I have always been an entrepreneur at heart. Running a business has always been part of my life. Being a businessman is just in my blood. When I first married, I joined an organization called Amway, a direct market sales organization. I saw the potential of building a great business with that organization. The business structure allowed you to recruit other people to sell products and you would make commissions off of them, and in turn they could recruit other people and you would make a commission off of their efforts and this continued for several more levels. So I got busy selling their unique cleaning products and recruiting people to sell for me. Although I made some extra spending money, and it was a good business experience, I never really made it big with Amway. The reason: I never applied the Law of Explosive Growth.
Everyone I recruited, including myself, was basically a follower. I did not understand the secret of the Law of Explosive Growth. The secret is recruiting leaders. When you recruit ten followers to your organization, you have the power of ten individuals. When you recruit ten leaders to your organization, you have the power of ten groups. It is the difference between addition and multiplication. The secret of applying the Law of Explosive Growth is in leadership.
No organization will rise above its leadership. You must first develop your leadership skills and then attract people who are at your level of leadership. Or better yet, attract people to your organization who have developed even better leadership skills than you. You will need people who have different leadership skills and abilities to head up different departments. All organizations need both leaders and followers.
It is important to learn to recognize people with leadership skills and potential. Leaders have a different focus and attitude. Leaders have a drive and want to succeed. They have a tendency to focus on the good and the strengths in every situation. They want to spend time with people who are making things happen. They see the value of other people. They are givers and are not afraid to share their authority and power. They see beyond where things are at. These are the people who will multiply your growth.