Belief, Skill, and Action – Week 18

If you’ve been in business for any length of time, you’ve probably heard of these 3 key elements of success. I want to briefly talk about the first two, then focus on the third element, which is action. Maybe you’ve worked on yourself regarding the first two, but if you’re not taking action, you won’t get very far. If you’re not moving forward in your business, then one or more of these elements need to be addressed.

It all starts with a decision. Make a decision now that you won’t accept mediocrity, debt, lack or whatever else you want less of in your life. Og Mandino, in his masterpiece, “The Greatest Salesman in the World” said in Scroll I to “decide today to begin a new life.” This can be done in a moment. It really IS up to you. Let the old negative way of thinking and failures of the past, stay in the past. Do not underestimate the power in making a firm decision and declaring that things WILL be different in your life. Continue reading “Belief, Skill, and Action — Week 18”

No More Dog and Pony Shows – Week 17

In working your network marketing business, and doing it successfully, this is one of the skills you’re going to need to pay close attention to. If you learn this skill, it will save you many hours of frustration and wasted time in your business.

What is this skill? It’s learning how to properly identify and qualify prospects. Most people in network marketing think that prospects are people whose name and number you have. A person is not a prospect unless they have a reason and they want to do something about it. If there is no reason, they are either a suspect or a possibility. If you’re going to be presenting your business to suspects and possibilities, then go ahead and put on a colorful little hat, ’cause you’re about to do a dog and pony show for the entertainment of the person you think is a prospect.
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7 Keys To Unusual Success – Week 16

For those of you who take your networking business seriously and want to earn a serious income, this one’s for you. There are seven keys or elements that you should have in place with regard to your business. You may have heard some or all of these before. The magic happens when you implement these elements to the best of your ability on a consistent basis. None of them are difficult. In fact, they are quite simple. That’s why many people often gloss over them and keep on searching for the secret to success when they probably have heard most of these already. You CAN have unusual success in your business. Continue reading “7 Keys To Unusual Success — Week 16”

If You Find Yourself Stuck – Week 15

With all the talk about setting goals or mapping out where you want to be in six months, one year or five years, what about those of you who may find yourself just plain stuck. You are unable to move forward, for whatever reason, and make daily progress towards your goals. You’ve been on most of your company’s calls, taken some copious notes, written down your daily and weekly plan of action, and even shown up from time to time at your company’s trainings. But you’ve made little to no progress in your network marketing business in spite of the best of intentions and an honest desire to be successful. Other people in your same business have enrolled many people, hit some great achievement levels and earned some fantastic income, but not you. Not you because you’re stuck.

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“What a Relief” by Ken Stults – Week 14

I know that I need to share this, but also know that sharing this puts me in a very vulnerable position.

My networking business is relatively new, and so it doesn’t bring in much income as yet (but that IS changing!!).  My JOB (remember that stands for “Just Over Broke”) is commission-based.  Well, in December I received the lowest commission checks that I have EVER received.  My check on the first of the month wasn’t even enough to pay my mortgage, let alone my other obligations. Continue reading ““What a Relief” by Ken Stults — Week 14″

“Master Key Freedom Train” by Diane Norris – Week 13

What a difference a night of reflection makes on one’s self image.

How refreshing is the warmth of the sun on a new morning with renewed vision! I have revived myself & the choice was mine. This is a beautiful new day, new week!

Such a powerful call last night. Mark, the picture you painted of throwing all in the trash, ripped my heart wide open. I saw my own dreams reduced to rubble & my heart screamed out in pain. And then Davene, your heart spoke volumes to me, as I received your life pumping words of affirmation & renewing of my own heart. This was, without a doubt, the best call & the finality of fireworks & ending of 2010 with an explosion! A dynamic call!!! Continue reading ““Master Key Freedom Train” by Diane Norris — Week 13″

“Refining The Vision” by Jim McGregor – Week 12

By Jim McGregor – December 6, 2010

When we first started in the master keys we did not know what was going to happen. Sometimes the exercises seemed trivial and sometimes the repetition seemed pointless. I can see now how important it is to lay a great foundation for the master keys program because NOW the rubber is starting to really meet the road. Not only is the Definite Major Purpose (DMP) becoming more and more the reality it is supposed to be, I am actually seeing the reality of the thought becoming a reality in well, physical reality…

When I first started to do my DMP, I was trying to follow instructions and I see now I was treating it more as a class assignment. I needed to make sure it came out to the satisfaction of the class leader. Then as time went on, I understood that I needed to make sure that the DMP was a real plan for my future, a plan I really wanted to believe was going to happen. Continue reading ““Refining The Vision” by Jim McGregor — Week 12″

Laying The Proper Foundation for 2011 – Week 11

I’d like to begin with an important quote by the legendary American industrialist and automaker, Henry Ford, who said, “You can’t build a reputation on what you’re gonna do.” Most of us at one time or another have tried to do exactly that. Transferring  your intentions onto paper in the form of your action plan is the best place to begin. You may  have heard the phrase, “nothing is dynamic until it is specific.”

NOW is the best time to be honest with yourself and put your goals and action plan down in writing. New year, new you . . . right? You CAN make it happen.

Commit your goals to paper and try to make them as clear and specific as possible. What do you plan to do to reach your daily goals, weekly goals, and monthly goals? What would you like to accomplish in 30 days, 3 months, 6 months and one year? Where do you see yourself 3 – 5 years from now? Lay it all out. Be sure to make your plans realistic according to your current skill level and commitment level. It says in Proverbs 21:5 that “the plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty.” Do you want plenty? Are you willing to put forth some diligence to attain your goals? Continue reading “Laying The Proper Foundation for 2011 — Week 11”

Got 5 Minutes? Learn a New Skill – Week 10

One of the best kept secrets in network marketing is the fact that it is a skill-based business. Every month, people start network marketing businesses with the best of intentions. People want to have success and many want to help others do the same. Why is it then that many people still fail to reach their income goals and some even struggle to break even after they’ve invested in the monthly cost of doing business and purchased product and tools, etc. Some people struggle on and keep hoping for things to somehow work out. They eventually quit because they just don’t get the ROI they need in order to keep going.

It is quite evident in other professions the path that needs to be taken when something new is started. For example, if you take two highly paid and highly skilled professionals. One is a neurological surgeon and the other is a cardiac surgeon. Could these two surgeons decide to walk into each others offices and do the other’s job for the next couple of weeks? They are both extremely skilled at what they do. Of course not! Why is it then that most people either don’t know they need to, or don’t take the time to acquire some skills when it comes to network marketing. If you want good income from your network marketing business, it must be treated like a business. Skills are needed . . . Continue reading “Got 5 Minutes? Learn a New Skill — Week 10”

Common Sense Isn’t So Common – Week 9

This week I’d like to talk about some key elements that can be easily overlooked when one is trying to build their network marketing business successfully. There are some simple things that are really just a matter of common sense that will save you a lot of time and effort if you are mindful of these elements.

You’ve heard these before, but I’m asking you to thoughtfully consider them again. Sometimes, when our business isn’t growing, we tend to look for that next tip or strategy that will make all the difference when all we really need to do is go back to the basics. Skill strategies can be extremely helpful, but they work best when you already have some foundational elements in place. Continue reading “Common Sense Isn’t So Common — Week 9”