Define Success: What Are You Willing to Give Up? by Howard Kotliar

Success DefinedAsk any would-be home business entrepreneur if they want to succeed, and you’ll get a firm and definitive “yes.” But ask them what they’re willing to give up, sacrifice, suffer, accept, tolerate and forgo for that success – and you’ll get a wide range of responses. A few people even expect success to be automatic, instant, effortless.

These folks have what is known as “the lottery mentality.”

Some are willing to invest a little time and effort to get results, but won’t go beyond that, being satisfied with whatever they can achieve, or grumbling, “this wasn’t going to work anyway.”

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How Do I Sponsor More in MLM? A Simple Skill ~ by Mark J

IT DRIVES ME NUTS

I promised Success Coach Kathy Zimmer that I’d limit myself to one rant a quarter. It’s July…YIPPEE! A new quarter and I get to go on a rant.

It just drives me nuts how far off base the collective consciousness is in network marketing today. How to sponsor more people is the calling card of the ‘magic system’ peddlers, fleecing the new, inexperienced or improperly trained reps of millions and millions and millions of dollars.

It’s not all their fault…it’s criminal, but it really takes 2 for the crime. I’m not mad at them, they’re not worth the price of my time. It’s really the companies, the MLM companies, who have led the flocks down the wrong path.

They don’t seem to know the business they’re in.

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#1 Most FAQ by Prospects: “Does MLM Work for Average People?” by Mark J

This question is the most commonly asked question by people looking for network marketing help. Over 1000 people a day Google this question in one form or another.

Can you blame them?

Between all the ‘high ticket’ programs ripping MLM (multi-level marketing), the ‘new school’ bashing for MLM and the promises riches for doing little …..it’s not hard to figure out why this ended up in the #1 spot.
When we add to it the general humility most people have, mnay people think they have a skill or two, and nice part of their personality…..but most people consider themselves average.

Makes perfect sense folks would want to know if ‘average’ people can make it.

GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS

If you’re like most people, and I am like most people, you want the bad news first.

No, the average person cannot make it in network marketing.

Don’t get your panties in a bunch….there is good news too. Continue reading “#1 Most FAQ by Prospects: “Does MLM Work for Average People?” by Mark J”

14th Most FAQ by Networkers: “Does Social Media Work for Network Marketing?” by Mark J

SOCIAL MEDIA? IT’S A HOT BUTTON

I’m going to make it hotter…..

The prevailing attitude about social media is ‘gotta have it to survive’ and I’m not going to debate that one way or the other.

Everybody seems to want to jump on this bandwagon.

People who want real network marketing help will love what they read next……people who want excuses to not do the real work will hate what they read next.

Social media is a nice arrow to have in your quiver but…..for most people who want to build a big business and for people who have built big businesses……it’s a distraction and built-in excuse maker.

Changing Habits to Improve Yourself by Tracy Sitchen

Posted on May 27, 2011 by Tracy Sitchen

Whether it’s about giving up smoking or learning to be more patient with others, most of us have habits we want to change. The actual process of changing habits, well, that’s another story. Entire books have been written on the subject and hit the bestseller list. When boiled down, however, all of these self-help volumes come down to three basic tenets:

Think baby steps

Believe you can fly all you want, but actually changing a dozen hard-hitting habits overnight is a feat few have accomplished. Change is gradual; violent change can have destructive consequences. An example, by cutting out sweets and carbs entirely out of one’s diet at once is a recipe for a later binge or even an eating disorder.

Instead of vowing to wake up three hours earlier every day, start with half an hour or even ten minutes every week. Decide to change just one habit at a time; by the time you have made or unmade a new habit, you’ll know that it’s possible and be ready to take on your next challenge.

How long does it take to form a habit? Thirty days? Twenty-eight? The truth is that no psychologist knows for sure or are willing to tell you. Changing habits takes a different amount of time for everyone under different circumstances. There is no magic number. All you can do is read the rest of this post and strive to change one habit at a time, over time. Continue reading “Changing Habits to Improve Yourself by Tracy Sitchen”

7 Ways To Market Yourself Within an Ezine by Ali Brown

Posted on April 28, 2011 by Ali Brown

Recent studies confirm that consumers and business  owners alike still prefer email marketing as the  #1 way of communicating about their new products  and services. But for the most part, only retail chains like J. Crew and Bluefly.com can get away with  straight promotional newsletters.

For the small business owner or solo-preneur, the ezine rules. It’s a bit more tactful and delivers a mix of insightful, practical content WITH your promotional updates and info.

Here are seven simple ways to marketing yourself in your ezine:

1. Make sure your MAIN ARTICLE always provides information that your readers will find valuable.

By having a main article as the foundation of your issue, readers will feel they got what they came for — helpful information. Try a list of top 10 tips, a “how-to” article, a list of resources, a review of a trend in the industry, etc. Continue reading “7 Ways To Market Yourself Within an Ezine by Ali Brown”

7 Simple Formulas for Writing Articles That Get Read by Ali Brown

Posted on April 21, 2011 by Ali Brown

Many of us have had to write an article at one time  or another, be it for a blog or a newsletter. But no  matter the purpose, it’s your responsibility to  make it interesting—otherwise no one will read it.  (Except you.)

So how can you make your article interesting and engage your reader?

It’s all about the ANGLE.

First pick your topic. For example, let’s say your topic is something many people would consider boring… “microwaves.” What aspect of microwaves do you want to write about? Is there anything new or sexy in the world of microwaves that people are interested in?

Some ideas: how the new generation of microwaves helps retain more nutrients more than ever, OR, an overview of the best five brands of microwaves on the market, OR what the best type of microwave for your particular diet and lifestyle. These are all angles.

Below, are seven article “formulas” to get you started on angle ideas and get your creative juices flowing. (Some elements of each may overlap with each other, but each formula is truly a distinct animal.) Continue reading “7 Simple Formulas for Writing Articles That Get Read by Ali Brown”

“7 Things Leaders Have in Common ~ Got Them? 100 Rags to Riches Interviewed” by Mark J – Week 25

NO, NOT MY OPINION

Written by Peter Han, a Harvard grad…..and the result of interviewing over 100 ‘Nobodies who became Somebodies…..is the resource, not an opinion.  It is a great piece of work for anyone who wants to know…..what does leadership mean?

Really.

What is very cool is folks who understand leadership attributes seem to be better leaders…..I know that may sound like I am stating the obvious but the truth is too much of the time people rely on ‘ability’ or ‘copy’ other leaders…..thinking it is a good thing…..and, honestly….it may be, but it’s unlikely to be a great thing.

That is the interesting question…..what are you….what am I doing to learn to lead.

While there are some good books out there, nothing, and I am sure you’d agree, is better than folks who went from rags to riches. Peter Han writes about those folks….everything from entertainers to politicians……just a fabulous mix of personalities…..and this is what they have in common… Continue reading ““7 Things Leaders Have in Common ~ Got Them? 100 Rags to Riches Interviewed” by Mark J — Week 25″

“Persistence is a By-Product of 4 Small Habits” by Mark J – Week 24

PERSISTENCE

Is there a self-help book that does not hammer on persistence?

What a yawn fest…..talk about a load of crap.

Hang in there! Don’t Quit!

Winners Never Quit & Quitters Never Win!

Gimme a break…….these great statements feel good but do they really do any good?

What are they trying to convey?

Persistence.

A WARM BATH

Sadly, these expressions are kind of like a warm bath.

A warm bath feels pretty good when you first get in but let’s face it, in the end you are sitting in a puddle of dirty, cold water. Continue reading ““Persistence is a By-Product of 4 Small Habits” by Mark J — Week 24″

Network Marketing Tips with Positive Daily Affirmations by Josh Tuttle – Week 22

Starting a new project can be exciting but also a little overwhelming. This is a common experience with new people in network marketing. Suddenly they are challenged to get out of their comfort zones and step into the unknown to achieve their objectives. Often another issue arises as well in the results because of inconsistencies in a persons mind regarding building their business or making money. They begin to sabotage their results because of the programming in their subconscious mind. It’s time to address these predicaments that new network marketers face.

A frequent topic that I have covered throughout this blog is the importance and power of thought. The master key system states, “the fact remains that if your thoughts are powerful, constructive, and positive, this will be plainly evident in the state of your health, your business, and your environment.” Continue reading “Network Marketing Tips with Positive Daily Affirmations by Josh Tuttle — Week 22”