MLM Tip: Are You Reacting or Responding?

MLM Tip: Are You Reacting or Responding?

MLM Tip Are You Reacting or Responding?One of the biggest MLM tip that I learned over the years was to understand the difference between reacting or responding.

This will change your business completely.  Learning how to respond to the situations in our business instead of reacting is crucial.

Here's the definition of reacting: To act in response to or under the influence of a stimulus or prompting.

Here's the definition of responding: To react to a stimulus or to a treatment, especially in a favorable way.

Are You Reacting or Responding In Your Business?

Here are some excerpts from a post I read from the Think Difference.

Reacting in action.

When people react, it seems to be defensive. We seem to be at a disadvantage. We are Man Reactinguncomfortable with what is being said or done, and we react.

In our reactions, our emotions take a central role. The hair on our neck stands on end.

We feel our stomach turn. Our face heats up and our defenses are on red alert.

We know reactions when we see it. In fact, some people on the other side will intentionally stoke the fires, especially when they know we will react.

They know if they poke we will coil up and be ready to react in a full way.
There is a downside to reacting.

We let emotions without reason drive us forward.

We lose control. Reacting is sporadic and emotional.

Respond in action.

couple responding On the flip side is respond. There is still an external spur to our response. Responding, though, is more thoughtful. Responses contain reasoning.

The difference may be this: Responding is guided less by emotion and more by logic.

Responding may be passive in nature as we are going second in a series. However, a response is more active, and it can change the direction of an interaction.

The upside of a solid response is an engaging conversation, all positive and all civil. We learn. We grow. We listen. We respond. We act forthrightly and from within.

We grow. We listen. We respond. We act forthrightly and from within.

We act forthrightly and from within.

One of the best tips I've heard recently was from Tony Robbins and he said:  Change Your Expectations For Appreciation!

We all need to stop reacting and start responding.

Take the emotion out of our prospecting and team building and then stop reacting to everything thing that comes along.

I can tell you from personal experience that you will drive yourself crazy.

Bad Things are going to happen!

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.   Walter Anderson

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.    Lou Holtz

If we learn to be divorced from the outcome and not take things personally we will be less likely to react and more likely to respond favorably.

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God Bless you all during this Christmas time and the upcoming 2016 year.  Much Success and Abundance.

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  1. Dr. Lisa Thompson

    Awesome Post Ron!

    It’s so important to take a step back and think very carefully before acting.

    That’s why mindset is so important because it help you give you discipline to ask the right questions when bad things do happen.

    Dr. Lisa

    • Ron Deering

      So very true Lisa…. hope you had a blessed Christmas

  2. Jelena Ostrovska

    Absolutely agree with you Ron that the way we respond to what happens to us is so important! Powerful post!

    • Ron Deering

      Thank you so much Jelena…

  3. George Azide

    Great part Ron!

    Bookmarking this one to share with my team.

    • Ron Deering

      Thank you George… you rock

  4. Mark Andres

    Love this Ron! This puts everything into perspective. Good things bad things happen and how we respond determines our character. Thank you!

    • Ron Deering

      So very true Mark… thank you for your comment

  5. Mike

    You’re very right with reacting. It is important to take in what was asked and then respond.

    • Ron Deering

      Absolutely… thank you for the comment Mike

  6. Leticia Brown

    This is a very powerful post Ron! With a positive mindset it is far easier to respond instead of a defensive reaction.

    • Ron Deering

      Thank you Leticia

  7. Marc

    Hey Ron

    Thanks for sharing…

    Awesome post and great explanation of these 2 types of actions.

    In business and in life, it is important to always think clearly and often that means taking the time to think something trough and not just reacting on emotion…

    It is important to develop the discipline to think clearly and respond in the proper manner because you are the face of your business and it is your reputation.


    • Ron Deering

      what a great comment Marc… thank you

  8. Emi

    Hi Ron,
    Great post, it’s about shifting your mindset and the ability to controll yourself. Let the ego go and never forget that we are in business of building people and it’s all about them.
    Thank you for shatring!

    • Ron Deering

      So true Emi…. thank you for your comment

  9. Vitaliy

    I heard it first from Steven Covey about the important of taking a pause and RESPONDING and being proactive, versus reactive to everything. So powerful, thanks for sharing this Ron!

  10. Sherri Brown

    Change your Expectations for Appreciation!! This was powerful as so often we as people are addicted to the outcome. However, our lives can dramatically change if we simply change the way we react. Great article Ron! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Phil Cooper

    I always look forward to your posts Ron. Enjoyed this one as well. Thanks!

    • Ron Deering

      Thank you Phil

  12. Sheila Mosley

    Ron, Great Post….You really shared some great nuggets.. Time to Respond!!

    • Ron Deering

      Thank you Sheila…