to consider when looking for a mentor and team that will provide you with all the support and training you need to build a successful business.

LifePath Unlimited teams often offer a training program that has been customised for their team members. While you are joining the same company as your fellow members, there may be differences in the training and guidance you receive.

Here are some questions you should ask a potential mentor to find out about the structure of their team, to know what to expect, and to see whether their approach fits what you are looking for:

1. About the training:
How is the training structured; what does it involve; how is the training delivered; how long is the initial training for; what type of ongoing training is provided?

2. About availability:
When do you work (you want to know when they will be available for you); who else can provide assistance if you are not available; how many people are you coaching at this moment?

3. About philosophy:
How do you approach the business (e.g. casual, thorough, collaborative, etc); what do you think is the most important aspect of this business; how much to you get involved with the business community; what do you like and dislike about the business?

4. About the team:
How are the team members connected (e.g. is there a shared networking site); what team support is available; what resources do team members share; will I be able to offer all the team resources to people joining under me?

5. About marketing resources:
What marketing resources do you provide; what type of marketing do you focus on; do you help with finding leads while I am going through the training so that I can start making money right away (e.g. through a marketing cooperative); do you provide website templates and/or hosting?

You may also be asking yourself this important question: "Should I choose a senior member in the company, someone who has been doing it for a long time?" The answer is 'not necessarily'! In fact, as you have read in the previous section, there are things far more important than status in choosing a mentor! Leadership, resourcefulness, a positive mindset, diligence, the right approach and availability are the main factors which should influence your decision. Also, with the right mentor should come a supportive and resourceful team with members who contribute with their various experience and skills, and from which you will also draw on to create you own success!

Lastly, remember that starting your own network marketing business will place you in a mentor position as well, so while you will be able to rely on your team support, think about how you will answer the questions in this article as a mentor!

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