Attitude is Everything – The FOUR Agreements

Sources: Stephen Hemsley, Don Miguel Ruiz

In a training provided to me many years ago by a very astute Network Marketer, I was given the following advice. In order of importance, to build a business, should be the following.

  • Attitude – How you view the business, product, company, upline etc
  • Activity – Prospecting, presenting and Asking for business
  • Skills – Learning how to e-mail, operate your back office, do a presentation etc

Most people build their business in the opposite way, asking for the development of skills first before they will go out and build the business. With this in mind there are many people who have joined (company) who may be a little concerned about what they have joined, is this a scam, where are our products, when do we get our commissions etc…

I have put a lot of trust and faith in (person) and the trust and faith she has put in the people she is working with. I appreciate that many of you joined our group because of that trust and faith and you have passed that down to your teams.

I will be putting together an e-mail update that will hopefully help solidify that trust and faith but in the mean time, may I suggest you read the following extract from a book called “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. I encourage you and your team to obtain a copy and read it.

We and our whole team need to operate by the “Four Agreements” as this will help us over these challenging times at the start of a new business venture and also help out team members operate with integrity within their teams as well. These are the Four Agreements:

  1. Be Impeccable with your word.
  2. Don’t make assumptions
  3. Don’t take it personally
  4. Always do your best.

Let’s use the Four Agreements as “guidelines” for our whole team to follow and we will all get what we want. They apply to us ALL.


BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD – Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY – Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinion and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS – Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement you can completely transform your life.

ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST – Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self judgment, self abuse, and regret.